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by melissabunning on November 8, 2012 · 0 comments


Across the Street Pub

1238 Western Ave., Guilderland, 438-1718, acrossthestreetpub.com. Standard pub fare with sandwiches, salads, burgers, tasty fried appetizers homemade soups, and a kids’ menu. Full bar. Serving 11 AM-12 AM Mon-Sat, 12-9 Sun. MC, V, ATM. $


The Ale House

680 River St., Troy, 272-9740, alehousetroy.com. Cozy Troy pub serving homemade soups and chili, clams, award-winning wings, burgers, BBQ ribs, and deli sandwiches. Lunch and dinner specials. Full bar, featuring microbrews and import drafts. Off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11:30 AM-midnight Mon-Tue, 11:30 AM-1 AM Wed-Sat, 11:30 AM-10 PM Sun. Cash. D, MC, V. $



33 2nd St., Troy, 687-0345. Enjoy pasta and Neapolitan wood-fired pizza in a below-ground retreat. Craft beer and wine available. Serving 11:30-10 Tue-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri, 5-midnight Sat, 5-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$


Bentley’s Tavern

Parade Ground Village, 4 Hemphill Place, Malta, 899-4300, myfavoritetaverns.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, blackcatalehouse.com. Extensive menu, complete with Long Island little neck clams in a white-wine-and-garlic broth, blackened catfish, portabella parmigian, beets and goat cheese salad and Delmonico steaks. Clam specials Sun-Mon, nightly specials. Takeout, on-premises catering available. Serving 11:30-9 Sun-Thu, 11:30-10 on Fri and Sat. D, DC, AE, MC, V. $$$


Café Hollywood

275 Lark St., Albany, 472-9043. Eclectic pub menu includes wings, chicken sandwiches and burgers, award-winning chili, vegetarian options and more. Full bar, on-premises catering, takeout. Outdoor seating. Serving full menu 3-midnight daily; late-night menu till 2 AM Fri-Sat. Serving lunch June on at noon daily. Open 3 PM-4 AM. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $$


Capital City Gastropub

261 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 459-5077, capcitygastropub.com. Eclectic pub fare, featuring vegetarian options and various small plates, perfect for groups. Beer and wine. Takeout available. Artisan pizza served Sun-Thur 5-6:30 PM. Sunday brunch 11-3 PM. Serving Fri-Sat 5-11, Sun-Thu 5-10. AE, D, MC, V, debit. $$


The Cat’s Meow

14 New Karner Road (Route 155), Guilderland, 456-1895. 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 11:30-11 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. AE, MC, V. $$


Center Square Pub

Dove and State streets, Albany, 729-2880, centersquarepub.com. Upscale neighborhood pub featuring a huge array of standard pub fare, including burgers, sandwiches, salads and pizza, with 22 draft beers on tap. Full bar, wine list. Off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Fri, noon-12 AM Sat, 2 PM-10 PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$



1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440, dicarlos.com. Full menu including panini, salads, burgers, and soups. Grilled fare, daily pasta specials. Full bar, exotic barmaids and dancers. Serving 4-midnight 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. $$$


Elbo Room

170 Delaware Ave., Albany, 257-7300. Serving pizza, wings, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, burgers, and more. Private party rooms. On- and off-premises catering. Full bar, takeout, and daily specials. Serving 11:30 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 11-10 Sun-Fri; 11-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, MC, V. $


The Fountain

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 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-2 AM Fri-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$


Harvest and Hearth

251-B Stafford Bridge Road, Saratoga Springs, 587-1900, harvestandhearth.com. Wood-fired artisan pizza is the specialty, with local produce, free-range chicken and nitrite-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, 4:30-9 Tue-Thu, 4:30-10 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 11:30-2 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-4 AM daily. Cash only. $


The Irish Times

14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0003, irishtimessaratoga.com. The 16 on-tap beers include Guinness, Smithwick’s and local craft brews. Traditional Irish entrées include shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and bangers and mash, but you’ll also find Irish nachos and Irish Times spring rolls with corned beef, as well as standard burgers, steaks and more. Full bar. Serving lunch Mon-Sun 11:30-3:30, dinner daily from 5, brunch Sat-Sun 11-3. AE, D, MC, V. $$


