Van Dyke Lounge

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The Van Dyck Lounge restaurant and brewery was once a jazz club that opened in 1947. Many big names played here, including Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. It is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a brothel worker who was killed in a stairwell.

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237 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12305
United States

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42.816484906662325, -73.94313669206889
Schenectady County, New York
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  1. Been around since the Civil War? It was settled in 1600’s I believe, long before the Civil War. Bottom line is if “ghosts” or “spirits” do exist then there would be no place more likely to be haunted locally than the Stockade. I personally don’t but am still fascinated by the possibility.

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