Our Story & Awards
"Absolute must visit! My friends and I were all seriously blown away, this is a highly elevated gastropub in an unassuming brewery. Some of the best meals in my life were in the middle east, Paris France, the CIA, Montreal CA and now Big Slide here in Lake Placid. We had the gnocchi, sirloin, burger, pizza, mitten fries, Brussels sprouts, chicken & cheese soup, and maple cream pie. I cannot express enough just how good the food was here, I look forward to returning and coming back." Walt, Google Reviews, 3/20/23
2021 - Silver - Best Restaurant in the Adirondacks - Adirondack.net
2020 - Gold - Best Restaurant in the Adirondacks - Adirondack.net
2020 - Gold - Best Local Brewery - Adirondack Daily Enterprise - Best of The Mountains
Bourbon Barrel Aged Ubu Ale - Bronze Medal - Barrel Aged Beer - 2018 NY State Craft Beer Competition
2018 - Best Local Brewery - Bronze Medal - Adirondack Daily Enterprise - Best of The Mountains
Giant IPA - Gold Medal - American Double IPA - 2017 NY State Craft Beer Comp.
Big Slide Brewery & Public House opened in June of 2016. We installed a hybrid 3.5/5 barrel brew-house, right in the center of our space, which also features a concrete-topped bar, a comfortable dining room, a beautiful (dog-friendly) patio, and a semi-open kitchen. We offer 10 house beers on tap, with a wide variety of styles from Sours and Goldens to Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters, Stouts, and Belgian beers. There are always some new and exciting beers available like a Chili Pepper Pale Ale or a Brett Biere de Garde. In addition, we have a separate fermentation room, which we call The Funk Room, designed specifically for sour and wild-fermented beers such as Berliner Weisse, Gose, and Lambic beers. Big Slide pushes the envelope of beer styles. In the middle of the bar, you will see a wall of wooden barrels which is our extensive barrel-aging program at work, where we use bourbon, red wine, and fresh oak barrels to age our brews.
Our chefs source most of our ingredients locally, and we are proud to offer the freshest food in the area. This is not your typical pub grub, but it is approachable and delicious. Our menu features snacks, salads, sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas and delicious entrees.
Many items on our menu are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free for those with special dietary needs.
Big Slide Brewery & Public House is located at 5686 Cascade Road (Rt 73), the main road into Lake Placid from the south. This building is a just over a mile from downtown Lake Placid, near several popular and busy sites such as the Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds, the Olympic Torch, the Ski Jump Complex, Craig Wood Golf Course, the ADK Loj, and the Bobsled Track.
Great beer, great food, and great service in a dynamite atmosphere – Big Slide Brewery & Public House.