Bar Guide Fall 2009
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 in our online edition, please contact
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Pump Station 19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, 447-9000,
evansale.com. Full bar includes a wide array of award-winning
microbrews. Food served until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat,
8 PM Sun.
42 Howard St., Albany, ballingers.com. “Bumping and jumping.”
Open 10 PM-4 AM Sat only.
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. Live music.
82 82 N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-8082, blue82albany.com.
An upscale downtown lounge with specialty martinis. Trivia.
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.
Tex-Mex 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.” Karaoke, darts, basketball,
trivia, 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 the
Place 1118 Broadway, Albany, 432-0486, cirosplace.com.
“We have go-go girls!” TV’s for the big game. A wide variety
of pub fare available. Kitchen open to 10 PM Mon-Fri and Sat
Miller 30 S. Pearl St., Albany, 694-3322. “Experience
Dale Miller and the art of dining.” Brand-new bar, outside
terrace seating. Live music. American cuisine with global
influences, served until 10 PM Mon-Sat.
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, midnight Fri-Sat.
An American Brasserie 25 Chapel St. (in the Downtown Hampton
Inn), Albany, 436-7747, dpbrasserie.com. Bar/lounge serving
American bistro food.
205 Lark St., Albany, 449-ELDA (3532), eldasonlark.com.
A chic restaurant, lounge, and bar in the heart of Center
Square. Italian specialties and gourmet pizza. Serving food
till 2 AM.
Lounge 55-57 N. Pearl St., Albany, 694-ENVY (3689), envyalbany.com.
Cocktail lounge and bottle service. Fine American dining serving
lunch and dinner Tue-Sat 10 AM to 10 PM. Friday night Latin
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, 10 on the weekends.
Box 12 Central Ave., Albany, 331-4961. With DJs on Fridays
and Albany’s original ’80s night on Saturdays, this old White
Tower hamburger stand is still going strong. DJs, live music.
at Pagliacci’s 44 S. Pearl St., Albany, 465-1001. American/continental
pub and restaurant. Live music. Menu served until 10 PM.
Street Café 180 Madison Ave., Albany, 462-3544, hill-street-café.com.
“Your friendly neighborhood bar since 1983.” Pool, darts.
Serving pub fare until 2 AM nightly.
Place 234 Washington Ave., Albany. “Your friendly neighborhood
bar.” Pool, Quickdraw, Pac-Man. Pub food served until 11 PM.
59 N. Pearl St., Albany, 432-1997, jilliansofalbany.com.
Three floors of eating, dancing, entertainment and games.
Pool tables, dart boards, video arcade and big-screen TV.
Live music, DJs. Pub food served until 10 PM Mon-Thu and 11
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. Serving lunch, dinner, and pub fare. Pool,
Sports Lounge 286 Lark St., Albany, 275-4900, legendsonlark.com.
Trivia every Wednesday. Pub fare served until 11 PM Sun-Thu
and until midnight Fri-Sat. Thu night Karaoke.
Pub 448 Madison Ave., Albany, 436-9530, lionheartalbany.com.
“Truly a beer lovers’ paradise, with 32 taps of the absolute
best of American micro-brews and quality imports to ever 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 weekends.
Madison Grille 331 Madison Ave., Albany, 434-1938. An
unpretentious neighborhood pub. Jukebox, pool, darts. Pizza
and pub fare served until at least 11 nightly.
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.
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. Light pub fare along with American, Italian and Spanish
tapas served until 4 AM.
and Hobbs 32 Dove St., Albany, 426-4900. Comfortable tavern
serving lunch, dinner entrees and pub fare. Darts. Latin Night
on Wednesday, karaoke on Thursday.
Square 388 Broadway, Albany, 465-0444, redsquarealbany.com.
“Great live music, local art and good quality beer.” Live
77 Central Ave., Albany, 472-3588, rocks77.com. “Albany’s
premier gay bar.” Daily happy hour specials 2-8 PM. Karaoke,
1 S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647, thedublinunderground.com.
The reinvented Savannah’s (soon to be Dublin Underground)
has live music Wed-Sat, with hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s Fri-Sat.
“Downtown Albany’s best-kept secret.” Serving a wide variety
of lunch and dinner entrees daily; pub food served until 11:45
Pit Bar & Grille 138 Washington Ave., Albany. A friendly
neighborhood bar. Darts, pool. Pub fare served until midnight
daily, wings special Thursday nights, football specials on
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, lark tavern.com.
“Good friends, good food and good music—an interesting establishment
with character throughout.” Live music, DJs, comedy, poetry
and burlesque. 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, bikini barmaids, jukebox, pool, darts. Serving daily
lunch and dinner entrees along with Pub fare until close.
Café 10 Sheridan Ave., Albany, 463-9113, thevictorycafe.com.
Downtown Albany café serving lunch and dinner specials with
a wide variety of menu items served until 9 PM Mon, 10 PM
Tue-Thu, 11 PM Fri, 10 PM Sat. Closed Sunday.
