With the mask mandates on and off again throughout New York State, have you just wanted to meet up with your friends and grab a beer?  How long has it been since you have been able to do that? You know what we mean? Since you can just kick back and relax, grab a beer? So, where is the best place(s) in Dutchess County to grab a pint and catch up?

Here are a few that were submitted as being 'peoples favorites in Dutchess County.' All of the places listed below serve beer (which is important for a beer list) and food. Sounds like a great plan. You meet up for a beer and a burger or some wings, and get to catch up with someone you haven't seen in awhile.

  • Millhouse Brewing Company, Mill St, Poughkeepsie
  • Kroeg, Rhinebeck
  • Melzingah Tap House, Beacon
  • Schatzi's Pub, Main St, Poughkeepsie
  • Zeus Brewing, Poughkeepsie
  • Erin O'Neils, Water St, Poughkeepsie
  • Dutchess Bier Cafe, Fishkill
  • Industrial Arts Brewing, Beacon
  • Sloop Brewing, Hopewell Junction
  • Blue Collar Brewing, Poughkeepsie

While the list above has quite a few great places, by no means is it all encompassing. If there is a place that you should feel should be on the list, reach out and let us know if your 'favorite' is not included, maybe we can add it to the list.

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