The Hill at Muza

A Bar, A Beer Garden, A European Staycation

Join us at our bar and garden for carefully selected beers, wines and foods. We pour European half-liter beers, American hops, and unique still and sparkling wines.

Our European-style hidden garden remains open year round with torch flame heaters and artful landscape lighting. In spring, summer and fall our garden features lush flowers, a waterfall, and our outdoor kitchen with a grill and smoker. In winter our space and menu transports you to a "cozy ski lodge." Our enclosed space features our bar, hightop tables and elegant lighting - cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

We host private events and serve as a venue for all seasons.

Be sure to checkout our sister restaurant, Muza.

For Immediate Release


Timothy Tyrrell, Business Partner, (518) 445-5121

The Hill at Muza Presents "Miracle on 15th Street" Spectacle, Warm Drinks, Live Holiday Musical Performances

TROY, N.Y. (11/16/16) -- A one-of-a-kind beer garden in Troy kicks off the holiday season with their second annual tree lighting ceremony and a new "Miracle on 15th Street" spectacle.

"We were very excited with last year's turn out, it set a record for us and was the catalyst to continue hosting unique and fun public events like our Vineyard Grape Stomp and MUZAPALOOZA," said Business Parter Timothy Tyrrell. "This year we've challenged ourselves to take it up a notch, so we've got something really special planned, a little 'holiday magic.'"

On Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., The Hill at Muza will light a 15 foot spruce tree from Bob's Trees in Galway N.Y. The tree will stand on an outdoor "stage" area, about six feet above the beer garden, and is decorated with 500 feet of twinkling Christmas lights. (Note: The rain date is Saturday Dec. 3, same time.)


During its first year in business, The Hill at Muza earned a reputation for hosting special events with a fun vibe and distinct sense of humor, such as Dyngus Day, Vineyard Grape Stomp, Fire On the Hill, and Muzapalooza. For Miracle on 15th Street, The Hill at Muza will deliver, in true Muza spirit, a bona fide flying holiday miracle guaranteed to charm the crowd and warm hearts with small American city pride.

[SPOILER ALERT, NOT FOR PRINT: At the very end of this press release… way after the three pound signs, The Hill at Muza will provide embargoed details to reporters-only so you know how awesome this miracle spectacle will be and so you do not miss this event and so you bring cameras and video cameras.]


There will be a special house-made hot chocolate red wine, using real chocolate hand whipped by The Hill at Muza team. Hot mulled beer, hot chocolate, regular beer and wine will be available from the bar, as well as foods from the newly expanded kitchen.

Complimentary plates of Christmas cookies will be served.


The Rensselyrics, an RPI student acapella group, will perform holiday carols and songs for the crowd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will be joined by a special surprise musical guest.


This year, to ensure the drink lines move hastily, there will be a second, draft-only, auxiliary bar in the outdoor garden, wrapped like a giant Christmas present with a big bow. The outdoor garden is heated with eight, 9-foot tall flame torch heaters.

For those who like it a little toastier, the enclosed bar space is warmed by a cast iron fireplace.  The indoor area will be festively decked with holiday greens, lights, and hundreds of bulbs ornately laced and strewn on the ceiling.

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The Hill at Muza offers an evolving menu of Polish and Eastern European dishes, tradition with a twist. In addition to staples like burgers, smoked wings and Polish kielbasa, new items include Smazeny syr (a deep fried edam cheese sandwich) and a slow-smoked pork shoulder taco topped with traditional Polish cucumber and cream salad, mizeria.

The beer list features brews from Central and Eastern Europe. The house draft is Zywiec, a pale lager brewed with mountain water that comes in full or half liter pours.

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Apres Ski Specials Starting in December

Starting in December, The Hill at Muza will offer Apres Ski specials, all season, bringing the local ski crowd together with their non-skiing friends.

Every Tuesday through Saturday, from 4 p.m until 11 p.m., a variety of specials will be available to those who present a ski pass or social media post from the slopes that day. Skiers on their way back from the mountain are encouraged to relax outdoors in their gear before heading home for the night, making The Hill at Muza "the last hill of the day."

Awesome ski movies will play in the bar room with other surprises to be announced.