76 Central Ave., Albany, 465-9079. “Albany’s premier gay
pub and dance club.” New York City-style dance floor with
state-of-the-art sound and lighting. A smoking patio off the
dance floor. Table and booth seating, a bunch of televisions
and projection TV, and online jukebox. Live music, DJs, karaoke.
Pool, video games, darts.
Wine Bar and Bistro 200 Lark St., Albany, 463-2881, winebaronlark.com.
Award-winning, full-service, cozy wine bar with a great bistro
menu and more than 250 wines from around the world, including
over 50 by the glass. Food served until 10 PM Sun-Thu, 12
AM Fri-Sat. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2009.
Biergarten 895 Broadway, Albany, 427-2461, wolffsbiergarten.com.
An authentic German beer garden specializing in bier, wurst
and soccer. Food until midnight. Ping pong and darts. Cash
Casey Finn’s Pub & Grill 507 Yates St., Albany, 459-4263.
Completely remodeled; serving a wide variety of lunch specials
daily with an outdoor patio. Megatouch and darts. Light Pub
fare available until 7 PM.
297 Ontario St., Albany. 221-3081. This legendary live
music spot is back on the map. Live music, DJs, everything
from hip-hop to hardcore.
Room 170 Delaware Ave., Albany, 257-7300. Old-school sports
bar/restaurant. Live music, pool, foosball, darts, table-top
games. “Yings and Wings” special Wed along with College specials.
Trivia Thu. 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 Spectator and Sante
award-winning wine bar and bistro with fine dining. Continental
lunch and dinner menu served until 11 PM Mon-Thu, 11:30 PM
Fri-Sat with dinner only on Sat (closed Sunday).
Bar & Grill 275 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 453-3299,
graneysbarandgrill.com. Irish sports bar with full satellite
package, plenty of parking in rear. Live music, karaoke. Video
games, darts. Wi-Fi. Pub food served until 4 AM.
Tap and Tea Room 289 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 435-0202.
Handsomely designed restaurant and bar with impressive wine
list. Serving continental menu, including tapas, until 10
PM Tue-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat (closed Sun and Mon).
World Bistro Bar 300 Delaware Ave., Albany, 694-0520,
newworldbistrobar.com. A neighborhood bistro near the Spectrum
Theatre, featuring Ric Orlando’s “global comfort food,” with
full bar, “very cool” cocktails and an extensive wine and
beer list. Global bistro cuisine served until 11 PM Tue-Thu,
midnight Fri-Sat, 10 PM Sun and Mon.
at the Garden Grill 276 Second Ave., Albany, 451-0495.
“A comfortable, friendly traditional Irish neighborhood tavern
offering great food, drink and an eclectic mix of the best
in live music.” Live music. Open for lunch Mon-Fri; food served
until 10 PM Wed-Sat. Kitchen also open during football on
Tavern 68 N. Manning Blvd., Albany, 482-5677, orchardtavern.com.
“Wonderful family atmosphere.” Patio. Quick Draw, sports trivia,
live music in the summer.
M. Barley’s 198 Quail St., Albany, 436-7740. “Where good
people gather.” Full bar with more than 60 varieties of bottled
beer. Patio, fireplace. Pool, darts. Serving “upscale pub
fare” daily until midnight. Triva on Tue.
11 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 434-8186. Jazzy, upscale-casual
nightspot with weekly bar specials, creative bar staff, and
entertainment. Live music. Eclectic menu served until close.
Pub 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 midnight.
Room Sports Grill 62 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 396-3800.
Sports grill located at the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical
Center. Extensive menu of pub fare available. Team Trivia
Wednesday. Serving until 11 PM Mon-Thu, midnight Fri-Sat,
10 PM Sun.
Park Place 560 Madison Ave., Albany, 432-3221. Formerly
Ralph’s on the Park, “where old friends gather.” Six Large
HD TVs for sporting events, NFL Ticket, live music, DJs. Wings,
burgers and more served until 10 PM on weekdays, 12 AM on
Klutz 849 Madison Ave., Albany, 459-8099. Pool, darts,
video games. Daily happy-hour specials, 12 beers on tap. Serving
pizza and pub fare until 4 AM.
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.
Tavern 250 Western Ave., Albany, 427-0091, washingtontavern.net.
Newly remodeled Albany staple with a business atmosphere by
day and a college atmosphere by night. Serving lunch and dinner,
with daily happy hour, private parties, golf game, darts.
Traditional Irish pub fare served until 1 AM. Sunday NFL Ticket.
Karaoke Wednesday, trivia Monday.
Tavern 95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333. beffs.com. Relaxed
neighborhood Irish-themed tavern catering to a professional
and casual clientele. Diverse beer selection; 18 brews on
tap. Live music, outdoor patio, banquet space for up to 60
available. Extensive Pub fare and pizza along with a wide
variety of affordable menu items for lunch and dinner served
until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat, 9 PM Sun.
