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Sipping Spirits: 9 of the Best Places for Craft Cocktails In & Near Saratoga Springs

There's nothing quite like a craft cocktail to quench your thirst or celebrate a special occasion. Whether you're a gin, bourbon, or vodka drinker, there are a variety of places that specialize in craft cocktails in and near Saratoga Springs, NY.

Morrissey's Lounge & Bistro

Morrissey's Lounge & Bistro is situated within the historic Adelphi Hotel right where all of the action is on Broadway. The restaurant and bar features one of the largest drink selections in the area, making your decision of what to order a tough one.

A classic concoction of theirs is a drink called "Sting Like a Bee." The beverage includes some orange and honey flavors that blend in with the bourbon. It's sure to make you float like a butterfly!

Diamond Club Grill

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If you want to meet with friends, the Diamond Club Grill is the place to go. They offer some of the best cocktails you will find in all of Saratoga.

The atmosphere can be laid back too which is great! What's better than that? Their specialty happy hour takes place from 11:30 AM until 7 PM every day.

Other than cocktails, they offer a great selection of wines which would pair well with food if you decide to eat there.


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For a vibrant atmosphere, you have to go to Cantina. This Broadway restaurant serves delectable Mexican cuisine along with a huge list of original Cantina drinks.

You can order most of their drinks by the glass or get a pitcher for the whole table to enjoy. While dining at a Mexican eatery, you can't go wrong with a margarita. Specifically, their "Midnight Margarita" which blends their frozen margarita mix with their flavorsome Red Sangria.

The Brook Tavern

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Located on Union Avenue across from Saratoga Race Course, The Brook Tavern is a great restaurant to visit after a day at the track. The menu boasts a wide variety of American cuisine, ranging from Beer Battered Fish and Chips to a Grilled Fillet Mignon.

One of their signature mixed drinks has a local namesake attached to it—Yaddo. Yaddo is the name of the estate and gardens founded by the Trask family. The drink itself features an apple and lemon blend which is surely refreshing on a mild day.

The Wishing Well

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The Wishing Well, located just a few miles north of Downtown Saratoga, offers some of the finest dining in the area. Exquisite entrees can and should be served with a drink off of the cocktail menu.

While feasting at such a fine establishment, refresh with a beverage such as a "Wishing Well Negroni." This gin-made drink will pair well with any meal of your choosing.

Boca Bistro

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Boca Bistro offers unique fare and drinks on the east side of Broadway. Their brick interior provides a rustic yet trendy vibe for a date night or a GNO.

Enjoy a meal or traditional tapas that will satisfy all taste buds. Hopefully the only "Bee Sting" you get this summer is one from Boca Bistro, a signature cocktail with tequila and a spicy kick to it.

Dock Brown's Lakeside Tavern

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Dock Brown's Lakeside Tavern is located right on Saratoga Lake. Take in beautiful views of the lake from the spacious deck and enjoy some fantastic beverages too.

They also have an intimate bar where they serve many unique brews and handcrafted cocktails. If there is a place to be on a warm summer day, this is it!

Bailey's Saratoga

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On the corner of Phila Street and Putnam Street is Bailey's Saratoga. Their casual outdoor dining space features a slew of firepits that are perfect for nighttime outings at the restaurant.

Whether you are watching horse racing or another sports event on one of their many televisions, you can enjoy a frozen signature cocktail such as their Peanut Butter Mudslide. It will make you think you are sipping on a peanut butter milkshake.

Hamlet & Ghost

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One of Saratoga's main streets for excellent spirits is Caroline Street because it's home to many eateries and pubs, including Hamlet & Ghost. Their food menu offers both small bites and hearty entrees.

Feel free to get "Carried Away" with one of their signature drinks that tastes both juicy and dry with lemon and mango flavors.

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