The Panther Mountain Inn is located in the heart of Chestertown on Main Street. The pub is found on the lower level of the Inn. The building is built into a hill, so both are above ground. The Inn, which has been in business for about 50 years, has 13 rooms (I guess the owners are not superstitious). The new owners have been in business for less than a year. They also own a local taxi service, and encourage patrons to take advantage of a cab when necessary.
There was a birthday party in progress in an adjoining room, and at least a half dozen patrons not associated with the party were scattered throughout the bar. The long bar was setup to seat about 20 patrons, but there was room for many more if needed. The bartender, Ed, informed us that we just missed a large crowd of snowmobilers. The Panther Mountain Inn is located on a snowmobile trail that runs through town, and looks forward to various groups dropping in for food and drink at various times throughout the day. A group of 5 or 6 snowmobilers came in while we were there, the pungent odor of gasoline lingering on their snowsuits.
The pub is open 7 days a week from noon to close. They serve sandwiches, wings, (basic bar fare), throughout the day and night for a very modest price. I have heard that their sandwiches are delicious, but can only vouch for the wings that I found most delectable and not too messy. Though they don't have a happy hour, or daily drink specials, they do even better by having reasonable drink prices all day long.
A pleasant, comfortable place to drop in anytime of year, you'll find friendly staff, good food at a good value.
OUR MISSION - WE'RE PUBLISHED! Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 marked the Premier of our new book, Happy Hour in the High Peaks: An Adirondack Bar Guide. The hardcover, 160 page book can be found at bars and bookstores throughout the Adirondack Park or order online at www.happyhourinthehighpeaks.com. You'll find a list of our book signings on the Events page and where to buy the book on our Retailers page. The book contains reviews of 46 of our favorite bars in the Adirondack Park, and 46 drink recipes with an Adirondack twist. As a companion to the book, we have also published a 46er Passport so that you can follow the Happy Hour Trail to become a Happy Hour 46er and make new friends along the way. Summit Tour t-shirts will be for sale at our book signings or available online. Whether you are a native, resident, or visitor, you'll find 46 more reasons to visit the ADIRONDACK PARK!