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Ale House

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680 River St, Troy, NY 12180-1503
518-272-9740
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great local bands, good food, friendly service!

Have been coming here for years, but its so popular on Friday/Saturday nights (esp. when they have bands) that its often hard to get a table, so we usually just come for the music and drink. Lately we have been attending on Sunday evenings when they have music from 6-9, so the other night we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
bluesmama11
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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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  • Dining on a budget
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Castleton On Hudson, New York
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Have been coming here for years, but its so popular on Friday/Saturday nights (esp. when they have bands) that its often hard to get a table, so we usually just come for the music and drink. Lately we have been attending on Sunday evenings when they have music from 6-9, so the other night we ordered dinner. Not much for... More 

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Troy, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Ale House is a small, slightly seedy-looking corner bar across from the local fire house. However, people are friendly and the seating area in the back is comfortable. You can expect a good selection of beers and you can order mixed drinks from the full bar. My wife likes the margaritas there. The chicken wings are what made the... More 

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Schodack, NY
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194 reviews 194 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great local haunt with good wings. I'm not sure I agree with all the hoopla about this being the best place in Troy. It's kind of a dive bar, but the wings are pretty good. Lighting is low, floor is slanted - I guess it's called charm. There are other places in Troy that I would go before I went... More 

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112 reviews 112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I've never eaten at the pub but have spent many weekends watching football and eating the take out. Best wings in Troy. Highly recommended

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

the venue has a strong following..I think they may have been rewarded with the best wings in the capital district and probably deserved it however now they charge double the normal amount for said awesome wings..i do know that their rib special is indeed special and the musical and musician support is exceptional. people tolerate standing room only because the... More 

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Stephentown, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wow - the Ale House never ceases to surprise you ... whether it's the underground music scene - see national acts on a Tuesday night in an intimate setting ... or the food. Tonight the special was Mac-n-cheese stuffed meatloaf... for $12! The meatloaf was excellent, just the right ratio of meat to mac-n-cheese, flavored perfectly and with just the... More 

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Troy, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We enjoy just about anything the menu offers. Tonight, we split a hot turkey dinner & 5 tequila chipotle wings while listening to Outlet, a terrific band of three ultra talented musicians. We will definitely return.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For me, this is the real birth place of buffalo wings. I usually order 20 wings with my bf. I also like their beers with great variety. They also offer theme nights which give me more choices.

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Watervliet, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I have lived in Pittstown All my Life....I have Been To The Ale House Many Times for the past 20 Years....And I Love Love the Food and The People and The Chicken Wings Are The Best. Elizabeth Emanatian ....

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Pennington, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

On our way to Vermont for skiing, we used TripAdvisor to find us wings and beer. The Ale House did not disappoint! Kids thought the area was "sketchy" but once we got inside, they were fine. It was just that the snow was dirty, and it was dark.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 680 River St, Troy, NY 12180-1503
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: 518-272-9740

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?