Photo Courtesy of The Van Dyck Lounge Website
Schenectady’s original craft brewery, Mad Jack Brewing Co. opened in 2011 in the historic Stockade district. Awarded repeatedly for their unique brew lineup including “Best Brewery in the Hudson Valley” at TapNY in 2018, Mad Jack Brewing Co.’s brewers produce a wide range of styles in their 10 BBl brew house.
Guests can view the open-glass brew house from The Van Dyck restaurant while enjoying a meal and choosing from over 10 house taps, local offerings, and select draft accounts.
The Van Dyck
Inside Mad Jack Brewing Co. is The Van Dyck restaurant and music venue. With private dining and meeting spaces available, this historic restaurant and music venue is a must-visit in Schenectady.
The restaurant is considered a historical venue, boasting a fantastic menu. On the menu are appetizers, pizzas, entrees, salads and sandwiches. Some of the delicious menu items include Loaded Pierogies, Tuscan Chicken Pizza, Mad Jack Mac & Cheese, the Stockade Salad and a Sweet & Spicy Burger.
Considered one of the top “listening rooms” in the United States, performers at The Van Dyck often say it’s like playing in a studio, and jazz legend Elvin Jones called it “The best sound I’ve ever heard in my life.”
Current Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Saturday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday – Monday: Closed
“This place is a gem in the area, they brew their own beer and have some great food selections!”
—Chantelle L., Yelp