Fall 2007 Bar Guide
to the Metroland Bar Guide.
The list below was compiled by editorial staff from a variety
of sources, including forms returned by the establishments
themselves; any sentence or phrase surrounded by quote marks
is the exact wording from the form. We have divided the region
into 21 geographic areas and the arranged the entries alphabetically
within those categories. If your bar is not listed here, and
you would like to be included in future editions and our online
edition, please fill out the Bar Guide Form on page 39 and
send to: Metroland Bar Guide, Metroland, 419 Madison Ave.,
Albany, NY 12210.
Pump Station 19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, 447-9000.
Full bar includes a wide array of award-winning microbrews.
Food served until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat, 8 PM Sun.
Enoteca 200 Lark St., Albany, 463-2881. A unique and relaxing
old-world wine bar, voted Best Wine Bar by Metroland.
Tapas and appetizers served until 10:45 PM Tue-Sat.
42 Howard St., Albany, 598-1800. “Three floors, four DJs,
15,000 square feet of adventure.”
Café 79 N. Pearl St., Albany, 462-9033, bayoucafe.com.
Full bar with a full line of microbrews, 32 beers on tap and
at least 30 types of bottled beer. The menu features Mexican,
Southwestern, and Cajun goodies.
82 82 N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-8082, blue82albany.com.
An upscale downtown lounge. Trivia. Live music.
Burrito Bar 258 Lark St., Albany, 463-9636, bombersburritobar.com.
Popular Center Square hangout specializing in specialty margaritas,
premium tequilas and lots and lots of beer. Karaoke, trivia,
Win, Booze & Draw. TexMex served until 1 AM.
Joe’s 51 S. Pearl St. (in the Times Union Center), Albany,
432-5637. “Fun, entertaining atmosphere with many TVs for
your sporting event pleasure.” Darts, basketball, trivia games,
Quick Draw, OTB. Pub fare served until close.
Hollywood 275 Lark St, Albany, 472-9043, hollywoodonlark.com.
“Lights, drinks, food, action!” Touch Tunes Digital Music
Jukebox. Pool, darts, Megatouch. Pub food served until midnight.
Grille 142 Washington Ave., Albany, 434-1616. “A cool
bar with a cool vibe, great food, great music.” Live music.
Darts, Megatouch. “Upscale” pub food served until 3 PM Mon-Fri.
Place 1118 Broadway, Albany, 432-0486, cirosplace.com.
“We have go-go girls!”
Restaurant & Pub 288 Lark St., Albany, 465-5275, dejohns.com.
Fun neighborhood restaurant and bar with a friendly staff.
Spacious outdoor patio. Entrees, sandwiches and salads served
until 11 PM Sun-Thu and until midnight Fri-Sat.
An American Brasserie 25 Chapel St., Albany, 436-7747,
dpbrasserie.com. Bar/lounge. Serving American Bistro food.
205 Lark St., Albany, 449-ELDA (3532), eldasonlark.com.
A chic bar on Lark Street.
Lounge 55-57 North Pearl., Albany, 694-ENVY, envyalbany.com.
Cocktail lounge, bottle service, and Latin dancing.
Tower 414 Broadway, Albany, 431-1920, franklinstower.com.
“High-end pub and restaurant, great food, music and catering
on all three floors.” Live music. Serving Continental fare
until 9 PM.
Box 12 Central Ave., Albany, 432-8866. With swing dancing
on Thursdays, DJs on Fridays and Albany’s original ’80s night
on Saturdays, this old White Tower hamburger stand is still
going strong. DJs, live music. Video games. Cash only.
Street Café 180 Madison Ave., Albany, 462-3544, hill-street-café.com.
“Your friendly neighborhood bar since 1983.” Pool, darts.
Serving pub fare until 3 AM.
Place 234 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-9066. “Your friendly
neighborhood bar.” Live music. Pool, Quickdraw, Pac-Man. Pub
food served until 11 PM.
59 N. Pearl St., Albany, 432-1997,www.jilliansofalbany.com.
Three floors of eating, dancing, entertainment and games.
Pool tables, dartboards, video arcade and big-screen TV. Live
music, DJs. Pub food served until midnight Mon-Thu and 3 AM
301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008, justinsonlark.com. Restaurant
and jazz club offering specialty martinis and wines by the
glass as well as eclectic fare. Live music. Late-night fare
served until 1 AM.
Irish Pub State and Lodge streets (in the Crowne Plaza
Hotel), 462-6611. Live music.
Sports Lounge 286 Lark St., Albany, 275-4900, legendsonlark.com.
