The 2021-2022 NFL Season has begun! Who is ready to watch the Bills (win) with friends and food!? Check out below, Saratoga is home to 2 of the official Bills Backers Bars.
Official Bills Backers Bars in Saratoga Springs
According to the Bills’ website, there are 2 official Bills Backer Bars in Saratoga Springs, one is downtown off Broadway and one just down Rt 9. Join in and watch on big tv screens, enjoy food and drink specials, and hang with other Bills Fans!
No reservations needed this year! Bills backers club members get the inside room all to themselves, and all other Bills fans come on in and cheer on the boys!
Bar-B-QSA is on Route 9 between the State Park and Exit 13 on the Northway. There is TONS of parking and the staff is always friendly. First time going to PJ’s, don’t worry. The folks behind the counter will answer all your questions.
Hello Bill’s Backers! Harvey’s is ready for the 2021-2022 season with great specials and raffles! Right from their facebook page:
We’ve got the Sunday NFL ticket. And that means- it’s time for the Bills Mafia to come home to Harvey’s! First come first served as always. So be sure to get in early to get your spot. Here’s what we’re running this year: Labatt Mug club is back. $25 and you get $3 25 oz mugs of Labatt all season long. BOGO Boneless wings for every single Bills game. Weekly giveaways, raffles, and some unbelievable giveaways from Saratoga Eagle and Labatt Blue (we’ll keep these a surprise).
Harvey’s Restaurant is only a block from Broadway on Phila and there is even a large parking garage on the corner of Phila and Putman St. The parking garage is popular so it may be full. If so, drive around as the on street parking is free. Harvey’s is also a block from Congress Park. And the Putman St. garage is right across the street from Ben and Jerry’s.
Redeemable bottles and cans help landfills just store garbage.
It is important to return cans and bottles because it is a great way to keep them out of the landfills. And it helps that we can make a little money too. If you are like us, you wait to return your bottles until you have 12 garbage bags full taking up all the space in the garage.
So where do can you take all those bags bottles to return in the Saratoga Area?
Huge list of Restaurants in downtown Saratoga Springs
With so many choices for food and drinks in downtown Saratoga Springs, it’s hard to make a decision on where to go. I hope this list of all the restaurants, cafes, drinks places, bars, desserts places, and all the spots to go to fill your belly, will help you pick out the place to try or revisit today!
“What should we do for dinner?” Next is the Google search, which did give some restaurants in Saratoga. But what I did NOT find was a web site with quick links to food places sites in Saratoga.
So, I decided to make one.
Here are the restaurants in Saratoga Springs including links to web sites, Facebook pages and yelp reviews.
What restaurants do you go to in Saratoga Springs? Are there any missing from the list? Let us know in the comments below.
There are Pokemon spawning in areas around Saratoga Springs, NY. Don’t just stick to the downtown Saratoga area, head out to towns outside of Saratoga Springs.
Pokemon Go was intended to get people out and walking. And another benefit of the super active game is to get out exploring areas you may have never been to before. It’s exciting to drive to a place known for awesome or rare Pokemon.
Here are some places you may not have tried yet, but cool Pokemon show up there often.
Saratoga Spa State Park
If you are looking for Bulbasaurs and Machops, get yourself to the Saratoga Spa State Park. Bulbasaurs are spawning all over including the entrance off South Broadway. Multiple Machops can be caught in the parking lot for the Gideon Putnam Hotel and the drop off circle in front of the hotel. (Don’t linger though, as I’m not sure how happy the hotel is with Poke Trainers hanging out in front of their hotel). Keep wandering the park because Bulbasaurs have been spawning behind the Automobile Museum and you can catch them while just driving and walking around the park.
Head to Ballston Spa and be sure to drive down Front Street. There are 3 Pokestops close together near Milton Ave and Front Street. Be sure to drive all the way to the end of Front Street to the little building that houses a spring. There are 2 Pokestops, one is a walking trail and the other is the Old Iron Spring. Especially when Lured, Magicarps, Polywags, Goldeens and Starus have been caught while walking around the area. While you are there, check out the Gym at the Saratoga County Historical Museum, team ownership changes frequently.
Wilton Place Plaza
There is a great Pokemon spawning place on Route 50 in Wilton, just outside Saratoga Springs. Wilton Place Plaza is home to Chipolte, Hattie’s Chicken Shack, Five Guys, AT&T, Sports Clips, Aspen Dental, and more. As you pull in you will see a road that connects this plaza with the Market 32 plaza. As you pull into the Market 32 parking lot you will see some cool Pokemon. Tauros, Meowth, Ghastly, and even Squirtle have been caught there. This isn’t a good place for walking because it is a parking lot, so please be careful.
Dratini and Dragonair were caught right on Route 9p, which runs alongside Saratoga Lake. Not only is it a scenic drive along the water, but some interesting Pokemon spawn there too. Drive slowly as the road is curvy, but you never know what Pokemon you may find.
There are plenty of souvenir shops and mini-golf places in Lake George. Did you know that Magicarps hang out in Lake George too? As you walk around the main street area make sure you head down Beach Road. It runs between the lake and Fort William Henry. Magicarps, Horseas, Goldeens and other water type Pokemon can be found. And while you are there, be sure to check out the supernatural Mystery Spot in Lake George right near the Visitors Center.
Where have you been catching Pokemon? Any new places where you found rare and cool Pokemon? Let us know in the comments!
Downtown Saratoga Springs is a busy place and would not be complete without Free WiFi! Here is an interactive map and list of the places where you get online without using your data.
Whether you are playing Pokemon Go, checking your email, researching restaurant menus or just using your laptop for work, it’s great to find the places that offer Free Wifi. There are some apps and web sites that say they can do this for us, but I haven’t found one yet with complete information or great reviews.
So, I did my own research while traveling around Saratoga Springs. I just want to say that this is not an exhaustive list. I’m sure I have missed some places. As I discover more Free WiFi in Saratoga Springs I will add it to the list.
Here’s what I found so far:
Business name, address and the Free WiFi SSID:
Saratoga Public Library, 49 Henry St | Saratoga Library WiFi