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Upstate Tavern

Upstate Tavern Classic New York Bar and Grill

Upstate Tavern is everything people love about a casual American bar and grill plus so much more. This large restaurant and bar does its namesake proud, boasting locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and New York’s best-known and up-and-coming breweries and vineyards. On the menu, you’ll find American classics with a signature New York twist like the Binghamton Spiedie sandwiches, Chicken Riggies, Homestyle Mac & Cheese with an aged Central New York white cheddar sauce and more.

Come for the food, stay for the fun

Centrally located between Syracuse and Utica just inside Turning Stone, New York’s most awarded resort, this lively bar and grill is also a great place to watch the game on more than a dozen TVs. With plenty of seating area spread out across the restaurant, it’s also ideal for groups or gatherings before live concerts, boxing and entertainment at Turning Stone’s 5000-seat Event Center or beautifully remodeled Showroom. For some great specials, join us for happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 (bar only) or for our Night Owl Menu from 10:45 – close.

No reservations - first come, first served.

Casino Player BEST Dining & Nightlife 2022 award-winner badge Best Happy Hour and Craft Beer Selection

Upstate Tavern Menu

$22 Burger of The Month Special + Beverage + Souvenir Pint Glass
Upstate Tavern Special: $22 in 2022

Celebrate September with the taste of the Autumn Porkinator! Get ready to pig out on this mouth-watering 8 oz. patty, topped with sharp cheddar cheese, apple bacon jam, Canadian bacon and arugula, served with fries on a brioche bun. Plus, choose a Frog Alley Harvest Ale, an In Fashion cocktail or Caramel Apple Float. And don’t forget to take home your souvenir pint glass. Just $22.

Game Day Specials

September
Wings and Rings
8 Crispy Wings, Tossed in Everything Sauce, Onion Rings with Chipotle Ranch. Pitcher of Craft or Domestic Beer. Served for Two

Beers, Craft Cocktails and Wine List

At Upstate Tavern, we take pride in featuring some of the best regional beers on tap and under cap. We curate our own collection with pride, sourcing selections from award-winning brewers as well as up-and-coming New York breweries. 

While our dinner menu has a New York accent on flavors, we thicken it up even more on the spirits menu, celebrating some world-class distilleries right here in the Empire State. Try one neat, up or in your favorite cocktail. You’ll also find some sippy wines from New York, California, Italy and France. Taste test anyone?

Beer - On Tap

Upstate Lager
Our very own. Look for a rich, amber color and medium body.

Singlecut Brewsmiths
18-Watt IPA

Orange zest, pine resin and tropical lupulin crunch that easily rivals much bigger IPAs.

Blue Moon Brewing Co
Blue Moon

Wheat beer brewed with orange peel.

Awestruck Ciders
Seasonal

Awestruck is located in Sydney, NY and devoted to crafting complex, delicious hard ciders by blending fresh-pressed New York State apples with natural herbs, spices and ingenuity. Awestruck strives for innovation and creativity in crafting their ciders.

Ommegang Brewery
Idyll Days Pilsner

A beautifully rustic Belgium-style pilsner.

Ithaca Beer Co.
Apricot Wheat

Ithaca Beer Co. sits on a beautiful farm just outside the city of Ithaca, between two state parks. A smooth wheat beer light in color and body brewed with wheat and barley creates a unique malt character, and the hint of apricot gives a nice fruity finish.

Sloop Brewing Co
Juice Bomb

Sloop Brewing Co. is grounded in the craft and tradition of brewing but always searching for innovative ways to improve old recipes and create interesting taste experiences.

Sam Adams
Seasonal

Seasonal favorites that helped start a revolution.

Good Nature Farm Brewery
Good Natured Blonde

Our Flagship Blonde Ale may be Good Natured but she doesn't lack in substance! Light and biscuity yet bold & malty, her crisp finish will leave you thirsty for more.

Faith American
Blue Hazy IPA

Nestled in the Catskill Mountains, this hazy IPA is brewed with an abundance of Mosaic hops and a touch of blueberry.

Fiddlehead
IPA

This medium bodied American style IPA has an alluring golden glow and beautifully blends three strains of hops.

Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Seasonal

One of the top crafted beer producers U.S. based in Lakewood, NY offering bold innovative flavors and formulas.

Frog Alley Brewing Co
Re4resh IPA

This IPA won the 2020 silver for best IPA from the NYS Brewers Association.

White Claw Seltzers

1911 Hard Ciders

Beer of the Month
Each month we choose a different brewer to pour from our feature tap. Ask your server about this month's selection!

