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7 Great Places on Lake George for Lakeside Drinks, Day or Night

Looking to enjoy a drink along the spectacular shores of Lake George? The following hotspots are excellent for cold beverages lakeside during the day, and they also come alive at night. Enjoy lakeside drinks any time of day or evening!

Rooftop Cabana Bar at Surfside at the Lake

colorful deck chairs with lakeside view

This hidden gem offers panoramic views of Lake George, a variety of food from charbroiled steaks to house burgers, and a number of specialty drinks, martinis, and "island oasis frozen drinks." You'll definitely want to make a stop at The Rooftop Cabana Bar! Bonus: The retractable roof allows for lakeside dining in all weather.

The Rooftop Cabana Bar is open Memmorial Day through Labor Day, 12pm to 8pm; food is not served after 8pm. The bar is subject to close without notice - call ahead to inquire at 518.668.2442.

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Boardwalk Restaurant & Marina

two cocktails outdoors

The Boardwalk Restaurant is the only restaurant in Lake George that offers over-the-lake lakeside seating! They have both formal and casual dining options, and and largest public boathouse deck on the entire lake.

The Boardwalk Restaurant's opens in May. Check their website for the latest hours. Note, they do not take reservations.

See the Deck Menu

Lake George Beach Club

Lake George Beach Club beer

Enjoy great food and drinks right on the waterfront at the Lake George Beach Club! This restaurant is the perfect place to eat, drink, and have a memorable night on their deck overlooking the lake. They're known for live music performances that are perfect to watch while enjoying a drink.

The Lake George Beach Club opens in May - check their website for the latest hours.

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The Boathouse Restaurant

view of Boathouse Restaurant over lake

The Boathouse Restaurant located at The Lodges at Cresthaven believes that great food must be accompanied with a great view. Try one of their amazing appetizers like the tie-die for Dutch Pretzel sticks, along with your lakeside beverage. The indoor and outdoor bars feature a large selection of draft and craft beer, specialty cocktails, frozen treats, and thoughtfully selected wines. Follow them on Facebook to see the latest hours.

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King Neptune's

Bloody Mary and mimosa on the deck by the water

Choose from a large selection of microbrew beers and a pub menu for lunch or dinner at King Neptune's. This restaurant features three bars on three different levels, plus a rooftop deck and a lakeside patio! They often have live music, too. Check them out on day of the week from 11am to 9pm.

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Shoreline Restaurant

view from inside bar looking out at lake

See breathtaking views of the lake at the Shoreline Restaurant as you enjoy a refreshing drink with a scrumptious meal. Views are enjoyed from their covered deck or glass enclosed lounge. The restaurant operates under "off season" hours from Mother's Day to Memorial Day, from 11am to 8pm Friday to Sunday. Find the latest hours on their website.

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Christie's on the Lake

lakeside view from deck

Christie's on the Lake has two outdoor heated patios, a fantastic view of the lake, and an extensive wine list and daily drink specials to choose from. Pair one of their many specialty cocktails or an ice cold beer with a burger. Christie's on the Lake is open April through October - call for the latest hours at 518.668.2515.

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