Night Life

Central New York’s after-dark culture defines winding down. Brews, food and entertainment make the perfect combination for ending the day on your trip.

Immerse yourself in Brew Central, America’s Craft Brew Destination, where many tasting rooms transform into entertainment venues after hours in addition to spectacular craft pubs that are perfect for kicking back or dancing to live music.

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Dig into Central New York’s rich agricultural heritage by getting your hands (or fork or knife) on local fare at many restaurants throughout the region. A CNYFresh locavore trail will take you to our top spots.

Outdoor lovers can embrace a different kind of night life by gathering around the campfire with family and friends to kick off an overnight at one of 3,500-plus sites available at Central New York campgrounds.

Set the mood for romance with an evening at the show. The historic Stanley Theater in Utica hosts fantastic performances and the unique Earlville Opera House, a quaint 1892 space, offers live performances as well as art galleries and workshops for the culturally inclined couple.

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Virtually every venue – brew, food or performance – will complete your Central New York journey filled with beverage trail road trips, epic outdoor adventure and one-of-a-kind history experiences.

 

Night Life Listings (70)
02 Bar & Lounge

222 Bleecker Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 404-0073

Adirondack Cafe

3063 State Route 28
P.O. Box 1071
Old Forge, NY 13420

(315) 369-3613

Casual Dining - Featuring great lunch and dinner menus daily; outdoor cafe with beer and wine.
American Legion

Depot Street
Holland Patent, NY 13354

BBG's

4951 Commercial Drive
Yorkville, NY 13495

The place to go when you're looking for someplace to go!  We have 18 craft beers on tap and they rotate weekly, we have a full menu and games from back in the day to your every day favorites of pool, air hockey, foosball etc.  We have a 15 foot screen to watch the game along with TV's throughout the building. Our staff is one of the best in the business and they know how to take care of you and your needs. If there is anything special you require, call ahead and we will do whatever we can to accommodate you and your guests.

Bennu Cafe

34 Oriskany Blvd
Whitesboro, NY 13492

Soups, salads, sanwiches, wraps, paninis, & burritos.

Hours of Operation:


Monday-Saturday
11am-9pm

Closed on Sundays

Happy Hour Drink Specials
Monday- Thursday
3-7pm

Binghamton Brewing Company

15 Avenue B
Johnson City, NY 13790

(607) 238-3448
www.bingbrew.com

Binghamton Brewing Co was founded in 2011 with the idea to bring craft brewing back to Binghamton. We incorporated in early 2012 and have been dilligently working to bring our concept to fruition. We believe that interesting brews, impeccable service and good times are meant to be together. We love locally grown ingredients. As a farm brewery we are sourcing our ingredients from local producers. NYS hops and malt will be staples in our brews and we will have local wines and cider on hand as well. We welcome you to experience all that Bing Brew has to offer.
Blind Tiger Pub

4402 Watson Blvd.
Johnson City, NY 13790

(607) 729-8944
www.btpub.com

The "Blind Tiger" is an American slang term for an illegal drinking establishment. The term is most commonly found in the South. It's synonym, "Blind Pig," is more common in California and the Northern Tier States. The terms apparently arose from the fact that it was illegal in many areas to sell alcohol by the drink because the term was used to avoid licensing fees. Proprietors of drinking establishments would advertise animal curiosities and gave customers who paid to see the animals a "complimentary drink." Often there were no actual animals to be displayed and it was a thin facade that law enforcement officials winked at. Blind Pig dates to at least 1870, while Blind Tiger appears to be a bit older, being traced to 1857.
Breakway Lounge

Route 12 South
Clinton, NY 13323

(315) 737-5282

Burger Mondays Bar & Grille

23 Henry Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

(607) 722-7777
www.burgermondays.com

Classic and creative burgers pair with an array of beers and milkshakes at this brick-walled grille. Cuisine: American
Celtic Harp Restaurant & Pub

805 Varick Street
Utica, NY 13502

The Celtic Harp welcomes you to the historic brewery district. Our dining room features an Irish-American menu, with our Famous Shepherd's pie, Friday fish fry and our Corned Beef and Cabbage on Saturday. Or try our amazing appetizers, such as K.C. Hawg Wings, Irish Chips and our very own Dublin Dippers. Our pub features sixteen drafts and an assortment of high end Scotch and Whiskey as well as Irish favorites -- Guinness, Harp and Smithwick's as well as our local Brewery favorites Saranac and Utica Club.
Slainte'.