Trivia every Wednesday. Pub fare served until 11 PM Sun-Thu
and until midnight on Fri-Sat.
Pub 448 Madison Ave., Albany, 436-9530, lionheartalbany
.com. “Truly a beer lovers’ paradise with the absolute best
of American micro-brews and quality imports ever to slide
past your lips.” Patio. Pool, darts.
4 Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455, mcgearyspub.com. An
Irish sports pub celebrating more than 25 years in downtown
Albany. Trivia on Tuesdays. Live music.
Madison Grille 331 Madison Ave., Albany, 434-1938. An
unpretentious neighborhood pub. Jukebox. Pool, darts.
Bistro 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, 465-1111, nicolesbistro.com.
French bistro, quaint bar. Bistro food, tapas, desserts served
until 10 PM.
895 Broadway, Albany, 434-4540, nochealbany.com. Sophisticated
downtown bar and lounge. Live music, DJs. Tapas and party
platters served until 1 AM.
Bar 304 Lark St., Albany, 463-9004. Where gays, straights
and heteroflexibles chill at the bar and lounge on the patio.
DJs, karaoke. Pool, darts, video games.
Ristorante 44 S. Pearl St., Albany, 465-1001. Italian-style
bistro with a rooftop patio bar/grill. Live music, DJs. Trivia,
darts. Northern Italian food and pub fare served until “there’s
no one left.”
Royale 164 Jefferson St., Albany, 432-1970. “Albany’s
original neighborhood bar and grill, featuring good food,
good spirits and good atmosphere.” Pool, darts, Pac-Man, video
games. American, Italian and Spanish tapas served until 2
Restaurant and Lounge 1 Steuben Place, Albany, 433-0011.
Two bars, two dance floors, two dining rooms, patio overlooking
Pearl Street. Live music, DJs. Continental food served until
and Hobbs 32 Dove St., Albany, 426-4900. Comfortable tavern
serving pub fare and dinner entrees. Darts.
Night Club 84-86 North Pearl St., Albany, 433-8338. “NYC
Square 388 Broadway, Albany, 465-0444, redsquarealbany.com.
“Great live music local art and good quality beer.” Live music,
77 Central Ave., Albany, 472-3588. “Albany’s premier gay
bar.” Daily happy hour 2-8 PM. DJs.
1 S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647. “Downtown’s best-kept
secret.” Live music. Pub food served until 10 PM Mon-Thu and
until midnight on Fri and Sat.
Fish & Jazz 147 S. Pearl St., Albany, 396-3474. “Upscale
jazz and multicultural club and restaurant.” Live music, DJs.
Restaurant & Lounge 4 Sheridan Ave., Albany, 472-8150.
Hotspot in downtown Albany’s busy Pearl Street nightlife district,
with three bars on three floors. DJs, food.
Pit Bar & Grille 138 Washington Ave., Albany, 465-6744.
A friendly neighborhood bar. Darts, pool. Pub fare served
until midnight daily, wings special Saturday nights, football
specials on Sundays.
8 Delaware Ave., Albany, 449-2988. “A warm neighborhood
bar that’s like your home away from home.” Jukebox, darts,
trivia night every Tuesday at 7 PM.
Lark Tavern 453 Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779, larktavern.com.
“Good friends, good food and good music—an interesting establishment
with character throughout.” Live music, DJs. Pub food served
until 2 AM Sun-Thu and until 3 AM Fri-Sat.
St. Pub 16 Thatcher St., Albany, 463-9214. Fine spirits
and food. DJs, Jukebox. Pool, darts. Pub food served until
Ultra Lounge 418 Broadway, Albany, 431-8300, trystalbany.com.
“Miami’s hottest, trendiest lounge comes to Albany.” DJs.
Music Hall & Beer Joint 17 New Scotland Ave., Albany,
432-6572, valentinesalbany.com. “It’s a dump, but it’s our
dump.” Live music, DJs. Pool, darts, video trivia. Cash only.
Café 10 Sheridan Ave., Albany, 463-9113, thevictorycafe.com.
Located in the heart of downtown Albany.
76 Central Ave., Albany, 465-9079. “Albany’s premier gay
local pub and dance club with table and booth seating, a bunch
of televisions and projection TV, and online jukebox.” Live
music, DJs, karaoke. Pool, video games, darts.
Martini Bar 1100 Madison Ave., Albany, 489-0606. Trendy
martini and margarita bar. DJS Wed and Fri. Sushi, Chinese,
Thai and American fare served until 1 AM daily. Darts, Megatouch.
