Liquor Store Ballston Spa NY

Local resource for liquor stores in Ballston Spa. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores and wine and spirits that have a wide variety of rums, vodkas, whiskies, tequilas, wines and beers, as well as advice on mixed drinks and drink recipes.

Monaco's Village Inn
(518) 885-5100
96 Front St
Ballston Spa, NY
Monaco's Village Inn - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Leprechaun Pub
(518) 584-6077
2839 State Route 9
Ballston Spa, NY
Leprechaun Pub - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Crest Inn
(518) 885-1708
430 Geyser Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Crest Inn - Happy hour never looked so good. Crest Inn, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Carney's Bar
(518) 399-5129
17 Main St
Ballston Lake, NY
Carney's Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Carney's Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Luna Lounge
(518) 583-6955
17 Maple Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY
Luna Lounge is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Luna Lounge

Ripe Tomato An American Grill
(518) 581-1530
2721 State Route 9
Ballston Spa, NY
Ripe Tomato An American Grill - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Ripe Tomato An American Grill is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Geyser Sports Pub
(518) 885-4897
443 Geyser Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Geyser Sports Pub - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Dolphins' Cove
(518) 885-5550
162 W Milton Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Dolphins' Cove - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Dolphins' Cove, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Charlton Tavern
(518) 399-9951
745 Charlton Rd
Ballston Lake, NY
Charlton Tavern, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Charlton Tavern.

Porreca's Restaurant
(518) 584-6397
12 Ballston Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY
Porreca's Restaurant - If you're looking to kick back, Porreca's Restaurant, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

How do they make beer, wine and liquor?

By Russ Cobbe

It's a good question and one you rarely think about on the way to the store to pick up a bottle or two of alcohol. They all involve some sort of fermenting process, which changes sugars in the ingredients into alcohol.


The basic ingredients are malted barley, yeast, water and sometimes other grains are added. Hops for example are used to make the resulting brew have a bitter flavor. Barley grain is turned into a malt by soaking it in water and allowing the grains to start germinating. The grains are then dried in a kiln, which stops the germination and voila you have malted barley. The malt is ground up and mashed with hot water, which is then boiled, the result is called wort. Next comes the fermentation process which starts with cooling down of the wort and the adding of yeast. The yeast turns the natural sugars that exist in the grain into alcohol over a period of time. The end result of course is beer.


The most important aspect of wine making is deciding when to pick the grapes from the vine. Conditions must be just right for the variety being used and the picking must be done quickly. Stems are removed from the grapes after picking and the skins are generally left on for at least 24 hours. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice from the grape. This juice is allowed to settle to remove any bits of skin. Yeast is added which turns the sugars in the grape juice to alcohol and carbon dioxide. There are specialized yeast cultures that act differently on the grape juice to provide different characteristics. The resulting wine is left so the yeast settles and the wine is drawn off, this can happen multiple times until the wine is clear. The wine is cold stabilized which precipitate white
crystals that are using in making tarter sauce. Finally the wine is filtered and bottled.


Spirits such as Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey have a much higher alcohol percentage than wine o...

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