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Sneaky Pete's is a student favorite because it has an entrance price of only $10, and the drinks are reasonably priced, as well. It is often packed because this is where local radio stations go in order to promote events. Pete's plays all of the latest hits, and students have an overall good time because of the crowd and music. It is said to be the only real club in the Albany area. It is also spacious, so there is plenty of room to dance or to hang out with large groups of friends.
Savannah's is a restaurant by day and a club by night. It has live music daily and plays all kinds of music during the nightclub hours. It is a student favorite because it offers many options. Savannah's is one of the only clubs in the Albany area that stays open until 4 a.m. Local radio stations are here every Friday night.
1 S. Pearl St.
Vapor is a nightclub located in Saratoga that's a part of the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. This is a student favorite because students can either bet on or watch the horses race during the day and then hit the "Racino" and nightclub at night. There is a huge dance floor, a VIP lounge, and live music and/or a disc jockey. Proper attire is required.
Valentine's is a nightclub where performances take place on nights and weekends. This place is known for music and for hosting events with radio stations like Fly 92.3. There is a full bar, but Valentine's does not serve food. Tickets may be necessary in order to get in (depending on the performer), so it is best to check out Valentine's Web site in advance.
One Caroline Street Bistro
One Caroline Street Bistro is really a nightclub, not a bistro. It is a student favorite because students can go here during the day and grab lunch, walk around Saratoga, and then come back at night for music and dancing. Some people find the loud music to be a bit overbearing, but most students do not have a problem with this. They have a full bar and serve food, as well; however, it can be quite expensive when purchasing both. Live music is played daily so this keeps people entertained.
Fuze Box is a nightclub where swing music is usually played. But it hosts a variety of events like pop night or 80s night, too. Drinks can be highly overpriced, and food is not served. It is usually packed on themed nights, but it can be dead at times during the week. Students can come to Fuze Box and dance to a different genre of music every night of the week.
12 Central Ave.
Envy Lounge is a nightclub that has a full bar and plays all of the latest hits. It is more expensive than other nightclubs in the area, but it is a student favorite because it only costs $10 to get in. This is a great place to meet new people or to hang out with friends because it has an inviting atmosphere.
Northern Lights Live
Northern Lights is a live music venue and nightclub, and a student favorite because it also serves alcohol. Northern Lights mostly plays rock, but it does have pop or rap performers on a nightly basis. Since Northern light is very spacious, it can fit a lot of people, which means students can meet a lot of new people.
Jillian's is a spacious nightclub, and it is also a student favorite because it hosts events with the local radio station. Jillian's is known for having themed nights that attract a younger crowd. The place could be packed, but people never feel crowded together. Security can be quite strict, and ID cards will definitely need to be shown. Featuring every type of music (pop, Latin, swing, rap), Jillian's is a great place to have a fun night.
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Red Front Restaurant
The Red Front gets a lot of business from Sage students since it has donated pizzas to students and usually gives discounts to students, as well. It is a very family-friendly place to eat, and it is usually crowded. The prices are a little high, but the food is delicious, which is why students keep going back. The bar is not the main attraction at this restaurant, but it is still an enjoyable place to go to get a drink.
The Recovery Sports Grill
The Recovery Sports Grill is a student favorite, especially during football, basketball, and baseball games. It is a great place to go with the guys from RPI, and the atmosphere is fun since it is sports-oriented. Recovery has a menu based on sports which adds to the excitement of the meal. It has a full bar that's packed on weekends and for any big sporting events. Since sports at Sage are not as popular as some students would like them to be, this is a great alternative.
The Ruck is where most students go to get a quick bite of bar food or a drink. It is inexpensive, and it is within walking distance from campus. The Ruck is a student favorite because of the atmosphere. The Ruck has a jukebox and often hosts special events such as sports night or Hawaiian night.
South End Tavern
The South End Tavern has been serving food and drinks for more than 70 years, so it is a great attraction for both young and old. It has an extensive menu, hosts banquets, and has a full bar. A student favorite because it's inexpensive, there is nothing on the menu more than $15. However, it is not in the best location, as it is farther away from Sage than other bars.
Ryan's Wake is located right next to Brown's Brewing Company on River Street, so it is easily accessible for Sage students. Ryan's was voted best bar in the Metroland Magazine more than once. While it has a limited selection of food, it is a great place to get drinks and have a good time. Ryan's also participates in Troy Night Out and hosts special events weekly; plus, it has a great view of the Hudson River.
Daisy Bakers is a bar that students like to go to because of the variety of food and drinks. It is also open for lunch and dinner, so students can go there any time during the day. Daisy Bakers participates in Troy Night Out and hosts other events such as tango and swing dancing nights. This is a student favorite because it gives students something to do and they can have a good time.
Brown's Brewing Company
Brown's Brewing Company is open for lunch and stays open late. It is a great place for students to work since it is close to campus and the food is excellent. Brown's offers a variety of food and drinks, but it's best known for its beer since Brown's brews it on site. It has a pleasant atmosphere and is usually packed on weekends and nights. Brown's is also involved in the community, as well.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has a full bar, music, and it hosts a ton of events for students to enjoy. It is the talk of the town.
O'Leary's Tavern is a student favorite because it is cheap, but the place is rather small. It is a good place for students to hang out and order bar food, but there is nothing to do other than that since O'Leary's does not host any special events. It is not within walking distance from Sage, either, so it may be difficult accessing. However, it is a very good place to go and get drinks because it has a wide variety from which to choose.
2253 15th St.
Notty Pine Tavern
The Notty Pine Tavern is closer to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, so if students are at RPI, then they will more than likely be getting pizza and wings from the Notty Pine. This is a student favorite because it has the best deals for ordering large amounts of food, plus a full bar. The employees are always pleasant and friendly, and it is just a great place to go and hang out with friends.
2301 15th St.
What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?
Sage and RPI mixers are a great way to hang out with your friends and meet new people at the same time. They are safe, fun, and there is always food available. Students can dance the night away at mixers, which usually last from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. They are also free for students from both schools, so students don't have to pay to attend. The downside is that they are only offered every few months.
Saratoga Boxing Association Center
The Saratoga Boxing Association Center is a boxing arena in Saratoga Springs, but many females attend the events since they are at night and often play music. Students can meet new people and then hit the streets of Saratoga afterward. All of the local shops and restaurants stay open late after fights, so there is plenty to do for underage students.
Troy Night Out
Troy Night Out happens the last Friday night of the month, where shops and local food places stay open late. It's a great alternative for underage students who can enjoy themselves without the pressure of drinking.
Even though Envy Lounge is a restaurant and does have a full bar, the Lounge sometimes turns into an underage club. Students do not have to worry about alcohol, and it is a great place to dance and meet new people. It is inexpensive (only $10 to get in) and food is available, as well (in case people get hungry).
55 N. Pearl St.
Guptill's Arena is an indoor roller skating facility for people of all ages. Guptill's serves food like milkshakes and fries, and it also has a large arcade room where people can just hang out. On Friday and Saturday nights, Guptill's opens up Secrets on the other side of the arena, an underage club where food and non-alcoholic drinks are served. Music is played throughout the night, and it is an enjoyable atmosphere for students.
Northern Lights Live
Northern Lights Live is a student favorite because it is a place for underage students to watch concerts on a weekly basis. Northern Lights Live hosts other special events, such as the Warped Tour and upcoming bands from the Capital District region. There are many restaurants and stores for students to go to either before or after a show. Underage students should bring their IDs because they may need to be at least 18 in order to get into some of the shows.