Last week, I had the pleasure of helping out WTMM 104.5 The Team with their Labatt Bills Backers broadcast at the McGeary's Irish Pub at Clinton Square. Even though this bar resides in Downtown Albany, I really felt like I was in a small town bar where "everybody knows your name" as they say in Cheers. The workers and patrons were all familiar with one another, sharing interesting personal anecdotes about their lives, etc. It's no wonder their slogan is "Your home away from home" (

The service was impeccable, and so was the food. I ordered some Macaroni and Cheese bites (a personal favorite of mine) and I'm not exaggerating when I say these were honestly the best ones I've ever had. They had a strong cheddar cheese flavor on the inside and a nice crunch on the outside, with a side of ranch that seemed to be homemade, so that's another gold star from me!

A beautifully rustic tavern, McGeary's has a plethora of vintage pictures, sayings, and memorabilia decorating the walls. Everywhere you look there's either a punny saying or cool design or even some genuine historical pictures and info about the bar. They stay modern with their touch screen jukebox and relevant beers on tap. My favorite though, were the mosaic tabletops. They appear to be handmade, and can be found on some of the high top tables across from the bar as well as the dining tables in the back of the restaurant.

While it's unclear who the artists behind these pieces are, each mosaic has its own story to tell. Take a look:

McGeary's Mosaics

Check out these beautiful handmade mosaic covered tables found only at McGeary's Irish Pub in Albany.

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