Finnbar’s Pub operates in a pair of connected historic downtown Troy buildings across an alley from the main post office. Some people say that sort of venue is a place with a lot of ghosts.
It began in the mid-19th Century as a hotel at 452 Broadway, then from 1903 to 1925 was home to the Stoil Brewing Company. It later operated as a saloon called Eddie’s, one of the city’s “men’s bars,” and eventually the pub Holmes & Watson before it became Finnbar's in 2012.
As to the presence of ghosts, that will become a reality for three consecutive Saturdays beginning this weekend when the Collar City Players theater troupe will present a reading of Charles Dickens's “A Christmas Carol,” adapted for the barroom stage by Jack Bebb and Matt MacArevey. Food and drink will be available, of course, including $5 pints of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.
Tickets are $10, cash, are available only at the bar. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. each day, with readings at noon.
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