Max's on Main

Max's on Main

American Restaurant, Bar, and Music Venue
246 Main St (at Walnut St), Beacon, NY 12508, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

The oldest still-operating bar in Beacon has been re established as the town's hottest night spot and has a menu featuring inventive American comfort food.


Based on 121 votes

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  • Ranked #2 for American restaurants in Beacon
  • What you need to know
    Andrea R.
    "Get the pierogis and tip your bartender."(7 Tips)
    Tete S.
    "Corn fritters are the best ever !"(2 Tips)
    Michael V.
    "... Live bands, trivia & karaoke do not disappoint.Truly the melting pot of..."(5 Tips)
    Sarah S.
    "Kinda sketchy crowd on the night we were there."(2 Tips)
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  • pierogies
  • chicken fingers
  • corn fritters
  • great value
  • sandwiches
  • burgers
  • steak
  • karaoke
  • live music
  • big portions
  • nachos
  • meats
  • lively
  • good for a quick meal
  • cozy
  • good for a late night
  • fish tacos
  • margaritas
  • wine
  • beer
  • Mefixto S.

    Try the beer quiz. Get $500 in beverages! Read more

    Mefixto Steam Ray · 1 week ago
  • Cutter H.

    I lived on this block. Don't let the traditional bar fool you. The food is good. Corn fritters and also the flank steak is excellent, if you wanna pay a little more. Harvey and Richie are great!

    Cutter Houck · July 24
  • LaQuan J.

    Best wings in town👌👌

    LaQuan Jones · July 5
  • Sarah S.

    Kinda sketchy crowd on the night we were there.

    Sarah Spagnolo · June 2
  • Chris V.

    A fantastic place. This is the quintessential locals pub. Five beers on draught but there's an extensive basic bottles menu. If you're reading this, you'll love it.

    Chris Vodola · April 17
  • Deanna M.

    Great atmosphere! Fun! Good food and drinks!

  • Djaniella D.

    I recommend trying "Max's almost famous sauce" on your wings -- there's a little Asian kick (sweetness) with their hot sauce.

    Djaniella D. · February 17
  • Drew A.

    The right dinner choice for Beacon. The Perogis and Onion soup were as good as people say. We really enjoyed the steak and pulled pork sandwiches.

    Drew Austin · December 27, 2014
  • Kate Tom R.

    Avocado cheddar sandwich is amazing!!

    Kate Tom Rabe · October 7, 2014
  • Jason K.

    Try the Teriyaki hot wings. They're technically not on the menu so you have to ask for them specifically.

    Jason Knopp · October 3, 2014
  • Susan C.

    Highly recco the Main & Walnut. Kind of like candy in adult beverage form but not sickly sweet. Nachos are huge and delicious. 1st time here. will def be back to eat our way thru the menu.

    Susan Claxton · September 20, 2014
  • Michael V.

    Max's is home to plentiful, tasty & comforting, dishes that are sure to satisfy any hungry patron. Live bands, trivia & karaoke do not disappoint.Truly the melting pot of the Beacon bar scene. Enjoy.

    Michael Vierra · August 26, 2014
  • Andrew C.

    Fish Tacos and ice cold beer!

    Andrew Ciccone · August 22, 2014
  • Vicki N.

    Thursday nights for fun karaoke. Rally your croaking troops.

    Vicki N · August 8, 2014
  • Vicki N.

    Try the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Piccata.

    Vicki N · August 8, 2014
  • Varun S.

    The burger is really tasty but finishing it is a challenge. Split it with a friend and live to fight another day.

    Varun Shetty · July 26, 2014
  • David P.

    Perogies are perfect

    David Pessah · June 9, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    For cocktails, try a Maxtini - a play on a Cosmo that add grapefruit juice for kick of sour-sweet flavor.

    Serious Eats · May 22, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    No mixologists at Max's - Just good, old-fashioned bartenders.

    Serious Eats · May 22, 2014
  • brandi l.

    Fantastic burgers.

    brandi leigh · May 2, 2014
  • Tete S.

    Corn fritters are the best ever !

