Bar Guide Fall 2010
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
Stephen Leon at email@example.com.
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.
79 N. Pearl St., Albany, 462-9033, bayoucafe.com. Pearl Street’s
premier live music venue, with 32 beers on tap. The menu features
Cajun, Southwestern and American goodies until 2 AM on weekends
and 10 PM during the week. Live music.
82 N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-8082, blue82albany.com. An upscale
downtown lounge with specialty martinis. Trivia. Live music.
Bombers 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,
Nintendo. Tex-Mex served until 1 AM.
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.
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 wee hours.
1118 Broadway, Albany, 432-0486, cirosplace.com. “We have
go-go girls!” TVs for the big game. A wide variety of pub
fare available. Kitchen open to 10 PM Mon-Fri and Sat to midnight.
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.
DeJohn’s 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,
DP 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
55-57 N. Pearl St., Albany, 694-ENVY (3689), envyalbany.com.
Cocktail lounge and bottle service. Fine American dining serving
lunch and dinner Tue-Thu until 9 PM, Fri and Sat until 10
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.
12 Central Ave., Albany. Find us on Facebook! 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. Thursday swing nights.
Hideaway at Pagliacci’s
44 S. Pearl St., Albany, 465-1001. American/continental pub
and restaurant. Live rooftop music. Menu served until 10 PM.
Hill 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.
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 PM Fri-Sat.
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.
Kelsey’s Irish Pub
State and Lodge streets (in the Crowne Plaza Hotel), 462-6611.
Serving lunch, dinner, and pub fare until 10 PM. Pool, golf,
Legends Sports Lounge
286 Lark St., Albany, 275-4900, legendsonlark.com. Trivia
every Wednesday. Pub fare served until 11 PM Sun-Thu and until
448 Madison Ave., Albany, 436-9530, lionheartpub.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.
353 State St., 463-2100. Elegant, upscale dining room and
bar featuring progressive American cuisine. Serving until
9:30 PM Mon-Thu, 10 PM Fri-Sat.
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.
New Madison Grille
331 Madison Ave., Albany, 434-1938. An unpretentious neighborhood
pub. Jukebox, pool, darts. Pizza and pub fare served until
at least 10 nightly.
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.
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.
Pearl Street Pub and Dirty Martini Lounge
1 Steuben Place, Albany, 693-4100. “Albany’s newest place
to be for great food, great music and great times.” Happy
hour M-F, 11-7. Live music, DJs, karaoke, pub food served
388 Broadway, Albany, 465-0444, redsquarealbany.com. “Great
live music, local art and good quality beer.” Live music,
77 Central Ave., Albany, 472-3588, rocks77.com. “Albany’s
largest 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 9PM
on Mon and Tue, 11PM Wed-Sat. Closed Sun.
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 9 PM.
Thatcher 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.
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
The 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 more than
40 by the glass. Food served until 10 PM Sun-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat.
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2009.
895 Broadway, Albany, 427-2461, wolffsbiergarten.com. An authentic
German beer garden specializing in bier, wurst and soccer,
serving till until 10PM Sun-Wed. and12AM Thu-Sat. Ping pong,
foosball and darts. Live German music. Cash only.
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.
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.
325 Central Ave., Albany, 463-1660. Neighborhood bar featuring
karaoke on Thursday nights, league darts and pool.
170 Delaware Ave., Albany, 257-7300. Old-school sports bar
and restaurant. Live music, pool, foosball, darts, table-top
games. “Yings and Wings” special Wednesday. Trivia Thursday.
Serving classic American pub menu until 1 AM weeknights, 3
283 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 482-9898. Good food, good folks.
Serving food until 1AM during the week and 2AM on the weekends.
The 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 menu served until 11 PM Mon-Thu, 11:30
PM Fri-Sat. Closed Sunday.
Graney’s 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.
Midtown 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 9:30 PM Tue-Sat (closed Sun and
New World Bistro Bar
300 Delaware Ave., Albany, 694-0520, newworldbistrobar.com.
A neighborhood bistro near the Spectrum 8 Theatres, featuring
Ric Orlando’s “global comfort food,” with full bar, “very
cool” cocktails and an extensive wine and beer list. Menu
served until 10 PM Sun-Thu, 11PM Fri-Sat.
68 N. Manning Blvd., Albany, 482-5677, orchardtavern.com.
“Wonderful family atmosphere.” Patio. Quick Draw, sports trivia,
live music in the summer. Serving food until 9 PM Sun and
Mon, 10PM Tue-Thu, and 11 PM Fri and Sat.
