the Street Pub
1238 Western Ave., Guilderland, 482-9432 or 438-1718. Standard
pub fare with sandwiches, salads, burgers, tasty fried appetizers
homemade soups, and a new expanded menu with kids’ selections.
Full bar. Serving 11 AM-1 AM Mon-Sat, closed Sun. MC, V,
The Ale House
680 River St., Troy, 272-9740. Cozy Troy pub serving homemade
soups and chili, clams, award-winning wings, burgers and
deli sandwiches. Lunch and dinner specials. Full bar, featuring
microbrews and import drafts. Off-premises catering. Takeout
available. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Tue, 11 AM-1 AM Wed-Sat,
noon-10 Sun. Cash only. $
33 2nd St., Troy, 687-0345. Enjoy pasta and wood-fired pizza
in a below-ground retreat. Try the pizza Margarita (tomatoes,
garlic, basil, mozzarella) or one topped with clams casino—or
put together your own with a host of familiar and exotic
possibilities. Beer and wines available. Serving 11:30-10
Tue-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri, 5-midnight Sat, 5-10 Sun. AE,
D, MC, V. $$
Parade Ground Village, 4 Hemphill Place, Malta, 899-4300,
myfavoritetav erns.com. Locally owned tavern, featuring
burgers, wings, quesadillas, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads,
etc. Full late-night menu. Dinner menu offered. Full bar,
outdoor patio, wireless Internet. Takeout available. Serving
from 11:30 AM Mon-Sat, from noon Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
The Black Cat Ale House
25 White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. Considered the “miracle
on White Street,” featuring an extensive menu, complete
with Long Island little neck clams in a white-wine-and-garlic
broth, and Delmonico steaks. Clam specials Sun-Mon, International
specials Tue-Wed. Takeout, on-premises catering available.
Serving 11:30-10 daily. D, DC, EC, MC, V. $$$
275 Lark St., Albany, 472-9043, myspace.com/hollywoodonlark.
Eclectic pub menu includes wings with over a dozen sauces,
Popeye panini, a wide variety of specialty chicken sandwiches
and burgers, award-winning chili, vegetarian options and
more. Full bar, on-premises catering, takeout. Serving full
menu 5-midnight daily; late-night menu till 3 AM. AE, D,
DC, MC, V, ATM. $
The Cat’s Meow
14 Karner Road (Route 155), Guilderland, 456-1895. Newly
remodeled, popular tavern serving a light menu including
burgers, homemade soups, pizzas, giant fish fries, finger
foods and sandwiches. Dinner specials served nightly. Fireplace
dining available, full bar and catering for small parties.
Takeout and lunch delivery available. Serving 11:30-10:30
Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. AE, MC, V. $
1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440, dicarlos.com. Sandwiches,
salads, burgers, and soups. Grilled fare, daily pasta specials.
Full bar, exotic barmaids and dancers. Serving 11:30 AM-8
PM Mon-Fri. Kitchen closed Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Star Plaza, Routes 155 and 20, Guilderland, 456-5774. The
easygoing menu features burgers, panini, wings, quesadillas
and the like, along with nightly dinner specials. Full bar.
On-premises catering. Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Sat, noon-9 Sun.
AE, MC, V. $$$
170 Delaware Ave., Albany, 257-7300. Completely renovated
pub serving pizza, wings, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads,
burgers, and more. Private party rooms. On- and off-premises
catering. Building new outdoor patio. Full bar, takeout,
and daily specials. Serving 11 AM-close daily. AE, D, MC,
V, ATM. $
Everyday’s Tropical Cantina
2012 Central Ave., Colonie, 869-0494, tropicalcantina.com.
American-style menu serves up spicy pub fare. Also offering
full Mexican menu. Full bar. On- and off-premises catering
available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Fri; noon-midnight Sat-Sun.
AE, MC, V. $
283 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 482-9898. Pizza, finger foods,
burgers and other light fare, as well as a large selection
of Italian dinners. Specials available all week. Full bar.