335 Central Ave., Albany, 463-9402, cagneysofalbany.com.
Your quintessential Irish pub.
Finn’s Pub & Grill 507 Yates St., Albany, 459-4263.
New owners and completely remodeled; open for lunch with an
outdoor patio. Megatouch, darts, bowling machine.
Phoenix 348 Central Ave., Albany, 462-4862, albanyclubphoenix.com.
“Three floors of fun” Karaoke every Friday. Phoenix Phollies
Coliseum 198 Quail St., Albany, 436-7740. Bar/dance club.
DJs. Cash only.
Room 170 Delaware Ave., Albany, 257-7300. Old-school sports
bar/restaurant. Live music, karaoke. Pool, foosball, darts,
table-top games. Serving classic American pub menu until 1
AM weeknights, 3 AM weekends.
Fountain 283 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 482-9898. Good
food, good folks.
Ginger Man Wine Bar & Restaurant 234 Western Ave.,
Albany, 427-5963. A casual wine bar and bistro with fine dining.
Continental menu served until 11:30 PM Mon-Thu, 12:30 AM Fri-Sat
Bar and Restaurant 15 Watervliet Ave., Albany, 438-0069.
A laid-back bar. Serving pub fare until close.
Bar & Grill 275 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 453-3299,
graneysbarandgrill.com. Irish sports bar, plenty of parking
in rear. Live music, karaoke. Golf game, darts. Pub food served
until 4 AM.
at the Garden Grill 276 Second Ave., Albany, 462-0571.
“A comfortable, friendly traditional Irish neighborhood tavern
offering great food, drink and an eclectic mix of the best
in live music.” Live music, DJs. Pub food served until 3 PM
Sun-Thu, and until 11 PM Fri-Sat.
Stadium 102½ Ontario St., 432-9745. The self-described
“best bar food in town.” Karaoke night Friday. Bowling, darts,
Mega Touch. Serving burgers, sandwiches, wings, etc. until
close. Cash only.
Tavern 68 N. Manning Blvd., Albany, 482-5677, orchardtavern.com.
“Wonderful atmosphere.” Patio. Quick Draw, Sports trivia.
Hotel 337 Central Ave., Albany, 426-0828. A landmark bar
in midtown Albany. Live music.
M. Barley’s 198 Quail St., Albany, 436-7740. “Where good
people gather.” Patio. Pool, darts. “High-end” pub food served
Pub at 869 Madison 869 Madison Ave., Albany, 689-2039.
“The old Partridge Pub, but cleaned up and much nicer with
better specials.” Darts, Megatouch. Pub food served until
Room Sports Grill 62 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 396-3800.
New sports grill located at the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany
Klutz 894 Madison Ave., Albany, 459-8099. Pool, darts,
Tavern 250 Western Ave., Albany, 427-0091. Newly remodeled
Albany staple with a business atmosphere by day and a college
atmosphere by night. Golf game, darts. Irish pub fare served
until 1 AM.
Tavern 95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333. Relaxed neighborhood
Irish-themed tavern catering to a professional and casual
clientele. Diverse beer selection; 18 brews on tap. Live music,
patio, darts. Pizza and pub fare along with more upscale entrees
served until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat, 9 PM Sun.
Road House Grill 27 Fuller Road, Albany, 489-3170. Full
bar with lots of drink specials. Live music on weekends. Burgers,
15 Watervliet Ave., Albany, 438-0069. “Great food, low
prices, unforgettable moments.” Live music, DJs, Darts, Quick
Draw, Megatouch. Italian-American pub food served until closing.
Grill 1044 Central Ave., Albany, 454-0870. “Friendly neighborhood
bar with great food and drink prices—not just for old-timers
any more!” Darts, Megatouch, Quick Draw. Serving American
pub food till closing.
Uptown 15 Colvin Ave., Albany, 453-1566. Satellite TV,
live music, darts, pool table. Popular wings and other pub
food served until midnight.
II 109 Everett Road, Albany, 435-1197. Friendly local
tavern. Live music, bar games. Tavern menu served until closing.
Mill & Mining Co. 1200 Western Ave., Albany, 489-4910.
A classic college/neighborhood bar famous for its burgers.
Karaoke, bar games. Pub food served until midnight or so (10
PM on Sundays).
Tavern 112 Maple Ave., Voorheesville, 765-4163. Neighborhood
tavern and family restaurant in a famous landmark. Jukebox,
occasional live music. Serving pizza and pub food till 10
PM Sun-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat. Cash and checks only.