Tour of New York Flights
Choose 4 drafts

Beer - Under The Cap

Budweiser
Michelob Ultra
Bud Light
Labatt
Miller Lite
Blue Light
Coors Light
Utica Club
Corona
Heineken
1911 Original Hard Cider
1911 Seasonal Cider
Bitburger (N/A)

New York State Liquors

Ryze Vodka
Everyday Vodka
Black Button Vodka
Citrus Forward Gin
Locktender Gin
Everyday Bourbon
Weppen Spiced Whiskey
Old Home Distillery Maple Whiskey
Black Button Bourbon Cream
Black Button Bourbon Bespoke Blend

Cocktails

Blackberry Gin Lemonade
Black Button Citrus Forward Gin, Chambord, Lemon Juice, Lemonade, Club Soda

Sunset Martini
Malibu Rum, Sorel Liqueur, Pineapple Juice

Pomegrante Mule
Stoli Razberri Vodka, Pama Liqueur, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer

Cucumber Lemon Fizz
Stoli Cucumber Vodka, St. Germain, Lemon Juice, Club Soda

Red Wines

The Palm Rosé
France

Clos du Bois
Pinot Noir, California

Markham
Merlot, California

Freemark Abbey
Merlot, California

Faust
Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Sutter Home
White Zinfandel, California

Meiomi
Pinot Noir, California

Bogle
Cabernet, California

White Wines

Mezzacorona
Pinot Grigio, Italy

Dr. Konstantin Frank
Reisling, Hammondsport, NY

Sonoma-Cutrer
Chardonnay, California

Folonari
Moscato

Bogle Chardonnay
Chardonnay, California

Kendall-Jackson
Sauvignon Blanc, California

Sparkling Wine

Mionetto Prosecco
Brut, Italy

Moët & Chandon
Brut Imperial, France

Cavit Lunetta
Prosecco, Italy

Dinner Menu

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite at the bar, settling in to watch the game or meeting up with friends before a live concert, Upstate Tavern in Central New York is the place to be. Wings, Buffalo flatbread and spinach dip with fry bread chips all take on a New York accent on flavors.

While you’ll find tavern classics like our 8 oz burgers, loaded club sandwich and shaved ribeye cheesesteak, try our upstate takes on house specialties like our Shaved Beef on Weck with our house-made Kimmelweck roll. For heartier appetites, our riggies are always a crowd pleaser with chicken, rigatoni, vodka sauce, cherry and banana peppers and torn basil. Meatloaf with a BBQ glaze and beef gravy, hearty Mac and Cheese with CNY white cheddar and a grilled NY Strip are among other fan favorites.

Starters

Tavern Poutine
Russet House Fries, Yancey’s Fancy Cheddar Cheese Curds, Beef Gravy

♦ Truffle Fries
Russet House Fries, Fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Parsley, Truffle Oil

Mac and Cheese Bites
Fried Mac and Cheese Bites, Provolone Cheese Sauce, Truffle Oil, Scallions

XXL Onion Rings
Spicy Southwest Sauce

Buffalo Flatbread
Crispy Flatbread, Buffalo Chicken, Blue Cheese Crumble, Scallion, Cracked Black Pepper

Keller’s Killer Fry Bread & Spinach Dip
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip, with Fry Bread Chips

Warm Pretzels
Nance’s Hot Mustard, Horseradish Cheddar Sauce

Chicken Wings
Fried Chicken Wings choice of: Buffalo, Sweet Texas BBQ, Everything, Sweet Asian Chili, Garlic Parmesan

Sliders
Two 3oz Certified Angus Beef Patties, Aged Cheddar, Roasted Tomatoes, House Sauce

Soups & Salads

Signature Corn Chowder
Sweet Corn Chowder, Potatoes, Bacon, Scallions

Tavern Wedge Salad
Iceberg Wedge, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Bacon, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Cranberry, Toasted Pecans, Whisky Glaze

Caesar Salad
Crisp Romaine, Crostini, Asiago, Garlic and Black Pepper Dressing

NY State Cobb
Romaine, Mesclun, Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Tomato, Red Onion, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Egg, Red Wine Vinaigrette

♦ Tavern Vegetable Chopped Salad
Romaine, Mesculan, Cucumber, Tomato, Red Onion, Chickepeas, Avocado, Radish, Carrot, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Field Greens Salad
Mesclun Mix, Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Add to any salad Chicken Breast • $6.50 or Pan Seared Shrimp • $8

Between The Buns

All sandwiches come with your choice of russet house fries, seasonal vegetable, mashed potato, side salad, or cup of soup

♦ substitute veggie burger patty for any burger

Chucks Tavern Burger
8 oz. Beef, Sharp Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickles, Brioche Bun, and Russet House Fries
Add: Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Jalapeno, or Fried Egg

Tavern Signature Burger
8oz Beef, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Whiskey Glaze, Brioche Bun, and Russet House Fries

