Albany drink specials?

fancy drinkM emails:

Have you guys ever done a post about the best drink specials in Albany? I am poor and like to drink.

So, AOA readers, spill: Where do you go to raise a glass without shelling out too much cash?

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Justin's now has $2 pint specials from open-7pm, Monday thru Friday. Cafe Hollywood also has great happy hour specials: I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that they're $2 pints and $2.50 or $3 well cocktails.

The Standard has happy hour daily from 3-6pm and 10-Midnight. They have specials on drinks (most draft beer $2) and appetizers, you can see the details on their website:

And at Taste (the former Dale Miller) MONDAY – SATURDAY, All Grey Goose Drinks & Hand Selected Wines by the Glass
$6 till 6:00pm in their Bar & Lounge Area Only

The Ruck. Troy, NY. rotating brews and specials. check out their facebook page.

New Madison Grill - top of hill on Madison just after Swan. Cheap draft beer, pool table, dart board, friendly crowd - can't ask for more.

Every bar is going to have them. McGeary's has a posted sign with their daily specials. The Lionheart specials are good and the Hill Street with $3 pints for happy hour and $2 PBRs all the time is fairly awesome.

Pearl Street Pub has $2 pints Mon.-Fri. 11am to 7pm including Sam, Sam Seasonal, Newcastle, Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon and the other Bud, Coors..

ned is right, every bar has some specials. Something to add re: McGearys: Utica Club and Black Forest draughts are always $2. If you want to drink UC and Black Forest.

Palais Royale seems to have good drink specials, including more than just beer. But you have to deal with the mob of hispters. Though I hear hipster girls are easy, so that may be something.

I heard at Jacob & Anthony's in Saratoga Springs they have a Happy Hour from 4-7PM that offers Martini's for only $11. Call ahead thou, I wouldn't want anyone to drive to Saratoga to find out they stopped this incredible promotion.

...there's nothing incredible about an $11 martini. They shouldn't be much more than that.

The Sports Grille in East Greenbush has buy one get one deals during their happy hour. I always liked that deal..

Hahaha, yeah, I hope Mazy was being facetious. I thought $7-9 was the average price for a martini.

Yeah OK, you're right...being facetious...sort of.

1st time at Jacob & Anthony's (when they 1st opened)
when me and my wife ordered Martini's the bartender
handed me a credit app. That was my 1st warning
of their drink prices. That was it, two martini's
and a tip $25 and we were outta there and we have
never gone back.

Bancock Bistro in Schenectady has good drink specials. Thursday night, all drinks are $3! Wednesdays, $4 martinits for Karaoke night. I've never been, but it sounds like a good time to me.

LaFiesta (mexican restaurant on Central Ave in Colonie) has $2 pints all day Wednesday, but not a huge selection.

Washington Tavern boasts some interesting deals (though I have never been) including $1 draft night and 10-4-10 nights where you get 10 wings and a domestic pitcher for $10. Sounds decent.

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