Things to do in Troy

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This may seem somewhat surprising, but Troy does have a surprising amount of activities to do outside of the RPI campus! O'RLY? Well you can at least grab some epic pizza.


Famous Lunch

111 Congress Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-9481
These tasty little hot-dogs with zippy sauce will make you come back for more! Possibly the best cheap food in Troy. Don't make the mistake of ordering 1 thinking that they are normal-sized dogs. They are about 4 inches long with mustard, onion, and "Zippy" sauce, and one can easily finish at least 5 or 10. You can even buy the Zippy Sauce to bring home!

Jack's Drive-In

24 Main Ave (Route 66)
Wynantskill, NY 12198
(518) 283-5110
This is a little-known place on Route 66 (Pawling Ave) just on the border of Wynantskill and Troy. They are sort of the "Famous Lunch" of hamburgers. They make no attempt to make their food look tasty, but that is really the art of it. The cheeseburgers are outstanding, and so are the fries. And, like Famous Lunch, you can smell Jack's from miles away. Great food!



15th St & Congress St
Troy, NY 12180

This small diner specializes in Central European cuisine. They have a limited selection, but the food is delicious!


A Dragon (Formerly Lee Tang)

564 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 271-8870 OR (518) 271-8871
Closes 11:00 PM on Sunday to Thursday nights, 12:00 on Friday & Saturday nights

Student specials: $4.99 each, comes with rice (pork fried or white) and free soda.

Minimum 2 student specials for free delivery

Hao Wei

148 4th St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-1516

$10 minimum for delivery, last delivery at 10:45pm

Green Shell

120 Hoosick St (Troy Plaza)
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-1300 One of the better Chinese restaurants in Troy that delivers, quite possibly one of the cheapest too.



407 Fulton Street
Troy NY 12180

Cheap, tasty and all around awesome food.


Minissale's Wine Cellar Cafe

1 14th Street
Troy NY 12180
(518) 274-6225

Good food, good wine, great atmosphere, and an RPI student discount to top it all off!


Big Apple Pizza (Pizza Bellas(Empire Pizza))

14th Street & College Ave (next to Java++, if you know that that is)
Troy, New York 12180
(518) 271-4444
A place which has changed their name multiple times, they arguably have the best pizza on the hill!

I Love New York Pizza

125 4th Street
Troy, New York 12180
(518) 274-0071
I Love's Downtown is considered by many to be the best pizza in Troy. Do NOT confuse it with the I Love New York Pizza on Hoosick Street, or you will be severely disappointed

Fisher's Pizza

336 Congress St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-0203
The tastiest dough around. Great pizza, and more, at amazing prices!

DeFazio's Pizzeria

266 4th St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 271-1111
DeFazios Pizza of Troy, NY
Absolutely amazing pizza, slightly more than some of the other places but well worth it! Now offering outdoor seating and BYOB!


I Love New York Pizza

125 4th Street
Troy, New York 12180
(518) 274-0071
I Love's Downtown also has some of the best wings in the city. They seem to be the only wing joint that actually knows how to make things spicy and taste good at the same time.

Hoosick Pizza

Congress Street
Troy, New York 12180
(518) 272-5555
While the exterior appearance of Hoosick Pizza may turn you off, the wings they produce are quite good! They now moved to congress street yet retained their name. Cheapest pie around but make sure to eat it quick or you might notice the cardboard taste of the crust.



Note: There is an Albany Meetup group forming for fans of sushi: Website

General Activities

The Arts Center

265 River Street
=On Campus= Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-0552

A bona-fide art museum in the heart of Troy!
[Museum Website]

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

30 2nd St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 273-0038

A legendary concert hall with great acoustics, the Troy Music Hall hosts amazing performances year round. Free and discounted tickets to selected events through the Union. For more information on the music hall and events visit the Troy Music Hall website.

Uncle Sam Lanes

600 Fulton Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 271-7800

A decently cheap bowling alley that is near campus.

River Street Beat Shop

197 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-0433

This is a nice little place to go and sample vinyl or to listen to live music on Saturdays.
To reiterate, cheap records, free live music.

Albany CodingDojo

Location TBD

This is a nascent Albany group focused on Agile practices in general, but more specifically, the CodingDojo regimen that originated in Paris. Open to all comers, particularly interested in seeing students get involved.

External links: Website:
Discussion group:

Outdoor Activities

Troy Night Out

The last friday of every month many venues in the downtown area hold special events sponsored by the city of Troy. These include art galleries, restaurants, music venues, and shops. For more information on participating venues and times go to the Troy Night Out Website


The Ruck

104 3rd Street
Troy, New York 12180
(518) 273-1872
For those of you over 21, this Troy bar is a well known spot to go out and grab a pint.


2253 15th St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-6422
Good bar for college age kids, decent food as well.

Revolution Hall

425 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-0553

This local venue has great acoustics and great bands playing all year.
Revolution Hall Website

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