Loaded Tavern Club
Sliced Oven Roasted Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Arugula, Provolone, Pesto Aïoli, Russet House Fries
Add: Fried Egg

Tavern Everything Melt
Chicken Tenders, Everything Sauce, Bacon, Ranch, Cheddar, Russet Fries

Shaved Beef On Weck
Roasted Top Round, Au-jus, Horseradish, House-made Kimmelweck Roll, Russet Fries

Philly Cheesesteak
Shaved Steak, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Sauteed Peppers
Choice of: Provolone, Cheez Wiz or American and Russet House Fries

House-made Vegetarian Burger
Sharp Cheddar, Pecans, Romaine, Tomato, Brioche Bun, Field Greens Salad

Pete John's Binghamton Spiedie Sandwich
Spiedie Marinated Grilled Chicken, Feta, Cucumber, Tomato, Red Onion, Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce, Open Faced on Grilled Naan, and Russet House Fries

Entrees

Chicken Riggies
Rigatoni, Chicken, Vodka Sauce, Cherry Peppers, Banana Peppers, Torn Basil

Chicken Rochester
Egg Battered, Pan Fried Chicken Breast, Lemon Butter Sauce, Parsley, Potato Corn Hash

NY Strip Pepper Steak
10 oz Grilled NY Strip, Thyme-Roasted Baby Bell Peppers, Provolone Sauce, Garlic Parmesan Steak Fries

New York Maple Glazed Salmon
Spice Rubbed Atlantic Salmon, Potato Corn Hash, Lemon

♦ Homestyle Mac & Cheese
Cavatappi Pasta, Proudly Prepared Aged CNY White Cheddar Sauce

Meatloaf
Traditional Meatloaf, BBQ Glaze, Mushroom Beef Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

Clint’s Summer Camp Fish Fry
Beer Battered Haddock, Russet House Fries, Coleslaw, Tartar, Lemon

Sides

♦ Russet Fries
♦ Coleslaw
♦ Mashed Potatoes
♦ Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

♦ Brown Bag Apple Pie
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Apple Caramel • $10.50

♦ NY Plain Cheesecake
Sweet Graham Cracker Crust, Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Berries served with Sweetened Whipped Cream • $9.00

♦ Warm Chocolate Toffee Brownie Sundae
Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Brownie, Walnut Blondie, Salted Fudge Sauce, Whipped Cream, Candied Nuts • $9.50

♦ Ice Cream and Sorbet
Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Blood Orange Sorbet • $9.50

Upside-Down Warm Bourbon Pecan Financier Cake
Fudge and Caramel Sauce served with Vanilla Ice Cream and Whipped Cream

Night Owl Menu

Looking for not your ordinary late-night bite? Whether you’re about to settle in or just getting your second wind, come down for some crave-worthy truffle fries, angus beef sliders, our Loaded Tavern Club with an optional fried egg on top, Upstate’s signature Shaved Beef on Weck and more. Not to be missed are our russet fries. Poll after poll, the sides steal the show as menu favorites.

10:45pm - Close

Starters

Tavern Poutine
Russet House Fries, Yancey’s Fancy Cheddar Cheese Curds, Beef Gravy

Truffle Fries
Russet House Fries, Fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Parsley, Truffle Oil

Mac & Cheese Bites
Fried Mac and Cheese Bites, Provolone Cheese Sauce, Truffle Oil, Chives

 XXL Onion Rings
Spicy Southwest Sauce

Buffalo Flatbread
Crispy Flatbread, Buffalo Chicken, Blue Cheese Crumble, Scallion, Cracked Black Pepper

♦ Keller’s Killer Fry Bread & Spinach Dip
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip, with Fry Bread Chips

♦ Warm Pretzels
Nance’s Hot Mustard, Horseradish Cheddar Sauce

Chicken Wings
Fried Chicken Wings choice of: Buffalo, Sweet Texas BBQ, Everything, Sweet Asian Chili, Garlic Parmesan

Sliders
Two 3oz Certified Angus Beef Patties, Aged Cheddar, Roasted Tomatoes, House Sauce

Sides • $5.25

Russet Fries
Coleslaw

Entrees

Shaved Beef on Weck
Medium Rare Roasted Eye Round, Au Jus, Horseradish, Kimmelweck Roll, Russet Fries

Loaded Tavern Club
Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, Vine Ripe Tomato, Arugula, Provolone, Pesto Aïoli, Russet Fries
Add: Fried Egg

Tavern Everything Melt
Chicken Tenders, Everything Sauce, Bacon, Ranch, Cheddar, Russet Fries

Philly Cheesesteak
Shaved Rib-Eye, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms
Choice of: Provolone, Cheez Wiz or American and Russet House Fries

Boozy Milkshakes

If you ever wanted to work your way around an entire menu, our Boozy Milkshakes might be the one you can’t resist. This is where our mixologists seem to be showing off – until you taste their creations then wow, here come the flavors.

