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Metroland Bar Guide Fall 2010

Welcome 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

Albany (Downtown)

Albany 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.

Bayou Café

79 N. Pearl St., Albany, 462-9033, 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.

Blue 82

82 N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-8082, An upscale downtown lounge with specialty martinis. Trivia. Live music.

Bombers Burrito Bar

258 Lark St., Albany, 463-9636, 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.

Broadway 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.

Café Hollywood

275 Lark St., Albany, 472-9043, “Lights, drinks, food, action!” Touch Tunes Digital Music Jukebox. Pool, darts, Megatouch. Pub food served until the wee hours.

Ciro’s Place

1118 Broadway, Albany, 432-0486, “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.

Dale 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.

DeJohn’s Restaurant & Pub

288 Lark St., Albany, 465-5275, 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.

DP An American Brasserie

25 Chapel St. (in the Downtown Hampton Inn), Albany, 436-7747, Bar/lounge serving American bistro food.


205 Lark St., Albany, 449-ELDA (3532), A chic restaurant, lounge, and bar in the heart of Center Square. Italian specialties and gourmet pizza. Serving food till 2 AM.

Envy Lounge

55-57 N. Pearl St., Albany, 694-ENVY (3689), Cocktail lounge and bottle service. Fine American dining serving lunch and dinner Tue-Thu until 9 PM, Fri and Sat until 10 PM.

Franklin’s Tower

414 Broadway, Albany, 431-1920, “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.

Fuze Box

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.

Iffy’s 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, 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, 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, darts.

Legends Sports Lounge

286 Lark St., Albany, 275-4900, Trivia every Wednesday. Pub fare served until 11 PM Sun-Thu and until midnight Fri-Sat.

Lionheart Pub

448 Madison Ave., Albany, 436-9530, “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, 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.

Oh 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.

Palais 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.

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 until close.

Red Square

388 Broadway, Albany, 465-0444, “Great live music, local art and good quality beer.” Live music, DJs.


77 Central Ave., Albany, 472-3588, “Albany’s largest gay bar.” Daily happy hour specials 2-8 PM. Karaoke, DJs.


1 S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647, 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.

Victory Cafe

10 Sheridan Ave., Albany, 463-9113, 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.

The Wine Bar and Bistro

200 Lark St., Albany, 463-2881, 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.

Wolff’s Biergarten

895 Broadway, Albany, 427-2461, 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.

Albany (Midtown)


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.

Colonial Inn

325 Central Ave., Albany, 463-1660. Neighborhood bar featuring karaoke on Thursday nights, league darts and pool.

Elbo Room

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 AM weekends.

The Fountain

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, 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 Mon).

New World Bistro Bar

300 Delaware Ave., Albany, 694-0520, 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.

Orchard Tavern

68 N. Manning Blvd., Albany, 482-5677, “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.

The 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.

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.

Sadie 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.

Valentine’s Music Hall & Beer Joint

17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572, “It’s a dump, but it’s our dump.” Live music, DJs. Pool, darts, video trivia. Cash only.

Washington Tavern

250 Western Ave., Albany, 427-0091, 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.

Albany (UPTOWN)

BEFF’s Tavern

95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333, 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, An original German biergarten community center in the Capital Region. Live music and Authentic German food served during advertised events, like Oktoberfest. Cash only.

Golden 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.

Grappa 72

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.

Joe’s 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 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 until 11PM.

Maggie’s Upscale Sports Bar

1186 Western Ave., Albany, 935-2661, 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 Grill

1228 Western Ave., Albany, 489-2981. Sports bar atmosphere, pub food served until 10 PM 7 days a week.

Roadhouse Grille

27 Fuller Road, Albany, 489-3170, 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.

Shamrock II

109 Everett Road, Albany, 435-1197, 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).

Albany County

Smith’s 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 premises.

Berkshire County

Bistro Zinc

56 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-8800, 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, 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, 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.

Gypsy Joynt

389 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 644-8811. “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 AM.

Patrick’s 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.

20 Railroad

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.

Colonie/ Wolf Road

Appletini’s Café

1118 Central Ave., Colonie, 489-2990, “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, The menu, specializing in steaks and seafood, is available until 10 PM Mon-Thu, 10:30 PM Fri-Sat, 9 PM Sun.

BluStone Bistro

661 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, 869-9976. American bistro featuring many flavors with small plates available. Live music. Food served until 10 PM.

Bourbon Street

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, “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 menu.


2197 Central Ave., Colonie, 370-5667. Neighborhood bar, bikers welcome, “something happening every night.”

J.T. Maxies

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, 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, Albany’s hottest adult entertainment club. Redesigned bar and full service kitchen serving lunch, dinner and late night till 4 AM.

Columbia County


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.

Mexican Radio

537 Warren St., Hudson, 828-7770, 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.

Swoon 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.

Wunderbar & Bistro

744 Warren St., Hudson, 828-0555, “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 Sunday.

Delmar/ Glenmont/ Slingerlands

Bellini’s Italian Eatery

1365 New Scotland Ave., Slingerlands, 439-6022, eatdrink 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.

Del Lanes

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.

Glens Falls/ Queensbury

Davidson 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.

