Clinton Street Pub moves away from College Bar Identity

Clinton Street Pub moves away from College Bar Identity

A popular night-life spot  for Le Moyne College and Syracuse University students located at the corner of Clinton St. and W. Fayette St. has taken steps to reinvent its identity this Wwinter while students were away on break. Clinton Street Pub will now operate as a sports bar and serveoperate be serving more than just beer and free popcorn.

Along with the regular full-service bar, the pub will also have a menu including all the dishes of a sports-style restaurant, including chili cheese fries, buffalo chicken wing dip, and pulled pork sandwiches. Restaurant patrons withll no longer find a pool table in the space, but new flat screen televisions equipped with NFL, MLB and NCAA sports packages will  be new additions to the restaurant,,  along with high top tables and a new orange and blue color scheme.

Sal’s Birdland, a chicken wing joint out of Rochester known for its speciality wings and sauces will be pairing with Clinton Street to sell their wings along with other food items on the menu.

Clinton Street will also now be open for longer, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday and from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday.

The bar was uUp until recently, Clinton Street Pub was known as a spot for patrons to come andand dance the night away on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. The new renovations could be seen as a way the bar is moving to move away from the college bar reputation as a college bar with several underage customers. New managers have also been hired at the restaurant, so those using fake ID’s to get in couldan expect to be turned away.

For underage college students, the news of renovations could be a let down, but for those who are looking to have a relaxing night with friends while watching an SU basketball game on TV, the new identity for Clinton Street is exciting. While the surrounding streets are lined with several different bars, very few in the armory square area have branded themselves as sports’ bars.

“I love it because it’s creating a safe environment for people who want to go in there and have a great time with friends,” said senior Erica Geremia. “It has been known for the bar that lets in underage people and I’m glad they have cracked down on that. The inside looks beautiful and who wouldn’t love a great sports bar where they can enjoy food.”