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The Waterhole

48 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
+1 518-354-5441
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Great venue!!

Came to see the SCSJB!! This was my first time at the Waterhole and I loved everything about this... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Andrea P
Norwich, United States
All the Live Entertainment you can stand

It is always worth a pop in to the bar downstairs. Cool off on a hot day with a cold beer on the... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Saranac Lake, NY
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10 Jul 2017
“Great venue!!”
11 Apr 2017
“All the Live Entertainment you can stand”
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
48 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1708
+1 518-354-5441
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Came to see the SCSJB!! This was my first time at the Waterhole and I loved everything about this place. They had a wonderful laid-back attitude. All of the bartenders were friendly and provided great service. They have three different levels with patios and decks...More

1  Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It is always worth a pop in to the bar downstairs. Cool off on a hot day with a cold beer on the porch with the locals. A very colorful crowd abounds.

1  Thank ansophia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

New owners Eric and Kiki have made huge improvements to this local hangout. The beer selection is great. The best thing about the Waterhole is the great music they have. The Upstairs Concert Hall is much nicer than it used to be, and the Parties...More

1  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great live music and always getting in different beer for beer of the month....I will for sure be back.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My sister and I went in on a Sunday night as it was closing, but Kiki (the owner) kept it open for us and played great music. More people came and it became a party. What more can I say? Thanks, Kiki!

2  Thank JenBraun
Reviewed 28 May 2016

What can I say, missed a show I really wanted see but went to another just for the heck of it and loved it. The new owners revamped in a great way. Most importantly, a lot of sound dampening was put in to improve what...More

2  Thank Anthony68
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

While the music is often good at The Waterhole, the disgusting/dirty atmosphere is not worth it. Not to mention there's often creepy and rude people there who are beyond drunk.

3  Thank KylersKL
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Found this place last year and could not wait to go back. We hear they are an excellent music venue but as we are "day drinkers". We stop in at lunch time for a cocktail and great conversation with locals. Very friendly bartender, interacts with...More

1  Thank Sheri G
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Fairly typical locals bar with some interesting characters about. My son suggested that we go listen to a local jam band the Friday night of Labor Day weekend. Glad I went to hear the music in the outside stage. It would have been painful indoors....More

Thank WesternNYTravelFrog
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Downstairs on street level is a unique 'hole in the wall' very friendly bar with outside seating to have a beer and meet local colorful people and college students. Upstairs is a porch area over looking Main Street and another bar with stage and dance...More

Thank Rocky356
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