Professor 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 Wed.
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.
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.
Recovery 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.
Red’s 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, live music, DJs, darts, interteractive video games.
Available for pub crawls and private parties. Wings, burgers
and more served until close.
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.
Valentine’s 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.
250 Western Ave., Albany, 427-0091, washingtontavern.net.
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. Major league baseball package.
Karaoke Wednesday, trivia Monday.
95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333, beffs.com. Relaxed neighborhood
Irish-themed tavern and family restaurant 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.
German-American Club of Albany
32 Cherry St., Albany, 265-6102, germanamaericanclubofalbany.com.
An original German biergarten community center in the Capital
Region. Live music and Authentic German food served during
advertised events, like Oktoberfest. Cash only.
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.
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.
818 Central Ave., 482-7200. Classic Italian cuisine in an
upscale dining atmosphere. Food served till 9:30 PM Mon-Thu,
10:30 PM Fri-Sat, 8 PM Sun.
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 lunch, dinner,
and American pub food till closing. Kitchen closed on Sun.
Lynn’s Uptown Sports Tavern
15 Colvin Ave., Albany, 453-1566. 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.
Monday trivia. Quick Draw, Megatouch, darts. Serving food
Maggie’s 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, food served until 10:30PM.
1228 Western Ave., Albany, 489-2981. Sports bar atmosphere,
pub food served until 10 PM 7 days a week.
27 Fuller Road, Albany, 489-3170, fullerroadhousegrille.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 2 PM.
109 Everett Road, Albany, 435-1197, shamrockii.com. Friendly
local tavern with live music, karaoke, bar games. Tavern menu
served until closing.
Sutter’s 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. Pub fare served until midnight
or so (10 PM on Sundays).
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 premises.
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.
Bogie’s Steak and Ale
935 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
100 wines, including 15 by the glass. Full bar, wine flights,
bottled beers. Serving food until 10 PM Sun, Tue-Thu; 10:30
PM Fri-Sat (closed Monday).
Dream 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, bar food till 11, 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. Restaurant
menu features creative American cuisine with Asian and Spanish
accents; this and the comfort plates are served in the bar
until 9 PM.
389 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 644-8811.
yallsjoynt.com. “Get Baked.” Open until 9 Tue- Thu, 10 Fri
and Sat. Monday is closed and Sunday is a mystery.
The 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 11 PM, Fri-Sat until 12
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.
20 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-9345.
The longtime local favorite reopened under new ownership recently.
Cozy tavern atmosphere, good selection of craft brews. Menu
of pub comfort food with Asian flourishes served till 10 PM.
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 close.
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.
661 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, 869-9976. American bistro
featuring many flavors with small plates available. Live music.
Food served until 10 PM.
2209 Central Ave., Colonie, 382-1110. Full bar, DJs, karaoke,
trivia. Serving American dinner and pub menu till 2 AM.
Christina’s on the Avenue
1610 Central Ave., Colonie, 452-7856, christinasontheavenue.com.
“Where people meet and friends stay.” Live music, karaoke,
7 HD TVs. Outdoor deck. Serving varied pub menu including
Italian-American fare until midnight Sun-Thu, 2 AM Fri-Sat.
1965 Central Ave., Colonie, 456-7574. Family restaurant and
bar with 5 TVs, Quick Draw. Available for private parties.
Italian-American, pizza and bar food served until 11 PM.
1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440. One of the area’s best-known
and longest-running gentlemen’s clubs. DJs, pub fare and dinner
2197 Central Ave., Colonie, 370-5667. Neighborhood bar, bikers
welcome, “something happening every night.”
240 Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-1551. Upscale bar and grill. DJs,
karaoke, golf, darts, Direct TV Sports Package. Wi-Fi. 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 11PM Sun-Thu, and midnight Fri and Sat.
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
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 daily.
Peint 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. Pub food served until 9 (during
the week) or 10 PM (on weekends). Cash only (ATM inside).
Red Dot Restaurant & Bar
321 Warren St., Hudson, 828-3657. Eclectic restaurant and
bar known for its eclectic crowd, burgers and Belgian frites,
specialty martinis, Speckled Hen and Guinness Stout served
in European pints. Outdoor garden. Tavern-style menu served
until 10 PM Mon, Wed-Sat. Sun until 9 PM.