Club of Albany 32 Cherry St., Albany, 265-6102, timesunion.com/com
munities/gaca/. An original German biergarten community center
in the Capital Region. Live music and Authentic German food
served during advertised events, like Oktoberfest. Cash only.
Cue 1048 Central Ave., Albany, 459-9442. Enjoy 20 of the
area’s best pool tables, seven large-screen TVs, music, Mega
Touch, quick draw, and darts, along with a new bar serving
beer, wine. Pizza, wings, burgers, sandwiches and desserts
served until 1 AM.
15 Watervliet Ave., Albany, 438-0069. “Great food, low
prices, unforgettable moments.” Live music, DJs, darts, pool
table, jukebox, Quick Draw, Megatouch. Italian-American pub
fare served all day. Food served until 3 AM.
Grill 1044 Central Ave., Albany, 454-0870. “Friendly neighborhood
bar with great food and drink prices—not just for old-timers
any more!” Pool, darts, Megatouch, Quick Draw. Serving lunch,
dinner, and American pub food till closing.
Uptown Sports Tavern 15 Colvin Ave., Albany, 453-1566
lynnsuptowntavern.com. 18 HD satellite TVs and an 8-foot screen.
Popular wings and a wide variety of over 15 different appetizers
and additional pub fare served nightly. Tuesday trivia. Quick
Draw, Megatouch, darts, black jack bowling. NFL Ticket on
Upscale Sports Bar 1186 Western Ave., Albany, 935-2661,
maggiessportsbaralbany.com. Watch sports on 18 HD TVs. Banquet
space for 100 available. Karaoke on weekends. Serving upscale
pub fare and lunch and dinner specials daily.
Grille 27 Fuller Road, Albany, 489-3170, fullerroadhouse
grille.com. Full bar with lots of drink specials. Featuring
a 98-foot-long bar and serving “outstanding” burgers, wings,
pasta and other pub food. Live local entertainment. Darts,
pool table, 10-foot video screen for wii. Open daily from
II 109 Everett Road, Albany, 435-1197, shamrockii.com.
Friendly local tavern with live music, karaoke, 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.
Darts, video games, karaoke every Friday night. Outdoor patio,
NFL Ticket. Pub fare served until midnight or so (10 PM on
Tavern 112 Maple Ave., Voorheesville, 765-4163. Neighborhood
tavern and family restaurant in a famous landmark. Jukebox.
Serving pizza and pub fare till 10:00 PM on Sun and Tue-Thu,
11 PM Fri-Sat. Closed Monday. Cash and checks only; ATM on
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. Restaurant menu available in the bar until 10 PM.
Steak and Ale 35 S. Main St., Great Barrington, Mass.,
(413) 528-5959. Live music, DJs, pool table. Serving dinner
(steaks, sea food, pasta, etc.) and pub menus until 9 PM Sun-Wed,
9:30 PM Thu-Sat.
40 West St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-9463, brixwinebar.com.
Full-fledged French-bistro-style restaurant with more than
150 wines, including 20-plus by the glass. Full bar, wine
flights, bottled beers. Serving food until 10 PM Sun, Tue-Thu;
10:30 PM Fri-Sat (closed Monday).
Away Lodge 1342 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
good times. Serving dinner till 9 PM Wed-Sun.
71 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2700, fireflylenox.com.
An eclectic crowd frequents this establishment, decorated
in wood and warm colors with a beautiful mahogany bar. Live
music Thu-Fri. Restaurant menu features creative American
cuisine with Asian and Spanish accents; this and the comfort
plates are served in the bar until 9 PM; 10 PM Thu-Sat.
Lion’s Den 30 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-5545.
Venerable Berkshire watering hole downstairs in the historic
Red Lion Inn. Publike atmosphere with live music nightly.
American pub-style menu served Sun-Thu until 10 PM, Fri-Sat
until 11 PM.
Pub 26 Bank Row, Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 499-1994. Warm,
casual pub with lots of exposed brick and archways attracts
a mix of young and old, families and singles, locals and tourists.
American fare served until 11:30 PM Sun-Thu, 12:30 AM Fri-Sat.
Brew Works 34 Depot St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 997-3506,
pittsfieldbrewworks.com. Central Berkshire County’s only brew
pub, with 10 artisan beers on tap. Live music. Trivia, pool,
darts, chess, checkers, cards. Pub fare served until 11:30
PM (9 PM Sunday).
Café 1118 Central Ave., Colonie, 489-2990, appletiniscafe.com.
“Fun, friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome.” Live
music Thu-Sat. Steaks, seafood, pasta, pizza and pub fare;
full menu served until 10:30 PM daily, late-night menu until
480 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448, barnsiderrestaurant.com.
The menu, specializing in steaks and seafood, is available
until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 10:30 PM Fri-Sat, 9 PM Sun.
