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Across the Street Pub

1238 Western Ave., Guilderland, 482-9432 or 438-1718. Standard pub fare with sandwiches, salads, burgers, tasty fried appetizers homemade soups, and a new expanded menu with kids’ selections. Full bar. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon, 11 AM-1 AM Tue-Sat, open Sun. MC, V, ATM. $

The Ale House

680 River St., Troy, 272-9740. Cozy Troy pub serving homemade soups and chili, clams, award-winning wings, burgers and deli sandwiches. Lunch and dinner specials. Full bar, featuring microbrews and import drafts. Off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Sat, noon-10 Sun. Cash only. $

The Black Cat Ale House

25 White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. Considered the “miracle on White Street,” featuring an extensive menu, complete with Long Island little neck clams in a white-wine-and-garlic broth, and Delmonico steaks. Takeout, on-premises catering available. Serving 11:30-10 daily. MC, D, V. $$$


237 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-3333. Specialty wood-fired pizzas plus Italian-inspired dishes that run from spaghetti and meatballs to shrimp fra diavolo. Located across from the track. Full bar. Serving 5-9 Sun-Wed, 5-10 Thu-Sat (later as warranted). AE, D, MC, V. $$

Café Hollywood

275 Lark St., Albany, 472-9043, Eclectic pub menu includes Guinness marinated steak skewers, Frankenburgers, Popeye panini, Jamaican jerk pineapple wings, vegetarian options and more. Full bar, on-premises catering, takeout. Serving full menu 5-midnight daily; late-night menu till 3 AM. AE, D, DC, MC, V, ATM. $

The Cat’s Meow

14 Karner Road (Route 155), Guilderland, 456-1895. Newly remodeled, popular tavern serving a light menu including burgers, homemade soups, pizzas, giant fish fries, finger foods and sandwiches. Dinner specials served nightly. Fireplace and patio dining available, full bar and catering for small parties. Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. AE, MC, V. $

Corner Well Pub

698 N. Pearl St., Menands, 427-WELL (9355). Irish pub with specialty pizzas, burgers, deli sandwiches, salads, wings, seafood. House favorites include the 12-ounce sirloin steaks, roast turkey dinner and chicken parmesan. Full bar, takeout, delivery. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Tue, 11:30-10 Wed-Fri, noon-9 Sat. Closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$


1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440, Sandwiches, salads, burgers and soups. Grilled fare, daily pasta specials. Full bar; exotic barmaids and dancers. Serving 11:30 AM-8 PM Mon-Fri. Kitchen closed Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V. $

Elbo Room

170 Delaware Ave., Albany, 257-7300. Completely renovated pub serving pizza, wings, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, burgers and more. Private party rooms. Full catering available. Full bar, takeout and lunch delivery available. Serving 11 AM-close daily. AE, D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $


2012 Central Ave., Colonie, 869-0494, American-style menu serves up spicy pub fare. Full bar. On- and off-premises catering available. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Sat, noon-midnight Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $.

Firkin & Fox

112 Wolf Road, Colonie, 453-2FOX (2369). Casual classy pub restaurant featuring a full menu of classic pub entrees including fish and chips, shepard’s pie, steak sandwiches and Firkin burgers. Business prix-fixe lunch Mon-Fri. Full bar, 22 beers on tap; 53 beers in bottles. On and off-premises catering and takeout available. Serving 11:30 AM-1 AM Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-2 AM Fri-Sat, 11:30 AM-10 Sun. AE, MC, V, ATM/debit. $$

The Fountain

283 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 482-9898. Pizza, finger foods, burgers and other light fare, as well as a large selection of Italian dinners. Specials available all week. Full bar. Serving 11 AM-2 AM Sun-Thu, 11 AM-3 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $

Hill Street Café

180 Madison Ave., Albany, 462-3544, Serving good pub food every day and every night. Menu includes chicken wings, pizza, grilled sandwiches, wraps, salads, hot subs and burgers. Full bar. On-premises catering for parties. Serving 11:30 AM-3 AM daily. MC, V. $

Junior’s Bar & Grill

1094 Madison Ave., Albany, 935-2025, A neighborhood place to catch your favorite sports event and eat great pub food. Full bar, outdoor patio, on-premises catering, takeout available. Serving full menu 11-11 daily, late night menu 11-close daily. AE, ATM, D, DC, MC, V. $


286 Lark St., Albany, 275-4900, With more than 26 televisions, Legends has every sporting event you could ever want, combined with great pub food, including personal pizzas, mini burgers and dogs, salads, and corn dogs. Full bar, on/off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Sun-Thu, 11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat. ATM, AE, MC, V. $