The 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. Open until 8-ish Mon-Thu,
10-ish Fri-Sat, 12-6 Sun.
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.
Wunderbar & 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
1365 New Scotland Ave., Slingerlands, 439-6022, eatdrink bellinis.com.
Full bar at this authentic Italian restaurant. Dinner and
bar menus served until 9:30 PM Mon-Thu, 10:30 PM Fri-Sat,
9 PM Sun. Happy hour 4-7 PM. Daily wine specials.
4 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
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.
Chico’s 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 the 1st Fri of the month.
4 HD Plasma TV’s.
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.
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.
9 Johnson Road, Latham, 786-8048, diamondeight.com. Full bar
and many pool tables. DJs, karaoke. Light pub fare served
until 1 AM.
847 New Loudon Road, Latham, 783-6800. Popular bar and grill
centrally located in Latham. Outdoor dining, live music, DJs,
karaoke, pool table. Extensive pub menu served until close.
Philly 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. American menu served until 11 PM.
Epicurean Bistro and Wine Bar
Latham Farms, 786-8272. Elegant wine bar with extensive wine
list and full bar. French bistro cuisine. Serving food until
9 PM Tue & Wed, 10 PM Thu-Sat. Closed Sun and Mon.
Ziggy’s 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.
Watervliet/ Cohoes/ Waterford
39 Broad St., Waterford, 237-2829. Old world-style European
pub serving lunch dinner daily. Live Music Fri, Open Mic Wed.
Black Cat Ale House
25 White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. Family style restaurant featuring
Bavarian menu on Mon, Polish Menu on Tue, Italian menu on
Wed. Sun-Mon $5.99 Steamers. Full menu available daily. Kitchen
open until 9 PM during the week and 10PM on Fri and Sat. Patio
228 Remsen St., Cohoes, 237-6345. “Small in size, big in fun.”
Intimate bar with a laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff.
Entertainment four nights a week. Live music, DJs, karaoke,
bar games, trivia every Wednesday. Pizza and pub snacks served
until close. Closed Mondays.
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. Karaoke nights.
Food served until midnight.
325 Broadway, Menands, 427-8750. “Great food and drink in
a friendly atmosphere.” Pizza, wings, paninis and salads served
The 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.
2 Cohoes Road, Watervliet, 273-9646, purple-pub.com. Full
bar. Italian and American fare, daily specials, and “renowned
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.
Augie’s 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.” Serving food until 9PM during
the week and 10PM on the weekend.
Bellini’s Italian Eatery
19 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, 9:30 PM Sun.
Parade Ground Village, 4 Hemphill Place, Malta, 899-4300,
myfavorite taverns.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.
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.
Double 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.
The 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.
Good 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. Live DJs Fri, happy hour 4-8.
The 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.
Mr. C’s Pub
46 Route 146, Mechanicville, 378-1937, myspace.com/mrcspub.
Family restaurant and tavern. A wide selection of pub food.
Kids under 12 eat for $4. Booking parties and bands. Wi-Fi
1208 Route 146, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, 371-0012,
north ernlightslive.com. “The area’s premiere nightclub featuring
the biggest and best club shows in the region.”
1536 Crescent Road, Clifton Park, 373-4947. “A welcoming neighborhood
pub with great food and drink served by a friendly staff.”
Live music, karaoke, food, Quick Draw, video games. Pub grub
served until 11 PM.
Peddlers Bar & Bistro
16 Clifton Park Village Road, Clifton Park, 952-7166. Newly
opened bar and bistro with all the sports packages on 15 HDTVs.
Extensive sound and light system, live music, DJs, karaoke
and dance floor. Darts, billiards, Big Bug Safari. Food served
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.
Rusty 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
Salty’s 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.
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
Mon-Tue, except during racing season.
1683 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.
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.
Trick Shot Billiards
1602 Route 9, Clifton Park, 383-8771. Fourteen pool tables,
three foosball tables, darts, live music, DJs, karaoke, ladies
night, open mic. Pub food, daily specials.
Zaika 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 Fri-Sat from May to September.
World Home Cooking Co.
1411 Route 212, Saugerties, (845) 246-0900, newworldhomecooking.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 11PM on Friday,
10PM the rest of the week..
231 N. Main St., 725-5525. Locally-owned and -operated pub
serving family dinners. Pool, darts, arcade, games for kids.