Street 2209 Central Ave., Colonie, 382-1110. Full bar,
DJs, karaoke, trivia. Serving American dinner and pub menu
till midnight Sun-Wed, 2 AM Thu-Sat.
on the Avenue 1610 Central Ave., Colonie, 452-7856, christinasontheavenue.com.
“Where people meet and friends stay.” Live music, trivia,
karaoke, NFL Ticket, 7 HD TVs. . Outdoor deck. Serving varied
pub menu including Italian-American fare until midnight Sun-Thu,
2 AM Fri-Sat.
1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440. One of the area’s
best-known and longest-running gentlemen’s clubs. DJs, pub
fare and dinner menu.
Chop House 112 Wolf Road, Colonie, 453-2369. Steakhouse
and pub with full dinner menu and bar menu. Full bar with
12 beers on tap and a growing list of high-end Scotches. Patio,
pool table, seven flat-screen TVs. NFL Ticket Live Music Wed
and Thu. Dinner menu served till 10 PM; pub menu till 11 PM
2197 Central Ave., Colonie, 370-5667. Neighborhood bar,
bikers welcome, “something happening every night.”
Maxies 240 Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-1551. Upscale bar and
grill. DJs, karaoke, golf, darts, NFL Ticket and Direct TV
Sports Package. Wifi coming soon. A wide variety of tavern
food served till 3:30 AM daily.
1814 Central Ave., 464-1200, otoolesrestaurants.com. Sports
bar and family restaurant with 30-plus HD TVs, NFL Ticket,
Soundogs. Happy hour. Live music. Golf, Quick Draw. American
menu served until midnight.
2169 Central Ave., Colonie, 382-8786, shenanigans-ny.com.
Albany’s hottest adult entertainment club. Redesigned bar
and full service kitchen serving lunch, dinner and late night
till 4 AM.
1 Church St., Chatham, 392-6663. Mexican restaurant with
full bar and specialty margaritas and other Mexican drinks.
Live music. Outdoor Patio. Menu served until 9 PM Sun-Thu;
9:30 PM Fri-Sat.
Upstairs Bar 521 Warren St., Hudson, 828-8787, jasonsupstairsbar.com.
Eclectic music club with rock, folk, soul and DJ/dance events
five nights a week.
Radio 537 Warren St., Hudson, 828-7770, mexrad.com. Sister
to popular Manhattan restaurant features a full bar with specialty
margaritas. Serving casual upscale Mexican menu till 11 PM
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. Fifteen or so beers
on tap. Five varieties of absinthe with antique absinthe drip,
just like you remember from the 1880s. Live music, designated
upstairs smoking area. Pub food served until 9 or 10 PM. Cash
only (ATM inside).
Dot Restaurant & Bar 321 Warren St., Hudson, 828-3657.
Eclectic restaurant and bar known for its eclectic crowd,
burgers and Belgian frites, specialty martinis and
Speckled Hen and Guinness Stout served in European pints.
Outdoor garden. Tavern-style menu served until 10 PM Wed-Sun.
Spotty Dog Books & Ale 440 Warren St., Hudson, 671-6006.
Book and art-supply store and lounge/café in the historic
former home of the C.H. Evans Hook & Ladder. Featuring
eight artisan beers on tap (some from the C.H. Evans brewery
in Albany), as well as wine, coffee and tea, soda and juice.
Free Wi-Fi; free movies Thursday night. Open until 6-ish Sun-Wed,
8:30 Thu, 9-ish Fri-Sat.
Kitchenbar 340 Warren St., Hudson, 822-8938. Neighborhood
brasserie with a 22-foot bar from reclaimed timber. Full bar
featuring 10 to 12 wines by the glass, signature cocktails,
and the restaurant’s own label Belgian-style beer. The menu,
featuring seasonal new American cuisine, is served until 10
PM Sun-Mon and Thu; 11 PM Fri-Sat. Closed Tue-Wed.
& Bistro 744 Warren St., Hudson, 828-0555, wunderbarandbistro.com.
“Comfort food at comfortable prices.” Full bar with local
microbrews. American and Austrian dinner menu served until
10 PM Mon-Sat. Serving lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 AM-2 PM. Closed
Italian Eatery 1365 New Scotland Ave., Slingerlands, 439-6022,
eatdrinkbellinis.com. Full bar at both locations of this authentic
Italian restaurant. Dinner and bar menus served until 10 PM
Mon-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat, 9 PM Sun. Daily wine specials.
Bethlehem Court, Delmar, 439-2224. Bowling center with sports
bar. Pool table, darts, Quick Draw, OTB E-Z Bet. Pub food
served until midnight.
Brothers Restaurant & Brewery 184 Glen St. (Route
9), Glens Falls, 743-9026. Full bar including 10 beers handcrafted
on site, eight guest bottled beers. Pool table, golf game,
pinball, arcade games, Megatouch. Food served until closing.
