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The City Beer Hall

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Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
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42 Howard Street, Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-449-2337
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Today
11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Manchester
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237 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights in Albany, ate here the first night and came back for the third. We are a vegetarian couple and the vegetarian items on the menu were delicious. The corn, described as Mexican street food, had a wonderful sauce and was undoubtedly the best corn I've ever eaten, cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the falafel dish as... More 

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Thank MargaretJay
Voorheesville, New York
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Although the building is historic and retains gorgeous interior woodwork and vintage style lighting, seating is on benches at long tables. Music was at a consistent volume - loud, on a Sunday evening. It seems the City Beer Hall hasn't decided if it wants to be a beer hall or a restaurant with creative cuisine. There are elements of both... More 

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Thank Alan K
Troy, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A Gastropub close to the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, NY. Many interesting craft draft and bottled beers to choose from all across the US. Nice wine selection. Limited, but varied menu of upscale pub food. Community long bench seating at long tables (that seat 6-8). Located in an historic building with great interior atmosphere. Lively = moderate nosie... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It seems the chef insists on messing around with everything. I had ribs, my wife had Columbian chicken. Everything on the plate was trying too hard to be unique. Along with my ribs was some "cooked" watermelon, yucky greens, and corn bread that was pan toasted and sort of tasted like grilled cheese. But the worst sin were the ribs.... More 

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Thank Jack S
Albany, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place has a large selection of somewhat uncommon beers. Those I have had so far were good. The beer comes in many different sizes, so you can drink exactly as much as you like. The food is also good, but somewhat overpriced and the menu is limited (especially on weekdays). I ended up having a burger. The location is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

City Beer Hall is a favorite of mine -- great food, great things on tap (always gluten free options). This place is toward the top of my list (usually #1), when thinking of places to go with friends to have a relaxing evening after work. I can even handle the occasional Saturday "club night" upstairs. And if looking for something... More 

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Thank Rick M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My family and I stumbled upon this place while visiting Albany. It was a good find. I'm the only beer drinker in our lot, and I was pleased by the selection of draughts. The waitress knew her beer, and guided me to a couple excellent choices. The room is pretty funky, with several long, beer hall-style tables. We ordered the... More 

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Thank Hank S
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great lunch with good choice of beer selections and interesting food with a twist. My grilled cheddar cheese sandwich had raisins and apricots - surprisingly delicious - and was served with a lovely, fresh arugula salad. Wings were served with a wonderful spicy pickled pineapple. Our server was helpful and a good source of local knowledge. The restaurant owns a... More 

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Thank schwe
Ridge, New York
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a great place to enjoy a large variety of beer. They also have a superb lunch menu and a very friendly staff.

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Alabama
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This place had a great beer selection and nice outside patio area. I visited with a group of friends and it was a good atmosphere. I don't know if its the norm here, but there was no air conditioning. It was pretty humid in the middle of May. That's my only complaint

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Howard Street, Albany, NY 12207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-449-2337

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?