2788 Hamburg Street
Schenectady, NY 12303
Phone: (518) 355-1111
Fax: (518) 356-3817
Bars & Cafes
With many restaurants in the Alabny tri-city area, Mazzone Hospitality group brings tantalizing flavors of Italian cuisine to Schenectady in the form of Aperitivo Bistro. Those who have a small appetite can feast on small portions (piattini), which is a specialty of this restaurant. A well stocked bar, offers a variety of drink options to complement your food. Though the place stops serving meals after 2p and before dinner time at 5p, guess can enjoy scrumptious nibbles from their pub fare. They offer a special menu in accordance with the adjacent Proctor Theater's show schedule.
Nestled within the historic and cozy Glen Sanders Mansion, Angelo's Tavolo is a great place to feast on Italian cuisine. A delightful fare of pasta, pizza, chicken, meat and seafood dishes, prepared in the Italian flair are offered here. Strips of bricked wall surrounding the comfortable booths and dining tables perched on their carpeted floor and soft glowing lamps hanging low from the wood paneled ceiling, covers this place in a romantic charm; making it an ideal venue for a date. On cold winter nights, huddle up in the warmth of the fireplace and in summers enjoy your meals on the breezy patio. Begin your lazy Sundays with a delightful brunch fare at Angelo's, that is served till 2p.
This downtown cafe is a great place to have espresso shots. J.Watt's Barista House uses only the best beans and ingredients to make one of the finest coffees in town. They also offer to make a cuppa with substitutes like soy, coconut or almond milk. Enjoy their specialty lattes such as The Morgan, The Samoan and Shelly. Savor their all-day breakfasts, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas and subs like The Tasty Harvest and The Brontosaurus. They even have live music on certain days. Stop over this cute spot when in Scotia.
Dorato's Restaurant & Bar is a casual haven in Guilderland, to feast on delicious American cuisine. They offer a nice range of beers on tap, along with a good array of bottled varieties. The food is good and quantity satisfying, these are sure to keep your palate and pocket happy. Dorato's opens its doors for longer hours in comparison to other eateries in the area, making it an ideal late-night binge spot. Call ahead before visiting.
Wolf's has two locations, one downtown and this one in the suburb of Colonie. This one serves the familiar pub-grub items like burgers, sandwiches, salads and a few entrees, yet the difference between the location downtown is that here you'll find an arcade. The arcade is small, similar to a Chuck-E-Cheese, but most come for the food, drinks and convivial atmosphere. On occasion, there is live music and Wolf's provides its space for banquets and other events.
Kurver Kreme has been an Albany favorite since 1953 thanks to its loyal customers that return summer after summer for delicious soft serve ice cream and loaded hot dogs. There is an overwhelming menu of Signature Sundaes, thick milkshakes, Boston Shakes, Italian Ice, ice cream floats and great hot dogs with meat sauce. Can't decide? You can bring home a pint or quart, or order an ice cream cake or pie to indulge in later on. Make sure that you come early in the evening to avoid the post-dinner rush, but worry not - the four windows can run through lines in a jiffy. Located near the Colonie Center in the suburb of Colonie.
Across the Street Pub gets its name from its location, which is opposite the University at Albany. This unpretentious bar and restaurant is frequented by college students and families. On offer are a delicious range of burgers, sandwiches, salads and light fares, which can be accompanied by refreshing beers. But the real must-have here are the buffalo wings, which are always crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The place is decked with 14 flat screen televisions, making it an ideal spot to catch a game with like minded fans. On weekdays, post 11p, they offer a special menu of limited dishes for those who would like to indulge in a late-night feast. Call ahead for hours and further information.
Dee Dee's Tavern is one of the best local hangouts in the area. The bar has a welcoming feel to it, and you're sure to feel right at home. With a diverse crowd, you'll see people from all walks of life gathering here. They have weekly events like karaoke to keep things fresh. Drinks are reasonably priced, making this a great place for an outing any day of the week.
Upstate Concert Hall (formerly Northern Lights) is synonymous with music in the bustling city of Clifton Park. This upscale nightclub features concerts and live musicals on a daily basis. What sets the club apart, are the vivacious performances that hit the stage. Here, you would find established and upcoming bands entertaining the audiences with various genres of music. In short, there is no limit to your enjoyment when at Clifton Park. Browse through the website and check-out the calender comprising interesting events and theme parties.
Enjoy a beer and some of the best cheese steaks in town at Philly Bar and Grill. The atmosphere is laid-back, unless there's a great game on the TVs, in which case you're likely to find a livelier crowd. The back patio is enormous, with plenty of seating and a stage for the live acts that entertain patrons on Saturdays. Delectable cheese steaks, wings, and other bar fare make up the menu.
French cuisine and an impressive selection of wine come together to form an elegant dining experience at The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar. They are open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The menu includes French dishes like seafood cassoulet, braised rabbit, escargot, and a great cheese selection. Take your time and dine the French way, savoring every bite and every sip at this fine dining establishment.
Enjoy comfort food, reasonably-priced drinks, and friendly service at Jessica Stone's. Sandwiches, burgers, and quesadillas make up most of the menu. Must-try items include the buffalo wings, grilled chicken sandwich, and super nachos. The inviting atmosphere and lively crowds ensure many returning customers for this bar and restaurant.