While boozy milkshakes have become a lot more artful in their presentations, their origin dates back to 1885, the year before German engineer Karl Benz filed a patent for the first automobile. What became a soda fountain favorite by the early 1900s was first mentioned in print as an adult drink containing eggs and whiskey. In 1911, Hamilton Beach invented an electric mixer, and milkshakes took off. Today these classic comfort drinks with a kick have made a comeback, and at Upstate Tavern, the presentation is as whimsical and imaginative as the flavors. Whether you call it a drink or dessert, our menu is full of favorites.

S'mores
Campfire S’mores Ice Cream, Marshmallow Vodka, Four Sons Toasted Coconut Whiskey, Graham Cracker, Hershey’s Pieces and Mini Marshmallow Rim, Topped with Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls and a S’more

Grasshopper
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Chocolate Vodka, White Crème De Menthe, Dark Chocolate Drizzle, Mint Chocolate Ganache with White and Dark Chocolate Curl Rim, Topped with Whipped Cream, Andes Mints and a Brownie

Mocha Brownie
Death Wish Coffee Vodka, Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Hot Fudge Sauce, Chocolate Shavings, Mini Coffee Cup filled with Black Button Bourbon Cream and Brownie Pieces

Vanilla Bean Bourbon
Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream, Black Button Bourbon. Garnished with Toasted Pecans, Sugared Donuts, and Maple Glazed Bacon

Non-alcoholic options available. Ask your server for more details.

Boozy Hot Cocoa

Cinnamon Orange
Inferno cinnamon whiskey, triple sec, orange bitters

Toasted Coconut
House amaretto, malibu coconut rum

Nutty Irishman
Bailey's irish cream, frangelico

Peppermint Mocha
Peppermint schnapps, crème de cocoa

Happy Hour

If you’re looking for one of the hottest happy hours in Central New York, head to the bar at Upstate Tavern just inside Turning Stone. Enjoy a selection of core and seasonal beers from New York breweries as well as wines, mixed drinks and some of our most popular appetizers. Try our homemade pretzels with Nancy’s hot mustard and a horseradish NY cheddar spread, Keller’s Killer Frybread and Spinach Dip, our famous wings with your choice of sauce or our XXL Rings with a spicy Southwestern dip.

Sunday – Thursday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (bar only)

Draft Beer

Ithaca Beer Co.
Apricot Wheat
A smooth wheat beer light in color and body brewed with wheat and barley creates a unique malt character, and the hint of apricot gives a nice fruity finish.

Upstate Lager
Our very own. Look for a rich, amber color and medium body.

Good Nature Farm Brewery
Not your average blonde! Light and bisquity, yet bold malty.

Ommegang Brewery
Idyll Days Pilsner
A beautifully rustic Belgium-style pilsner

Wine

Bogle Chardonnay
California

Bully Hill Vineyards Riesling
Hammondsport, NY

Sutter Home White Zinfandel
California

Mixers

Everyday Bourbon
From Cooperstown Distillery

Citrus Forward Gin

Recipe 21 Rum

Black Button Vodka

Food

Chicken Wings
Choice of: Buffalo, Sweet Texas BBQ, Everything, Sweet Asian Chili, Garlic Parmesan

♦ XXL Onion Rings
Spicy southwestern dip

♦ Warm Pretzels
Nance's Hot Mustard, horseradish cheddar spread

Keller’s Killer Frybread & Spinach Dip
Crispy bread, spinach, artichoke

Merchandise Discount

Show attendees can now receive discounts on the Upstate Tavern merchandise! To receive this discount, present your ticket from any performance at The Showroom or The Event Center when purchasing merchandise from the Upstate Tavern and receive $5 off. Merchandise purchase must be $25 or more to receive discount. Valid now through September 30.

Upstate Tavern Location

Upstate Tavern is located at New York’s most awarded resort, Turning Stone Resort Casino. One of more than 20 restaurants on property, you’ll find one of Central New York’s favorite American restaurants about 35 minutes east of Syracuse, 25 minutes west of Utica and 15 minutes southwest of Rome. Valet parking is available at The Tower/Hotel and The Lodge, along with plenty of free parking at a four-level parking garage next to the Event Center.

About the Chef

Chef Yolanda Lee

Chef Yolanda has always had a love for cooking, she cooked for family and friends during college and graduate school. She's a former meteorologist, with a masters degree in meteorology, turned classically trained chef with over 10 years of experience in the business. She has a passion for combing cultural cuisines with popular comfort foods and enjoys pairing food and various beverages.

Yolanda appreciates and encourages creativity from everyone! She embrasses the social atmosphere that is the culinary world. She says, cooking is family and food is life!

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