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 AM-2 AM daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V, ATM. $



286 Lark St., Albany, 275-4900, legendsonlark.com. With more than 25 TVs, Legends is a sports lover’s dream. Pub food includes personal pizzas, mini burgers, salads, and a variety of pub-style classics. Live nightly entertainment. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11:30-11 Sun-Thu, 11:30-12 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $


Lil’ Britain

116 North St., Bennington, Vt., 802-442-2447, lilbritain.com. As authentically British a serving of fish and chips as you’re going to find this side of the Atlantic, in a wonderfully appointed shop that also sells such UK staples as Marmite and PG Tips. Also meat pies and, on slow days, burgers. Takeout available. Serving Tue-Sat 11:30-8. D, MC, V. $


Lion’s Den

30 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-1654. Featuring such favorites as baked French onion soup, charcuterie, and fresh salads featuring local ingredients. 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. $


Maggie’s Café

1186 Western Ave., Albany, 935-2661, maggiescafealbany.com. 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. $$


Manhattan Exchange

607 Union St., Schenectady, 374-5930, manhattanexchange.net. Pub fare with nightly dinner specials, two blocks from Proctors and Union College. 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. $$


Maria’s Tailgate Tavern

Park Plaza, 2563 Western Ave., Guilderland, 456-1332, mariastailgatetavern.com. Local tavern/sports bar featuring great wings and burgers, along with standard pub fare. If they’re open, the kitchen is open. Full bar. Takeout available. Tuesday wing night. Open daily until 11, happy hour 4-6. AE, MC, V. $



4 Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455. Award-winning wings, sliders, and burgers. Menu features hearty burgers like the patty melt, homemade soups, wings, steaks, daily lunch and dinner creations, full bar, 26 taps. Winner of the Wing Wars. Banquet facilities for up to 150. Serving from 11-11 Mon-Thu, 11-midnight Fri-Sat; noon-11 Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $$


The Mill Tavern on Round Lake

2121 Route 9, Round Lake, 899-5253 (LAKE), myfavoritetaverns.com. Locally owned tavern serving classic pub fare with a full late-night menu. Full bar, takeout available. Serving from 11:30- close Mon-Sat, noon-close 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, 10-1 AM Fri, 11-3 AM Sat. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $


O’Leary’s Pub & Grill

153 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 382-8909, olearysinscotia.com. 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, closed Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$


Olde English Pub & Pantry

683 Broadway, Albany, 434-6533, the oldeenglish.com. Serving quality British beers and traditional English pub food in the old Quackenbush House. Offerings include fish & chips, daily meat pies, chicken tikka masala and lighter fare. 11 AM-2 AM Mon-Sat, 11-11 Sun. Cash only, AE, D, MC, V accepted for special parties. $


Pinhead Susan’s

38-40 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 346-6431. susanisapinhead.com 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, including Mad Jack. Reservations recommended. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-8 Sun. AE, 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 80 imported bottled beers. On-premises catering, takeout. Serving 11 AM-midnight daily. MC, V, ATM. $$


Ravenswood Pub

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. $


The Ruck

104 Third St., Troy, 273-1872, getrucked.com. Extensive craft beer menu, a varied pub menu including sandwiches, wraps, chicken wings and veggie entrees. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 4 PM-1 AM Sat-Tues, 11 AM-1 PM Wed-Fri. AE, MC, V, D. $


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, ryanswake.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. $


Smith’s Tavern

112 Maple Ave. (Route 85A), Voorheesville, 765-4163, smithspizza.com. 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. $


Spinners Pizza

14 Picotte Dr., Albany, 482-7311, spinnersalbany.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. Online ordering available and phone orders are 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, suttersburgers.com 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. $


Trick Shot Billiards

1602 Route 9, Clifton Park, 383-8771. trickshotbilliardsny.com Salads, burgers, wraps and pizza, with 13 full-size pool tables, 10 electronic dart boards and five steel-tip boards. Eat, play and be entertained all in one location. Full bar. On-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 2-2 Mon-Fri, noon-2 AM Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $


20 Railroad

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, until 11PM Sun-Thu and 12 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $


Washington Tavern

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-midnight daily. AE, MC, V. ATM on premises. $

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