the Street Pub
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,
closed Sun. MC, V, ATM. $
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. $
Black Cat Ale House
White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. A Manhattan-style pub with
a Cape Cod flair 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 11-10 daily. MC, D, V. $$$
Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-3333. Specialty wood-fired
pizzas plus Italian-inspired dishes that run from spaghetti
and meatballs to shrimp fra diavolo. Located across from
the track. Full bar. Serving 5-9 Sun-Wed, 5-10 Thu-Sat (later
as warranted). AE, D, MC, V. $$
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. $
Central Ave., Albany, 462-4862. Offering a variety of selections
for Sunday brunch. Serving Sun 10 AM-2 PM. AE, DC, D, MC,
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. $$
Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440, www.dicarlos.com. 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. $
Delaware Ave., Albany, 257-7300. Completely renovated pub
serving pizza, wings, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads,
burgers and more. Private party rooms. Full bar, takeout
and lunch delivery available. Serving 11 AM-close daily.
AE, D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $
Central Ave., Colonie, 869-0494, www.everydays.com. 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. $.
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.
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. $
Madison Ave., Albany, 462-3544, www.hill-street-cafe.com.
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. $
Bar & Grill
Madison Ave., Albany, 935-2025, juniorsbarandgrill.com.
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. $
Lark St., Albany, 275-4900, www.legendsonlark.com. 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. $
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. $$
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. $
Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455, www.mcgearyspub.com. 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, closed Sun. AE, MC, V, ATM. $
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. $
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. $
at the Garden Grill
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, 8 AM-2 AM
Fri-Sat, Sun 8 AM-10 PM. MC, V. $
Pub & Grill
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. $
Bar & Grill
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. $
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. $
Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-8771, www.ravenswoodpub.com.
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. $
River St., Troy, 270-9253, www.ryanswake.com. 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. $
Pit Bar & Grille
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. $
Picotte Dr., Albany, 482-7311, spinnersalbany.com. 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. Serving 9 AM-10 PM Mon-Thu, 9 AM-11
PM Fri-Sat, 9-9 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Starting Gate Restaurant and Catering
Watervliet Ave., Albany, 482-8179. Known for its hamburgers,
home-cooked turkey and roast beef. For a flavor kick, try
the Cajun chicken sandwich. Lunches and late-night snacks,
too. Full bar, banquet facilities, on/off-premises catering,
takeout and delivery available. Serving 9 AM-4 AM daily.
AE, DC, MC, V. $
Mill & Mining Co.
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.
Serving 11:30 AM-midnight daily, sometimes later. AE, D,
MC, V. $
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. $
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.