Live music, DJs. Light menu served until 10 PM, pub food served
192 Main St., Sharon Springs, 284-2105. A restored hotel with
guest rooms available. Serving food until close Thu-Sun. Live
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.
Union Hall Inn
2 Union Place, routes 29 and 67, Johnstown, 762-3210, unionhallinn
rest aurant.com. Full bar in a late-18th century tavern and
restaurant. Serving food until 9PM Tue-Sat.
205 Snyder’s Corners Road, Wynantskill, 283-6080. capitalhide
away.com. Gentlemen’s club. Bachelor parties. Adult boutique.
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.
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
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 Mon, Fri-Sat.
Phila and Putnam streets, Saratoga Springs, 583-6060. Inside
café and outside patio bar and grill. Live music. Serving
food until midnight.
Bookmakers Casual Eatery at the Holiday Inn
232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-4550. Full bar. Serving
food until 11 PM daily.
Brindisi’s 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 11PM during the
week and 12AM on the weekends.
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
10PM during the week and 11PM on Fri and Sat.
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.
92 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106, circuscafe.com. Festive,
yet classic. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7 PM. Karaoke, trivia nights,
open mic, nouveau jazz. Serving food until 10 PM.
12 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2455. Unpretentious
pub that inspires great loyalty among regulars, an assortment
of locals and Skidmore students. Full bar, pool table, pinball.
541 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 581-2401. Italian specialties.
Bar opens at 4:30 PM. Serving till 9:30 PM Mon-Thu; 10:30
PM Fri-Sat; 9 PM Sun.
Fortunes at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs,
581-5790, saratoga gamingandrace way.com. Bar and restaurant
overlooking live harness racing. Open days and hours for the
restaurant may vary throughout the year due to the racing
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.
Grey Gelding Bistro & Bar
423 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-0957, greygelding.com.
Extensive wine list with emphasis on small vineyards from
around the world. Live music. Serving food Tue-Sat until close.
Horseshoe Inn Bar & Grill
1 Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909. Serving food until
The Irish Times
14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0003. Authentic Irish
pub serving traditional Irish fare. Live music, darts. Food
served until 10 PM.
Longfellow’s Hotel & Restaurant
500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-0108, longfellows.com.
Serving food Mon-Thu until 11 PM, Fri-Sat until 12 PM, Sun
until 10 PM.
Olde 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.
One Caroline Street Bistro
1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026. Featuring a wine
list that has won Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Serving
food Mon-Thu until 10 PM, Fri-Sat until 11 PM.
The Parting Glass
40-42 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-1916. Irish pub. Live
music, pub food served until 1 or 2 AM.
Prime at Saratoga National Golf Club
458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-4653. An extensive wine
list and outdoor terrace. Serving food until 10 PM 7 days
63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 584-8066. Live music, DJs,
pool, darts, foosball.
30 1/2 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 584-9618. “Fine dining
atmosphere.” Food served until 11 PM.
389 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 226-4437. Family friendly
sports bar. Serving food daily until close.
Vapor 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.
The 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 Mon-Sat.
Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 584-7640. A Saratoga “landmark.”
Serving light fare Tue-Sat until 10 PM, Sun until 9 PM. Live
507 Saratoga Road/Route 50, Glenville, 384-7226, bayoucafe.com.
Full bar with a full line of microbrews, 29 beers on tap and
at least 50 types of bottled beer. The menu features Mexican,
Southwestern and Cajun goodies. Bar games. Music Fri-Sat.
O’Leary’s Pub & Grill
153 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 382-8909, olearysinscotia.com. Serving
pub food until 10 PM Sun-Thu and 11 PM Fri-Sat.
154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277, ambitioncafe.com. Featuring
a full bar and “light fare with a gourmet flair.”
Backstage Pub & Grill
501 Smith St., Schenectady, 344-5120, thebackstagepubandgrill.com.
“Backstage” from Proctors Theatre; “stop in for a great drink,
delicious food, and warm, inviting atmosphere after the show.”
268 State St., Schenectady, 374-3048, bangkokbistrony.com.
Chic ultra lounge, DJs, karaoke. Serving food till 10 PM Sun-Tue,
and 2 AM Wed-Sat.
208 Front St., Schenectady, 372-4562. Newly remodeled corner
pub. Pub food served until 11PM, jukebox, 5 TVs with sports
package. Cash only. (ATM on premises.)
Bombers 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 1 AM.