Zinc 56 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-8800, bistrozinc.com.
Upscale restaurant and bar catering to locals and tourists;
spacious room in the back with authentic zinc bar and red
leather banquettes often attracts a bar crowd well past dinner.
Wide selection of single-malt scotches, rums and wines by
the glass. Bistro menu available in the bar until 10 PM.
Steak and Ale 935 S. Main St., Great Barrington, Mass.,
(413) 528-5959. Live music, DJs, pool table, TV trivia and
poker. Serving dinner (steaks, seafood, pasta, etc.) and pub
menus until 9 PM Fri-Tue, 9:30 PM Wed-Thu.
Away Lodge County Road, Becket, Mass., (413) 623-8725.
If you can find it, there’s no place quite like it on the
planet, especially when the high season clicks in after Memorial
Day. Live music, eclectic clientele, rich history, surreal
71 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2700. An eclectic
crowd frequents this establishment, decorated in wood and
warm colors with a beautiful mahogany bar. Live music. Restaurant
menu features creative American cuisine with Asian and Spanish
accents; this and the lighter tapas menu are served in the
bar until 9 PM, 10 or 11 in summer.
Lion’s Den 30 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-5545.
Venerable Berkshire watering hole downstairs in the historic
Red Lion Inn. Pub-like atmosphere with live music nightly.
American pub-style menu served Sun-Thu until 10 PM, Fri-Sat
until 11 PM.
Brew Works 34 Depot St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 997-3506,
pittsfieldbrewworks.com.. Central Berkshire County’s only
brew pub, “serving the best artisan beers.” Live music, open
mic. Trivia, pool, darts, chess, checkers, cards. Pub fare
served until 11:30 PM.
Railroad St. 20 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass.,
(413) 528-9345. The motto—“food, spirits, conversation”—pretty
much captures the vibe of this laid-back bar-restaurant where
locals have been gathering since before Great Barrington got
hot. American pub menu served till 10 weekdays, 11 on weekends.
Café 1118 Central Ave., Colonie, 489-2990. “Fun, friendly
atmosphere where everyone is welcome.” Live music on Saturdays.
Steaks, seafood, pasta, pizza and pub fare served until 11
PM Sun-Thu, midnight Fri-Sat.
480 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448. The menu, specializing
in steaks and seafood, is available until 10:30 PM Fri. and
Sat. Mon-Thurs until 10 PM. Sun. until 9 PM.
Street 2209 Central Ave., Colonie, 382-1110. Full bar,
1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440. One of the area’s
best-known and longest-running gentlemen’s clubs. DJs, light
dining until 8 PM.
& Fox 112 Wolf Road, Colonie, 453-2FOX. English pub
with 22 beers on tap and more than 50 bottled beers. Ten flat-screen
TVs, daily entertainment including live music and tarot-card
reading. Daily food specials.
Maxies 240 Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-1551. Upscale bar and
grill. DJs, karaoke, golf, darts. A wide variety of tavern
food served until 3:30 AM.
2169 Central Ave., Colonie, 382-8786. Gentleman’s club
with full bar, open till the wee small hours. American pub
o Gwrw 36 Main St., Chatham, 392-2337. Welsh-inspired
pub, handsomely refinished with dark-stained wood and full
of eccentric decorative touches such as broadswords, taxidermied
animals and helmets from ancient warriors. The 15 or so beers
on tap range from local to international. Live music, designated
upstairs smoking area. Pub food served until 9 or 10 PM. Cash
only (ATM inside).
Tavern 367 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 475-1111. Friendly neighborhood
tavern catering to a diverse crowd of locals and professionals.
Extensive beer selection with 30 available on tap. Patio.
Pizza and pub fare along with more upscale entrees served
until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat, 9 PM Sun.
Italian Eatery 1365 New Scotland Ave., Slingerlands, 439-6022.
Full bar at both locations of this authentic Italian restaurant.
Madden’s 1903 New Scotland Ave., Slingerlands, 475-2060.
Pub and family eatery with live music.
Brothers Restaurant & Brewery 184 Glen St. (Route
9), Glens Falls, 743-9026. Full bar including 10 beers handcrafted
on site, four guest bottled beers. Pool table, golf game,
pinball, arcade games, Megatouch. Food served until closing.
118 Quaker Road, Queensbury, 793-3389. Sports bar and
family restaurant with 30 TVs. Happy hour. Live music. Golf,
bowling, Quick Draw. American menu served until midnight.
the Street Pub 1238 Western Ave., Guilderland, 482-9432.
