What reviewers are saying...
"Kim and Pam have created what I've always needed, a thorough guide
to the best taverns in the Adirondack Park.
I can't believe they wrote a guide to my favorite bars!
Kim and Pam Ladd's Happy Hour in the High Peaks is a great guide
for finding the best cocktails, taverns, and good times in the
Adirondacks. Handy maps are combined with lots of insider
information about the region's classic establishments, some tips
for enjoying them, and recipes for some of the best cocktails you'll
Adirondack visitors and residents alike will find some great new
hangouts. Kim and Pam have done the hard work. All we have to
do is enjoy the results!"
-John Warren, editor Adirondack Almanack
"Kim and Pam have put together a must-read guide that gives both locals
and visitors a taste of the High Peaks -- literally. Their book captures the
flavor of the Adirondacks and offers readers a look at some of the best
bars in the area. Anyone who loves exploring local places, enjoys a good
beer, glass of wine or cocktail or the Adirondacks will love this guide."
- Michelle Maskaly, “The Adirondack Chick”
"The Adirondacks have always inspired an insurmountable number of
writers. I can personally attest to that. The region also inspires people
in so many other ways. That is what brings them here. For each niche,
however vast or narrow it may be, there is the need for more information
about it and sooner or later someone comes along and satisfies that
need in written form.
This is exactly what sisters Kim and Pam Ladd (we may or may not
be related) have done with Happy Hour in the High Peaks. Socializing
is a big part of human nature and gathering at a local "watering hole"
like the appropriately themed 46 of them featured here is a time-
honored tradition. Each is unique in its own way, lending itself to the
character of their hometowns and the people who frequent them.
That's what small town life is all about and there is no shortage of it
here in the Adirondacks.
The authors understand all of this. They also understand that folks
are drawn to the region for many purposes. It might be to hunt, fish,
camp, hike, snowmobile, ski or just take a drive in the country. The
Adirondack establishment itself, with its beer, wine, spirits and unique
atmosphere may be the traveler's destination unto its own. After traveling
the pages of this book many more of them likely will be.
Whether you are at the end of the trail or the middle of a vacation;
whether it's a night on the town or a snack and brew while catching
a ballgame; a cold drink on a hot day or some hot wings on your way
home; pull up a rustic barstool and join the crowd. Happy Hour in the
High Peaks will make you feel like you've been there already, but I
sure hope you'll drop in just the same."
-Dan Ladd, The Chronicle