Henry St is turning into quite the little hot spot in downtown Saratoga and the Henry St Taproom is heating things up even more. Located in the old Virgil's House location, the Taproom offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere including a wood burning fireplace and comfy leather chairs. It was a cool fall day so landing a spot in front of the fire was perfect. After checking out the 15 or so beers they had on tap, I decided on a sampler of 4. The taproom had a really nice selection that would appeal to lots of different beer drinkers. It was a good combination of familiar beers along with some more rare varieties that we haven't heard of before. Not that I need to discover even more beer varieties that I love, but it's always fun to try something new. Lucky for me I did find a great new beer (actually a couple) and it was the Ayinger Oktoberfest. The only problem is that I could drink a bunch of them and at $9 a glass, things could get pricy. We checked out the dinner menu which looked great with dishes like duck confit quesadillas and mini mahi-mahi tacos. They also offer a nice cheese menu with about 12 different varieties to choose from. It comes with toasted bread, balsamic and olive oil dip, fruit and a peach chutney. We went with the black truffle cheese which was delicious but left us wanting more. Maybe next time I would get my own vs. sharing since the portions are small. What's nice is that each cheese selection is only $5 so it allows you try a couple of different varieties if you want. All of us thoroughly enjoyed this new bar and the fireplace really added to the ambiance. The Henry St Taproom will definitely make those cold snowy days much more tolerable. Just don't take my spot in front of the fire :)
They are located at 86 Henry St in Saratoga Springs, NY.
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