Sure, this weekend is pretty much behind us. Not too many of us will be hitting up the bar scene on a Sunday night. But this list can help you pre-game for next weekend.

What makes a bar truly memorable when you go, a good cocktail maybe? Sure, but what if you aren't a cocktail person, beer is beer. Then you need a good bartender, right? Of course. But what if you are just chilling with a friend, possibly being the DD. Then the atmosphere is huge. NYUP curated a list of the top 31 bars throughout Upstate New York. Each one nailing all of the above necessities. Here is how they did it, Yelp.

This is truly the people's list. Yelp is comprised of real feedback from real people. So here we go. The top five bars in the Capital Region according to Yelp.

  • Deleware Supply in Albany
  • Beyond The Sea in Bolton Landing
  • Hamlet & Ghost in Saratoga
  • Malcolm's in Schenectady
  • 15 Church in Saratoga

15 Church actually landed the number one slot according to Yelp in all of Upstate New York. Any bars regardless of their Yelp rating that you find worthy of being on this list?