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The following are area venues that regularly host live music or DJs; for more, check our regular club and concert listings .


9 Maple Avenue

9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-CLUB. Jazz.

677 Prime

677 Broadway, Albany, 427-7463. Various styles.

The Ale House

680 River St., Troy, 272-9740. Various styles.

The Alley Bar

Long Alley Road, Saratoga, 587-9766. DJs, karaoke.

Ambition Café

154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277. Various styles.


Phila and Putnam streets, Saratoga Springs, 583-6060. Various styles.

Barnes & Noble

20 Wolf Road, Colonie, 459-8183. Various styles.

The Bayou Café

79 N. Pearl St., Albany, 426-8550; 507 Saratoga Road, Glenville, 384-1568. Various styles.

Black Cat Ale House

25 White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. DJs, karaoke, blues, jazz, more.

Borders Books and Music

59 Wolf Road, Colonie, 482-5800; 395 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1200. Various styles.

Bourbon Street Bar and Grill

2209 Central Ave., Colonie, 382-1110. Karaoke, blues, various.

The Brass Cat

65 Cottage St., Easthampton, Mass., (413) 527-4085. Various styles.

Brindisi’s Restaurant

390 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-6262. Various styles.

Brown’s Brewing Company

417 River St., Troy, 273-BEER (2337). Rock, acoustic, open mic, more.

Caffe Lena

47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022. Folk, acoustic, open mic.

The Chance

6 Crannell St., Poughkeepsie, (845) 471-1966. Various styles.

Chapel + Cultural Center

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 274-7793. Various styles.

Club Helsinki

284 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-3394. Rock, jazz, blues, world beat, pop, etc, open mic.

Club Phoenix

348 Central Ave., Albany, 462-4862. Karaoke, DJs, more.

The Coffeehouse at Burnt Hills

Route 50, Burnt Hills (in United Methodist Church), 882-6427. Folk, jazz, acoustic.

Coffee Planet

Malta and Milton avenues, Ballston Spa, 884-9913. Various acoustic music, open mic.

Colony Café

22 Rock City Road, Woodstock, (845) 679-5342. Acoustic, blues, rock, more.

Daisy Baker’s

33 Second St., Troy, 266-9200. Folk, rock, blues.

Davidson Brothers

184 Glen St., Glens Falls, 743-9026. Acoustic, rock, blues.

Dee Dee’s

647 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, 785-4410. Karaoke, more.

The Dream Away Lodge

1342 County Road, Becket, Mass., (413) 623-8725. Acoustic folk, rock, blues.

Elbo Room

170 Delaware Ave., Albany, 257-7300. Rock, blues, more.

Franklin’s Tower

414 Broadway, Albany, 431-1921. Various styles, open mic.


16 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359. Rock, blues, more.

The Grotto Nightclub

388 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-CAVE. DJs, various styles.

Hilton Center for the Performing Arts

40 Russell Road, Albany, 453-1048. Various styles.

Horseshoe Inn

1 Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909. Blues, rock.

Hotspot Café and Lounge

122 4th St., Troy, 268-1111. Acoustic, open mic.

Hubbard Hall

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, 677-2495. Acoustic, folk, pop.


139 Saratoga Road, South Glens Falls, 745-4410. Various styles.

Illium Café

9 Broadway, Troy, 629-0004. Various styles.

Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 584-0610. Folk, rock, pop, Irish, blues, jazz, etc.


59 N. Pearl St., Albany, 432-1997. Various styles.

Jose Malone’s Mexican Irish Restaurant

405 River St., Troy, 273-2196. Various styles.


301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008. Jazz.

Katie O’Byrnes

121 Wall St., Schenectady, 395-5999. Rock, blues, more.

King Neptune Pub & Night Club

Kurosaka Lane, Lake George Village, 668-2017. Various styles.

King’s Tavern

241 Union St., Saratoga, 584-9643. Various styles.

Klamsteam Tavern

32 Clamsteam Road, Clifton Park, 373-9409. Various styles.

Last Resort

2624 Broadway, Schenectady, 393-0879. DJs, karaoke.

Lighthouse Tavern

356 Northern Blvd., Albany, 463-2296. Various styles.

Lyons Lake Inn

397 Lyons Lake Road, Nassau, 766-3953. Various styles.


4 Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455. Irish, R&B, rock, rockabilly, etc.

Maggies Café

1186 Western Ave., Albany, 437-1701. Karaoke.

Magnolia’s on the Park

462 Madison Ave., Albany, 449-2492. Various styles.

Marinara Ristorante

612 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, 786-8310. Karaoke, various music styles.