"We're embracing the outdoor space, and we want our guests to have as much fun as they can with the winter weather," said Adam Siemiginowski, business partner of The Hill at Muza. "We want to offer an in-between place where skiers and their non-skiing friends can meet and hang out."

The business is located on Route 2, which is one of two major routes connecting the Capital Region to New England ski resorts.

(Or: About The Hill at Muza)

The Hill at Muza has a uniquely textured space framed by three adjacent buildings, a cobble-lined wall and a wooded hill.

Guests enter through a pair of black gates, located at 379 Congress St. A narrow walkway between two buildings leads to a surprisingly charming open-air landscaped beer garden with intimate nooks of stonework and woodwork, as well as fanciful lighting by Troy-based Lightexture. Arriving in the space for the first time can feel a bit like stepping into Willy Wonka's world of pure imagination.

There is an enclosed clubhouse-treehouse-like barroom with tables and indoor seating. Overlooking it all is a man-made waterfall and stage for performances. After dark, the garden is heated by a collection of commercial flame-torch patio heaters that cast a wonderful glow into the night.

"It feels like a secret stone hideaway in the middle of the mountains, but we're proud to be in the hills of Troy," Tyrrell said. "When you visit The Hill you experience a European 'staycation' that's within driving distance from anywhere in the Capital Region."

The bar features a variety of Central and Eastern European half-liter beers, local American beers from Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as Zywiec Polish Lager, brewed with Polish mountain spring water, on draft in 10 oz., half-liter and one-liter signature glassware. There are several "beer cocktails," including the "Wheat Toast" (Polish wheat beer and sparkling Italian white wine) and "Busy Polishman" (Polish porter topped with a rich espresso shot). The wine list features local vineyards such as Hermann J. Weimer from New York's Finger Lakes as well as international titles such as Vorspannhof Mayr's Gruner Veltliner which pairs well with pretzel bites.

An evolving menu features Polish and Eastern European dishes, tradition with a twist. In addition to staples like burgers, smoked wings and Polish kielbasa, new items include Smazeny syr (a deep fried edam cheese sandwich) and a slow-smoked pork shoulder taco topped with traditional Polish cucumber and cream salad, mizeria.

The music of choice at The Hill at Muza is quality hits from the 80s, except for the bathroom which blasts Polka.

The Hill is an outgrowth of Muza, the adjacent Polish restaurant on 15th Street established nine years ago by Siemiginowski's parents Jan and Alicja Siemiginowski, who immigrated to the United States from Poland in the 1970s.


Parking for The Hill at Muza is easy and available on both sides of Congress and 15th streets, within one block of the business. There is also a bike rack at the 15th Street entrance. Check The Hill at Muza website for a parking map.


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For information, contact:

The Hill at Muza
(518) 445-5121


Quick Details:

- The Hill at Muza, Polish Beer Garden, Troy
- 15 ft. Christmas Tree Lighting (Outside)
- Real Life "Miracle" Spectacle
- 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Lighting Ceremony (Doors open 4 p.m.)
- Live Holiday Musical Performances 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Outdoor/Indoor Polish Beer Garden
- W/ Flaming Patio Heaters
- 100s of Guests to Attend
- Free Entrance, Cash/Card Bar & Menu, Complimentary Cookies
- Hot Chocolate Red Wine
- Park on Congress Street
- Enter via Black Gates at 379 Congress St








































Embargo Until Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.

So here’s the deal. The acapella group will be singing outside and keeping everyone in high spirits. Once the tree is lit, a saxophone playing character (Santa Claus? Elf? Frosty?) will appear to join The Rensselyrics in performing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." The crowd will think Sax O Claus is the miracle. But wait, there’s more! At that moment, a drone — operated by licensed drone operator of Troy — will fly over The Hill at Muza hauling an original chickenwire and paper mache Santa Claus sleigh and reindeer creation by Troy artist Tori Rodriguez. A spotlight will illuminate and follow the flying Santa drone as it makes several passes over the assembled crowd (a video camera in Santa’s sleigh will record the reaction on the ground, while other camera operators will capture the spectacle for a video that is sure to go viral in the following days). Don’t miss this scene!


Visit us at: Black Gates at 379 Congress St. Troy, NY 12180
Open Tuesday through Saturday 4-11pm

Call us at: 518-662-HILL (4455)