Harpy Hour... Tuesday thru Friday from 5:05pm to 8:05pm, The Harp features $5 dollar appetizers, 2 for 1 well mixers, 2 for $5 dollar domestic bottles and shot specials. We look forward to seeing you soon... Slainte'

Copper City Brewing Company

1111 Oneida St
Rome, NY 13440

Copper City Brewing Company is a farm brewery & tasting room located in Rome, NY. Danny Frieden & Eric Daniels- Owners / Brewers Hours: Monday- CLOSED Tues-Thurs: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fri: 11:00 am- 11:00 pm Sun: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visit the beautiful tasting room at Critz Farms to sample our farm brewed beers and handcrafted hard ciders made in small batches with ingredients grown on the farm. See our historic 1890Õs four screw cider press and enjoy the farm scenery. We serve tastings, or glasses, and offer bottle sales, growler fills, light fare and snacks. Call to schedule group tours or private events. Open March to December with days and hours changing seasonally.Ê

Cyber Café West

176 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905

(607) 723-2456
www.cybercafewest.com

Chill hangout with lounge seating featuring American plates, craft brews on tap & live local bands. “Binghamton’s No. 1 live music joint,” featuring more than 20 craft brews on tap.
Dillinger’s Celtic Pub & Eatery

77 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

(607) 724-7779
www.dillingerspub.com

Boisterous bar & grill offering pub grub, BBQ, draft beers & an upstairs dance floor on weekends. Cuisine: American – sandwiches, salads, pizza, wings
Empire Farmstead Brewery

33 Rippleton Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035

Empire Farmstead Brewery is open! The 35,000 sq. ft. building allows Empire to keg and bottle their craft beer for regional, national and international distribution. The farm is being cultivated for barley, lavender, vegetables, herbs, honey, fruits and of course hops. These crops are being used in EmpireÕs award-winning ales and lagers, as well as the food preparation at both the Cazenovia and Syracuse locations. Madison CountyÕs newest Agritourism destination is open Thursday through Sunday from 11:30am to 9:00pm.

Encore Lounge at Radisson Hotel

200 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

Erie Canal Brewing Company promotes the use of 100% local ingredients and the history of hops on the Erie Canal. The breweryÕs signature beer, Muleskinner Pale Ale, brewed along the Erie Canal in Canastota reflects the light citrus aroma and flavor of Madison CountyÕs cascade hop. Our beer recipes use only the finest hops, barley, and other ingredients. Experience our quality for yourself. Come in and grab a growler. Tours and tasting parties by appointment.

Exit 33

5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478

Exit 33 houses these distinct venues:

Tin Rooster - BBQ restaurant and dance hall featuring an authentic country atmosphere with a modern approach. Live bands and DJ's playing continuous country favorites and a large dance floor.  Open daily at 5:00 p.m., with no cover charge

Turquoise Tiger  A sophisticated lounge and cocktail bar, inspired by 1940's film noir.  Entertainment will run the spectrum from songstresses, and lively piano players, to comedians, and more.  Open daily at 5:00 p.m., with a cover charge beginning at 8:00 p.m..

 The Gig  A rock & roll club, featuring local and regional acts to fill the club with energy and excitement, and even square off in Battle of the Bands contests.  The menu will feature NY-Style pizza and a full selection of drinks.  Open Thursday- Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a cover charge.

  Atrium Bar

Flashback Sports Cafe

219 S. James Street
Rome, NY 13440

(315) 337-1711

Food & Fire BBQ ~ Taphouse

560 Harry L Drive
Johnson City, NY 13790

A large selection of beers served with wood-fired BBQ & an American menu in a hip atmosphere. Food & Fire is the Southern Tier's home for authentic barbecue dining. 40 draft beers in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Foothill Hops Farms and Brewery

5024 Bear Path Rd. (Route 46)
Munnsville, NY 13409

The first commercial hop yard in Madison County in over 50 years, Foothill Hops is preserving the past and shaping the future. Tour the hop yard and experience planting, harvest and processing. Visit the home brewshop for your home brewing and wine making needs. Purchase unique Òhops cuisineÓ including our hops mustard, beer glazed nuts and hop seasoning.