Michael’s of West Sand Lake

43 Mall, Route 43, West Sand Lake, 674-5938. Various styles.

Mill Road Tavern

Mill Road Acres Golf Course, 30 Mill Road, Latham, 783-7244. Blues, rock, funk, rockabilly, jazz, more.

Moon & River Café

115 S. Ferry St., Schenectady, 382-1938. Acoustic, folk, rock.


RPI Student Union, 15th Street and Sage Avenue, Troy, 276-6505. Folk, rock, acoustic.

Muddy Cup

1038 Madison Ave., Albany, 458-6120. Open mic, various styles.


40 Lincoln Ave., Watervliet, 273-9892. Karaoke.

Nature’s Pub

386 First St., South Troy, 272-7075. Various styles.

Newest Lunch Bar & Grill

1925 Curry Road, Rotterdam, 355-7777. Various styles.

Nick’s Sneaky Pete’s

711 Central Ave., Albany, 489-0000. DJs, dance parties.

Night Sky Café

402 Union St., Schenectady, 372-2590. Various styles.

Northern Lights

Route 146, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, 371-0012. Various styles.

North Pointe Coffeehouse

Route 9, Kinderhook (North Pointe Center for the Arts), 758-9234. Folk and other styles.

O’Brien’s at the Garden Grill

276 Second Ave., Albany, 462-0571. Various styles.

Oh Bar

304 Lark St., Albany, 463-9004. Karaoke.

One Caroline Street

1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026. Jazz, acoustic, blues.


Capital Plaza, 1814 Central Ave., Colonie, 464-1200. Various styles.


Quaker Plaza, Queensbury, 793-3389. Various styles.

Panza’s Restaurant

Route 9P, Saratoga Lake, 584-6882. Jazz, blues.

The Parting Glass

40-42 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-1916. Celtic folk, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, rock.

Pearl Street Nightclub

10 Pearl St., Northampton, Mass., (413) 584-0610. Rock, rap, folk, blues.

Pinhead Susan’s

38-40 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 346-6431. Various styles.

Pinto & Hobbs

Dove and State streets, Albany, 426-4900. Various styles, karaoke, DJs.

Positively 4th Street

46 4th St., Troy, 687-0064. Various music styles, open mic, karaoke.

Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary

217 Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-0843. Acoustic, folk, blues, jazz, open mic.

Provence Restaurant

Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, 689-7777. Jazz, world music, piano.

Ravenswood Pub

1021 Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-8771. Various styles.

Red Square

418 Broadway, Albany, 432-8584. Various styles.

Revolution Hall

421-425 River St., Troy, 274-0553. Rock, blues, jazz, Irish, more.

River Street Beat Shop

197 River St., Troy, 272-0433. Various styles.

The Rusty Nail

Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-9875. DJs, karaoke, various music styles.

Sandy’s Clam Bar

Broad Street, Glens Falls, 792-9753. Various styles.


1 S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647. Rock, blues, jazz, folk, open mic.

Simply Fish and Jazz

147 S. Pearl St., Albany, 396-3474. Jazz.


4-6 Sheridan Ave., Albany, 472-8150. Various styles.

Spencertown Academy

Route 203, Spencertown, 392-3693. Classical, traditional folk, non-western, jazz, and cabaret.

Starbucks Coffee

Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-9280; Stuyvesant Plaza, 489-1064; 321 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 581-9498; St. James Square, Niskayuna, 381-9340. Folk, rock, jazz.

Stockade Inn

1 N. Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400. Jazz.

Tess’ Lark Tavern

453 Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779. Blues, pop, rock, jazz.


13 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 580-0155. Various styles, karaoke, DJs.

Tugboat Tavern

159 Bridge Ave., Cohoes, 211-1085. Rock, blues, open mic.

Valenti’s Pub

729 Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-6766. Acoustic, alternative, rock, karaoke.


17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572. Rock, pop, folk, blues, hardcore, DJs, open mic.

The Water’s Edge Lighthouse

Freemans Bridge Road, Glenville, 370-5300. Various music styles.

Water Works Pub

76 Central Ave., Albany, 465-9079. Live DJs in the club, dance parties, karaoke.

The Wine Bar

417 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-7777. Various styles.

Yellow Rock Café at Indian Ladder Farms

342 Altamont Road, Altamont, 765-2956. Acoustic, folk.

Yanni’s Too

16 Marina Drive, Ravena, 756-7033. Rock, acoustic.


145 Barrett St., Schenectady, 370-9865. DJs, jazz, blues.

Ziggy’s Bar & Grill

821 Route 9, Latham, 786-9238. DJs, various music styles.

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