Serving 11 AM-1 AM Sun-Thu, 11 AM-2 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$
Harvest and Hearth
251-B Stafford Bridge Road, Saratoga Springs, 587-1900,
harvestand hearth.com. Pizza is the specialty, with local
produce, free-range chicken and nitrate-free pepperoni among
the toppings. Also look for organic and local selections
among the beer and wine. Private parties, catering and takeout
available. Serving 4:30-9 Sun, Tue-Thu, 4:30-9 Fri-Sat.
Closed Monday. D, MC, V. $$
Hill Street Café
180 Madison Ave., Albany, 462-3544, hill-street-cafe.com.
Serving pub food every day and every night. Menu includes
chicken wings, pizza, grilled sandwiches, wraps, salads,
hot subs and burgers. Full bar. On-premises catering for
parties. Serving noon-2 AM daily. MC, V. $
2197 Central Ave., Colonie, 370-5667. Friendly neighborhood
pub serving burgers, wings, sandwiches, chili, daily specials.
Wi-Fi. Open 11 AM-close daily. Cash only. $
Junior’s Bar & Grill
1094 Madison Ave., Albany, 935-2025, juniorsbarandgrill.com.
A neighborhood place to catch your favorite sports event
and sample traditional pub food. Full bar, outdoor patio,
on-premises catering, takeout available. Serving full menu
11-2 AM daily. AE, ATM, D, DC, MC, V. $
286 Lark St., Albany, 275-4900, legends onlark.com. With
more than 25 TVs, Legends is a sports lover’s dream. Pub
food includes personal pizzas, mini burgers and dogs, salads,
and a variety of pub-style classics. Full bar, on/off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving 11:30-11 Sun-Thu, 11:30
AM-midnight Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V, atm. $
30 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-1654. Featuring
such favorites as baked French onion soup, burgers and wraps.
Nightly specials. Full bar, on-premises catering and takeout
available. Serving 4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-11 Fri, noon-11 PM Sat,
and noon-10 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V, personal checks. $$
Lynn’s Uptown Sports Tavern
15 Colvin Ave., Albany, 453-1566. Pub food such as wings,
burgers, wraps, salads, sandwiches and homemade soups. Full
bar, banquet room for up to 70 people. Serving full menu
11-11 Mon-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE, V, MC. $
1186 Western Ave., Albany, 935-2661. Reinvented as a sports
bar featuring upscale pub food. Full bar. Small banquets,
on-premises catering. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Sat, noon-10
Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
607 Union St., Schenectady, 374-5930. Pub fare with nightly
dinner specials, two blocks from Proctors and Union College.
Outdoor patio. Full bar. Takeout available; on- and off-premises
catering. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, lounge
only Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
4 Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455, mcgearyspub.com. Menu
features hearty burgers like the patty melt. McGeary’s makes
its own soups, breads and rolls, and is the home of Guinness
black-bean chili. Wings, steaks, daily lunch and dinner
creations, full bar, 34 taps. Banquet facilities for up
to 150. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Wed, 11:30-10 Thu-Sat; open
for football with draft specials noon-10 Sun. AE, D, MC,
V, ATM. $$
43 Mall, West Sand Lake, 674-5938. Menu items include burgers,
fries, chicken wings and mini hot dogs. Full bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11 AM-4 AM daily. AE, MC, V. $
The Mill Tavern on Round Lake
2121 Route 9, Round Lake, 899-LAKE, myfavoritetaverns.com.
Locally owned tavern serving classic pub fare with a full
late-night menu. Full bar, takeout available. Serving from
11:30 AM Mon-Sat, from noon Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
40 Lincoln Ave., Watervliet, 273-9892. A variety of pub
food, including pizza, chicken wings, oversized sandwiches,
burgers, finger food and the biggest Reuben in town. Full
bar. Serving 10 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 10 AM-close Fri, 11
AM-close Sat, noon-close Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $
O’Brien’s at the Garden Grill
276 Second Ave., Albany, 451-0495. Full bar; takeout available.
Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri, dinner 5-10 Wed-Sat. MC,
O’Leary’s Pub & Grill
153 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 382-8909. Pub fare with lots of
sandwiches, hot and cold, and entrée specials like the burrito
el grande. Vegetarian friendly. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Philly Bar & Grill
622 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, 785-9559. Yes, the owners
are really from Philadelphia and offer the authentic Philly
cheese steak sandwiches, as well as a variety of pub foods,
including quesadillas and wraps. Serving 11-11 daily. AE,
MC, V. $
38-40 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 346-6431. A gorgeously refurbished
building just off Erie Boulevard. Named for local graffiti.
