Before sports bars, the list of acceptable places to yell in public included only political rallies, children's soccer games, and aggressive needlepoint workshops. Express your opinions at appropriate volume with today's Groupon: for $7 you get $15 worth of pub fare and drinks from O'Toole's Restaurant Pub at their location in Colonie.
O'Toole's plays double duty as both a restaurant and sports bar, serving 16 beers on tap, as well as a craft beer of the month, and 50 bottled brands. To wash down your beer with something solid, their menu spans the vast American culinary landscape from foresty salads to archipelagos of entrees. To start, the chicken wings (10 for $8.99) are ranked in heat on the menu from "mild" all the way up to "atomic", which gives tongues the superpowers of flight and weather prediction. For heartier fare, try out the pork ciabbatta sandwich ($7.99), which features hand-pulled pork blended with barbeque sauces and served on a ciabatta roll. The signature burger ($7.99) is a charbroiled half-pound of lean Angus ground sirloin with Montreal steak seasoning served with beer-battered fries seeking asylum in your stomach. The dessert menu rounds out the experience, with options like homeade apple crisp ($4.99) jauntily accessorized with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and cinnamon.
With more than 30 TV's lining the walls at O'Toole's, and personal Soundog speakers throughout the space, patrons can hear as much or as little of the sportified, ball-bouncing, javelin-throwing, discus-hugging action as they choose. When you're done ogling the brick fireplace and wooden bar, enjoy the interactive Buzztime trivia games, pick numbers for NY Lottery Quick Draw, or participate in certified Off-Track Betting. For those more inclined to suck in instrument noise through their sound holes, come in from 6 to 9 p.m. for live music every Friday.
Three Yelpers give O'Toole's Restaurant Pub a three-star average:
- They've got a great selection of beer and liquor...Stella on tap, gotta love that! I went with the daily special hamburger, it was a good deal $4.99 I think, and it was cooked perfectly! – Katrina G., Yelp
1814 Central Ave.
Colonie, New York 12205Get Directions