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Local cuisine, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Connected by an affinity for craft beer and food, Upstate Bar & Grill is a partnership between a chef, an entrepreneur, and a brewer who had a vision of delivering Cooperstown a taste of the gastropub experience. We are dedicated to the art of pairing rich, savory dishes with the area's most delicious craft beers. With 24 beers on tap and a chef-inspired menu that takes advantage of the region's splendor, we are the perfect destination for you to take your friends and family and explore the flavors the Leatherstocking region has to offer.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews prime rib shrimp tacos burger cobb salad french onion soup great taste wonderful atmosphere lunch stop seated right away long drive food was great blue cheese nice meal large portions slow service visiting cooperstown hall of fame
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in for lunch. They had a nice selection of beers, and the Cubano was excellent. My husband had the tacos, and really enjoyed them. He had to help me finish my sandwich, but the fries were too good to share!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is across the street from the Rose and Thistle B&B we stayed at came highly recommended by one of our hosts (thanks again Patti!) and did not disappoint. Great food and atmosphere. And great service even though like almost everyone else they were understaffed.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us in our group, place was wide open. Hostess was confused about where to seat us but she took us to a table in the back. After waiting 30 minutes, nobody even acknowledged our presence. We saw other parties seated after us who...were served water and had their drink orders taken immediately. Finally a server, Lynn, came to our table and asked if we’ve been approached by anyone. Told her no; 7 more minutes go by before she returns to take our drink order. During our 1/2 hour wait, Lynn and another server were so focused on setting tables up for Dreams Park/baseball folks. They both clearly saw us sitting there with nothing and did not care. We ordered 3 burgers, all cooked wrong. Burgers were good sized but the fries were meager. It’s a shame that Upstate only caters to the tourists. We are local and will NEVER return. I will gladly spend my money at Doubleday Cafe and the Hawkeye.More

Date of visit: August 2021
60JoeV, General Manager at Upstate Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was the Hostess first night . But thanks for being so considerate. Not sure if you know this but Upstate stays open all year 7 days a week when many others close. Not to many tourist in January but we are still there catering...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great food My burger was cooked to perfection probably the best burger I ever had. It was the maple bourbon bacon burger and the Bavarian pretzel was great as well. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

Lovely service! But mediocre food & beer. We had burgers - cooked to our request, tap beer - it was fine, a salad, also fine, a tasty BLT and very creamy Mac and cheese. Unsure what was seasonal or local inspired about any of, as...the website/description stated. The fries were good. All big portions. Great service, we were seated after a party of 30 got there just ahead of us. Waitress was kind and attentive. Our food came out in good time. The place is nice enough, but sort of soulless. It’s hard to find a gem in a tourist town, but this wasn’t one.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2021

Hands-down the best meal we had our entire trip! Food was good, service was awesome the drinks were perfect couldn’t say a bad thing about this place if I tried! I will definitely be back if we come back into town!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 11, 2021

We were a party of six when we dined here on a visit to Cooperstown. The place was hopping on a Monday evening, and there was a wait fir a table. But it was worth it. The food was outstanding, as was the friendly, attentive...service. The atmosphere was raucous with a sports bar vibe, and there were several large parties while we were there, but we had a great time. Just outside of downtown Cooperstown on Rt. 28, Upstate Bar and Grill is well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 17, 2021

We went for a quick bite before our Rail Explorer adventure and was pleasantly surprised. Standard pub fare, but everything fresh and delicious . Server was great, and so were the bloody Mary’s!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 9, 2021

We stopped here with the family while visiting the hall of fame. We each had different types of food and everyone was very pleased. The waitress was very friendly fast and efficient.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 5, 2021 via mobile

I can’t really review the food because we walked out before it came because of poor service. I get how hard it is to hire people right now and I am sympathetic your situation. I have been very patient every place I go. However, at...2:00 pm the lunch rush is over and I am a little less patient. What really cause us to walk out is that the waitress came but 40 minutes after we ordered and said the ticket “fell off the thing” and so our order never got started and it would be a while longer. Given the look on her face when she saw we didn’t have food, she didn’t enter our order. She didn’t tell us that our order went to the front of the line and it would be right out. (We ordered cold sandwiches so nothing had to be cooked.) she just told us it would be a while and asked if we wanted more seltzer, which had been empty for 10 minutes. Times are tough, I get it, but it feels like you are not even making an effort. Being from the area, I will remember this during the off season and I will share my experience with everyone I know.More

Date of visit: July 2021
60JoeV, General Manager at Upstate Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sounds like your server forgot to enter your order and hide this fact from management to save face. Apologies. If you remember her name or even care enough to share please email us at upstatebarandgrill@gmail.com

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Yes, Upstate Bar and Grill offers takeout services.

Upstate Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4