Sports bar and family restaurant with 10 TVs including a large-screen.
Good selection of domestic and imported beers, with 10 on
tap. Quick Draw, darts, video game. Pub food available until
1 AM Mon-Sat. Open 12-11 PM Sun.
BBQ & Restaurant 2490 Western Ave., Guilderland, 456-0940.
Full bar, menu served until 11 PM daily.
Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, 689-7777. Traditional Southern
French and Mediterranean restaurant with spacious, elegant
bar area. Live music. Serving food Sun-Mon till 9 PM, Tue-Thu
till 10 PM, Fri-Sat till 10:30 PM.
Friday’s Stuyvesant Plaza, 489-1661. Lively bar in the
middle of this now-famous chain restaurant. Food served Mon-Wed
until 12:30. Thurs-Sun until 1 PM.
Eight Billiards 9 Johnson Road, Latham, 786-8048. Full
bar and 17 pool tables. DJs. Light pub fare served until 1
River Brewing Company Latham Circle Mall, 786-MALT. Spacious
restaurant and bar offering more than 50 draft and bottled
beers from around the world. Live music, pool table, darts.
Acclaimed American menu available until 10 PM.
Moves 677 New Loudon Road, Latham, 785-7739. Adult nightclub
with more than 60 exotic dancers on staff. Music by DJs.
Bar & Grill 622 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, 785-9559.
Bar-restaurant featuring “authentic” Philly cheesesteaks (the
owner, Rocky, is from Philadelphia), as well as live music,
DJs, karaoke and darts. American menu served until 11 PM.
183 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 220-9900. “Straight-up
or on the rocks, Santino’s always comes out on top.” Live
music, DJs, karaoke. Menu served until 1 AM.
Santo Latham Farms, 786-TAPA. Elegant wine bar and restaurant
featuring tapas and small-plate cuisine. Live music. Serving
food until 11 PM Mon-Wed, midnight Thu, 1 AM Fri-Sat.
G’s 50 Oneida St., Cohoes, 238-2133. “Something’s always
happening at Big G’s.” Three dance floors, restaurant, live
music, DJs and bar games. Open Thursday through Saturday.
Cat Ale House 25 White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. Neighborhood
pub atmosphere, serving “pub food plus” until 10 PM.
Well Pub 698 N. Pearl St., Menands, 427-9355. Irish pub
with light fare and full meals available.
Bar 228 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-6345. “Fun, friendly bar”
featuring $2 bottled beer. Jukebox, darts, ring toss. Come
for free pizza on karaoke night every other Friday.
Emerald Isle 39 Broad St., Waterford, 237-2829. Authentic
Irish pub with traditional fare, as well as “pub grub.”
40 Lincoln Ave., Watervliet, 273-9892. “A five-star establishment
under the same ownership for over 40 years, with all the legal
vices which include OTB and topless girls.” Pub food. Pool,
golf game, trivia machine, darts, lotto. Karaoke nights. Food
served until closing.
Pub 2 Cohoes Road, Watervliet, 273-9646. Full bar. Italian
and American fare, daily specials, “renowned pizza.”
1028 Route 146, Clifton Park, 383-1209. Extensive beer
and wine list includes more than 40 beers by the bottle and
400 wines—50 by the glass. Vegetarian-friendly Italian food.
Cash and checks only. Bar opens daily at 4:30, closes Sun
and Mon by 9 PM, Tues by 9:30 PM, Weds and Thurs by 10 PM,
Fri and Sat by 11 PM.
Grill and Bar 18 Park Ave., Clifton Park, 383-2004. Full
bar in this restaurant featuring American fare for lunch and
Family Style Restaurant & Bar 183 Church Ave, Ballston
Spa, 884-8600, augiesrestaurant.com. Full bar in this family-style
Italian Eatery 19 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park,
348-2090. Full bar at this authentic Italian restaurant.
Tavern 17 Main St., Ballston Lake, 399-9926, carneystavern.net.
This traditional Irish pub offers a variety of beers and ales
on tap and in bottles. Full dinners and light fare available.
Vision 1917 Route 9, Clifton Park, 877-7353. There’s a
full bar in this, one of the largest gentlemen’s clubs in
upstate New York. VIP lounge, couch dances. Pub fare.
Factory Eatery & Spirits 20 Prospect St., Ballston
Spa, 885-0500. Two-level establishment with 40-foot mahogany-and-black-granite
bar, 12 large high-definition TV screens, two brick fireplaces
and a large courtyard. Live music, DJs, darts. Pub fare served
until 1 AM.
