Breaking News in Troy, NY

About an hour ago it was announced on the Broadway Brew Biergarten facebook page that the owner, Kareem Jandali, has decided to close the bar on Wednesday, Jan 30th. This comes after a slate of bad press after last weekend’s violence in downtown Troy. After all the media attention, Jandali and his team took the next logical PR step and… created a Groupon for the business and then announced the closure of the bar a few days later.

From everyone here at American Troyalty to everyone there at the Broadway Biergarten, you will not be missed. Not your beer pong tournaments, not the patrons who leave your bar after dollar shot night and trash Third St by dumping garbage cans and kicking over signs, not your peppering vehicles with your crappy advertisements, and not your terrible billboard on Route 2 driving into Watervliet. We will not miss your bartenders who have no idea what beer I just ordered because they didn’t know how the word “Warsteiner” sounded, nor the volume being  turned up to 11 on a Wednesday night at 8PM when no one else is in there except us trying to try your damn German Food. We will not miss your bouncers with no sleeves in the dead of winter making comments as we walk by on our way to Finnbar’s.And last, but not least, we will not miss having to  have a cop car parked out in front of your business every weekend to ensure that some jackass doesn’t start another 30 person brawl.

Auf Wiedersehen.

The sign is pointing towards GTFO


  1. PizzzaGod says:


  2. Guy says:

    Now we got a nice, quiet little riverside community here, and I aim to keep it nice and quiet. So let me make something plain. I don’t like you sucking around, bothering our citizens. I don’t like your jerk-off name. I don’t like your jerk-off face. I don’t like your jerk-off behavior, and I don’t like YOU, jerk-off. Do I make myself clear?

    Keep your ugly fuckin’ goldbrickin’ ass out of my riverside community.

  3. Ian says:

    Good riddance!

  4. Downtowner says:

    One down, one to go.

  5. Jeff says:

    FINALLY!!!! Now i only have to half avoid walking by from living down the street.

  6. Ari says:

    Anyone else know of a place to get good german beers on tap?

    • Dustin J. Mitchell says:

      Wolf’s Biergarten in Albany’s pretty good. I assume it gets crowded Fri/Sat, and during games, but every time I’ve been there it’s been great. The beer selection’s good, as is the food.

  7. David Banks says:

    What about the fact that they made their female bar tenders dress up in those degrading little outfits? I’m not into slut shaming or anything. One of the bartenders told me once, that they were uncomfortable and embarrassing. (Nor did they seem made for daily wearing, they looked like Halloween costumes.) Also, what about the obvious racism implied by the sign listing the necessary clothing? Blaming people of color for your terrible bar-managing practices is just gross. If you continue to sell to obviously drunk people, bad stuff is eventually going to happen. And just because police have that nasty tendency to show up when non-white people are drunk, you start scapegoating them by putting up signs about baggy pants, hoodies and hats. Despicable.

  8. Crystal says:

    100% agree. I went to this place twice, both times because friends living in Troy didn’t want to drive all the way to Albany to get a birthday boot filled with beer. Both times I was less than impressed, and the weekend crowd it draws is NOT something we need to encourage in Troy. That said, I hope the space is used soon for something that will bring more positivity to the Troy night life (ala the Confectionary, perhaps).

  9. barry says:

    such a damm shame. i was so excited when they first openned with a different name before the first bit of trouble. it was in the summer, you caould sit outside and get a snack till 10 in teh evening, they had dance classes, live bands…

    why is it that people need to get intoxicated in order to have a good time? or is it that people need to sell high profit drinks to stay in business? or do people need to impair your senses in order to keep making you buy shit? oh well.

  10. Laurf says:

    I liked Broadway Brew when it was Broadway Brew in the summer. And I will genuinely miss DJ BOY BOY.

  11. Jessica R says:

    Here, here!

  12. Stephanie D says:

    I went there one time and I was not impressed at all…. Good riddance

  13. J.R. Greco says:

    Was a wonderful place to go when the Cape House and Golden Fox were at that address.Why do the really nice restaurants fail and the scum bars hang on in downtown Troy.There has to be a reason.Maybe the citizens of Troy need to speak up and clean out the downtown area!!I would not go down there for any reason.

  14. Nate says:

    I never had a problem with Broadway Brew (except bartenders not knowing ANYTHING)

    not liking a bar is fine, but blaming ONE bar for stupid drunks is silly.

  15. steve L says:

    you are all just a bunch of crying haters, with nothing else to do but trash somebody elses bussiness, thr guy put hit hard earned money into the bar, and he actually did bring patrons in which inturn brings money into the little town of troylette, but like a few people said to blame one bar is stupid, and if you didnt like the bar why did you patronize it, bunch of nimbys, grow up troy is never going to be a sophisticated town!!!!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Steve-
      There is nothing wrong with crying. In fact, I am crying right now. Crying can also be a result of laughing really hard. Like I am right now. I am SO MAD that you got spammed before because, honestly, I needed a laugh today. I think it’s so funny that you called us crying haters….everyone knows I love both crying and laughing, but most people know I only hate a few things in this world: sheer ignorance, beef jerky, and face tattoos. Based on our brief correspondence, I have you confidently pegged for 2/3. And….well, that is just too high of a ratio for me. CMAXBY hardly ever cries, just so you know. I think I saw her cry once when dogfish head keg kicked at Bacchus… wait, that was me. Hmm. OH. Also….we both have a lot to do. Like…..soooo much. Also, what is bussiness? Is that a place?

  16. steve l says:

    this page is the worst, its for a bunch of educated morons that know each other, and if you dont agree with what they say they remove your post, bottem line troy is a shithole that went bad with urban renewal when they ripped down a hugh chunk of the city to build the uncle sam atrium, so you guys keep your little page and dont forget when your done having your bromance head back up the hill to RPI!

    • CMaxby says:

      Sorry, Steve. Your post actually was never removed, it just didn’t make it up here in the first place. The way our spam filters are, when it sees a post with as many misspellings as yours, it automatically gets placed in the spam box. I remedied that when I saw your second post. Now they’re both up here unedited and everyone can marvel at your unique take on the English written language.

      “when your done having your bromance head back up the hill to RPI!” Just to clear up any misconceptions, Jess and I are women that live in downtown Troy. We do sometimes venture up the hill to run the approach or grab a bite to eat so I guess your last sentence could be occasionally correct…

      Thanks for visiting us! Come again!

    • Jessica says:

      Steve. This is actually really perfect because I have always wanted to have a bromance. Is it true that I can’t just because I am not a bro? What are your thoughts on Brony’s? I am really looking to break into either a bromance or a brony type situation ASAP. Please advise.

  17. PizzzaGod says:

    Stevie boy is so wrong on so many levels.

  18. Nate says:

    you guys are all so harsh… this place wasn’t that bad. it was the only spot that had a fighting chance to keep me in troy on a friday or saturday night. the thought of you hating on this place but liking the ruck is….. silly.

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