the Street Pub
1238 Western Ave., Guilderland, 482-9432 or 438-1718. Standard
pub fare with sandwiches, salads, burgers, tasty fried appetizers
and homemade soups. Full bar. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon,
11 AM-1 AM Tue-Sat, noon-9 Sun. MC, V, ATM. $
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-1 AM Mon-Sat, noon-10 Sun. Cash
The Black Cat Ale House
25 White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. A Manhattan-style pub with
a Cape Cod flair featuring an extensive menu complete with
steamer clams and NY strip steaks. Outdoor patio when the
weather permits. Takeout, on-premises catering available.
Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-2 PM Mon-Fri, 11 AM-2
AM Sat, noon-midnight Sun. Cash only. $
The Cat’s Meow
14 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 nightly. Full bar, catering for small parties.
Takeout available. Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun.
AE MC, V. $
1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440. Sandwiches, salads,
burgers and soups. Grilled fare, daily pasta specials. Also
Southwestern menu featuring Mexican dishes. Full bar; exotic
barmaids and dancers. Serving 11:30 AM-8 PM Mon-Fri. Kitchen
closed Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V. $
388 Broadway, Albany, 432-8584. Standard pub fare, including
sandwiches, salads, burgers, wraps and daily specials. Full
bar. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Fri. Kitchen closed Sat-Mon.
AE, MC, V. $
2012 Central Ave., Colonie, 869-0494. American-style menu
serves up spicy pub fare. Full bar. On- and off-premises
catering available. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Sat, noon-midnight
Sun. D, MC, V, AE. $.
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-2 AM Mon-Thu, 11 AM-3 AM Fri-Sat, noon-2 AM
Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Hill Street Café
180 Madison Ave., Albany, 462-3544. Serving good pub food
every day and every night. Menu includes chicken wings,
pizza, grilled sandwiches, wraps, salads and burgers. Full
bar. On-premises catering for parties. Serving 11:30 AM-3
AM daily. MC, V. $
Mad River Bar & Grill
86 N. Pearl St., Albany, 433-8338. This downtown establishment
offers traditional pub fare: wings, quesadillas, chicken
fingers, all types of salads and many sandwiches to choose
from. Full bar; private parties; takeout available. Serving
noon-10 Mon-Fri, 4-10 Sat. Closed Sunday. AE, D, MC, V.
4 Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455. Menu features hearty
burgers such as the paddy melt and specialties such as the
chicken Caesar salad sandwich. McGeary’s makes its own soups,
breads and rolls, and is the home of Guinness black-bean
chili. Wings, steaks, fresh seafood, daily lunch and dinner
creations, two full bars, 34 taps. Banquet facilities for
up to 150. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Tue, 11:30-11 Wed, 11:30-midnight
Thu-Sat. Closed Sun. AE, MC, V, ATM. $
Michael’s of West Sand Lake
43 Mall, West Sand Lake, 674-5938. Menu items include gourmet
sandwiches, burgers, fries, chicken wings and mini hot dogs.
Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-4 AM daily. AE,
MC, V. $
40 Lincoln Ave., Watervliet, 273-9892. A variety of pub
food, including pizza, chicken wings, sandwiches, burgers,
finger food and the biggest Reuben in town. Full bar. Serving
10 AM-11 PM Mon-Thu, 10 AM-midnight Fri, 11 AM-midnight
Sat, noon-11 Sun. Cash only. ATM on premises. $
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, 4-11 Sat. Closed Sunday. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V.
38-40 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 346-6431. A gorgeously refurbished
bar just off Schenectady’s State Street, with a menu that
includes burgers, sandwiches and homemade soups. Try the
house specialty Guinness burger. Named for local graffiti.
Full bar. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat, closed Sun.
AE, DC, MC, V. $
1021 Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-8771. Light meals including
homemade soups, salads, pub fare and fabulous chicken wings.
Casual atmosphere. Full bar, on-premises catering and banquet
facilities for up to 75. Takeout available. Serving 11:30
AM-midnight Mon-Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
849 Madison Ave., Albany, 459-8099. Enjoy pizza and pasta.
Try the hot sandwiches or light fare, such as wings and
burgers. Full bar. Takeout, delivery and catering available.
Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Fri, noon-midnight Sat-Sun. Cash
Smitty’s Pit Bar & Grille
138 Washington Ave., Albany, 465-6744. Pub food in a pub-style
atmosphere. Featuring 18 beers on tap. Lunch and dinner
specials daily. Full bar. Reservations for large parties.
Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Wed, 11 AM-1 AM Thu-Sat,
noon-11 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
The Starting Gate
55 Watervliet Ave., Albany, 482-8179. Known for its hamburgers
and home-cooked turkey and roast beef. For a flavor kick,
try the Cajun chicken sandwich. Lunches and late-night snacks,
too. Full bar, banquet facilities, on and off-premises catering,
takeout and delivery available. New deck is open. Serving
9 AM-4 AM daily. AE, DC, 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 the dining room. Steaks, chicken, crab legs and those
legendary burgers. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving
11:30 AM-1 AM daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
729 Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-6766. Pub fare, specializing
in pizza and pasta. Also burgers, wings, salads, subs and
much more. Full bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving
from 11:30 AM daily. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $
250 Western Ave., Albany, 427-0091. Although this spot is
best known for its traditional tavern fare, a dinner menu
is also available evenings from 5 to 9, with such dishes
as steak, ribs and sizzling fajitas. Full bar, banquets
for up to 60, on-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving
11:30 AM-1:30 AM daily. AE, MC, V. ATM on premises. $