Times Lakeview Restaurant 175 Lake Road, Ballston Lake,
399-9976, goodtimesrestaurant.com. Full bar at this family
restaurant with a panoramic view of Ballston Lake and a warming
C’s Pub 46 Route 146, Halfmoon, 664-6164. Wide selection
of pub food, including pizza, wings, clubs, chili, clams,
shrimp and steaks. Pool, darts, racing. Food served until
Lights 1208 Route 146, North Country Commons, Clifton
Park, 371-0012. “The area’s premiere night club featuring
the biggest and best club shows in the region.” Live music,
pub food. Darts, pool, MegaTouch and more.
54 54 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park. 688-1548, park54restaurant.com.
An extensive wine selection, top-shelf liquor and a variety
of beers. Restaurant serves seafood, steaks, lamb and duck.
Check the Web site for special events.
Pub 1021 Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-8771, ravenswoodpub.com.
Full bar at this American fare restaurant. Serving food until
midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Pub & Bistro Country Dollar Shopping Plaza, Guideboard
Road, Halfmoon, 371-1120, 371-1694. Full bar in this neighborhood
bistro known for its seafood.
Brauhaus 200 E. High St., Ballston Spa, 885-4311, spabrauhaus.com.
A variety of light and dark German beers are available at
this German eatery’s full bar.
Friday’s 1 Southside Drive, Clifton Park, 383-7148. Full
bar at this well-known chain restaurant featuring American
fare. Bar open until midnight.
Grill Parkwood Plaza, Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-5672.
Full bar at this steak-and-seafood restaurant.
Marina & Pub 886 Route 4 South, Schuylerville, 695-6079.
A “great four-season destination.” Serving pub food and drinks.
Pool, video games. Serving food until closing (2 AM).
World Home Cooking Co. 1411 Route 212, Saugerties, (845)
246-0900, newworldhomecook ing.com. Full bar in this new-American-style
restaurant. Serving food until 11 PM Friday and Saturday.
Hotel 192 Main St., Sharon Springs, 284-2105. A restored
hotel with guest rooms available. Serving food until close
Wed-Sun. Live music.
Castle Route 5, Little Falls, (315) 823-3000. Eclectic
wine and beer selection in an historic Central New York castle.
Serving food Thu-Sat until 9 PM, Sun until 8 PM.
Hall Inn 2 Union Place (Routes 29 and 67), Johnstown,
762-3210, unionhallinnrestaurant.com. Full bar in a late-18th-century
tavern-restaurant. Serving food until close Tue-Sat.
Isidoro 3941 Route 20, Richfield Springs, (315) 858-3500.
Rustic tavern featuring local brew and Old World Italian specialties
from a wood-fired brick oven. Serving food till 9 PM weekdays,
10 PM weekends.
Hideaway 205 Snyder’s Corners Road, Wynantskill, 283-6080.
Gentlemen’s club. DJs.
Crooked Lake House 2339 Route 43, Averill Park, 674-3894,
thecrookedlakehouse.com. Historical site with beautiful lake
views and a 25-foot mahogany bar. Live music, DJ, karaoke.
“American eclectic” menu served until 9 or 10 PM.
of West Sand Lake 43 Mall, Routes 150 and 43, West Sand
Lake, 674-5938. “A great place to eat, dance, see old friends
and meet new ones.” Live music. Pool, darts, tabletop games.
Pub food served until 4 AM.
Inn 550 3rd Avenue Extension, East Greenbush, 286-3457.
Family-owned neighborhood tavern established in 1951. Live
music, DJs. Pool, darts, table-top games. Cash only.
700 East St, Rensselaer, 463-9233. Classic neighborhood
pub atmosphere. Live music, bar games.
Maple Avenue 9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-CLUB.
Huge single-malt scotch selection and martini menu, Victorian
ambiance. Live jazz Fridays and Saturdays.
Billiards 63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2503.
“Our bar is so much better than your bar.” Live music. Darts,
Phila and Putnam streets, Saratoga Springs, 583-6060.
Inside café and outside patio bar and grill. Live music. Serving
food until midnight.
at the Holiday Inn 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-8944.
Full bar. Serving food until 10 PM daily.
Restaurant and Bar 390 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-6262,
brindisis.com. 1930s New York City-themed bar with a huge
picture window overlooking Saratoga’s main street. Serving
food Mon-Sun 11:30-4 for lunch; dinner 4-10 Mon-Sun.
237 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-3333. Right across
from the track, with racing-related memorabilia crowding the
walls and an Italian-inspired menu. “One step up from casual.”