118 Quaker Road, Queensbury, 793-3389, otoolesrestaurants.com.
Sports bar and family restaurant with 30-plus HD TVs, NFL
Ticket, Soundogs. Happy hour. Live music. Golf, Quick Draw.
American menu served until midnight. Half Price Lunch Mon-Fri
the Street Pub 1238 Western Ave., Guilderland, 482-9432.
Sports bar and family restaurant with 15 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 noon-11 PM Sun for football.
BBQ & Restaurant 2490 Western Ave., Guilderland, 456-0940,
chicosbbq.com. Full bar, BBQ menu and pub fare served until
10 PM daily. Nightly specials, karaoke on Fri. 4 HD Plasma
TV’s, NFL Ticket. Half-priced appetizers during the Monday
night games with beverage purchase.
Stuyvesant Plaza, 689-7777. Traditional Southern French
and Mediterranean restaurant with spacious, elegant bar area.
Live music, cabaret. Serving food Sun till 8:30 PM, Mon till
9 PM, Tue-Thu till 10 PM, Fri-Sat till 10:30 PM.
Friday’s Stuyvesant Plaza, 489-1661, fridays.com. Lively
bar in the middle of this now-famous chain restaurant. Food
served daily until 12:30 AM. Happy-hour specials, free wings
during NFL games with beverage purchase.
Eight Billiards 9 Johnson Road, Latham, 786-8048. Full
bar and many pool tables. DJs, karaoke. Light pub fare served
until 1 AM.
by Carmine Latham Farms, 786-8272. Elegant wine bar with
extensive wine list and full bar. Serving small plates and
entrees with an Italian/Mediterranean theme. Serving food
until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat. Closed Sunday.
Bar & Grill 622 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, 785-9559,
thephillysteaks.com. Bar-restaurant featuring “authentic”
Philly cheese-steaks as well as live music, DJs, karaoke and
darts, with 26 HD TVs and NFL Ticket. American menu served
until 11 PM.
Sports Bar & Nightclub 821 New Loudon Road, Latham,
786-9238, ziggysgonewild.com. “Excitement personified until
4 AM.” Live music, DJs, karaoke, pool tables, dart boards,
nine HD TVs. NFL Ticket. Food served until midnight.
Penguin Tavern 39 Broad St., Waterford, 237-2829. Old
world-style European pub serving lunch dinner daily. Live
Music Fri, Open Mic Wed. Closed Mondays.
Cat Ale House 25 White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. Family Style
Restaurant featuring Bovarian menu on Mon, Polish Menu on
Tue, Italian menu on Wed. $4.99 Daily lunches Mon-Fri. Sun-Mon
$5.99 Steamers. Full menu available daily Kitchen open until
Bar 228 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-6345. “Fun, friendly bar”with
jukebox, darts, and karaoke every Friday, DJs Thu, Sat. Daily
drink specials. Ladies Night half-priced drinks Thursday.
40 Lincoln Ave., Watervliet, 273-9892. “A five-star establishment
under the same ownership for over 40 years, with all the legal
vices, including OTB and topless girls.” Pub fare. Pool, recently
legalized moxie mania game, darts, lotto, and NFL Ticket.
Karaoke nights. Food served until Midnight.
Place 325 Broadway, Menands, 427-8750. “Great food and
drink in a friendly atmosphere.” Pizza, wings, paninis and
salads served until close.
Pub and Grill 201 Columbia St., Cohoes, 237-4011. Domestic
and imported beer featuring American IPAs. OTB EZ Bet and
Quick Draw. Karaoke, live music. Full menu served daily until
Pub 2 Cohoes Road, Watervliet, 273-9646, purple-pub.com.
Full bar. Italian and American fare, daily specials, and “renowned
Rusty Anchor Hudson Shores Park, Watervliet, 273-2920.
Seasonal floating barge restaurant. Live music, DJs. Trivia,
Quick Draw. American/seafood menu served until 10 PM.
1028 Route 146, Clifton Park, 383-1209, antipastos.com.
Extensive beer and wine list includes more than 40 beers by
the bottle and 400 wines—50 by the glass. Vegetarian-friendly
Italian food until 8:30 PM Sun-Mon, 9 PM Tue, 10 PM Wed-Sat.
Cash and checks only.
Family Style Restaurant & Bar 183 Church Ave., Ballston
Spa, 884-8600, augiesrestaurant.com. Full bar with New York
City family-style Italian dining “where every dish serves
two or more.”
Clifton Country Rd, Clifton Park, 348-2090. eatdrinkbellinis.com.
Full bar at both locations of this authentic Italian restaurant
with daily wine specials. Dinner and bar menus served until
10 PM Mon-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat, 9 PM Sun.
Tavern Parade Ground Village, 4 Hemphill Place, Malta,
899-4300, myfavoritetaverns.com. Locally owned tavern “where
friends, coworkers and families gather for fun.” Outdoor patio,
fireplace, flatscreen TVs, wireless Internet. Live music,
trivia nights. Full bar, full late-night pub menu.
