Explore Downtown Schenectady: What’s New & Hot in the Electric City

Schenectady is experiencing a vibrant economic renaissance with a wave of hot new businesses setting the city abuzz. From innovative eateries to cutting-edge boutiques, these establishments are reshaping the local landscape and contributing to the city’s growing reputation as a hub for entrepreneurship and creativity.
Gabby Fisher here! As a homeowner and entrepreneur in Schenectady, I love to see new businesses pop up that offer resident & visitors places to frequent for food, drinks, or experiences. Here are just a few of my favorites that have popped up recently:

Electric Grinch

The newest bar and live music venue in the Electric City! Amazing cocktails, fun atmosphere, vibey live music almost every night…it’s the type of place you’re in the mood for at any time. Also, they have the best espresso martini in Schenectady, in my humble opinion.

The Bunker, Mohawk Harbor

The Bunker has a few locations across CapNY, but this one is my favorite. It’s a luxury sports bar with various lounges, virtual golf, good food & drinks. It’s one of my favorite places to bring out of town guests.

Saratoga Coffee Traders

Best. Lattes. I’ve. Ever. Had. Don’t worry, you can try them all with their one of a kind latte flights. Located right on Jay Street (pedestrian only), it’s the perfect place to stop for your daily coffee or take a meeting.


Schenectady’s first 100% plant-based arcade, bar and restaurant! There’s truly no place like it. You gotta experience it yourself.