It’s 9 pm on a Monday, bar is packed, guy with man-bun is sipping a Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy, D.J. is spinning vinyl in the corner under a stuffed, fanged boar’s head, barbacoa is the taco special of the evening and oysters are a buck. No, this is not a scene from a bar in Brooklyn. This is $1 Oysters & Bring Your Own Vinyl (B.Y.O.V.) Night at Henry Street Taproom.

HST has become Saratoga’s go-to spot for craft beer since they opened in 2012. Sixteen rotating taps feature the best from around the world – keg after keg, always bringing their A game.  They’ve pretty much mastered the Goldilocks formula – every beer drinker can find something that is just right.

And non-beer drinkers are not left high-and-dry. Unlike most beer-centric establishments, HST puts just as much thought into their whiskey and wine lists as they do the brews – offering arguably one of the best brown liquor catalogs in the region.

If you come just for the food, no one would judge you, because the menu is that good too! No drunk eating necessary when you can feast on Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs, Rabbit Bangers and Mash and the Taproom Burger with a custom beef blend, Adirondack cheddar, heirloom tomato, pickled red onion, bread & butter pickle and house cured bacon. Or stick to the Chalkboard specials that feature a uniquely crafted Farm Toast, Market Salad, Grilled Cheese, Pizza, Tacos and Bread Pudding, daily.

Did I mention the oysters? They switch up daily as well, but Monday is the day to down these briny suckers when they are only a dollar each.

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What happens when a great bar gives you everything from a perfect beverage selection to a superb menu? They go and top the experience by adding in a D.J. that let’s you pick the soundtrack to your evening. Unlike that wedding D.J. you pissed off because you were making too many crazy requests, it’s welcomed here. Want to hear some Velvet Underground? Sure! Willie Nelson? No problem!

Choose from an eclectic combination collection of the D.J.’s and bartenders’ records. You will find some fun stuff that will make the whole restaurant look at you and think, “Did that chick just put on Royal Oil by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones?” Why yes, yes I did.

Henry Street Taproom is located at 86 Henry Street in Saratoga Springs. For more info visit their profile.