Lion’s Den

30 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-1654. Favorites like baked French onion soup, burgers and wraps. Nightly specials. Full bar, on-premises catering and takeout available. Serving 4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-11 Fri, noon-11 PM Sat and noon-10 Sun. AE, MC, V, D, DC, personal checks. $$

Maggie’s Café

1186 Western Ave., Albany, 935-2661. Newly reinvented as a sports bar featuring upscale pub food. Full bar. Small banquets, on-premises catering. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$

Manhattan Exchange

607 Union St., Schenectady, 374-5930. Pub fare with nightly dinner specials, two blocks from Proctor’s and Union College. Outdoor patio. Full bar. Takeout available; on/off-premises catering. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat (Sun lounge only). AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $


4 Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455, Menu features hearty burgers like the patty melt. McGeary’s makes its own soups, breads and rolls, and is the home of Guinness black-bean chili. Wings, steaks, fresh seafood, daily lunch and dinner creations, full bar, 34 taps. Banquet facilities for up to 150. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Tue, 11:30-11 Wed, 11:30-midnight Thu-Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $$

Michael’s Lounge

43 Mall, West Sand Lake, 674-5938. Menu items include burgers, fries, chicken wings and mini hot dogs. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-4 AM daily. AE, MC, V. $


40 Lincoln Ave., Watervliet, 273-9892. A variety of pub food, including pizza, chicken wings, oversized sandwiches, burgers, finger food and the biggest Reuben in town. Full bar. Serving 10 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 10 AM-close Fri-Sat, noon-close Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $

O’Brien’s at the Garden Grill

276 Second Ave., Albany, 462-0571. 8 AM beer specials. Serving lunch from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM daily. Full bar; lunchtime delivery and takeout available. 8 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, Dinner 6-11 Thu-Sat, 8 AM-2 AM Fri-Sat, Sun brunch 10-2. MC, V. $

O’Leary’s Pub & Grill

153 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 382-8909. Pub fare with lots of sandwiches, hot and cold, and entrée specials like the burrito el grande. Vegetarian friendly. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 4-10 Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $

Philly Bar & Grill

Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, 785-9559. Yes, the owners are really from Philadelphia and offer the authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwich, as well as a variety of pub foods, including quesadillas and wraps. Serving 11-11 daily. AE, MC, V. $

Pinhead Susan’s

38-40 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 346-6431. A gorgeously refurbished building just off Schenectady’s State Street. Named for local graffiti. Menu includes burgers, sandwiches and homemade soups. Try the house specialty Guinness burger. Full bar. 12 beers on tap. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat, closed Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $

Professor M. Barley’s

Western Avenue and Quail Street, Albany, 436-7740. Upscale pub with working stone fireplace where the menu features blank angus burgers, flatiron steak, steamed clams, pasta purses, wings and more. Full bar, more than 60 imported bottled beers. On-premises catering, takeout. Serving 11 AM-midnight daily. MC, V, ATM. $$

Ravenswood Pub

1021 Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-8771, Light meals including homemade soups, salads, pub fare and fabulous chicken wings. Casual atmosphere. Full bar, on-premises catering and banquet facilities for up to 75. Takeout available. Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $

Ryan’s Wake Pub

403 River St., Troy, 270-9253, ryans Classic turn-of-the-century Irish-American pub serving large deli sandwiches, shrimp cocktail, cheese boards, and more. Full bar. Large outdoor deck overlooking Hudson River. Serving 4 PM-close Mon-Thu, 3 PM-close Fri, 4 PM-close Sat, closed Sun. AE, MC, V. $

Smitty’s Pit Bar & Grille

138 Washington Ave., Albany, 465-6744. Pub food in a pub-style atmosphere. Featuring 18 beers on tap. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Full bar. Reservations for large parties. Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $

Spinners Pizza

14 Picotte Dr., Albany, 482-7311, A family-owned pizzaria offering a variety of pub fare for pickup and delivery for more than 20 years. On/off-premises catering, takeout and delivery available. Open 11-11 daily, take-out orders as early as 9 AM. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $

Sutter’s Mill & Mining Co.

1200 Western Ave., Albany, 489-4910. Back-to-basics bar food and full dinners available in either the front room or dining room, or enjoy the three-tier deck. Steaks, chicken, crab legs and those legendary burgers. Full bar. Takeout available.11:30-2 Mon-Sat, 11:30-11 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $

Valenti’s Pub

729 Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-6766. Pub fare, specializing in pizza and pasta. Also burgers, wings, salads, subs and much more. Full bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving from 11:30-11:30 daily. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $

Washington Tavern

250 Western Ave., Albany, 427-0091. This spot is best known for its traditional tavern fare. Now featuring a new menu with such dishes as steak and sizzling fajitas. Full bar, banquets for up to 80, on-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11:30 AM-1 AM daily. AE, MC, V. ATM on premises. $




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