Trackside bars in NY state?

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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby sd80mac » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:42 pm

MC6853 wrote:
charlie6017 wrote:MacGregor's (former NYC station) at 607 Coldwater Rd in Gates is now closed.....bummer!

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/art ... y=obinsite

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According to a friend of mine who used to work there, MacGregor's on Coldwater Road was forced to shut down after they failed to ask an underage drink-purchaser for his ID... Apparently wasn't the first time in recent times that this happened, too...


my understanding is that it has been opened again, sometime in Dec or Nov...
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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby charlie6017 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:09 pm

sd80mac wrote:my understanding is that it has been opened again, sometime in Dec or Nov...


You're right! I see on their website (http://www.macgregorsgrillandtaproom.net/default.asp) that Coldwater Rd.
location is indeed open. Thanks for the heads-up! ;-)

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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby BR&P » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:42 am

Yesterday I had to go to Waverly to pick up an amp. Decided to grab lunch before we started back and went to The Railhouse, 366 Broad Street. Nice place, clean, the tracks are just outside the back door. Wife had chicken/bacon quesadillas, I had a bleu cheeseburger, both excellent. Not heavy on railroad decor but they do have some large photos mounted on the walls of the dining room. I meant to check out the bar half, but forgot to do so until after we left. Bathrooms were clean, service was good and cheerful. We would go back. So if you're out chasing and you have time for a more leisurely meal than grababurgerandgo, keep this in mind.

Oh yeah - while we were there, no rail activity. We got back on I-86, headed west and maybe 5 miles or so west of there the NS goes under the highway. Yup - an eastbound was passing under us! Missed it by THAT much! Image
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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby 1Loran » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:07 pm

charlie6017 wrote:
sd80mac wrote:my understanding is that it has been opened again, sometime in Dec or Nov...


You're right! I see on their website (http://www.macgregorsgrillandtaproom.net/default.asp) that Coldwater Rd.
location is indeed open. Thanks for the heads-up! ;-)

Charlie

The Mrs. and I went by a couple month ago, sadly MacGregor's on Coldwater Road is closed again.
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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby 1Loran » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:10 pm

lakeshoredave wrote:Shoutout to Wanakah Grille off Pleasant Ave in Hamburg next to CSX and NS.

Great burgers and Fish Fry on Friday. Spirited bar crowd!
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Postby 1Loran » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:16 pm

TB Diamond wrote:No longer partake in the finer beverages, but at the risk of being outside the subject confines of this thread here are a few old watering holes that used to be extant:

In addition, there was a bar in East Syracuse, name long ago forgotten, just west of the East Syracuse Amtrak station that sat right alongside the yard.


I believe it was Doug's I-290. Killed lots of brain cells there as a college kid in the 80's
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Postby 1Loran » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:19 pm

[quote="SST"]In Buffalo, Billy Ogdens on William St. Sits at the entrance/exit on the west side of the Bison yard. Billy's is closed.

There is a Greek restaurant on Walden Ave in Depew. It sits almost opposite of Amtrak. I think the name of it is Skaro's. It is now the Campfire Grille, excellent food.
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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby sd80mac » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:55 pm

1Loran wrote:
charlie6017 wrote:
sd80mac wrote:my understanding is that it has been opened again, sometime in Dec or Nov...


You're right! I see on their website (http://www.macgregorsgrillandtaproom.net/default.asp) that Coldwater Rd.
location is indeed open. Thanks for the heads-up! ;-)

Charlie

The Mrs. and I went by a couple month ago, sadly MacGregor's on Coldwater Road is closed again.



not really. they relocated to formerly Quaker steak and lube location on Buffalo road.
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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby SST » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:52 pm

On my way to NYC and returned, isn't there a place just east of Dewitt on the north side of the tracks? If so, its an incredible view.

Google map and street view confirm the above......Trappers II Pizza Right across the street from that massive steel walkway over the track.

http://www.trappers2pizza.com/
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Postby SST » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:05 pm

1Loran wrote:
SST wrote:In Buffalo, Billy Ogdens on William St. Sits at the entrance/exit on the west side of the Bison yard. Billy's is closed.

There is a Greek restaurant on Walden Ave in Depew. It sits almost opposite of Amtrak. I think the name of it is Skaro's. It is now the Campfire Grille, excellent food.


I had noticed that it was opened under the new name awhile ago. They have weird hours. Last month my friend and I showed up for dinner and they were closed. If you go there, check the hours before. Location is good if you get the booth at the windows.
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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby jbeckley68 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:41 pm

The "Roundhouse" was a bar just south of mainline/old East Syracuse engine terminals.

I was too young to confirm, but folks tell me that they had drink specials if the all the mainline tracks were occupied at once in front of the bar?

(That must have happened quite a bit with the traffic around here back in the day...
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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby Roscoe P. Coaltrain » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:02 am

Trackside along an abandoned ROW, but definitely named in honor of a railroad

http://www.westshorebrewing.com/
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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby Matt Langworthy » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:06 am

I have been known to enjoy a drink at MicGinny's on occasion. It is on East River Rd in Brighton next to CSX's West Shore Sub and the LA&L. The menu is pretty decent for a bar, too. I'm not a Steelers fan so I don't know much about it, but MicGinny's is apparently a Steelers fan club.
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Re: Trackside bars in NY state?

Postby sd80mac » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:34 am

jbeckley68 wrote:The "Roundhouse" was a bar just south of mainline/old East Syracuse engine terminals.

I was too young to confirm, but folks tell me that they had drink specials if the all the mainline tracks were occupied at once in front of the bar?

(That must have happened quite a bit with the traffic around here back in the day...


Conrail days, sure!!!
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