Walking distance to Proctors. Menu includes burgers, sandwiches,
clubs, wraps, homemade soups and full dinner menu. Try the
house specialty Guinness burger. Full bar, with 12 beers
on tap. Reservations recommended. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri,
noon-10 Sat, closed` Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $
Professor M. Barley’s
Western Avenue and Quail Street, Albany, 436-7740. Upscale
pub where the menu features black angus burgers, Jack Daniel’s
steak, prime rib, steamed clams, chipotle chicken alfredo,
wings and more. Daily specials. Full bar, more than 60 imported
bottled beers. On-premises catering, takeout. Serving 11
AM-midnight daily. MC, V, ATM. $$
1021 Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-8771, ravenswoodpub.com.
Light meals including homemade soups, salads, pub fare and
chicken wings. Casual atmosphere. Full bar, on-premises
catering and banquet facilities for up to 75. Takeout available.
Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, 4-10 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $
Rusty Nail Grill & Tavern
1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-9875, myfavoritetaverns.com.
Known for the chicken wings, the Rusty Nail’s pub-style
menu also features pizza, burgers, sandwiches and salads.
Full late-night menu. Full bar, takeout available. Serving
from 11:30 AM Mon-Sat, from noon Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Ryan’s Wake Pub
403 River St., Troy, 270-9253, ryans wake.com. Classic turn-of-the-century
Irish-American pub serving large panini sandwiches, shrimp
cocktail, cheese boards, and more. Full bar. Large outdoor
deck overlooking Hudson River. Serving 4 PM-close Mon-Thu,
3 PM-close Fri, 4 PM-close Sat, closed Sun. AE, MC, V. $
112 Maple Ave. (Route 85A), Voorheesville, 765-4163. Open
since 1945. Serving sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and
award-winning pizza made with homemade dough and sauce.
More than 40 types of beer and microbrews. Eat in or take
out. Serving 3-10 Sun, Tue, 11-10:30 Wed-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat.
Closed Mondays. Cash, personal checks, ATM on premises.
14 Picotte Drive, Albany, 482-7311, spin nersalbany.com.
A family-owned pizzeria offering a variety of pub fare for
pickup and delivery for more than 20 years. On- and off-premises
catering, takeout and delivery available. Open 11-10 Mon-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat, 11-9 Sun. Phone orders taken as early as
8 AM for pickup at 10 AM or later. AE, D, MC, V. $
Sutter’s Mill & Mining Co.
1200 Western Ave., Albany, 489-4910. Back-to-basics bar
food and full dinners available in either the front room
or dining room, or enjoy the four-tier deck. Steaks, chicken,
crab legs and those legendary burgers. Full bar. Takeout
available.Serving 11:30 AM-midnight Mon-Sat, 11:30-10 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $
20 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-9345.
Recently reopened local favorite featuring updates on pub
comfort food with Asian flourishes. Start with the Vietnamese
spring rolls or tangy dragon wings; plenty of fresh salads,
sandwiches, burgers, and creatively designed entrees. Full
bar, good selection of craft beers. Serving lunch and dinner
11:30-10 Sun-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Villa Valenti Pub
729 Pawling Ave., Troy, 326-9500. Pub fare, specializing
in pizza. Also burgers, wings, salads, subs and much more.
Full bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving from 11:30
AM daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
250 Western Ave., Albany, 427-0091. This spot is best known
for its traditional tavern fare. Full bar, banquets for
up to 80, on-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving
11:30 AM-1 AM daily. AE, MC, V. ATM on premises. $