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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Grace's Lounge at the Griffin House

One. Happy. Hour. That's all we had. Pam and I decided to make a quick visit to Grace's Lounge at the historic Griffin House in Warrensburg. I'd been there on a number of occasions and had found it pleasant and relaxing, though nothing to blog home about. It had been just a little too quiet. However, none of those visits had been on a Friday.

You wouldn't expect to find many people about on an early Friday March evening in Warrensburg, but a brief visit to Grace's revealed their hiding place. I was pleasantly surprised to find the tavern at one of Warrensburg's oldest and finest inns populated with a number of its finest citizens.

Formerly known as the Merrill Magee House, the Griffin House has made a few changes. The bar, once an eight-foot structure that seated maybe four to six thirsty souls, now has blossomed into a generous growth of lovely cherry with room for at least a dozen. If you prefer to branch out, additional bar-height seating and a sitting room offer total accommodations for thirty or more.

We didn't have an opportunity to look at a menu, so I don't know whether the restaurant menu is offered in the bar, or if Grace's has a separate tavern menu, but many people were eating, an indication that the food is good. Beers on tap were Magic Hat #9, Blue Moon, Adirondack Pub & Brewery's Bear Naked Ale and one other one I couldn't read, as well as at least 15 bottled choices. The featured specialty drinks looked interesting, though we didn't try any.

I think that Grace's deserves our usual scrutiny, so I think we'll be going back very soon so that we can do a proper review.



  1. Ate there last night. I'm not sure if there are 2 menus either but the menu offered at the bar is really good. Also they offer half portions of the entrees on the menu if you aren't that hungry.

  2. They do have 2 menus. A lighter bar fare and a full sized one with entrées and appetizers. Last time we ate there you could eat anything at the bar, but only full size in the dining room. Loved the two bartenders there a few Friday nights ago, fun and smiley :)