Sports Bars in Albany

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  • Maggie’s Sports Bar & Café
    Sports-bar proprietor Maggie Smith got her start in the restaurant industry at 17, working as a server at local institutions such as the Bleeker, Mona Lisa's, and Alteri's before earning a coveted management position at Garlic John's. In the summer of '94, Smith hit the jackpot on a Pick 6 ticket at the Saratoga Track, winning enough to buy her place of work and add her victory to the annals of historic moments decided by horse races, alongside Secretariat's record-setting run in 1973, and Seabiscuit's elevation to the US Senate in 1936. After several years of building a successful business at Garlic John's, Maggie bought the old Son's Tavern building on Western, envisioning a warm, welcoming sports bar full of friendly neighbors, flowing beer, and crowd-pleasing pub fare. Today, the restaurant entertains crowds of college kids, off-duty businessfolk and state employees, plying them with personal pizzas, Italian pastas, chicken wings, and burgers alongside frosty brews and cocktails. Visitors share hearty cheers and earth-shattering high-fives as they watch college and pro sports of all varieties on the array of LCD screens or pit their brains in gladiatorial combat with weekly trivia contests. Friday-night karaoke and Saturday-night live bands entertain multitudes with the sweet strains of popular music, and a tucked-away banquet room sequesters private gatherings of up to 100 from the welcoming revelry of the main bar area.
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    1186 Western Ave
    Albany, NY US
  • The Sports Grill
    Based on the numbers, one might think every member of The Sports Grill staff boasts 20/20 vision. Twenty televisions line the bar and the dining room walls, surrounding guests with the sights and sounds of sports broadcasts, and 20 available draft beers lubricate team trivia night on Tuesdays. Meanwhile, the aromas of slow-cooked ribs, grilled steaks, and spicy jumbo wings mingle in the room and give a brief olfactory preview of the menu's diverse offerings. The cooks effortlessly forge a variety of Angus burgers and familiar comfort foods, but they round out the menu's pages with items such as house-made kettle chips, sizzling fajitas, and the perennially popular crab cakes. The Sports Grill also maintains an expansive outdoor patio, presenting reprieve from the sensory stimulation inside—where there may even be rainbows emanating every hue of beer.
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    4 Middle Mannix Rd
    Rensselaer, NY US
  • The Ruck
    Customize your own burger at The Ruck and wash it down with a refreshing beverage. Low-fat is not a term The Ruck throws around but delicious is! Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from The Ruck's full bar. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to The Ruck — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Time to cheers to another week in the can at The Ruck. Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on The Ruck's complimentary wifi. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the burger joint is rather noisy. The burger joint can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. The burger joint has catering services as well. null You'll find your bill at The Ruck to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
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    104 3rd St
    Troy, NY US
  • Diamond Eight Billiards
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Diamond Eight Billiards, a local pub. If you want a dainty meal, go elsewhere. If you want a craveworthy dish, get to Diamond Eight Billiards. Diamond Eight Billiards' fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Just around the workday bend are Diamond Eight Billiards' happy hour food and drink bargains. Diamond Eight Billiards caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Music lovers will appreciate Diamond Eight Billiards' freshly mixed tunes spun by live DJs. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time. Diamond Eight Billiards tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. Dine at Diamond Eight Billiards and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot. Delicious food doesn't have to be expensive, as shown by the delicious fare coming out of Diamond Eight Billiards' kitchen.
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    9 Johnson Rd
    Latham, NY US
  • Stadium Cafe
    For good eats and good times in Saratoga Springs, dine at Stadium Cafe. The menu at Stadium Cafe does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Stadium Cafe. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Stadium Cafe's gorgeous patio. Between the music and the crowds, Stadium Cafe's noise levels can be intense. If you're hitting Stadium Cafe on a weeknight, it's best to make a reservation since the place can really fill up. Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Stadium Cafe for catering. If time is of the essence, Stadium Cafe's take-out option may be a better fit. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Stadium Cafe. When you need great food that is not going to cost an arm and a leg, stop by Stadium Cafe. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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    389 Broadway
    Saratoga Springs, NY US
  • Dango's Irish Sports Bar
    For the perfect Irish pint, Dango's Irish Sports Bar serves as a stomping ground for Guinness fans everywhere. The menu at Dango's Irish Sports Bar does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Dango's Irish Sports Bar also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. At Dango's Irish Sports Bar, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. Noise levels at the restaurant can be ear-piercing, so save the t te- -t tes for another night. Weeknights are often swamped, so plan ahead and make a reservation to avoid the restaurant's rush. No need to dress up for a trip to Dango's Irish Sports Bar — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. At Dango's Irish Sports Bar, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door. Dango's Irish Sports Bar is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30. Dango's Irish Sports Bar accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Dango's Irish Sports Bar since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    156 Maple St
    Glens Falls, NY US