Long Bar, Longer History

A Place Big Mike Would Approve

We are thrilled to announce the revival of Smiths, a historic pub in Cohoes, New York, as Smiths Public House. The building has a rich history dating back to its construction in 1873, just one year before the Cohoes Music Hall. Throughout the years, it has been a silent movie theater, a pool hall, and finally, a beloved local tavern. We are excited to restore the building to its former glory and bring new life to this cherished community landmark.One of the most notable figures associated with Smiths was Michael T. Smith, who purchased the restaurant in 1937. Known as "Big Mike," he was a legendary figure in Cohoes and a prominent Democratic leader in the state of New York. Despite his inability to read or write, he rose to become one of the most influential politicians of the 20th century. His flamboyant personality and impressive stature made him a memorable figure, and his entrance at the 1936 Democratic National Convention was broadcast coast-to-coast on radio.We hope to honor his legacy by preserving the history of Smiths while creating a vibrant new space for the community to enjoy.

Drink Menu

Castillo di Abola Chianti

$11
|
$38

Italy

Department 66 Grenache Syrah

$13
|
$42

France

Storypoint Cabernet

$10
|
$36

California

Josh Legacy Red Blend

$10
|
$36

California

Nic Rager Pinot Noir

$9
|
$32

France

Shades of Blue Riesling,

$9
|
$32

Germany

Matua Sauvignon Blanc

$10
|
$36

New Zealand

Josh Carr Chardonnay

$10
|
$36

California

Cavazza Pinot Grigio

$9
|
$36

Italy

Fleur De Mer Rosé

$13
|
$42

France

Maschio Prosecco Splits

$9
|

Italy

Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon

$50

California

Louis Martini Cabernet Napa

$85

California

Orin Swift Locations Italian Red Blend

$37

Italy

Orin Swift Abstract Grenache Syrah

$59

California

Brunch Menu

Brunch Cocktails

Lemon Basil Smash

$12

Belvedere Lemon Basil Vodka, Lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh basil

Aperol Spritz

$10

Aperol, Prosecco, Club Soda

Alpine Brew

$13

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Mr. Black coffee liqueur, maple syrump, real espresso, cocoa bitters

Bloody Mary

$12

Reyka Vodka, House mix, accompaniments

Espresso Martini

$13

Made with Ketel One

Savory

Steak & Eggs

$
18

Sirloin steak, home fries, red eye gravy fried, sunny-side up, or scrambled

Croissant Avocado BLT

$
16

Bacon, lettuce, tomato, free avocado, finished with a hot honey drizzle

Hangover Hash

$
17

Home fries, burger, peppers, onions, poached egg, smoked chili hollandaise, scallions

Pancetta Eggs Benedict

$
16

Toasted english muffin, poached eggs, crispy pancetta, hollandaise, chives - side of home frires

Smiths Benedict

$
16

Toasted english muffin, poached eggs, candied bacon, arugula, smoked chili hollandaise, chives -side of home fries

Chicken & Waffle Sliders

$
15

Waffle battered fried chicken, candied fresno chilis, bacon, honey chili aioli

Breakfast Pizza

$
17

Scrambled eggs, green peppers, fresno chilis, mozzarella cheese, sausage, scallions, and house aioli

Small Plates

Scotch Egg

$
10

Soft boiled egg wrapped in Frimaldi Farms sausage, bread crumbs

Cinnamon Bun

$
6

House made cinnamon bun, cream cheese frosting, cinnamon sugar

Sweet Treats

Bananas Foster French Toast

$
16

Banana nut bread, banana cream, bumbu rum

Cinnamon Bun French Toast

$
15

House made cinnamon bun, cream cheese frosting, cinnamon sugar

Nutella Fruit Flatbread

$
14

Nutella base, strawberries, blueberries, powdered sugar

Sides

thick Cut Peppered Bacon

$
6

Apple Sausage

$
6

Scrambled Eggs

$
5

Home Fries

$
5

Fresh Fruit

$
5