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The Parting Glass

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BA SCORE
86
very good

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

40-42 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866-2328
United States
phone: (518) 583-1916

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(Place added by: ecoboy)
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Photo of lawrence76
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Some of the reviews here have mentioned that this place can get crowded during the summer (track/tourist season) and that is true, however popping into this place off-season, preferably in the afternoon, is almost a requisite for me when I am in town.

The atmosphere of the place is warm and relaxing....nice booths with tall backs, or regular tables are both available. The service is average and the food is slightly above average. Bear in mind that I have been living in Boston for 5 years so my judgement my be tainted somewhat; for Saratoga Springs, the food is quite good, and you wont find a better beer selection anywhere.

The tap selection is usually nice, but I have had some beers that tasted a bit old and perhaps had been sitting in the lines for a while...for some reason I always stick to the bottles. They have a decent selection of some american micros, and some belgians....although the last time I was there the corked belgian bottles were unavailable as they were locked up in the basement and no one there that day had a key! (this last fact inexplicably just makes the place more endearing to me!)

lawrence76, Jan 11, 2006
Photo of hollicetales
3.8/5  rDev +5%

this versatile little gem off the main strip in saratoga is a great place to bring larger groups because aside from the good thirty taps and a fairly large selection of bottles, there is also a good selection of different things to do....from the quieter dinner hall area with racing memorabila to the music hall that hosts some of the better celtic/folk bands in the area and the large bar/dart hall area, there's enough here to keep everyone happy, whether it be winter or the height of racing season. the food is excellent neo-irish pub fare. I highly recomend getting the sweet potato fries and the o'reilly sandwich a very interesting monte-cristo (battered bread) rueben....very delicious. service is usualyl average but be wary any bar during the height of racing season is going to be jammed packed and this one is no exception, but worth the crowd.

hollicetales, Feb 06, 2004
Photo of Shiredave
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%

This is a hoppin place during racing season and on weekends. Huge space, lots of parking, outdoor patio in season, 2 large bars and 3rd room for music shows, dining and dancing.
Over 30 taps with a good but could be better selection. 80+ bottles to choose from with a "Beer card" deal where you try new beers and rack up points for more free beer I think.
Outstanding reputation for good music and National / International Groups. Traditional Irish, Folk and Jazz ( Chuck Mangione has played there) .
Comfortable Irish pub feel with above avgerage food at decent prices.
If your in the Saratoga NY area, its worth the trip.

Shiredave, Nov 28, 2003
Photo of ecoboy
4.2/5  rDev +16%

A great multi-room bar and pub with more choices of fun drinking atmospheres than one has a right to expect: a straight-ahead British/Irish style bar in the front, a dining area with stage for musical acts in the back, a big game room with darts and impressive bottled beer selection off the side and a batch of tables outdoors, both on the front stoop (cooler than it sounds) and under a patio in the rear.

A terrific selection of beer on tap and in bottle. I treated my companions to a round of Theakston's Old Peculier after the races one Saturday, and you'll probably find your own version of "my local doesn't carry this" among their choices. I bet a BA could get to 100 sooner or later, by only frequenting this establishment.

A word on atmosphere and service: my ratings are based on the evening after a big day at the track. The Parting Glass cannot possibly be this crowded and the service working this hard every day of the year. I also shouldn't comment too much on the fact that everybody seems to be having such a good time, since the rosy cheeks belie the day spent wagering and tippling among most of the probably-not-locals. Someone who knows the area better than me can attest to The Parting Glass' non-summer hours.

I cannot recommend this pub more to fans of Irish joints.

ecoboy, Oct 20, 2003
The Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs, NY
86 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.