February 1, 2016 - 7:03am
Downtown Syracuse's new German bar caters to a wide variety of Central New Yorkers, especially soccer enthusiasts.

After being open for more than two months, Wolff’s Biergarten continues to serve a niche demographic in Central New York: Syracusans who enjoy European beer and soccer.

May 2, 2010 - 10:17pm
Patrick Farrell talks bar brawls and overheard gossip at a popular college bar.

Patrick Farrell perches on a stool in a dimly lit corner of the bustling bar that’s filled with intoxicated college students. He wears a backward Yankees cap and a mustard-yellow T-shirt with a haunting clown face (the bar’s logo) scrawled across the front. After adjusting his cap and checking his watch, he continues scanning the crowd. To his right, students squeeze their way toward the bar to buy pitchers of beer. But as he looks to his left, he sees a man with his hands around another’s neck.

March 28, 2010 - 8:23pm
Singers Karaoke Club in Solvay offers a welcoming atmosphere and fresh alternative to Syracuse night life.

 Go to Singers Karaoke Bar long enough and you might end up working there. That was the case for three Singers employees, all of whom were drawn in by the bar’s fun, welcoming atmosphere.

DJ Carmen Angiolillo (DJ Fixx), maintenance staffer Ryan Naylor, and bartender Sarah “Cookie” Cook started as regular customers but hung around the place so much they were eventually hired. One night Cook threw out a customer acting out of line. Owner Holly Berlin liked what she saw and soon hired Cook as a full-time bartender. 

January 8, 2010 - 12:44pm
Dance: Join La Familia de Salsa where you will not only pick up some saucy dance moves but some great friends as well.

Who: La Familia de la Salsa began in 2004 as a Salsa/Rueda demo team. It has now grown to one of the largest Latin dance organizations in Upstate New York.

What: La Familia offers classes Monday-Friday at different locations throughout the Syracuse area. Lessons are $60 for a six week series or $50 dollars for full-time students with school ID. Private lessons are available by appointment.

October 12, 2009 - 5:25pm
When the bars on Marshall Street close down for the night, Augie's Pizza fills up.

It’s Thursday night on Marshall Street, about 1:45 a.m. Last call. And when the beer stops flowing, that drunken hunger starts growing.

By mlisson
June 5, 2009 - 1:49pm
Al's, a hip chilled out lounge with an indie music selection to match. Now there’s something that goes down easy.

Picture this: your dad’s favorite armchair meets funky New York swank.  It’s that unique hybrid that puts Al’s Wine & Whiskey at the top of our list.  If you’re not feeling up for the crowded Beerfest at Chuck’s or the underage dance party at Maggie’s, Al’s offers a refreshing change from the norm.  A hip chilled out lounge with an indie music selection to match.  Now there’s something that goes down easy.