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Hard Ball Cafe


Cooperstown’s only outdoor sports bar and restaurant. Serving traditional American baseball cuisine with enough variety to please even the pickiest of palates. We like to keep our menu fresh so we change it up each year.

Need to relax after a busy day in town? Pull up a seat at our bar, enjoy one of several local beverages we have on draught.

As always, large groups are always welcome at The Hardball Café! With our spacious dining area, your whole team can share a meal together after a hard day at the field.

COVID19 Update

Please check business websites for the most up-to-date information on possible limited hours, max capacities, whether reservations are necessary or not, etc.  NY Tough and united with ALL, Cooperstown is keeping everyone’s health & safety front and centerClick HERE for specific guidelines for those traveling to New York State, including a Travel Advisory  for inbound travelers. 

General Information

Season / Hours of Operation

Memorial Day — Labor Day: 7 days a week, 11am -9pm.


  • Outside Seating/Patio,
  • Group Friendly,
  • Family Fun,
  • Ice Cream,
  • Handicap-Accessible
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Known as baseball’s birthplace, but home to so much more, Cooperstown is a place where legends roam hallowed halls, swing away on diamonds, and take to the stage under a canopy of stars. The historic village boasts a vibrant arts scene, excellent local food and beverage options, luxury accommodations, and, of course, more baseball than you can shake a bat at.

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