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Address: 2527 Main St, Ste 5, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3355
Phone Number:
+1 518-302-5106
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The only Wine & Liquor and Cigar & Beer Shops on Lake Placid's Main...

The only Wine & Liquor and Cigar & Beer Shops on Lake Placid's Main Street! Featuring the Adirondack's only Walk-In Humidor.

The Smoking Cork: Considered a boutique style Wine & Spirits shop, it's our goal to offer a unique and personalized beverage retail experience. Featuring hand picked wine & liquor selections from a majority of small production wineries & distilleries - ultimately providing an alternative to the ever present warehouse-style liquor stores.

Stouts & Stogies: The only store of it's kind in the Adirondack Park; offering premium cigars, a distinctive craft beer selection, micro-brew fill station, specialty foods, and locally made gifts and artwork. Private orders and consulting are one of the many services we offer.

Our unique products and quality of customer service set us apart - with a hands-on approach, we provide customers with knowledgeable recommendations and information that add a level of confidence when making purchases - taking the guess work out of the vast world of alcoholic beverages and cigars. The most important factor when deciding what products to carry is not the name or current advertising hype - it is the taste, craftsmanship, and value that matter most!

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Essential and very knowledgable! Great store.

What an incredible convenience that there is a fantastic wine/liquor store in the Alpine Mall on Main Street, Lake Placid. We stay at the Golden Arrow Resort so you don't even... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

What an incredible convenience that there is a fantastic wine/liquor store in the Alpine Mall on Main Street, Lake Placid. We stay at the Golden Arrow Resort so you don't even need to leave the heated/air conditioned comfort of your environment to enjoy a great wine/liquor store. Located in the Alpine Mall, the Smoking Cork provides your wine and liquor... More 

1 Thank Braavosi
Jessie W, Owner at The Smoking Cork, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed visiting our store while in Lake Placid! Getting to know our customers is one of the best parts of our job! We look forward to seeing you again! Cheers! More 

Rochester, New York
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very helpful, attached to golden arrow hotel on Main Street . Two stores owned and if one closed, neighbor will open it. Expensive, not your discount liquor smoke shops

Thank Joyce J
Saranac Lake, New York
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

The staff at the Smoking Cork was very helpful in picking out just the right wines for the holidays. They recommended several wines, which turned out to be delicious, without being pushy. They had quite a nice selection, and after I completed my wine shopping, they directed me to Stouts & Stogies, for some cigars and beer.

Adirondacks, New York
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Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

The owners really know their stuff. I came in with a gift certificate eyeing a couple different beers and was point to some great selections. They have a great selection of local wines and beers and seem to focus of seasonals. Because the paid such close attention to my interests they earned a loyal customer.

Thank KylersKL
East Berkshire, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

What a great little wine and beverage store. Great selection of wines and friendly help! Picked out a bottle of pinot noir and and a Chardonnay!

Thank RobertTower
Lake Placid, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2014

The Smoking Cork is THE BEST - not only because it's the only liquor store on Main Street, but because of it's helpful staff, wonderful selection, and intimate atmosphere. I have never walked into this store and not come out happy and with my arms full. The owner's always have time to help hand-pick exactly what I'm looking for, to... More 

1 Thank Megan W
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

The smoking cork is a local, family owned liquor and wine store that is run by a hard working husband and wife who are incredibly knowledgeable about their products. They were extremely helpful and took the time to answer all my personal questions. Every time I stop into lake placid, I make a point to stop in. Recently, I was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Perfectly located on Main Street within the Alpine Mall (across from the Red Bobsled) this boutique liquor store has everything you need and more. Prices and variety like no other liquor store in town. I always buy my High West and Placid Spirits here. They make the best gifts. The wood decor is beautiful and rich. This place keeps getting... More 

Thank SourD21
Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2012

Great spot to pick up a quick bottle of your favorite beverage. My favorite is the 1/5th of Crown Royal that you cant find in many others. They also had a great wine tasting that we were able to try that was a lot of fun. A must stop.

1 Thank Don F

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