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!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Old Forge Area Part II

The list kept growing. After a hasty but healthy dinner, we were back out to cover two or three more bars. Could we possibly do four? Never mind that at least three or four more on top of that had been suggested to us as "not to be missed". We'd had several conversations with Janet, our host at Village Cottages, who offered directions, history and valuable advice about many of the places on our list and who seemed to be related to or at least knew almost everyone in town.

Daiker's bar
Turns out Tal Daiker is Janet's cousin. The original plan was to hit destinations which were within walking distance, but Daiker's was six miles away and we just couldn't go home without going there.

We spent less than an hour at Daiker's and had a nice chat with Tal, then drove back in to Old Forge and made a quick stop at Slicker's. The tiny bar was pretty crowded so we didn't really get a chance to talk to the bartender, but we met a few locals (who had also been at Daiker's) who told us we had to go to Tony Harper's Pizza and Clam Shack. (We would find these gentlemen at every bar we went to for the rest of the night.)

Back to the cottage. Park the car. Hoof it. It was only two blocks to the Tow Bar. We immediately felt at home at the Tow Bar and decided that's where we wanted to end the night, so we had a quick drink there and crossed the street to Tony Harper's where we were pleasantly surprised at the building and the atmosphere. Finally we returned to the Tow Bar where we relaxed, had conversations without a notebook, took some photos and played pool.

Tow Bar buddies

We'll add write-ups and reviews as we finish them. Some you will have to wait for to appear on the Adirondack Almanack; others we will review here. Between the Old Forge area and Lake Placid, we accumulated 16-18 bars in the queue waiting for review. So do try to keep up.

Cheers & Bottoms Up!
Kim & Pam

1 comment:

  1. YAY for the Tow Bar and Jack, the best bartender around!!!