Henry Street Taproom

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Type: Bar, Eatery

86 Henry St
Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866-3218
United States

(518) 886-8938 | map

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Added by slander on 01-23-2013

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by vonnegut21:
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3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nice and cozy little spot to grab a beer. Best draft list in Saratoga by far. The only downside is the pricing. Consistently $2/pour more expensive than equivalent quality beer bars in the area. Not worth the premium most of the time.

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Photo of Buttonwood
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.43/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of mcbristol
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Bartenders and service are hands-down the best in Saratoga Springs. One of my favorite things to do in the winter is curl up by their fireplace (dope!) and taste some excellent beers Henry St has on tap - 16 of them - which are ALWAYS changing... sometimes from one day to the next. An excellent place to chill with friends.

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Photo of EnronCFO
3.64/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Cool scene and solid taplist for the area. Could do a better job supporting local breweries. Biggest beef are the prices. When you pay more for beers here than you do for the same in Boston/NYC, it really pisses you off. And the local breweries are marked up the same as places like MBC and Hill Farmstead. Second tier breweries in low rent upstate NY towns priced at $8+/12 oz is ridiculous. HF Edward at $10 a "pint". Saratoga isn't a beer town yet, but these guys could use some competition.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of thisXwar
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BeerBucks
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of zotzot
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Whimpers
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Top quality food...burgers are best in the area. Relatively small 16 taps or so but incredibly good usage of those taps. Hill farmstead, alpine, Prarie, etc all pop up here.

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Photo of eflynn2
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of stevehagy
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Nbyham80
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great beers on taps always rotating, $4 flights on Tuesday. Favorite place to sit and drink beers with friends

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Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of timoteo833
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of John_r_l
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JJMorgan22
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great little place off of Broadway in Saratoga.

The beer selection is small but tight. About 15 taps, but all good non-typical stuff. Got try Liberty Bell Ringer here- doubt I'll ever see that again! Tried Sixpoint Sweet Action for the first time as well. There were a lot of others beer on the list I would've tried if we didn't have to leave for Phish at SPAC.

The food was great- really focused on the "farm-to-table" thing a lot of restaurants like to do these days. They had great farmhouse bruschetta, or whatever you want to call it- apparently they make a few special each day that are different day in and day out. Ordered two different kinds and they were stellar.

Definitely suggested.

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Photo of rousee
3.89/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

This is the newest beer bar in Saratoga and when I first had read about it here on BA, I thought it was an old place that had been renovated and then enhanced with a bigger beer and drink menu. That is not the case. It is located in what was previously a coffee shop near the corner of Henry street and lake ave---so its basically accross the street from the outdoor section of The Parting Glass.

Decor is nice hardwoods and brick and its kept pretty dark in here but what lighting it does have turned on is quite pleasant. The draft list was about 20-25 all craft beers but unfortunately, I felt like many of them were too high in ABV for me to order especially after drinking at the racetrack all afternoon. I got a Left Hand Milk stout which was quite tasty. The bartender was as friendly as can be and had a lot to do with why I came back shortly afterwards with the wife for a few more beers. Upon returning, I was greeteed with a "welcome back" and a smile and asked if I wanted another Milk stout. I saw there was a Bear Republic pilsener on tap which I had never heard of and I love most everything I've had from Bear Republic--this was no exception as it was excellent. The wife had a Schneider Weisse and that tasted spot on as well.

Didnt order any food but the food I did see looked quite good. I'll be going for a little longer stay in Saratoga in 2 weeks and this place is definitely a must stop. Overall, a great addition to the neighborhood.

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Photo of nh2032
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went to Henry St. Taproom two nights in a row - once for just drinks and the other for dinner. It's a smallish space, very comfortable, decent sized bar, a few high tops and then some other tables. Nice fireplace in the corner.

Taplist features 16 offerings. Good variety of styles. Nice mix of local options (multiple Captain Lawrence, Rushing Duck, Ithaca etc). Bottle list was good too including the same mix of styles and some rarer offerings (Cantillon and Tilquin geueze). Good turnover too, there were 6 different things kicked between the two nights we visited. Granted this was on a holiday weekend with a big concert in town, but still impressive.

Service was good overall. Better at the bar than at the tables which looked a little understaffed when we were there. The only issue was when the waitress brought me a Tilquin instead of a Cantillion geueze - BA problems - but it was quickly corrected.

Prices seemed fairly reasonable. The draft offerings came in varying sizes so that everything fit in the $5-$7 range. Some bottles seemed marked up a lot more than others, but nothing outrageous. Food prices might have been a tad high, but quality was good.

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Photo of Fantalek
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Great beer selection that rotates on a regular basis. The happy hour beer flights and cheese pairings are a great value and a great way to taste a few beers for little money. Nice friendly neighborhood atmosphere mixed in with visitors from local hotels.

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Photo of Nicolaos
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Very nice little taproom, wood bar, brick, and a nice fireplace in the winter. 16 taps rotate very often. The beer selection is always top notch, you won't find anything on tab (or bottle) that is not a top shelf microbrew.

Best beer bar in Saratoga.

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Photo of melitameister
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

About 15 top of the line beers on tap from the best breweries with a broad and wonderful range. Recent addition to the Saratoga scene, and the best beer bar in town. The crowd is smart and interesting. Also, wonderful menu. Tried the quail and slaw tapas at the bar - as fine as you could find in Manhattan.

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Henry Street Taproom in Saratoga Springs, NY
Place rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 23 ratings