Fulton Chain Craft Brewery

127 North Street
Old Forge, NY 13420

The Fulton Chain Craft Brewery is a New York State farm brewery founded in 2014 by Justin Staskiewicz and Richard Mathy. Their goal is to use locally sourced ingredients to give their customers a truly Adirondack beer experience. With up to 10 different beers on tap, there is a great chance you are going to fall in love with at least one of them. Stop by for a pint and enjoy the brewery's Adirondack tap room, Cheers!
Galaxy Brewing Co.

41 Court St.
Binghamton, NY 13901

Binghamton’s newest craft brewery and brewpub promises to offer beer that’s out of this world. Located in a renovated landmark building, Galaxy has 10 to 12 different styles of their own beer on tap at any given time. Chill, modern hangout with a long, sleek bar & a patio serving house-brewed draft beer & pub fare. All suds are created by a father-son team using mostly local ingredients. Stop in for a bite and a brew!
Gerber's 1933 Tavern

16 Liberty Street
Utica, NY 13502

Gerber's 1933 Tavern, in historic Bagg's Square West in Utica, has been lovingly restored for the last 3 years into a Speak Easy it once was. Original decor, bar and fixtures. Menu made fresh, daily will mimic tavern fare from menus found in a drawer.

Tuesday through Saturday

Lunch begins 11:30 am - 2 pm

Dinner begins 5:00 - 9:00 pm

A small, independently owned microbrewery & Tap Room, the county's first brewery in 200 years, handcrafting all-natural ales brewed with local ingredients. We collaborate with local farmers, artists, & small businesses to celebrate our region and community. Offering growler fills, kegs, beer and cider by the glass, local food items and more in our Tap Room. We host special events and live music shows on a weekly basis out of our Tap Room.

Griff's Bar & Grill

728 Columbia Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 738-0570

Griffin's Pub

226 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 724-5792

Gus’ Steakhouse & Sports Bar

5698 State Highway 12
Norwich, NY 13815

(607) 336-4777
www.gussteakhouse.com

Harpoon Eddie's

611 Park Avenue
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157

Harpoon Eddie's is located directly on the sandy shores of beautiful Oneida Lake. There is no bad seat in the house with an all glass inside dining area and two outdoor patios. The 360 degree inside bar offers a view of the lake from every seat and the outdoor Cabana is so close to the beach you can enjoy the sights and sounds without getting sand in your shoes. The extensive menu has something for everyone including delicious entrees, speciality pizzas, jumbo breaded wings, mouth-watering burgers, Panini sandwiches and many appetizers. Weekly live entertainment out on the patio (weather permitting) from local favorites. On and off premise catering available.

Our one man farm brewery is located in Cazenovia, NY. We are proud to source many local farms and are happily growing hops, barley, lavender, mint, pumpkins and many other beer ingredients. Our seasonal Tasting Room features a rotating selection of great beer including a few guest taps.

JT's Tavern

98 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901-3306

(607) 722-5985

JT's Tavern is an entertaining restaurant with good music and friendly service. Cuisine: American
Killabrew Saloon

10 Clinton Road
New Hartford, NY 13413

(315) 732-9733

Knuckleheads Brewhouse

7362 E. Main Street
Westmoreland, NY 13490

(315) 853-1351

Lamplighter Lounge at Hotel Utica

102 Lafayette Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 223-4136

Lava

5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478

A sophisticated, New York-style club accommodates up to 1,200 and features DJ's, live performers, lights and well-dressed crowd on weekend nights

As Madison County's first distillery since prohibition, Life of Reilley is proud to present hand-crafted spirits. We are excited to open our tasting room later this year (2016) and our Disco Lemonade is the 1st pre-mixed canned cocktail by a NYS Farm Distillery. facebook.com/Lifeof Reilley/ , Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat=@wedrinklife
Loft at 99

99 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

(607) 217-5911
loftat99.com

Seasonal New American cuisine, cocktails & fine wines served in a modern space with brick walls. Cuisine: American
Lost Dog Café & Lounge