    Tete Smith · March 27, 2014
  • Alexis T.

    Love this place. If you're in Beacon for the day or weekend you should totally stop by here for lunch or dinner. It's family-owned and the vibe is great and food is yummy. Generous portions too!

    Alexis Tirado · January 4, 2014
  • Nitasha T.

    Best bar in town, by far. I think it's the super-friendly owners.

    Nitasha Tiku · September 29, 2013
  • "Cowboy" Dan R.

    Meet me on Main for Karaoke on Thursdays at 9pm.

    "Cowboy" Dan RNS Karaoke · August 27, 2013
  • kimberly e.

    Thursday night karaoke at Max' there or be square...

    kimberly edwards · August 15, 2013
  • Marcelle N.

    The Rib Eye Steak is never a disappointment!! (I leave off the Shallot Compound Butter - the steak is so good it's just not needed!!)

    Marcelle Niles · August 10, 2013
  • "Cowboy" Dan R.

    Karaoke Thursdays

    "Cowboy" Dan RNS Karaoke · August 9, 2013
  • jamie m.

    The pulled pork sandwich blew me away. Heavy on the sauce but well worth it. One of the best I've ever had. Hot open turkey sandwich was thoroughly enjoyed by people with me too. I would come again!

    jamie macdonald · August 3, 2013
  • Christine P.

    Chicken Caesar wrap is phenomenal, and so big it becomes 2 meals.. for under $10. This place never disappoints.

    Christine P · June 5, 2013
  • Juliette N.

    I love this place. THE best on Main Street!

    Juliette Nuccio · May 27, 2013
  • Anne D.

    Ask for the henny hoo! It's strange but delicious!

    Anne Donahue · May 5, 2013
  • Andrea R.

    Jesse is the best (and he's honest about the mozzarella sticks, too). Get the pierogis and tip your bartender.

    Andrea Rosen · January 19, 2013
  • David M.

    The beef stew (which is only occasionally offered as a special) should not be missed.

    David Minkin · December 22, 2012
  • Mari S.

    Perogies are delicious!

    Mari Sheibley · October 28, 2012
  • Joe

    The people upstairs are sketchy

    Joe · August 16, 2012
  • Eden D.

    Out of work for dinner, hot pastrami on rye

    Eden Decker · May 19, 2012
  • Jolene

    Come to Beacon, NY for the art. Stay a little longer for the perogies.

    Jolene · February 19, 2012
  • Tory F.

    Great people, live music on the weekends, you can't go wrong!

    Tory Franco · February 12, 2012
  • Amanda H.

    The best bar tenders

    Amanda Hibbs · November 4, 2011
  • Nick M.

    The pierogies are AMAZING!!

    Nick McGlynn · September 25, 2011
  • Nick M.

    The chicken fingers are delicious, but come hungry, each one is a full chicken!

    Nick McGlynn · September 24, 2011
  • Kari

    If you don't eat here, you hate America. #TheBestEver

    Kari · September 24, 2011
  • Seth P.

    Really love this place. Huge portions, lovely and friendly staff, good value, and tons of fun stuff on wall. Go!

    Seth Porges · September 24, 2011
  • Jeremiah J.

    Pastrami Reuben...enough said.

    Jeremiah Johnsen · August 23, 2011
  • Lindsay K.

    Come for the food. Stay for the drinks. Miss your train for the people.

    Lindsay Kaplan · August 16, 2011
  • Angela M.

    This place is a home away from home! Amazing food, great specials, awesome staff and kick ass owners! You won't be disappointed with anything on the menu!

    Angela Mirabella · August 13, 2011
  • erin j.

    the margaritas are choice and the chicken fingers are delish :)

    erin jeanne · June 17, 2011
  • Christopher M.

    The best bar food around. Very underrated.

    Christopher Michael · March 7, 2011
  • Kim C.

    The chicken soup cures hangovers, colds, flus, broken limbs and more

    Kim Coccagnia · February 23, 2011
  • Garry E.

    Phenomenal old fashioned Onion Soup

    Garry Engelberg · January 15, 2011