O’Toole’s 118

Quaker Road, Queensbury, 793-3389, 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 11:30AM-2 PM.


Across 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, 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.

TGI Friday’s

Stuyvesant Plaza, 489-1661, 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.

Latham/ Loudonville

Diamond Eight Billiards

9 Johnson Road, Latham, 786-8048, Full bar and many pool tables. DJs, karaoke. Light pub fare served until 1 AM.

JJ Raffertys

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, 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, “Excitement personified until 4 AM.” Live music, DJs, karaoke, pool tables, dart boards, nine HD TVs.

Menands/ Watervliet/ Cohoes/ Waterford

Angry 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.

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 seating available.

Illusions Bar

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.

Poppys Place

325 Broadway, Menands, 427-8750. “Great food and drink in a friendly atmosphere.” Pizza, wings, paninis and salads served until close.

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.

Purple Pub

2 Cohoes Road, Watervliet, 273-9646, Full bar. Italian and American fare, daily specials, and “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 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, 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. 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.

Bentley’s Tavern

Parade Ground Village, 4 Hemphill Place, Malta, 899-4300, myfavorite 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.

Carney’s Tavern

17 Main St., Ballston Lake, 399-9926, 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, 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, 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, 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. Closed Tuesdays.

The Mill on Round Lake

2121 Route 9, Round Lake, 899-LAKE, 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, Family restaurant and tavern. A wide selection of pub food. Kids under 12 eat for $4. Booking parties and bands. Wi-Fi available.

Northern Lights

1208 Route 146, North Country Commons, Clifton Park, 371-0012, north “The area’s premiere nightclub featuring the biggest and best club shows in the region.”

Pam’s Pub

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 until 3:30AM.

Ravenswood Pub

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

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.

Spa Brauhaus

200 E. High St., Ballston Spa, 885-4311, 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.

TGI 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.

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, 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.

Outlying (South)

New World Home Cooking Co.

1411 Route 212, Saugerties, (845) 246-0900, 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..

Outlying (West)

Aarons Irish Pub

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 until close.

American Hotel

192 Main St., Sharon Springs, 284-2105. A restored hotel with guest rooms available. Serving food until close Thu-Sun. Live music.

Beardslee 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.

Union Hall Inn

2 Union Place, routes 29 and 67, Johnstown, 762-3210, unionhallinn rest Full bar in a late-18th century tavern and restaurant. Serving food until 9PM Tue-Sat.

Rensselaer County

Capital Hideaway

205 Snyder’s Corners Road, Wynantskill, 283-6080. capitalhide Gentlemen’s club. Bachelor parties. Adult boutique. Closed Sunday.

The Crooked Lake House

2339 Route 43, Averill Park, 674-3894, 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.

Michael’s Lounge

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.

Patroon 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.

Saratoga Springs

9 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.

Bailey’s Cafe

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, 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.

Chianti 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.

Circus Café

92 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106, Festive, yet classic. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7 PM. Karaoke, trivia nights, open mic, nouveau jazz. Serving food until 10 PM.

Desperate Annie’s

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.

Forno Bistro

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 Bar and restaurant overlooking live harness racing. Open days and hours for the restaurant may vary throughout the year due to the racing schedule.


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, 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 close nightly.

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, 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, 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 a week.

Putnam Den

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.

Stadium Café

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, 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.

Wishing Well

Route 9, Saratoga Springs, 584-7640. A Saratoga “landmark.” Serving light fare Tue-Sat until 10 PM, Sun until 9 PM. Live music Fri-Sun.

Schenectady County

Bayou Café

507 Saratoga Road/Route 50, Glenville, 384-7226, 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, Serving pub food until 10 PM Sun-Thu and 11 PM Fri-Sat.


Ambition Cafe

154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277, Featuring a full bar and “light fare with a gourmet flair.”

Backstage 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.”

Bangkok Bistro

268 State St., Schenectady, 374-3048, 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, 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.

Fireside Pizzeria

1631 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, 382-1616. A full bar with pizza, burgers, steaks and more.

Katie 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.

Manhattan 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 on Sunday.

The Parker Inn

434 State St., Schenectady, 688-1001, Cocktail lounge of an upscale boutique hotel located next to Proctors, serving food until 10 or later.

Pinhead 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.

Randy 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.

Stockade Inn

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

Union 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 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 Sat.


Ale 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.

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.)

Badass Burrito

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), “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.

Daisy Baker’s

33 Second St., Troy, 266-9200, 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.

Footsy Magoo’s

17 1st St., Troy, 326-0565. Great drinks, eclectic atmosphere and skeeball!

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.

Irish Mist

285 2nd St., Troy, 266-8915, the “Warm, friendly atmosphere. Extensive wine list. Great food.” Food served until 10 PM. Darts.

Joey’s Bar

664 2nd Ave., Troy, 237-4846, 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, 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

254 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.

Meka’s Lounge

407 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), 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, “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, “Legendary” Troy pub featuring live bands and DJ/karaoke nights. Pool, darts. Offering pub food including pizza and wings.

Lounges without alcohol

Habana 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.

Nite Moves

677 New Loudon Road, Latham, 785-7739, 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 location.

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