New Yorks Capital Region
Music Shack, 65 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Gus’s Hot Dogs, 212 25th Street, Watervliet (Albany area), 273-8743 Small old timey burger and dog joint
Famous Lunch-Mini hots dogs! 4 inches long and served with Zippy Sauce. (Troy, NY-Greater Albany area)
Mac’s Drive-In -648 3rd Ave, Watervliet, NY 12189 (518) 279-7899-Great burgers in classic style joint
Ted’s Fish Fry -203 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205 (518) 454-9490-fish and chips and other locations
Eden Advisory Services LLC and Cafe – 269 Osborne Rd #3, Albany, NY 12211 (518) 977-3771-Researching this place is making my head hurt. So this is a cafe….but its also a financial planners office? And it has poetry and live music too.
Paulys Hotel-337 Central Ave -Albany, New York 12206 (518) 426-0828-Since the 1880s, tavern with punk shows and other music
Fuze Box 12 Central Ave Albany, NY 12210-1305 – (518) 432-8866-Rock club housed in a former white tower hamburger joint. They still have the burger joint signs.
The Low Beat-335 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206 (518) 432-6572
Albany Social Justice Center-33 Central Ave Albany, New York 12210-Community Center with occasional DIY style punk shows.
Burnt Hills, NY (near ALBANY)
DONUT ALERT! Get a world class CIDER DONUT at Fo’Castle Farms, 166 Kingsley Road, Burnt Hills, NY
an art Museum worthy of Hipster Travel, Dia:Beacon is a huge 240,000 square foot space filled with huge mammoth pieces.
3 Beekman street
Beacon, NY 12508
Mount Fuji-Route 17 North, Hillburn, New York-845-357-4270-Hibachi style japanese steakhouse in a giant pagoda, with a tiki bar.Hudson, NY
The Hudson River Theater, 521 Warren Street. Hudson, NY-Odd collection of shows here, like Marshall Crenshaw or Graham Parker, then things like Monade, a Stereolab side project.
Ithacas alternative weekly is the Ithaca Times.
Lake George, NY-Lake George is a resort area in Upstate NY. You can take a train to Albany from Penn Station and take a cab to Lake George Village for about $90 rt. While in the Neighborhood, you can also drive up to Lake Champlain and take a ferry to Burlington, VT.
The Sagamore Club Grille-800-358-3585-pricey restaurant in 115+ year old hotel in Bolton Landing, 10 miles from Lake George.
King Neptunes Pub-518-668-2017-Bar with live music.
Great Escape Fun Park-Route 9, , Lake George, (518) 792-3500 -excellent park with amazing Comet rollercoaster.
Lake Placid, NY
One of the last 2 howard johnsons restaurants is in lake placid. 98 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid. 1-800-858-4656
New Paltz, New York
6 Mohonk-House where they put on parties….
38 Main Street New Paltz, NY 12561- (845) 255-9800
www.myspace.com/snugs_tavernWierd stuff-TrapezeSchool has moved. You can call 845-658-8540 for info on trapeze flying in New Paltz. Learn how to fly through the air with the greatest of ease.
Eats-Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In – www.jumpinjacksdrivein.com
5 Schonowee Ave, Schenectady – (518) 393-6101-old timey drive in burger joint. Only open in the summer.
Smithtown, LI You can’t just eat there though, as it there is an etiquette guide.
Mike’s Restaurant (518) 382-9213, 1135 Erie Blvd ,
Schenectady, NY 12305-the sign says, “finest ever made FIRST PRIZE Mikes Frankfurts-first prize with our sauce” which is a chili sauce. Also burgers and battered rings.
Dairy Circus-1 Lyric St , Scotia, NY 12302 (518) 374-5725- Because you can’t get a dip at Jumpin Jacks
A couple of Blogs about the Troy area. Bath on Hudson and Troy Night Out-Troy night out is actually an event
Music-ground zero-Ground Zero is a student-run music club at RPI in Troy, NY
Hangar on the Hudson– 675 River St, Troy, New York, NY 12180 (518) 272-9740-Huge warehouse type space
Gus’s Hot Dogs: 212 25th Street, Watervliet NY 12189-like the nearby Troy lunch, they serve tiny 3 inch dogs with a chili sauce