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2 Cohoes Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189-1828
518-273-9646
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nothing terrible but nothing out of the ordinary

I went as a guest of a parishioner. It was fine but I suspect this is a local haunt and for those who love it they will always love it: no issue with that. There are plenty of nearby voices if this is not your local haunt. Very solid pub lunch choices. Food is fine enough. Service is okay enough.... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Janet D
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Troy, New York, United States
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Troy, New York, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went as a guest of a parishioner. It was fine but I suspect this is a local haunt and for those who love it they will always love it: no issue with that. There are plenty of nearby voices if this is not your local haunt. Very solid pub lunch choices. Food is fine enough. Service is okay enough.... More 

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Watervliet, NY -- the Arsenal is there, it was one of my first jobs. Commuted with my Dad. My work group used to go to lunch around the area. I don't remember the Purple Pub as being one of them. Anyway, when we drove up, it was in a run down area and I thought, this can't be good. BUT,... More 

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Latham, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When our kids were little we went here with them and had many fun meals with pitchers of soda. Very much a local atmosphere but staff have always been friendly. Now we mostly do takeout getting our old standbys of breaded mushrooms, baked ziti, hot turkey sandwich or one of their fish dinners (salmon is the best) which come with... More 

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Thompson Falls, Montana
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117 reviews 117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It was Friday evening @ 6:45, it was very busy and our party had 8 adults and 2 children. Our waitress was excellent and was there for all our needs. The meal however was just OK but we all had a great time there.

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We are basically hooked on the same items each visit. Chicken wings, seafood pizza and antipasta. This establishment has been in business for years and the food is the reason. Nice relaxed atmosphere. However, there could be times when you may have to wait.

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Houston, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Following a wake, a bunch of us went over to the Purple Pub to eat. Nice people and nice (but quaint as you'd expect for a local pub). When several more joined us, they moved us seamlessly to a bigger table. The draught beer flowed, the conversation animated, the oven-baked chicken wings wetting our appetites while we waited, patiently, and... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My family has been coming to the Purple Pub since it opened and I've enjoyed many visits to this establishment since I was a child. It's nothing fancy, but the food is consistently tasty and reasonably priced. These days I mostly do PP takeout, as we tend to want to avoid waiting for a table. I am a big fan... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

As I sit down to write this review, the theme song from "Cheers" jingles merrily through my head ... "Sometimes you wanna to go where everyboooody knows your naaame, and they're allllways glad you came ..." The Purple Pub inescapably reminds me of this kind of warm and inviting place, that melts worries and serves not just comfort food but... More 

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Albany, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My wife and I have been going to the Purple Pub for years and love it. The food is great, consistent and filling. The bar staff is great to hang out with while you're waiting for a table to free up. I suggest you give it a try, despite it's crazy name!

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Albany, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a very cozy place to go to for dinner. The food is great, service is great. This place has very good pizza and wings too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Cohoes Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189-1828
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watervliet
  • Phone Number: 518-273-9646

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?