THE HORSES (known to some as ‘The Horses Ass’ and to others ‘The Horses Lounge’) has been a staple in the Schenectady community ever since Fred & Gladys Fritzen opened it in 1976. Locals looking for tasty food, delicious drinks and the company of great people in their community have found it here.

In 2014 Fred’s son Christian Fritzen took over the operation, completed a full renovation and expanded the menu putting a priority on unique and local offerings. Under Christian’s leadership The Horses won many awards, especially for their chicken wings.

In 2024 the Nicchi family (owners of The Broken Inn and The Comedy Works) purchased The Horses, added an outdoor seating area, and committed to donating a portion of all cash sales back to the community in an inititive they’ve coined as #RespectSchenect


TUESDAY 11:30a-10:00p WEDNESDAY 11:30a-10:00p
THURSDAY 11:30a-10:00p FRIDAY 11:30a-11:00p
SATURDAY 11:30a-11:00p SUNDAY 11:30a-10:00p

THE HORSES LOUNGE 912 McClellan St Schenectady, NY 12309