222 Water St.
Binghamton, NY 13901

(607) 771-6063
www.lostdogcafe.net

This fun and funky café started by former rock bandmates brings a little bit of New York City to Water Street. Since 1994, Lost Dog has been serving up great food and drink. The eatery recently added the Lost Dog Lounge, which includes 18 beers on tap and endless mixed drink possibilities. Both spaces host events like trivia nights and live music performances regularly. Drop in and get lost in the great atmosphere. Upbeat cafe with global fare backed by live jazz, plus a sleek lounge pouring beers & cocktails.
Nail Creek Pub & Brewery

720 Varick Street
Utica, NY 13501

We opened our doors in early 2008 with the intent of bringing craft beer to the Mohawk Valley. At that time, most people said that the areas citizens didn't want craft beer. They told us that nobody would buy it. Luckily we proved them wrong! Business has been great and 99% of the beer we sell is pure, delicious, craft beer.

We do not support the mass produced, watered down, flavorless beer that has dominated the industry for so many years. It is with great pleasure that we can observe a growing trend in the beer market that is leaning in the direction of craft brewing. Craft brews are still far way behind in market share but none the less, that market share is growing and that makes us very happy.

The selection of craft beers available at Nail Creek Pub is the best in the Mohawk Valley. Approximately 75-100 bottled beers are available as well as 12 drafts that rotate to keep things fresh.

We here at Nail Creek Pub and Brewery like to sit down at a table with some

Nathanael Greene's Publick House

47 Genesee Street
Greene, NY 13778

(607) 656-5001

Nothing Fancy Cafe

10 Ruth Street
Vernon, NY 13476

(315) 829-4500

Number 5 Restaurant

33 So. Washington Street
Binghamton, NY 13903

The goal of our business at Number 5 is to please all of you, our customers. The simplest way to do this is to provide you with the finest food, service and atmosphere possible. The way to insure that is to purchase the very best ingredients in the market, to hire and train the very best employees and to start each day with the attitude that yesterday is history and today we have to earn it all over again. The entire staff of Number 5 is dedicated to that end. If you ever have any problem with any aspect of your meal at Number 5, yell, scream and stamp your feet or simply tell us and we will make it right. No one should ever leave the Number 5 dissatisfied. Cuisine: Steaks, Seafood, Veal, Poultry Banquets and Catering: LGBT wedding friendly

A family-owned and operated New York Farm Distillery located in the rural township of Lebanon, Old Home Distillers produces whiskey, schnapps, liqueurs and other spirits in an historic 150-year-old barn. The distillery offers tours of its facility every weekend, as well as product samples and retail opportunities in the adjoining tasting room.

Owera Vineyards

5276 East Lake Rd
Cazenovia, NY 13035

Owera Vineyards is a picturesque rural and groomed farm winery including vines, gardens, ponds and orchards. Enjoy our tasting room, which houses award-winning Rieslings and delicious blends that are complemented by our drier Chardonnay, Owahgena Red and a favorite

PK's Pub

221 King Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

(315) 866-3494

Casual / Fine Dining - Italian American
Recovery Sports Grill

5270 Willow Place
Verona, NY 13478

Recovery Sports Gill is a friendly neighborhood sports restaurant with a touch of class and just about every game on TV. You can watch up to 17 different games at once!

We are equal parts casual restaurant and sports bar. The Recovery Sports Grill combines the best of both worlds into a diverse neighborhood gathering place, where friends and family meet to grab a bite, watch the game or just enjoy a beer in our unique atmosphere.

Recovery is a sports fan dream. With TV's everywhere, including 50 HDTV's, 123 big screens and 104 projection screens that all fill the entire wall for your viewing pleasure. There is not a bad seat in the house.

At any moment, cheers may erupt or friendly banter between tables. Everyone gets involved, even the super-sociable Recovery staff. It is like friends having friends over for a great time, with a large menu of hearty American style food as a bonus.

