A look inside Wolff's Biergarten Schenectady

The new new Wolff's Biergarten in downtown Schenectady opens Wednesday around 4 pm.

This Wolff's looks a lot like the Albany location, but it's larger, with three garage doors, more picnic tables, lots of flat screens for viewing soccer matches, and the requisite indoor faux tree. The building has been vacant for about ten years. It started out as a service station and last belonged to KEM cleaners.

If the Erie Blvd location seems strange, Matt Baumgartner says, it is a little.

"I think that's also consistent with Wolff's in Albany, which opened before there was much down in that area. And hopefully it will grow the same way."

Renovations on Erie Boulevard and recent growth in Schenectady were encouraging factors, he says. And the building itself interested him. "It was really affordable, and I love an old, sad building -- and this one was really sad. But I knew you could have garage doors, and having the garage doors is a real asset. People love them."

So with a Bombers and a Wolff's, is there going to be a Schenectady Sciortino's too? Baumgartner just laughs.

"Well, that's a good question. There's an empty building across the street."

After the jump, a look inside Wolff's Schenectady.

Photos are above in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.

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Wolff's Biergarten
165 Erie Blvd.
Schenectady, NY 12305


So glad to see that old rundown eyesore getting new life. Nicely done, Mr. Baumgartner.

Would love to see an Olde English before a Sciortino's



Before and after pics would be cool. Excellent vision from Baumgartner and Co.

It looks great but I don't understand the need for all those TV monitors. Much success!

Bullwinkle- The TV monitors are actually TV's, not monitors for conveying information, which is what I think you were suggesting. Wolff's shows a large number of soccer games, and in a sense is a European sports bar. The larger # of TVs is so that they can accommodate crowds who want to view more games. Also, b/c it is a bigger space, they need more so that the TV's can be viewed from anyplace in the bar. Hope this helps.

Went there yesterday and I love it just as much as the one in Albany !!

Great job, glad to see & visit the new location.

Hope to watch many ARSENAL victories there! Nice addition to Schenectady. Thanks guys.

Looks awesome... I used to work over there 10 years ago, it's looking so much better these days.

A Schenectady Sciortino's is a great idea, I miss having good old Utica Italian food!

I was interested when I drove by, but the pics show only bar stools and benches to sit on. I'm 70, and benches and bar stools are out for me. If there is a brat on a brochen, maybe I could get it "to go"! Looks like a great place for the guys. Best of luck. Happy to see the area thriving.

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