Great Beer,

Great FOOD, & Great


Our Story

Big Slide Brewery & Public House opened in June of 2016. We installed a hybrid 3.5/5 barrel brew-house, right in the center of our space, which also features a concrete-topped bar, a comfortable dining room, a beautiful (dog-friendly) patio, and a semi-open kitchen. We offer 10 house beers on tap, with a wide variety of styles from Sours and Goldens to Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters, Stouts, and Belgian beers. There are always some new and exciting beers available like a Chili Pepper Pale Ale or a Brett Biere de Garde.

In addition, we have a separate fermentation room, which we call The Funk Room, designed specifically for sour and wild-fermented beers such as Berliner Weisse, Gose, and Lambic beers. Big Slide pushes the envelope of beer styles. In the middle of the bar, you will see a wall of wooden barrels which is our extensive barrel-aging program at work, where we use bourbon, red wine, and fresh oak barrels to age our brews.

Our Food

Our chefs source most of our ingredients locally, and we offer the freshest food in the area. This is not your typical pub grub, but it is approachable and delicious. Our menu features snacks, salads, sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas and delicious entrees.

Many items on our menu are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free for those with special dietary needs.

Our Location

Mon – Sat: 11:30am-9pm
Sunday: 10am-9pm

5686 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946


Our Founder

Christopher & Catherine Ericson officially opened Big Slide in June of 2016. Chris has also owned and operated The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery since he founded the company in 1996 at the age of 24. He graduated from Williams College with degrees in History and Psychology in 1993 then decided to pursue microbrewing in his native Maine at Kennebunkport / Shipyard Brewing Company. He then was hired as Head Brewer at The Shed Restaurant & Brewery in Stowe, Vermont, where he worked for a year and a half. During that time, Christopher and a friend from Williams wrote a business plan and their search for a location led them to Lake Placid. In 2000, Chris & Catherine married, and Catherine began working as a crucial part of the ownership structure. Chris’s beers have received dozens of awards in both international and national competitions.

Our Bakery

Bake Placid was created with the intent of producing exceptional baked goods, desserts and pastries to supplement the menus of the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery and Big Slide Brewery & Public House.

Executive Baker Luke Ayers works with our chefs to provide the highest quality products, made from scratch with quality, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.