The Top Bars of Caroline Street – Saratoga Nightlife
With Saratoga being alive and kicking right now with the racetrack, there are so many other activities you can be doing after a day spent at track. It's my favorite part of the city, which would be the night-life. More specifically, Caroline Street to meet up with friends for drinks.
Tin 'N' Lint
Tin 'N' Lint is a typical grungy, college bar located on Caroline Street. It has killer drink deals and the bartenders are very energetic and always pleasant. Never ask for a Bud Light though, they only serve Coors Light and swear by it. As a matter of fact, Thursday night is dollar Coors night . There isn't a better way to pre-game for your weekend.
The Paddock Lounge
The Paddock Lounge is a new bar on Caroline Street this year. It's definitely a great addition to Caroline Street, and one of the classier bars. They offer VIP and bottle service and always have various events scheduled. There's always a line to get in at night. The Paddock Lounge offers a "Social Hour Special" in which drinks are two for one from 5pm-8pm.
Saratoga City Tavern
The Saratoga City Tavern is one of my favorite bars, except during Track season. The bar is five floors and the fifth floor is a rooftop bar, which is the only rooftop bar in Saratoga. It's such a beautiful view, espcially on the clearest night during the summer. There's always live music, and I'm pretty sure I've never paid a cover charge to get into the bar. If you're in them mood to dance, you can go to the fourth floor which has club music playing all night. The third and second floors are more laid back, while the first floor which has a kitchen and a huge bar. I've found that the prices of drinks vary from floor to which sometimes, which is bizarre, but I find it much cheaper to buy from the bottom floors opposed to the rooftop bar.
If you're looking to dance the night away in a club atmosphere, Thirteen is the place to be. I've never paid cover, but I'm often told there's a cover. I just must get lucky. In my opinion, the bathrooms at Thirteen are the nicest out of all the bars. That's a definite plus for a bar because I've seen too many grotesque bathrooms.
Gaffney's is my favorite bar in all of Saratoga. At times, it's hard to get a drink due to the crowds, but overall the bar rocks. Security is nice and the bartenders are always working fast. The option of being outdoors and indoors at Gaffney's is so awesome. There's nothing better than kicking it with a few friends at a table under the bright stars during the summer. That's not all either. There's almost always a live band on the weekends. I've never paid cover either to get. The well drinks are pricier than normal, but I can reassure you that they make them strong.