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-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-midnight Mon-Sat, noon-10 Sun.
Cash only. $
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
Long Island little neck clams in a white-wine-and-garlic
broth, and Delmonico steaks. Takeout, on-premises catering
available. Serving 11-10 daily. MC, D, V. $$$
237 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-3333. New owner Davis
Mead has kept the wood-fired pizza but livened the menu
of this across-from-the-track venue with Italian-inspired
dishes that run from spaghetti and meatballs to steak au
poivre. Instead of Elvis memorabilia crowding the walls,
you’ll see racing-related photos and prints. Full bar. Serving
5-9 Sun-Wed, 5-10 Thu-Sat (later as warranted). AE, D, MC,
The Cat’s Meow
14 Karner Road (Route 155), Guilderland, 456-1895. Popular
tavern serving a light menu including burgers, homemade
soups, pizzas, giant fish fries, finger foods and sandwiches.
Dinner specials served nightly. Fireplace and patio dining
available, full bar and catering for small parties. Takeout
available. Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. AE,
MC, V. $
348 Central Ave., Albany, 462-4862. A variety of traditional
pub food selections, including hamburgers, chicken tenders,
wings and French fries. Sunday brunch. Serving Thu-Fri 5-10
PM, Sat 6 PM-midnight, Sun 10 AM-2 PM. AE, DC, D, MC, V.
Corner Well Pub
698 N. Pearl St., Menands, 427-WELL (9355). Irish pub with
specialty pizzas, burgers, deli sandwiches, salads, wings,
seafood. House favorites include Uncle Dan’s BBQ Ribs and
the 20-ounce Big Ed’s Prime Rib. Full bar, takeout, delivery.
Serving 11-9 Mon-Wed, 11:30-10 Thu-Sat. Closed Sun. AE,
D, MC, V. $$
1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440, www.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.
170 Delaware Ave., Albany, 257-7300. Completely renovated
pub serving pizza, wings, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads,
burgers and more. Private party rooms. Full bar, takeout
and lunch delivery available. Serving 11 AM-close daily.
AE, D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $
2012 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. AE, D, MC, V. $.
Firkin & Fox
112 Wolf Road, Colonie, 453-2FOX (2369). Casual classy pub
restaurant featuring a full menu of classic pub entrees
including fish and chips, shepard’s pie, steak sandwiches
and Firkin burgers. Business prix-fixe lunch Mon-Fri. Full
bar, 18 beers on tap. On and off-premises catering and takeout
available. Serving 11:30 AM-1 AM Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-2 AM
Fri-Sat, 11:30 AM-10 Sun. Brunch Sat-Sun 11:30-3. AE, MC,
V, ATM/debit. $$
283 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 482-9898. Pizza, finger foods,
burgers and other light fare, as well as a large selection
of Italian dinners. Specials available all week. Full bar.
Serving 11 AM-2 AM Sun-Thu, 11 AM-3 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $
Hill Street Café
180 Madison Ave., Albany, 462-3544, www.hill-street-cafe.com.
Serving good pub food every day and every night. Menu includes
chicken wings, pizza, grilled sandwiches, wraps, salads,
hot subs and burgers. Full bar. On-premises catering for
parties. Serving 11:30 AM-3 AM daily. MC, V. $
30 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA, (413) 298-1654. Favorites
like baked french onion soup, burgers and wraps. Nightly
specials. Full Bar, on-premises catering and takeout available.
Serving 4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-11 Fri, noon-11pm Sat & noon-10
Sun. AE, MC, V, D, DC, personal checks. $$
607 Union St., Schenectady, 374-5930. Pub fare with nightly
dinner specials, two blocks from Proctor’s and Union College.
Outdoor patio with heaters. Full bar. Takeout available;
on/off-premises catering. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11
Fri-Sat (Sun lounge only). AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
4 Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455, www.mcgearyspub.com.
Menu features hearty burgers like the patty melt, and specialties
like 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 11:30-9 Mon-Tue, 11:30-11 Wed, 11:30-midnight
Thu-Sat, closed Sun. AE, 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. $
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-Sat,
noon-close Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $
O’Brien’s at the Garden Grill
276 Second Ave., Albany, 462-0571. Hot lunch and dinner
specials, full bar. Lunchtime delivery and takeout available.
11 AM-midnight Mon-Thur, 11 AM-2 AM Fri-Sat, Sun noon-10
PM. MC, V. $
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, 4-10 Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
Philly Bar & Grill
Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, 785-9559. Yes, the owners
are really from Philadelphia and offer the authentic Philly
cheesesteak sandwich, as well as a variety of pub foods,
including quesadillas and wraps. Serving 11-11 daily. AE,
MC, V. $
N. Broadway, Schenectady, 346-6431. A gorgeously refurbished
building just off Schenectady’s State Street. Named for
local graffiti. Menu includes burgers, sandwiches and homemade
soups. Try the house specialty Guinness burger. Full bar.
12 beers on tap. Live music on weekends. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri,
noon-10 Sat, closed Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $
Professor M. Barley’s
198 Quail St., Albany, 461-2585. This Adirondack-style pub
at the corner of Western and Quail features a full menu
from healthy salads to pasta. Large enclosed patio and more
than 60 different imported beers and wines. Serving 11-10
daily. D, MC, V. $
1021 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 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-10
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Ryan’s Wake Pub
403 River St., Troy, 270-9253, www.ryanswake.com. Classic
turn-of-the-century Irish-American pub serving large deli
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. $
849 Madison Ave., Albany, 459-8099. Enjoy pizza, pasta,
and traditional pub fare, in addition to the new specialty
clubs and home-style dinners featured on the recently updated
menu. Full bar. Takeout and catering available. Serving
11 AM- midnight Sun-Wed, noon-2 AM Thu-Sat. AE, MC, V. $
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-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $
The Starting Gate Restaurant and Catering
55 Watervliet Ave., Albany, 482-8179. Known for its hamburgers,
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/off-premises catering,
takeout and delivery available. 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 dining room, or enjoy the three-tier deck. Steaks, chicken,
crab legs and those legendary burgers. Full bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11:30 AM-midnight daily, sometimes later.
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 11:30-11:30 daily. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $
250 Western Ave., Albany, 427-0091. This spot is best known
for its traditional tavern fare. Now featuring a new menu
with such dishes as steak, ribs and sizzling fajitas. Full
bar, banquets for up to 80, on-premises catering. Takeout
available. Serving 11:30 AM-1 AM daily. AE, MC, V. ATM on