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Van Dyck Lounge

237 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1405
+1 518-348-7999
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (16 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
American, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
237 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1405
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somewhat noisy, but food was very good - we went there both nights we were in town. It has a sort of neighborhood bar feel, but not a grungy, dirty neighborhood bar. Will return again when in the area.

Thank mflalbright
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

If you didn’t read this review or another recommendation for the Van Dyck Lounge, you would probably never find it; and you would be missing out. Located in a residential neighborhood, you might think you are at the wrong place. As soon as you walk...More

Thank MrNeverHome
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The Van Dyck was recommended by our Airbnb host. It was a short walk and we decided to try it. Good choice! The beer was very good. They had a good selection of different styles. The food was good too. My wife and son each...More

Thank javaman70
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Overall like it, there are bars with better beer, and bars with better food, but combined with the building and beer garden it is a great place to go to every now and then. Good for meeting friends, or grabbing dinner with family in the...More

Thank Marcus H
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Sought out the Van Dyck based on their microbrewery's performance at the 2018 Tap NY Beer Fest (best craft brewery in the Hudson Valley). Shared a tasting flight of 6 craft beers, made on site at Mad Jack's microbrewery and a trio appetizer sampler for...More

Thank Table42
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Old architecture makes for a nice ambience. Their own craft beer is quite good. The food was middle of the road. Four of us ate dinner. Three of the four was good. The fourth was fish and chips, not good, tasteless. They were out of...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I been there before for a birthday party but this time i had dinner with my daughter and our friends and after we went upstairs to listen and sing alone with two piano players.There where great and we had a lovely night.We will go again...More

Thank Chrischris111
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon around 1:00 PM. There were a few people at the bar, a table or two occupied, and a large group in the more private room. We sat at the bar and were warmly welcomed. Bartender was friendly and knowledgeable...More

Thank mccrobiem
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

My friends and I had a great time in Schenectady at the Van Duck Lounge. They hosted dueling piano’s Shake Rattle & Roll. Great beer selection loved the pint of Mount Pleasant Porter and the special Christmas beer they had on tap. Waitress did a...More

Thank Rebels3941
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

OK, don't judge a book by its cover. Because I almost did. This place is eclectic and unique and have great beers. My preference, you need to sit on the back patio weather permitting. We met the owner (I think Billy) and he couldn't have...More

Thank OBTraveler65
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Steve W
27 May 2017|
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Response from Shirley D | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a couple of more private areas, but I would call ahead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1405
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-348-7999
  • E-mail
In 2009 the Van Dyck reopened under new owners, the McDonald Family, giving this historic venue new life. In 2011, the McDonald's again revitalized the Van Dyck by getting the formerly used brewery on premise functioning once more, under the name, the Mad Jack Brewing Company. Fresh brews are made weekly, and can be seen through the open glass brewhouse behind the restaurant. Sampler, growlers and kegs are available for purchase. Come in and enjoy the freshest brews in the most historic setting in the city.
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