the Street Pub
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 low-carb choices,
kids selections, and portabello mushrooms. Full bar. Serving
11 AM-midnight Mon, 11 AM-1 AM Tue-Sat, noon-9 Sun. MC,
V, ATM. $
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
Black Cat Ale House
White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. A Manhattan-style pub with
a Cape Cod flair featuring an extensive menu complete with
steamer clams and New York strip steaks. Outdoor patio.
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. AE, MC, D, V. $$
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. Outdoor dining available, full
bar, catering for small parties. Takeout available. Serving
11:30-11 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. AE MC, V. $
Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440, www.dicarlos.com. 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. $
Anthony’s Italian Steakhouse
listing under “Italian.”
Central Ave., Colonie, 869-0494, www.everydays.com. 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. $.
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. $
Madison Ave., Albany, 462-3544, www.hill-street-café.com.
Serving good 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 AM-3 AM daily. MC, V. $
River Bar & Grill
N. Pearl St., Albany, 433-8338, www.madrivergrille.com.
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. $
Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455, www.mcgrearyspub.com.
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. $
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. $
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. $
Pub & Grill
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.
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. $
Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-8771, www.ravenswoodpub.com.
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,
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 only.
Pit Bar & Grille
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. $
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. $
Mill & Mining Co.
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-
midnight daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
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. $
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-12:30 AM daily. AE, MC, V. ATM on premises. $