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 Gentlemen’s Club 1915 Route 9, Clifton Park, 877-7353,
doublevisionny.com. Minutes off Northway Exit 10, one of the
largest gentlemen’s clubs in Upstate New York. Full bar, kitchen
with pub fare, VIP lounge, couch dances, bachelor parties.
Factory Eatery & Spirits 20 Prospect St., Ballston
Spa, 885-0500, thefactoryeatery.com. Two-level establishment
with 40-foot mahogany-and-black-granite bar, 12 large high-definition
TVs, two brick fireplaces, and a large courtyard. Live music,
DJs. Regular menu until 9 PM, late night menu until 11 PM.
Times Lakeview Restaurant 175 Lake Road, Ballston Lake,
399-9976, goodtimesrestaurant.com. Family owned for three
generations, this restaurant offers indoor and outdoor panoramic
view dining and a full bar. Dinner menu available day and
night. Closed Tuesdays.
Mill on Round Lake 2121 Route 9, Round Lake, 899-LAKE,
myfavoritetaverns.com. Locally owned tavern with cozy fireplaces,
pool table, welcoming atmosphere. New outdoor bar, patio and
bocce ball court. DJ, karaoke, live music, flatscreen TV.
Full bar, full late-night pub menu.
C’s Pub 46 Route 146, Halfmoon, Mechanicville, NY 378-1937.
Bikini bartenders every day 11 AM-4 AM. Booking for indoor/outdoor
parties with your bartender of choice. Food and drink specials
daily; a wide selection of pub food, including pizza, burgers,
wings, clubs, clams, and steaks served until 4 AM daily. Featuring
live jukebox, lottery games, pool, darts and live music on
Lights 1208 Route 146, North Country Commons, Clifton
Park, 371-0012, northernlightslive.com. “The area’s premiere
nightclub featuring the biggest and best club shows in the
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. Open daily.
Nail Grill & Tavern 1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-9875,
myfavoritetaverns.com. Locally owned neighborhood tavern with
flatscreen TVs and wireless Internet. DJ, karaoke, live music,
trivia nights. Full bar; chicken wings are a favorite on the
full late-night pub menu.
Pub & Bistro 215 Guideboard Road, Halfmoon, 371-1120.
Fullbar in the new Salty’s Pub and Bistro, a casual neighborhood
seafood eatery. Featuring ultra-fresh seafood, bistro comfort
foods and a 50-foot oyster bar with 22 beers on draft.
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. Dinner served daily, specializing
in German dishes along with steaks, seafood and chops. Closed
1698 Route 9, St. John’s Plaza, Clifton Park, 383-8828.
“The hottest tail in town!” Live music, DJs, karaoke, trivia.
Bar menu served until 11 PM.
Friday’s 1 Southside Drive, Clifton Park, 383-7148. Full
bar at this well-known chain restaurant featuring American
fare. Bar open until midnight, 1 AM on weekends. Late night
happy hour available daily 9 PM to close.
Shot Billiards 1602 Route 9, Clifton Park, 383-8771. Fourteen
pool tables, three foosball tables, darts, live music Saturday
night, DJs, karaoke. Pub food, daily specials.
Grill Parkwood Plaza, Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-5672.
Full bar at this steak-and-seafood restaurant. 7 high definition
TVs with NFL Sunday Ticket. Over 70 bottles of wine, 10 draft
beers and 26 types of bottled beer.
Indian Restaurant 54 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park.
688-1548, zaikany.com. Specializing in Northern Indian cuisine.
Deck overlooks pond. Featuring a full bar with food available
until 10 PM. Live music on the deck Wed-Sat from May to September.
World Home Cooking Co. 1411 Route 212, Saugerties, (845)
246-0900, newworldhome cooking.com. Full bar in this New American-style
restaurant. Fish, barbecue and vegetarian specialties featuring
many organic and local ingredients. Open seven days, serving
till 10 PM weekdays, 11 PM Fri-Sat.
Hotel 192 Main St., Sharon Springs, 284-2105. A restored
hotel with guest rooms available. Serving food until close
Thu-Sun. Live music.
Castle Route 5, Little Falls, (315) 823-3000. Eclectic
wine and beer selection in an historic Central New York castle.
Serving Fri-Sat until 9 PM; After May 1, serving food Thu-Sat
until 9 PM, Sun until 8 PM.
Hall Inn 2 Union Place, routes 29 and 67, Johnstown, 762-3210,
unionhallinn restaurant.com. Full bar in a late-18th century
tavern and restaurant. Serving food until close Tue-Sat.
Hideaway 205 Snyder’s Corners Road, Wynantskill, 283-6080.
capitalhideaway.com. Gentlemen’s club. Bachelor parties. Adult
boutique. Closed Sunday.
