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Henry Street Taproom is a great new spot

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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. IMG_1037.JPG 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. IMG_1038.JPG 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. IMG_1036.JPG 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. IMG_1041.JPG 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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Jennifer Savino

Hi and thanks for checking out my blog! I am passionate about food and small business, which has led me to start “Bitten.” Bitten is a blog about food and beverage start-ups in the Capital District. Features include talking with business owners to find out how they were bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, information for small business owners and honest food reviews of places around town.

Bitten came about after I closed my small start up gourmet cookie company Park 19 Cookies. I loved my business but knew that the endless hours of baking was not where my passion was. I know how difficult it can be to get exposure for a business and I remain passionate about food and travel. That is why Bitten is a great opportunity for food and beverage business’s to get exposure and tell the world their story about how they got started and why they love making others happy with their delightful treats. I also love food and will bring readers along on my culinary journey throughout the Capital District covering everything from the great, the bad and the ugly.

On the weekends, I love hiking in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, boating with friends, snowshoeing in the winters and playing with my two rescue dogs Lily and Stella. One thing I do every weekend is dine out at beloved restaurants or try the newest place in town. I was born and raised in Clifton Park, NY. Please visit www.JenniferSavino.com for more about me.