Since 1976, The Black Oak Tavern has served the Oneonta locals as a perennial neighborhood hangout that just doesn't seem to die down. If you are expecting a fancy setup with brightly-lit interiors and elegant decor, then you can definitely bid adieu to this tavern. Instead, it attracts the crowd with its selection of more than 10 local brews and several imported ones as well as happening live music events held throughout the week. Various local and touring bands play out rock, funk, jazz, metal and other varied music, much to the delight of the music lovers. And if you want the crowd to cheer to your voice, then head on to the stage with your band on Monday for the Open mic nights and strut what you got, in style. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Beardslee Castle might seem a bit out of place in the woods near the Adirondacks, but this fine dining establishment in the Hudson Valley offers a traditional American menu with Asian and Mediterranean influences. Built in the 1860s, the castle remained a private residence until the 1940s when it opened as "The Manor" and allowed in visitors. Beardslee opened in its current incarnation in 1994. Soon after, reports came in of ghosts on the property and frequent sightings. In the castle's basement, patrons can find The Dungeon where you can grab a pint of local brews on tap.
Butternuts Beer & Ale offers its customers a selection of distinctive and delicious beers produced at their very own brewery. Located on a 120-acre farm, this humble microbrewery offers an ever-changing variety of Real Ales. All their brews are hand-crafted and prepared in small batches, ensuring that each brew boasts a distinctive, rich and bold flavor. Stop by their store for free samples, and to purchase a growler, bottle or keg with their latest brew.
Red Jug Pub is just another watering hole in Oneonta, where locals flock together, to socialize on weekends. Located on the Main Street, this bar has a laid-back ambiance and cool crowd, which seems perfect for a lazy afternoon drink. Happy hours on Friday's, cheap booze on other days, and decent pub food, make the Red Jug Pub a common hangout place for most people in the neighborhood. The bar serves 24 beers on tap, apart from other spirits, which are easy on the pocket as well.