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Good Eats • Good People • Good Times

 ​We are your friendly neighborhood “Cheers” style pub that offers both our regulars

and new clientele a warm, safe and relaxing atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

We offer a full liquor bar, wines, craft beers, specialty cocktails, extensive food menu, and a pool table.  Our flat-screen televisions are perfect to watch your favorite game, and our TouchTunes juke box offers a mobile app to play your favorite tunes right from your bar stool! Free WiFi is also available. Relax over one of our selections of on Tap and craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails prepared by our Bartenders and Mixologists.

The Horses Lounge offers delicious food at reasonable prices with the friendly atmosphere of a neighborhood gathering spot. We offer a diverse menu featuring traditional American Pub fare, Tapas, and comfort foods. Come in for a quick lunch, have dinner with family and friends, or just enjoy an appetizer while you have a drink at the bar. Wings, pizzas, salads… the menu goes on!

 

TOP 10 Best Burgers in the Capital Region

2017 – July 2017

Schenectady Wing Walk 2018 WINNER!
• 3rd Place- People’s Choice
• WINNER - Judge’s - Most Creative

Gazette’s Best Of Best Awards:
• 2018- “Best Happy Hour” - RunnerUp
• 2019- “Best Happy Hour” - RunnerUp
• 2019- “Best Bartender” - RunnerUp
Our Very Own Ms. Ali Stone - RunnerUp

Albany.Com 2020 “Best Burger” Capital Region

2nd Place Winner
 

Albany.Com 2019 “Best Burger” Capital Region

WINNER
Albany.com 2018 “Best Burger” Capital Region
2nd Place Winner


Schenectady Soup Stroll 2020

3rd Place Judges Choice Bronze Ladel

(of 34 participating restaurants)

Looking for more than just a night out? We are available to host your private party as well as office and/or group meetings. On-site and off-site catering is also available. Our extensive experience with party and event planning makes us an ideal choice to host your event, so contact us via email thehorsesloungeny@gmail.com, or call 518-382-0239. We would love to talk with you and assist you in making your event a memorable one.

Anything is possible with us … Just ask and let’s talk about it. We make things happen.

Our welcoming and comfortable atmosphere along with the

Good Eats · Good People · Good Times makes this everyone’s favorite pub.

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Frederick Fritzen

It is through my tears and with the heaviest of hearts that I am making this difficult announcement.  Last night, February 19, 2021, my Father, Frederick R. Fritzen passed away peacefully with me by his side.

 

My father was an incredible man. He was a strong, loving, caring, fun, hard-working, hard headed at times, Harley Davidson loving man. He was also generous and kind – always helping those in need.  He loved stock car racing & Fonda Speedway where he was part of my Uncle Eddie Pieniazek’s pit crew.

 

Many of you already know parts of our story.  In 2013 Dad had a major stroke followed by a few months of rehabilitation. He partially recovered, however was left unable to care for himself and our business. In 2014, after 25+ years in Florida, I moved back to New York to care for him and our family business, The Horses Lounge. In 2018, along with the onset of Dementia, he suffered another major stroke which rendered him unable to walk and experiencing speech difficulties.  I made the very difficult decision to place him at Baptist Health, so that he could receive the 24 hour care that he needed.

 

Many of you have fond memories of him and your times with him at the bar, camp, and so many other outings and events.  I invite all of you to share your stories and memories of him with us. I love hearing the stories, and right now, I need to hear them again.

I’ll share a poignant story with you now:

 

In 2014, after I moved back to Schenectady, Dad came into our office and sat down next to me. He handed me his father’s family ring, and said “I want you to have this - it’s time”.  At that moment “the torch” was passed from Father to Son.

 

That same day, I made a vow to my father that I would continue his legacy in the best manor I knew how. I have some pretty big shoes to fill, even though his feet are much smaller than mine. I will never forget that very special day.

 

I want to thank our families, friends, loved ones and regulars (near and far), for the love and compassion you have shown to us over the years and especially in the last 24 hours. I will miss my father deeply, but I know he is now at peace. The pandemic robbed us of a year that should have been spent together and I’m upset by that loss of time. I can never get that back.  But I am thankful he was safe and well taken care of.

 

Death is a part of life, and his was a life well lived. In his final moments, as he took his last breath, a tear ran down his face from his right eye. I want to believe it was a tear of happiness and relief that he was heading home and is now at peace.

 

As soon as service arrangements have been made, I will announce the details. Until then, be kind!  Hold your friends and families close. Tell them you love them. Don’t wait until tomorrow, tomorrows are never promised.

 

From the bottom of my heart,

 

Christian (‘Lil Fred) Fritzen