Pint Sized Opening Its Third Location In Downtown Troy
TROY — Pint Sized announced its third location will be opening in Downtown Troy. It’s their largest project to date and will be at 275/277 River Street. The space will lend itself to two concepts working in harmony under the same roof. The doors to 275 River Street lead to No Fun, an open floor plan arts space that will host live music and other events. The doors to 277 River Street lead to Pint Sized, which will serve really good beer for the premise as well as act as a bottle shop with to go sales just like its Albany and Saratoga Springs locations.
“People have always asked why we haven’t done a project in Troy yet. I’ve always wanted to bring Pint Sized to its downtown and have looked at spaces on and around River Street as early as 2017”, says August Rosa owner and operator of Pint Sized. “There is a lot going on in Troy and I never felt that a Pint Sized on its own would be enough with so many unique and innovative offerings to do in the area. The ‘No Fun’ event space will be what really sets this project apart. I absolutely see a need for dedicated performance space downtown. We look forward to being a part of Troy’s downtown scene.”
Drawing on Rosa’s experience playing and going to shows, No Fun will take the form of his favorite type of venues – art spaces, house shows & DIY venues. The concept will be very simple. Great sound system, decent sized stage, weird art and stuff on the walls… It’s going to be cool.
The first folks enlisted for the project are Shane Sanchez and John Olander, both part of the Super Dark Collective. Shane will bring his booking knowledge and John will bring his sound knowledge to the project. The collective will host free weekly shows at No Fun. In addition to these shows, No Fun will host a few ticketed events with larger touring acts each month.
The Pint Sized component of the plan will start off in the same vein as its first two locations. The bar will have twelve constantly rotating taps in addition to a wall of one hundred plus craft cans and specialty bottles. All products, with the exception of wine products, will be available for on-premise and off-premise consumption. A full liquor license will be considered down the road but not be a part of the immediate plans.
A very exciting goal for Spring 2022 is to put a sizable open-air patio to use along the side of the building facing the familiar Troy mural that leads to the riverfront. This location is ideal on so many fronts as the bar/venue plans to participate in all downtown events and be open early for the River Front Farmer’s Market. The space will be open seven days a week. Planned hours for the Troy location are Monday & Tuesday 4 PM to Midnight, Wednesday through Friday Noon to Midnight, Saturday 10 AM to Midnight & Sunday Noon to 8 PM.
The goal is to open sometime in mid-November. For updates on progress and other info follow both @wearepintsized & @nofuntroy on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook.