Cooperstown offers delicious dining options for every budget and taste. Juicy burgers, great local bars and amazing pizza are at one end of the spectrum, while at the other, fine restaurants featuring international cuisine, traditional American fare, and locally grown produce, cheeses and meats delight the most discriminating “foodie.”
The beauty of Cooperstown’s natural surroundings becomes the amazing backdrop for lakeside dining on Otsego Lake. From the Blue Mingo Grill to Lakefront Restaurant to enjoying a meal on the veranda of the historic Otesaga Resort Hotel, you will understand why visitors come back again and again to the timeless beauty of the region.
Once the hop-growing capital of North America in the 19th century, the Cooperstown area now boasts numerous micro and regional breweries, wineries, a village micro distillery and an historic cider mill, forming the state’s first official cuisine trail known as the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. Beverage Trail anchor, Brewery Ommegang, creates six Belgian-style ales year-round, as well as an extensive and imaginative range of seasonal and specialty ales. The Brewery offers free daily tours, inexpensive tastings, a 100-seat café , brewery store and gift shop and an annual calendar of public concerts and events.
Cooperstown offers a vast selection of boutique shopping, along with traditional baseball memorabilia shops throughout the village and its side streets. If you are looking for a special gift, make sure to visit the gift shops at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, Fly Creek Cider Mill, Otesaga Resort Hotel and the Glimmerglass Festival.
For your shopping and dining convenience, ATMs are very easy to find at all of Cooperstown’s banks and credit unions including: Bank of Cooperstown, Community Bank, Key Bank, Leatherstocking Credit Union, NBT Bank and SEFCU.