Empire Patio at the Great NYS Fair

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Syracuse N.Y. –The Empire Patio at the Great New York State Fair will feature a daily Bloody Mary Bar with Vodka and Bloody Mary Mix from 1911 Established of Lafayette, NY.  Hospitality Concepts Group will operate a full service restaurant and bar at the  Empire Patio during the Great New York State Fair. The Empire Patio, just outside the Empire Room, will be open daily. The wildly popular Bloody Mary Bar featuring 1911 Established Vodka and Bloody Mary Mix is back! The bloody mary bar will have a variety of choices from a classic bloody mary to the Great New York State Fair Bloody Mary, which is a huge 20 oz cocktail, your choice of classic or spicy jalapeno, served with Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Gianelli Sausage, Buffalo Chicken and Chicken Spiedie Skewer, New York State Cheddar, celery, olive and lime! The bloody mary bar will offer a variety of add-ons to customize your very own bloody mary. The bloody mary bar will be open 10:00 am to 8:00pm daily.


The Empire Patio will once again feature the “Party on the Patio.” This daily event will includes live music and
complimentary NYS beverage tastings. The Party on the Patio will take place from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. There will also
be live music from noon – 2:00 pm daily. Visit facebook.com/empireroomatthefair for the complete
entertainment schedule. Live music from Joe Whiting, Opus Black Quartet, Williams Road, Chris Eves & The New
Normal, The Ende Brothers and many more!


The Empire Room and Empire Patio menu is loaded with great New York State products and regional favorites!
Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings, Utica Style Greens, Chicken Spiedie Sandwich, Gianelli Sausage, Hoffman Hotdogs, a Charcuterie Plate with Yancey’s Fancy Cheeses of Buffalo and Meats from the Piggery of Ithaca, and New York Cheesecake to name a few. The bar is also stocked with New York State offerings including a Draft Cocktail called the Apple Pie Mule made with Black Button Distilling Apple Pie Moonshine from Rochester and Saranac Ginger Beer from Utica as well as Finger Lakes Wines, Craft Beers from Saranac, Empire Brewing, Ithaca Beer Company and more as well as spirits from 1911 Established, Life of Reilley and Old Home Distilling. Dining Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm daily.

We’re Bringing Disco Back! Hospitality Concepts Group has teamed up with Life of Reilley Distilling to offer a new addition the 2017 Wine Court: The Brand New Disco Lemonade Slushy! This deliciously refreshing slushy is made with Life of Reilley’s famous Disco Lemonade Cocktail, a unique blend of raspberry vodka, lemonade and mint leaves, made in Cazenovia NY. The Disco Lemonade Slushies will be available in the wine court from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, right across from Chevy Court. Grab your disco lemonade slushy in our exclusive disco light-up cup before you head
over to enjoy the great music at Chevy Court! Disco Lemonade cocktail in a can will also available in the Wine Court and at the Empire Patio. Call 315-824-3604 for more information.

Employment at the Empire Room and Patio

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Hospitality Concepts Group is managing the Empire Room and Patio at the Great New York State Fair!  

We are currently hiring temporary employment during the Great New York State Fair.    Call 315-824-3604 for more information or visit our employment site and search State Fair to view job postings and to fill out an application online.