City Squire Restaurant
1018 Keyes Ave., Schenectady, 377-8473. An original neighborhood
tavern. Quick Draw. Serving American and pub fare until 9
PM Mon, 10 PM Tue-Thu, 11 PM Fri-Sat, 9 PM Sun.
1631 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, 382-1616. A full bar with
pizza, burgers, steaks and more.
121 Wall St., Schenectady, 395-5999, katieobyrnes.com. “Irish
pub serving great food, pints, and smiles.” Live music, food
served until 9 PM Sun, 11 PM Mon-Wed, midnight Thu-Sat.
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
The Parker Inn
434 State St., Schenectady, 688-1001, parkerinn.com. Cocktail
lounge of an upscale boutique hotel located next to Proctors,
serving food until 10 or later.
38-40 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 346-6431, pinheadsusans.com.
“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
Randy Loren’s Dolce Vita Ristorante
2035 State St., Schenectady, 357-3324, rldolcevita.com. 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.
1 N. Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400, stockadeinn.com. Full
bar and restaurant. Live jazz 7-10 PM Thu-Fri. Food served
until 10 PM Thu-Sat.
Stoney Lane Tavern
1859 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 382-9759. Neighborhood
sports bar with “famous” deli sandwiches and pub. Golf and
video games. Food served until 10PM.
20 North Broadway Tavern
20 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 357-8992. Comfortable downtown
neighborhood tavern. Multiple TVs, darts. Pub fare served
until 2 AM.
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 fare served
until 10 or 11.
The Van Dyck
237 Union St., Schenectady, 348-7999. Newly reopened, this
Stockade-area mainstay features live music. Pub food, favorite
entrees, pizza and panini served until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 11 PM
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.
Bacchus Wood Fired
33 2nd St. (downstairs), Troy, 687-0345. Wood-fired pizza,
handcrafted pasta dishes, 12 craft beers on tap and a great
wine list. Trivia Tuesdays. Serving until 10 PM Tue-Thu, midnight
Fri-Sat. (Downstairs bar is handicap accessible.)
443 5th Ave., Troy, 237-1177. “Badass.” Live music, Megatouch,
trivia. Southwestern food served until 10 PM.
Brown’s 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.
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.
17 1st St., Troy, 326-0565. Great drinks, eclectic atmosphere
Holmes & Watson
450 Broadway, Troy, 273-8526. A full bar with 24 taps, plus
a wide menu and an outdoor courtyard. Serving food till 9PM
Mon-Thu and 11PM Fri & Sat. Closed Sun.
285 2nd St., Troy, 266-8915, the irishmist.com. “Warm, friendly
atmosphere. Extensive wine list. Great food.” Food served
until 10 PM. Darts.
664 2nd Ave., Troy, 237-4846, thetroybar.com. Neighborhood
sports tavern. Live music, DJs, and bar games including pool,
darts, Megatouch. Cash only.
Jose 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.
The Judge’s Inn
Broadway, Troy, 237-1177. The newest bar on the block. Live
music, DJs, pool, Megatouch, darts, Ms. Pac-man. Pub grub
served until 10 PM.
River St., Troy, 326-1035. Serving a great selection of wine,
martinis and more than 40 types of craft and domestic beers
in a relaxed atmosphere. Live music, DJs, karaoke. Trivia
Wednesdays. Light fare served until close.
Positively 4th Street
46 4th St., Troy, 687-0064. “Rock, rock and more rock. Canned
beer and cheap women.” Darts and touch screens.
Recovery 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. Food served until midnight
Mon-Sat, and 10 PM Sun
Rustic Barn Pub
150 Speigletown Road, Troy, 235-5858. “Best karaoke, wings
and prices.” Bar food and dinners served until 11 PM.
Ryan’s 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 Sunday.
South End Tavern
757 Burden Ave., Troy, 272-9661. A South Troy mainstay since
1934, featuring a full bar and “comfort” food.
Trader Ed’s Natural Pub & Restaurant
630 2nd Ave., Troy, 237-2717, traderedstroyny.com. “A great
place to be!” Live music, Karaoke every Wed., open mic on
Thur., and food served until 9 PM Mon-Thu, and 10 PM Fri-Sat.
Bar games, Quick Draw.
Villa Valenti Pub
729 Pawling Ave., Troy, 326-9500, villavalentipub.com. “Legendary”
Troy pub featuring live bands and DJ/karaoke nights. 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.
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.
That’s 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
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