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Lake George Bars for Acoustic Music & Great Conversations

Looking for a quieter bar with a laid back atmosphere in Lake George? If you're more into listening to acoustic music and having a relaxing drink lakeside rather than dancing the night away, you'll enjoy these peaceful Lake George bars perfect for having a cold drink and catching up with friends on a summer afternoon or evening.

The Boardwalk Restaurant & Marina

a couple singing with guitar and microphones

The Boardwalk Restaurant & Marina on Lower Amherst St. is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of various local artists lakeside. Right on the water's edge, this popular bar serves up a full menu and handcrafted cocktails.

Their open-air Boardwalk Deck hosts live entertainment on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings during July and August. Past performers include Mitch Frasier, Rich Ortiz, Megan Houde, and Mike Packard.

Bolton Landing Brewing Company

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Located in the charming community of Bolton Landing, the Bolton Landing Brewing Company serves up a fantastic selection of craft beers and tasty pub grub year-round.

The brewery features a cozy bar area and brewpub for indoor seating, and when the weather is nice you can sit outdoors on their spacious patio. Their concert series brings a variety of blues, folk, and acoustic musicians and bands to the brewery for live music entertainment.

The Rooftop Cabana Bar at Surfside

scene of rooftop bar by lake

Feel the island vibes when you have a drink at the colorful Rooftop Cabana Bar located on the rooftop terrace at the Surfside on the Lake Hotel on Canada Street.

Enjoy panoramic views of Lake George and the surrounding Adirondack Mountains as you sip a Frozen Island Oasis cocktail and feast on their full menu. Open daily from noon-8 during the summer, the fun atmosphere is great for families.

The Garrison Restaurant & Bar

rustic restaurant

Located just east of Million Dollar Beach, The Garrison Restaurant & Bar is a little off the beaten path, but makes up for that with its atmosphere.

Their cabin-like vibe is the perfect environment for gourmet pub food, local beers, and listening to live music from musicians they host several nights a week.

The Algonquin Restaurant

View of the docks and water

A perfect spot for lunch or dinner and a drink, The Algonquin Restaurant offers views you just can't beat, situated on the picturesque shores of Huddle Bay. Boaters love the fact you can boat up and dock your boat while you unwind and enjoy the scenic views and live music.

Duffy's Tavern

Located on Amherst St. in Lake George Village, Duffy's is a local staple for good food and live music. Their indoor area has a stage and open dance floor, but if you're looking to kick back and relax with a drink, head out onto their outdoor deck for a more peaceful vibe where acoustic musicians play while you enjoy the nice weather.

DJ's NiteClub

Although it's a hopping night club during the late night hours, visit DJ's NiteClub's outdoor covered deck during the afternoon on weekends and early dinner hours during the week for a relaxed atmosphere with acoustic music and cold drinks.

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