Gather around and order something everyone can enjoy from our menu. From light

Remlik’s

Kilmer Building
31 Lewis Street
Binghamton, NY 13903

(607) 217-4513
www.remliks.com

Whether it is food, ambiance or service, every restaurant has its own distinctive approach to pleasing its patrons. At Remlik's, our intention is to create a welcoming environment where our customers can dine, relax, and socialize all in one place.We have developed a unique menu that gathers interesting and delicious dishes from across the country. Being long-time area residents we want to satisfy the tastes of our friends while relying on products from regional farms. You will experience comfort and elegance under the beautiful high ceilings of the classic Kilmer Building in downtown Binghamton while enjoying our diverse and well-executed lunch and dinner offerings. We are confident that with the combination of a warm setting, attentive service and exceptional food, you will be a regular customer at Remlik's. Cuisine: American
Sickenberger Lane

628 Varick Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 797-1109

Space 26

26 Bank Place
Utica, NY 13501

Stiefvater Room

618 Varick Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 797-1109

Sunset Grille

1319 Main Street
Sylvan Baach, NY 13157

That Place

216 Bleecker Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 724-1446

The Chatterbox II

Bank & Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 732-9547

The Columbia

500 Columbia Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 724-7448

The Crazy Clam

2392 Spencer Avenue
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157

The Devereux

37 Devereux Street
Utica, NY 13501

(315) 735-8628

The Mill

611 East Dominick Street
Rome, NY 13440

The North Brewery

110 Washington Avenue
Endicott, NY 13760

Brewing a variety of beers ranging from classic to extreme, The North Brewery doubles as a home-brew supply shop. The brewery offers tastings Tuesday through Sunday.
The Varick

616 Varick Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 797-1109

The Venue

2127 Whitesboro Street
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 793-8777

Tom & Marty’s Town House Restaurant

89 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901-3384

(607) 722-9823

Tom & Marty's serves as the neighborhood bar for a majority of the Binghamton University students and other locals due to its incredible family-feeling environment. Come down on Sunday to watch the football games, play trivia on Wednesday or just to have a good time on the weekend with your friends. Everything goes! Cuisine: Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches, Daily Specials
Tramontane Cafe

1105 Lincoln Avenue
Utica, NY 13502

Utica's 4th Best Coffeehouse! With coffee, tea, soups, salad, sandwiches, open mic events, and more! Vegan and Vegetarian options. Find us on Facebook also.

Hours of Operation:

Monday 9am-5pm

Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 9am-10pm

Friday 9am-11pm

Saturday-Sunday Noon-11pm

Uncle Tony’s

79 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Down-to-earth gathering place offering patio seating, live music, pub grub & happy hour specials. Cuisine: Pub food, Daily specials
Uncorked Wine and Chocolate Loft is best known for their perfect pairings of wine and chocolate. Recently, we have added specialty cocktails, appetizers, fondues and so much more, made with local, fresh ingredients. While enjoying a drink and some delicious food, relax with friends in a cozy nook, or mingle around the room as this is not your typical bar!
Varick Street

Varick Street
Utica, NY 13502

Vernon Downs Casino & Racing

4229 Stuhlman Road
Vernon, NY 13476

Our 100% smoke free casino offers over 750 exciting, cash friendly games in a smoke free environment and free live entertainment every weekend with local and national acts.  Ring Eyed Pete's bar and Champion's buffet will satisfy your hunger and thirst with delicious cuisine and fast, friendly service. If a sandwich or snack is what you crave try Triple 7's Cafe also located in the casino. Daily, weekly and monthly promotions make your visit to our Casino even more exciting! Group packages available.

Enjoy the thrills of live harness racing at the Downs from April through November on the largest and fastest track in New York State known as the Home of the Miracle Mile; Family friendly with no fee for parking or admission and several dining choices make it a great night out!

Stay on the resort property at The Hotel @ Vernon Downs. Rooms all include a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, 32" flat-screen hi-def TV, free HBO and Wi-Fi and luxurious pillow top m

Village Tavern

14 College Street
Clinton, NY 13323

(315) 853-8010

Fresh. Local. Uncomplicated. Water Street Brewing Co. serves up to seven of its own premium craft brews made right on the premises. Grab a bite with your pint. The menu includes salads, sandwiches and burgers, many made using local ingredients, as well as the “best cole slaw in the world.”
Zona & Co. Grille

15 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

(607) 772-9662
www.zonagrille.com

Snug, bustling cafe offering Southwestern, Asian & American cuisine, patio dining & drinks. Cuisine: A mix of Southwestern US & Asian flavors