Where to enjoy a beverage on a covered patio?

covered outdoor patioLucas emails with a specific outdoor dining/drinking question:

I'm looking for places in Albany where I can enjoy a beverage on a patio; however, because of the inconsistencies of the weather here, I'm looking for places in particular where the patios are covered. What places around town do you suggest?

This reminds us that we really need to update the outdoor dining map. (Like, really.) So your suggestions will help not only Lucas (and others), but also help us update the map.

Got a suggestion? Please share!


there are umbrellas on the tables at Bacchus/Daisy Bakers and Finnbar's

part of the deck at the Troy Brew Pub is covered as is Ryan's Wake

Footsy Magoo's has a little known about patio and part of it is partially covered by the deck that goes to the upstairs apartment

TJ Maxxies on Wolf Road is covered (sometimes)

The new Bomber's in Troy is going to have outdoor seating (coverage TBD)

Center Square Pub

Swiftys in Delmar (4 corners) has a large tent covering all of their patio area - very weatherproof.

**Covered/Partially Covered:**
Dinosaur BBQ - Troy
The Rusty Anchor - Watervliet
The Irish Mist - Troy (most are uncovered, but 2-3 tables are covered)
Alexis Diner - Troy

The Van Dyck - Schenectady
The Bier Abbey - Schenectady
Centre Street Pub - Schenectady
The Union Inn - Schenectady
Clinton's Ditch - Schenectady
Wolf's 1-11 - Albany
City Beer Hall - Albany

Wollf's Biergarten - Albany
Katie O'Bryne's - Schnectady
Olde English - Albany
The Point - Albany

You could also reference this post to help update the map: http://blog.timesunion.com/tablehopping/29531/favorite-restaurant-deckspatios/

The Orchard Tavern has a huge patio covered by a tent!

In Saratoga, all of the following have some level of covered patio:

-The Crown Grill
-Circus Cafe
-Druther's (Umbrellas I think)
-Jacob & Anthony's (Umbrellas at least)
-Max London's
-The Stadium Cafe (I think the West Side Stadium does, too)
-The Ice House
-City Tavern (roof deck)

New World Bistro Bar has a covered patio.

Paulo Lombardi's in Wynantskill has an awesome covered patio and the food is great too.

Philly's Bar and Grill in Latham - both covered and uncovered patio space.

Hollywood Cafe on Lark has a partially-covered patio, and a decent food menu too.

Midtown Tap & Tea on New Scotland Ave. has a covered porch & great beers!

Center Square Pub has a nice covered patio and is a nice, friendly neighborhood bar, especially if bartenders Angela or Jess are running the show. They are efficient, friendly, and business oriented (i don't like bartenders who come to work to be on display...lol).

please read the effing post:
"I'm looking for places in Albany..."

Example: the Lionheart.

@Jane Doe,
Please read the post. The AOA editors want to update their map, which is a capital region map. So before you go off on others please make sure you are not the one in the wrong.
I understand that every time someone asks for a place on Pearl St in Albany that serves great Margaritas, @SaratogaLover replies with a great place in Saratoga that has an amazing beer selection... but this isn't that.

Capital City Gastropub on New Scotland! Right down the block from Graney's....and amazing! Outdoor dining and great people watching, not sure if it is "covered" though. I

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