17 Main St., Ballston Lake, 399-9926. Irish country pub
with casual family atmosphere and a pool/game room. Menu
includes Irish and American fare. Prime rib is always the
special on Sat and Sun. Fresh fish, hand-cut steaks. Serving
11-9 Sun-Mon, 11-10 Tue-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
151 Menands Road, Loudonville, 463-2414. Corned beef and
cabbage isnít really Irish, but itís on the menu along with
authentic Irish and standard American fare (T-bone and New
York strip steaks, seafood). Irish entertainment Fri-Sun.
Full bar, banquet and party facilities and on-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 3 PM-2 AM daily. Reservations
suggested. AE, MC, V. $
40-42 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-1916. This popular
Irish eatery serves up more than typical pub fare. The menu
features homemade specials including lamb stew, corned beef
and cabbage, as well as homemade soups and Irish dishes.
Full bar with more than 100 beers available, including Harp
and Guinness. Parties for any occasion, facilities for 20-200,
on-premises catering. Serving full menu daily till last
call. Reservations suggested for parties of 10 or more.
AE, MC, V. $
Pig & Pickerel Pub
138 Washington Ave., Albany, 465-6744. New menu featuring
a mixture of American-Irish items. Dinner specials nightly;
entertainment on weekends. Choose from 16 draft beers and
a wide selection of Irish whiskey and single-malt scotch.
Full bar, on-premises catering. Serving 11 AM-1 AM Wed-Sat,
11-11 Mon-Tue. Closed Sun. $7 lunch buffet 11:30 AM-2 PM
Wed-Fri. Reservations suggested for parties of 10 or more.
AE, CB, D, MC, V. $$