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-1 AM Mon-Sat, open 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. $
33 2nd St., Troy, 687-0345. Enjoy pasta and wood-fired pizza
in a belowground retreat. Try the pizza Margarita (tomatoes,
garlic, basil, mozzarella) or one topped with clams casino—or
put together your own with a host of familiar and exotic
possibilities. Full bar. Serving 11:30-10 Tue-Thu, 11:30-midnight
Fri, 5-midnight Sat, 5-10. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Parade Ground Village, 4 Hemphill Place, Malta, 899-4300,
myfavorite taverns.com. Locally owned tavern, featuring
burgers, wings, quesadillas, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads,
etc. Full late-night menu. Full bar, outdoor patio, wireless
Internet. Takeout available. Serving from 11:30 AM Mon-Sat,
from noon Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
The Black Cat Ale House
25 White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. Considered the “miracle
on White Street,” featuring an extensive menu, complete
with Long Island little neck clams in a white-wine-and-garlic
broth, and Delmonico steaks. Clam specials Sun-Mon, International
specials Tue-Wed. Takeout, on-premises catering available.
Serving 11:30-10 daily. MC, D, DC, EC, V. $$$
275 Lark St., Albany, 472-9043, myspace.com/hollywoodonlark.
Eclectic pub menu includes Guinness marinated steak skewers,
Frankenburgers, Popeye panini, Jamaican jerk pineapple wings,
vegetarian options and more. Full bar, on-premises catering,
takeout. Serving full menu 5-midnight daily; late-night
menu till 3 AM. AE, D, DC, MC, V, ATM. $
The Cat’s Meow
14 Karner Road (Route 155), Guilderland, 456-1895. Newly
remodeled, popular tavern serving a light menu including
burgers, homemade soups, pizzas, giant fish fries, finger
foods and sandwiches. Dinner specials served nightly. Patio
dining available, full bar and catering for small parties.
Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun.
AE, MC, V. $
1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440, 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. $
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 11:30-10 Mon-Sun. AE, MC,
170 Delaware Ave., Albany, 257-7300. Completely renovated
pub serving pizza, wings, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads,
burgers, and more. Private party rooms. Full catering available.
Full bar, takeout, and daily specials. Serving 11 AM-close
daily. AE, D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $
2012 Central Ave., Colonie, 869-0494, everydays.com. American-style
menu serves up spicy pub fare. Full bar. On- and off-premises
catering available. Lunchtime delivery 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 featuring a full bar with 22 beers on tap and more than
65 bottled beers. Full menu of signature appetizers and
pub entrees including fish & chips, steaks, burgers,
salads, and sandwiches. Pub lunch menu Mon.-Fri. On- and
off-premises catering and takeout available. Serving Mon-Wed
11:30 -12, 11:30-1 AM Thurs-Sat. Closed Sun 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-1 AM Sun-Thu, 11 AM-2 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$
Hill Street Café
180 Madison Ave., Albany, 462-3544, hill-street-cafe.com.
Serving good pub food every day and every night. Menu includes
chicken wings, pizza, grilled sandwiches, wraps, salads,
hot subs and burgers. Full bar. On-premises catering for
parties. Serving 11:30 AM-2 AM daily. MC, V. $
2197 Central Ave., Colonie, 370-5667. Daily specials are
a highlight at this friendly neighborhood pub. WiFi. Open
11 AM-close daily. MC, V. $
Junior’s Bar & Grill
1094 Madison Ave., Albany, 935-2025, juniorsbarandgrill.com.
A neighborhood place to catch your favorite sports event
and eat great pub food. Full bar, outdoor patio, on-premises
catering, takeout available. Serving full menu 11-11 daily.
AE, ATM, D, DC, MC, V. $
286 Lark St., Albany, 275-4900, legends onlark.com. With
more than 25 televisions, Legends is a sports lover’s dream.
Pub food includes personal pizzas, mini burgers and dogs,
salads, and a variety of pub-style classics. Full bar, on/off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Sun-Thu, 11 AM-midnight
Fri-Sat. ATM, AE, D, MC, V. $
30 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-1654. Favorites
like baked French onion soup, burgers and wraps. Nightly
specials. Full bar, on-premises catering and takeout available.
Serving 4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-11 Fri, noon-11 PM Sat, and noon-10
Sun. AE, MC, V, D, DC, personal checks. $$
1186 Western Ave., Albany, 935-2661. Newly 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, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
607 Union St., Schenectady, 374-5930. Pub fare with nightly
dinner specials, two blocks from Proctors and Union College.
Outdoor patio. Full bar. Takeout available; on- and off-premises
catering. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, lounge
only Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
4 Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455, mcgearyspub.com. Menu
features hearty burgers like the patty melt. McGeary’s makes
its own soups, breads and rolls, and is the home of Guinness
black-bean chili. Wings, steaks, fresh seafood, daily lunch
and dinner creations, full bar, 34 taps. Banquet facilities
for up to 150. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Wed, 11:30-11 Thu-Sat,
closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $$
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. $
The Mill on Round Lake
2121 Route 9, Round Lake, 899-LAKE, myfavoritetaverns.com.
Locally owned tavern serving classic pub fare with a full
late-night menu. Full bar, takeout available. Serving from
11:30 AM Mon-Sat, from noon 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 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. Full bar; lunchtime delivery
and takeout available. Serving lunch from 11:30 AM-2:30
PM Mon-Fri. Open 8 AM-close Wed-Sat, Dinner served 5:00-10:00
Mon, Wed, Thur, & Fri. Sunday Brunch 10:00-2:00 and
then dinner from 4:00-9:00. 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, noon-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
cheese steak sandwiches, 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. Walking distance to Proctors Theater. Menu
includes burgers, sandwiches and homemade soups. Try the
house specialty Guinness burger. Full bar, with 12 beers
on tap. Reservations recommended. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri,
noon-10 Sat, noon-7 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $
Professor M. Barley’s
Western Avenue and Quail Street, Albany, 436-7740. Upscale
pub with working stone fireplace 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 60 imported bottled beers. On-premises
catering, takeout. Serving 11 AM-midnight daily. MC, V,
1021 Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-8771, 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. $
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 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. $
112 Maple Ave. (Route 85A), Voorheesville, 765-4163. 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 Wed-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat.
Cash, personal checks, ATM on premises. $
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. $
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 11-11 daily,
take-out orders as early as 9 AM. AE, D, 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 four-tier deck. Steaks, chicken,
crab legs and those legendary burgers. Full bar. Takeout
available.11:30-2 Mon-Sat, 11:30-11 Sun. 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
daily. Most major credit cards. $
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 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 premises.