Serving food Tues-Sun 4-10.
430 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-5577. Located in the
heart of Broadway. New restaurant and bar that celebrates
the vibrant and diverse flavors of Mexico. “Made fresh from
scratch food,” fresh lime margaritas. Open 11:30 daily, serve
food until close.
Café 392 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106, circuscafe.com.
Festive, yet classic. Serving food until 10.
33 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 584-3632. Right in
the middle of Saratoga’s happening late-night scene. Serving
food Sun-Thu until 10, Fri-Sat until 3 AM.
Annie’s 12 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2455. Unpretentious
pub that inspires great loyalty among regulars, a motley assortment
of locals and Skidmore students. Full bar, pool table, pinball.
at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway Saratoga Gaming and Raceway,
Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 581-5790, saratogagaming
andraceway.com. Bar and restaurant overlooking live harness
racing. Serving food Tue-Thu until 10, Fri-Sat until 11, closed
16 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359. A popular
late-night destination. Serving food Sun-Mon until 9:30, Tue-Thu
until 10:30, Fri-Sat until 11.
Gelding Bistro & Bar 423 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
584-0957, greygelding.com Extensive wine list with emphasis
on small vineyards from around the world. Serving food Fri-Sat
until midnight and during Monday Night Football.
Inn Bar & Grill 1 Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909.
Serving food until midnight nightly.
Hotel & Restaurant 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs,
587-0108, longfellows.com. Serving food Mon-Thu until 10 PM,
Fri-Sat until 11 PM, Sun until 9.
Bryan Inn 123 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-2990,
oldebryaninn.com. Full, cozy bar, great for a cocktail or
after-dinner drink. Serving food Sun-Thu until 10, Fri-Sat
Caroline Street Bistro 1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs,
587-2026. A wine list that won the 2004-05 Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence. Serving food Mon-Thu until 9, Fri-Sat
Parting Glass 40-42 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-1916.
Irish pub. Live music, pub food.
at Saratoga National Golf Club 458 Union Ave., Saratoga
Springs, 583-4653. An extensive wine list and outdoor terrace.
Serving food until 10 PM Mon-Sat.
30 1/2 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 584-9618. Extensive
wine list in a “casual upscale” atmosphere. Serving food daily
Café 389 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 226-4437. Family-friendly
sports bar. Serving food Sun-Thu until 11, Fri-Sat until midnight.
Vodka Bar & Lounge 13 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs,
581-1316. Hip-hop bar and lounge featuring more than 175 unique
vodkas. Live music, DJ, karaoke.
Wine Bar 417 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-8777. Extensive
wine list, secluded smoking lounge to enjoy a cigar. Voted
best wine bar three years in a row. Live music. Contemporary
American cuisine served until 10 PM Tue-Sat (closed Sun-Mon).
Well Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 584-7640. A Saratoga “landmark.”
Serving light fare Tue-Sat until 10, Sun until 9.
Café 507 Saratoga Road/Route 50, Glenville, 384-7226,
bayoucafe.com. Full bar with a full line of microbrews, 32
beers on tap and at least 30 types of bottled beer. The menu
features Mexican, Southwestern, and Cajun goodies.
Pub & Grill 153 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 382-8909, olearyspubonline.com.
Serving pub food until 9 PM Sun-Thu and 11 PM Fri-Sat.
Cafe 154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277, ambitioncafe.com.
Featuring a full bar and “light fare with a gourmet flair.”
Pub & Grill 501 Smith St., Schenectady, 344-5120.
“Backstage” from Proctor’s Theatre; “stop in for a great drink,
delicious food, and warm, inviting atmposphere after the show.”
Bistro 268 State St., Schenectady, 374-3048, bangkokbistro-ny.com.
Chic ultra lounge, DJs, karaoke. Serving sushi until 2 AM.
208 Front St., Schenectady, 372-4562. Newly remodeled
corner pub. Pub food served, and a bowling machine. Cash only.
Pizzeria 1631 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, 382-1616.
A full bar with pizza, burgers, steaks and more.
O’Byrne’s 121 Wall St., Schenectady, 395-5999. “Irish
pub serving great food, pints, and smiles.” Live music, food
served until 11 PM Sun-Thu, midnight Fri-Sat.
Exchange 607 Union St., Schenectady, 374-5930. “The friendliest
pub in town,” featuring nightly dinner specials. Serving until
10 Mon-Thu, 11 Fri-Sat, and only the lounge is open on Sunday.
Lunch Bar and Grill 1925 Curry Road, Rotterdam, 355-7777,
newestlunchbarandgrill.com. “Great neighborhood bar” featuring
live entertainment, DJs and the establish-ment’s famous hot
dogs. Bar food served until 9 PM. Darts, video games.
