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37 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1303
315-482-7543
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Neighborhood bar for drinks and peanuts!

After visiting family at the River Hospital, we decided to stop at Skiffs for a cocktail before heading home. It was a Monday night so it wasn't too crowded or noisy. We enjoyed a cocktail and some peanuts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Isla Mujeres
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Isla Mujeres
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After visiting family at the River Hospital, we decided to stop at Skiffs for a cocktail before heading home. It was a Monday night so it wasn't too crowded or noisy. We enjoyed a cocktail and some peanuts.

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Morrisburg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have gone to Skiff's on biker weekend every year to see the one-man band play, dance and have some drinks on the Sunday night. Unfortunately there was no entertainment there this year but we did have fun anyways.

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Canton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have continued to have an awesome time here year after year during bike weekend! they have super bands and cold beer!!! never go to alexandria bay without stopping here for at least one!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fun little bar, spacious and laid back. Peanut shells on the floor kind of place.. Be sure to play the Keno like NYS lottery game. Live entertainment

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Open year round, very busy bar in the summer. Live bands on weekends. Most people don't know, but you can order wings and finger foods.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great place for a cocktail and some popcorn entertainment ( we were there on the weekends) . friendly bartenders and good service. front windows slide open so just like being outside.Had a great time every time we have been there through the years.

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oswego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in A Bay and decided to go downtown for a bite to eat and a few drinks. It's hard to explain how uncomfortable we felt when we went in to Skiffs. You could tell who the regulars were and while there were plenty of empty stools at the tables that you could have pulled up to... More 

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Sodus, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Peanuts galore, on the floor, but never on the bar, just ask for some while you are having a drink. the music is good and never too loud, great view of the Main St activity.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Skiff's is one of our favorite bars in A-Bay. We always pop in for a drink even if we are not hanging out there for the evening. But I have to say I was extremely disappointed with the door staff on Friday night. It was the Pirate Block Party. We purchased fundraiser light up skull glasses came in and bought... More 

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Sanborn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

High prices and cover charge when there is no band. I was inside for hours decided to leave and realized I forgot my jacket inside. They wouldnt let me go back and get in untill I payed the 5 bucks. Heartless!

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Additional Information about Skiffs

Address: 37 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1303
Phone Number: 315-482-7543
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 am - 2:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-1303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay
  • Phone Number: 315-482-7543

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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