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Choose Your Nightlife Vibe: Lake George Bar Edition

Lively or Chill? It's Up to You! Lake George Has It All.

What's in a name? Well, usually not enough information to know what a bar will really be like.

From just a list, you may not be sure where you can go to dance the night away versus where you will find the best spot to chill with friends over a pint. Luckily, we've got your back. Though all of Lake George Village's bars & pubs are pretty great, to get a sneak peek at the types of nightlife you can expect, read on!

If Your Vibe Is Vibrant & Lively, Go To...

people dancing in nightclub

Christie's On The Lake

Get ready for a fun night out at Christie's, where you'll enjoy two separate outdoor seating areas, beautiful views of the lake, and live music during the summer. The vibe here falls somewhere between lively and chill, making it the perfect place to live that lakeside life.

Lake George Beach Club

Karaoke? Check. Live bands? Check. Deck with lake views? Check. Lake George Beach Club is undeniably a nighttime hotspot. We like their music lineup and awesome views, but mostly we're loving their dock for customers who want to cruise over for dinner and dancing.

Fire & Ice Bar & Grill

This place is hot (in a good way). With a music schedule that never gets stale, good beers on tap, and a solid liquor selection, you can look forward to a great night of dancing and having fun with your friends at Fire & Ice.

DJ's NiteClub

With a DJ inside and acoustic music on the deck outside, DJ's is the ideal place to go with friends who can't seem to make up their minds. That said, we love the nightclub atmosphere and recommend DJ's as one of the best places to dance in the heart of Lake George.

Duffy's Tavern

Featuring a tavern atmosphere inside and a large covered deck outside, Duffy's is the place to be no matter the weather. The full bar and pub-style food make Duffy's the perfect place to kick back in the village, listen to some music, and maybe get up and dance.

If Your Vibe Is Laid-Back & Chill, Go To...

Lake George Beach Club

It's no mistake! If you're searching for a family-friendly spot with gorgeous views of Lake George and a variety of specialty meals and cocktails, look no further: the Lake George Beach Club is the spot for you. The Club keeps the party going at night, but during the day, live acoustic music and sunny outdoor seating will help you bask in those lazy vacation vibes.

Lake George Boardwalk Restaurant

Do you just want to chill on a deck with a cold one? Make the Boardwalk your lakefront nightlife destination. Local acoustic bands are often found performing outside, and you'll love spending the evening here relaxing after a busy day on the lake or in the area.

The Rooftop Cabana Bar at Surfside on the Lake

aerial view of a rooftop bar

We love the vibe here. The brightly colored furniture. The sweeping views of the lake. Can you imagine anywhere better for a fun afternoon/evening with friends and family? The Rooftop Cabana Bar at Surfside on the Lake is open daily from noon-8 pm during the summer.

Pablo's Burrito Cantina

Known for the best margaritas in town, Pablo's is a must-visit dining spot where you can spend the evening sipping margs and munching on chips and salsa. Open until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, we definitely recommend ordering the guac.

The Garrison Restaurant and Bar

high chairs around a bar

Head off the main drag and check out The Garrison in Lake George. They host live music and tap takeovers in addition to serving up great food in a cozy, cabin-like setting. The Garrison also offers a huge selection of craft beer, wine, and spirits to pair with your meal.

Adirondack Pub & Brewery

Did someone say local craft beer? Between their fantastic beer selection and tasty pub grub, Adirondack Pub & Brewery is a favorite among locals and visitors to the lake. This place is usually pretty busy, but the atmosphere is 100% chill whether you're indoors or outdoors on the patio.

163 Taproom

There are 16 craft beers on draft - draft! - at 163 Taproom. The best way to describe the atmosphere here is to tell you they have free shuffleboard inside. Obviously, 163 is an excellent place to hang out with your friends, meet new people, and then show off your bar game skills.

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