Sky Café 402 Union St., Schenectady, 372-2590, nightskycafe.com.
“A WiFi equipped bistro with an appreciation of music and
an enjoyment of good food, good drink and good company.” Light
fare served until midnight.
Inn 300 Michigan Ave., Schenectady, 382-9468. Neighborhood
sports bar serving pub food until 11. The wings are very popular
here. Cash only.
Susan’s 38-40 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 346-6431. “All
of your Irish favorites from beer to pub food with a family-friendly
environment and adult nightlife.” Food served until 10 PM,
with live music, and bar games. Thursday night is trivia night.
Inn 1 N. Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400. Full bar and
Lane Tavern 1859 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 382-9759.
Neighborhood sports bar with “famous” deli sandwiches and
pub food. Golf and video games. Open daily until 2 AM, serving
Ten Vogue 1010 State St., Schenectady, 372-3837. A unique
lounge experience with “spirits from Transylvania.” DJ and
karaoke every night. Latino dancing on Thursdays. Darts, Mega
Touch, Quick Draw. Pub fare served until 4 AM.
Inn 517 Union St., Schenectady, 382-9264. One of the oldest
neighborhood bars in Schenectady, featuring live music, other
events, and an outdoor patio. Pool, darts. Pub food served
until midnight. Cash only.
House 680 River St., Troy, 272-9740. Voted Best Pub Fare
by Metroland. Homemade soups, burgers, and daily specials
served until midnight, with rock bands on the weekends. Dart
board. Cash only.
Brewing Company 417-19 River St., Troy, 273-beer (2337),
brownsbrewing.com. “This Troy landmark is the Capital District’s
original craft brewery and restaurant, specializing in homemade
beer infused with multi-American faire located in a carefully
restored 19th century factory on the mighty Hudson River front.”
Darts, pool table, and video games with live music Thurs-Sat.
Open mike Thurs. New Menu served until 11 PM Mon-Thu, midnight
Fri-Sat, and 9 PM Sun.
J.P. Cruise Line 278 River St., Troy, 270-1901, captainjp.home
stead.com. Seasonal music cruises, dinner yacht, private charters,
weddings and more. Serving brunch, dinner and private functions.
Baker’s 33 Second St., Troy, 266-9200, daisybaker.com.
Beautiful historic space located across the street from the
Troy Music Hall. American food served until 9 PM Mon-Thu,
10 PM Fri-Sat.
Southwest Restaurant & Bar 377 River St., Troy, 687-0737.
Full bar and Southwestern fare.
& Watson 450 Broadway, Troy, 273-8526. A full bar
with 65 bottled beers and 24 taps. Plus a wide menu and outdoor
courtyard. Parties of six or more reservations required.
WiFi Café & Lounge 122 4th St., Troy, 268-1111, troyhotspot.com.
Authentic Peruvian cuisine, hand-tossed pizzas, French-pressed
coffees, freshly squeezed juices in a laid back, inviting
atmosphere. Food served until 10 PM. Bar games include chess,
cards, and others.
Mist 285 2nd St., Troy, 266-8915, theirishmist.com. “Warm,
friendly atmosphere. Extensive wine list. Great food.” Food
served until 10 PM. Darts.
Malone’s Mexican Irish Restaurant 405 River St., Troy,
273-2196, josemalones.com. A Mexican Irish restaurant with
more than 45 100-percent Agave Tequilas. Margaritas made from
fresh-squeezed limes, never any sour mix, and a variety of
Scotches and hard-to-find beers. Winner of Metroland’s “Best
Margarita” 2007. Dinner served until 10 PM.
4th Street 46 4th St, Troy, 687-0064, p4th.com. “Rock,
rock and more rock. Canned beer and cheap women.” Pub menu
with darts and touch screens.
Hall 425 River St., Troy, 274-0553, revolutionhall.com.
“A gorgeous live-music venue featuring the best touring and
Wake Pub 403 River St., Troy, 270-wake (9253), 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 the Hudson River.
End Tavern 757 Burden Ave., Troy, 272-9661. A South Troy
mainstay since 1934, featuring a full bar and “comfort” food.
Pub 729 Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-6766. “Legendary” Troy
pub featuring live bands every Saturday night and DJ/karaoke
every Friday night. Pool, darts. Offering pub food including
pizza and wings.
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