The 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. Serving until close Wed-Sun; after
Memorial Day, serving until 9 weekdays, 10 PM Fri-Sat.
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.
Paddock 166 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 465-9266.
A friendly neighborhood bar with great food and fun. Serving
Italian food, pizza and wings until 10 PM. Shuffle board,
darts. Cash only.
Inn 550 3rd Ave. Ext., East Greenbush, 286-3457. Family-owned
neighborhood tavern established in 1951. Pool, darts, table-top
games. Cash only, ATM available.
Maple Avenue Jazz Club 9 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs,
583-CLUB. Jazz club with Victorian ambiance, accenting single
malt Scotches, single-barrel bourbons and martinis. Live music
Phila and Putnam streets, Saratoga Springs, 583-6060.
Inside café and outside patio bar and grill. Live music. Serving
food until midnight.
Lounge at the Holiday Inn 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs,
584-4550. Full bar. Serving food until 11 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
daily until 10 PM.
430 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-5577. Located in the
heart of Broadway. Restaurant and bar that celebrates the
vibrant and diverse flavors of Mexico. “Made fresh from scratch
food.” Fresh lime margaritas. Open 11:30 AM daily, serving
food until close.
Ristorante 18 Division St., Saratoga Springs, 580-0025.
Serving Italian dishes Mon-Thu until 9:30 PM, Fri-Sat until
10:30 PM, and Sun until 9 PM.
Café 92 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106, circuscafe.com.
Festive, yet classic. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7 PM. Serving food
until 10 PM.
33 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 584-3632. Right in
the middle of Saratoga’s happening late-night scene. Serving
food Sun-Thu until 11 PM, Fri-Sat until 4 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.
Bistro 541 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 581-2401. Italian
specialties. Serving Mon-Thu until 9:30 PM; Fri-Sat until
10:30 PM; Sun until 9 PM.
at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway Saratoga Gaming and Raceway,
Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 581-5790, saratoga gamingandraceway.com.
Bar and restaurant overlooking live harness racing. Serving
Tue-Sat until 10 PM, Sun until 4 PM; flat track season serving
food Tue-Thu until 10 PM, Fri-Sat until 11 PM, closed Sun-Mon.
16 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359. A popular
late-night destination. Serving food Sun-Mon until 9:30 PM,
Tue-Thu until 10:30 PM, Fri-Sat until 11 PM.
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 Tue-Sat
Inn Bar & Grill 1 Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909.
Serving food until close 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 PM.
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 PM, Fri-Sat
until 11 PM.
Caroline Street Bistro 1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs,
587-2026. Featuring a wine list that won the 2004-05 Wine
Spectator Award of Excellence. Serving food Mon-Thu until
9 PM, Fri-Sat until 10 PM.
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 Tue-Sat
Café 389 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 226-4437. Family
friendly sports bar. Serving food Mon-Thu until 11 PM, Fri-Sat
until midnight, Sun until 10 PM.
13 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 581-1316. Bar and lounge
featuring more than 175 unique vodkas. Live music, DJ, karaoke.
Night Club 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, 581-5772,
vapornightclub.com. Stylish dance club with a “modern, casually
chic atmosphere.” Plush VIP lounges; preordered hot and cold
hors d’oeuvres available with lounge reservation only. Live
music, DJs, 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 PM, Sun until 9 PM. Live
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. Bar games.
Pub & Grill 153 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 382-8909, olearysinscotia.com.
Serving pub food until 10 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 Proctors Theatre; “stop in for a great drink,
delicious food, and warm, inviting atmosphere after the show.”
Bistro 268 State St., Schenectady, 374-3048, bangkokbistrony.com.
Chic ultra lounge, DJs, karaoke. Serving Sun-Tue till 10 PM,
Wed-Sat 3 AM.
208 Front St., Schenectady, 372-4562. Newly remodeled
corner pub. Pub food served, and a bowling machine. Cash only.
Blythwood 50 N. Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9755. Gay-friendly
bar for 60 years. DJ and bar games, including a pool table.
Burrito Bar 447 State St., Schenectady, 374-3548, bombersburritobar.com.
Popular Downtown Schenectady hangout specializing in specialty
margaritas, premium tequilas and lots and lots of beer. Karaoke,
trivia. Tex-Mex served till midnight Mon-Sat, 11 PM Sun.
Squire Restaurant 1018 Keyes Ave., Schenectady, 377-8473.
An original neighborhood tavern. Quick Draw. Serving American
and pub fare until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat, 9 PM Sun.
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 9 PM Sun, 11 PM Mon-Wed, midnight Thu-Sat.
Exchange 607 Union St., Schenectady, 374-5930. “The friendliest
pub in town,” featuring nightly dinner specials. Serving food
until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat. Only the lounge is open
Inn 300 Michigan Ave., Schenectady, 382-9468. Neighborhood
sports bar serving pub food. The wings are very popular. Cash
Parker Inn 434 State St., Schenectady, 688-1001. Cocktail
lounge of an upscale boutique hotel located next to Proctors.
