I have a friend who lives in Troy and one of his new favorite places is Footsy Magoos on 17 1st Street. I expected this place to be a dive bar; however, I was pleasantly surprised.
Footsy Magoos is in a beautiful old building in historic downtown Troy close to Monument Square. The building is very nicely decorated, with some beautiful chandelier's hanging from the ceiling. The bar is all wood and is beautiful. There is a game room as well. Especially funny is the men's bathroom, which has naked lady playing cards posted on the walls.
To my delight, Footsy's has a selection of hot beverages, which is great in the cold weather. I am not much of a drinker, so I just got a plain hot chocolate. It was nothing fancy, just water and Swiss Miss in a cup with whipped cream on top, but it was nice to get a non-alcoholic drink at a bar. Footsy's makes hot beverages with alcohol ini them as well. I am told Footsies does not have many beers on tap; however, they do have lots of bottled beer.
Footsy's is a very nice place to spend a Friday or Saturday night. There is plenty of parking in Downtown Troy so you do not have to walk too far to get to your car. The bars are not as close together as in Albany or Saratoga so bar hopping is difficult. However, Troy is developing a bit of a nightlife. My friend is convinced Troy is going to become the next Brooklyn. It appears like some of the pieces are falling into place.
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