Saratoga Springs loves its craft beer, with several breweries downtown and beer bars with expansive tap lists. Guests of our boutique Saratoga Springs hotel enjoy exploring the craft beer scene, particularly in winter when one of the best things to do in Saratoga is hunker down in a cozy bar.
Five days in late February are dedicated to Saratoga Beer Week every year. This year, the event takes place from February 19th-23rd, 2019. Three events are the highlight of the Saratoga Beer Week, with smaller events happening at bars and breweries throughout the city. You'll find tap takeovers, beer dinners, and special brewery events through the week. Check the event's Facebook page for the most up-to-date happenings.
The Saratoga Beer Week kicks off, ironically enough, not with beer, but whiskey. Whiskey Night is two hours of sampling whiskeys and cocktails, held at the Saratoga City Center, the city's downtown convention center on February 21st. In addition to drink samples and a souvenir glass, the event includes food from the Saratoga Casino and live music. The next night brings a cider night at the City Center, with samples from 30 different craft cideries from around the country.
The final event of Saratoga Beer Week, the Saratoga Beer Summit, is a beer festival featuring 80 breweries from the region. Two sessions in the afternoon and evening are offered and tickets are just $40. Over 160 samples of craft beer will be available, although of course, we don't recommend you try them all! Fortunately, our boutique Saratoga Springs hotel is a short walk from the convention center, so you can get home safely after enjoying some of the area's finest craft beers at Saratoga Beer Week.