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.” Live music and bar games;
Thursday is trivia night. Food served until 10 PM.
Loren’s Dolce Vita Ristorante 2035 State St., Schenectady,
357-3324. Only dance floor with live music in Schenectady
focused on the Baby Boomer generation and ‘70s disco music.
Live music, with food served until 10 PM.
Inn 1 N. Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400. Full bar and
restaurant. Live jazz 7-10 PM Thu-Fri. Food served until 10
Lane Tavern 1859 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 382-9759.
Neighborhood sports bar with “famous” deli sandwiches and
pub. Golf and video games. Kitchen open until 9 PM Wed-Sat.
Ten Vogue 1010 State St., Schenectady, 280-0976. A unique
lounge experience with “spirits from Transylvania,” with a
DJ and karaoke every night and Latino night on Thursdays,
plus darts, Mega Touch, Quick Draw. Pub fare served until
4 AM. Cash only.
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 and light
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 Sat and Sun. Dart
board. Cash only.
Wood Fired 33 2nd St., Troy, 687-0345. Specialty pizzas
and pasta with beer and wine in cozy atmosphere. Serving 10
PM Tue-Thu, midnight Fri-Sat, 10 PM Sun.
Brewing Company 417-19 River St., Troy, 273-BEER (2337),
brownsbrewing.com. “The Capital District’s original craft
brewery and restaurant, specializing in handcrafted ales and
lagers infused with multi-American fare located in a carefully-restored
19th century factory on the mighty Hudson riverfront.” Outside
deck dining and beer garden, live music every Sat and Trivia
Wed nights. Open mic Thu. New menu served until 11 PM Mon-Thu,
midnight Fri-Sat, 10 PM Sun.
J.P. Cruise Line 278 River St., Troy, 270-1901, captain
jp.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, daisybakers.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. Live music every Saturday.
& Watson 450 Broadway, Troy, 273-8526. A full bar
with 24 taps, plus a wide menu and an outdoor courtyard.
Mist 285 2nd St., Troy, 266-8915, theirish mist.com. “Warm,
friendly atmosphere. Extensive wine list. Great food.” Food
served until 10 PM. Darts.
Bar 664 2nd Ave., Troy, 237-4846. Neighborhood sports
tavern. Live music, DJs, and bar games including pool, darts,
Megatouch. Cash only.
Malone’s Mexican Irish Restaurant 405 River St., Troy,
273-2196, josemalones.com. Jose Malone’s Mexican Irish Restaurant
serves innovative Mexican and standard Irish-American fare,
with more than 50 100-percent Blue Agave tequilas. The winner
of “Best Margarita” from both Metroland and Hudson
Valley Magazine. Live music. Food served until 9 on weeknights,
and 10 weekends.
4th Street 46 4th St, Troy, 687-0064. “Rock, rock and
more rock. Canned beer and cheap women.” Darts and touch screens.
Room Sports Grill 235 Hoosick St., Troy, 272-1702. New
Sports grill located at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy. Extensive
menu of pub fare available. Team trivia Wednesday. 11 AM-10PM
Sun, 11 AM-11PM Mon-Thu, 11 AM-12AM Fri-Sat.
Hall 425 River St., Troy, 274-0553, revolutionhall.com.
“A gorgeous live-music venue featuring the best touring and
regional artists.” Live music and DJs.
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.
Metroland’s Best Bar 2008. Full bar. Large outdoor
deck overlooking the Hudson River. Closed Sun.
End Tavern 757 Burden Ave., Troy, 272-9661. A South Troy
mainstay since 1934, featuring a full bar and “comfort” food.
Ed’s Natural Pub & Restaurant 630 2nd Ave., Troy,
237-2717. “A great place to be!” Live music, Karaoke every
Wednesday, and food served until 9 PM Mon-Thu, and 10 PM Fri-Sat.
Bar games, Quick Draw.
Valenti’s 729 Pawling Ave., Troy, 326-9500. “Legendary”
Troy pub featuring live bands every Sat night and DJ/karaoke
every Thu and Fri night. Pool, darts. Offering pub food including
pizza and wings.
Premium Cigar Shoppe 1537 Central Ave., Colonie, 690-2222;
528 North Greenbush Road (Route 4), North Greenbush, 238-3781.
No alcohol served, but you can smoke a cigar and relax in
the lounge with a fireplace and flat-screen TV.
Moves 677 New Loudon Road, Latham, 785-7739, nitemovesny.com.
Nonalcoholic adult nightclub with more than 60 exotic dancers
on staff. Music by DJs. Private rooms.
a Great Cigar Shop 426 State St., Schenectady, 346-4052.
No alcohol is served, but you are welcome to come and enjoy
a cigar in the lounge. A fireplace and flat-screen TVs. Watch
for new Erie Boulevard location.
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