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The City Beer Hall

) #16 of 539 Restaurants in Albany €€ - €€€ , American,
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-449-2337
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“mini pizza” (2 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
All hours
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was dining at this restaurant with a party of 17 people for my graduation brunch. The food took so long to come out and so did the drinks. The glasses that they gave us to drink out of had a horrible smell. overall, the...More

Thank IsmeryS
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The service is good. The informal environment is just right. The patio in good weather is a great place to have an evening beer, or to enjoy brunch on Saturday and Sunday. This is an oasis in the social desert which is downtown (Capitol Area)...More

Thank Thatguypaulie
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Went for a pre dinner drink. Good inexpensive brews- and the free pizza per drink was a bonus. Unique apps a plus as well. Friendly service. If back in Albany- would definitely go back !

Thank Pdelis50
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The City Beer Hall is a cool downtown Albany location (also one of very few downtown Albany locations). It looks like a Beer Hall in upstate NY should and has bars up and down. We went on a Monday night and only the first floor...More

Thank Explorer_from_Boston
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a great bar with close proximity to the arena and downtown Albany. The free pizza's with beer are a great late night combo. We have also gone to Sunday brunch and it's a fun expeience.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Funky little bar, walkable from the Albany Hilton. Good prices for drinks and the service was good. Didn't try the food.

Thank Angelica G
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

After a long day of meetings, went looking for a more relaxing place to continue discussions. While we were easily the oldest folks in the place we were made to feel comfortable. Good selection of beer in a laid back atmosphere.

Thank MOBRugger
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in before a concert at Times Union Center. It was busy, and all the tables were taken with reservations, but there was room at the bar both upstairs and downstairs. We opted to go upstairs. The atmosphere was great and...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Located right downtown and close to our hotel, the Fairfield Inn. We were looking for a friendly place within walking distance and stumbled upon the City Beer Hall. It did not disappoint. We had just checked in after a long ride from Baltimore and were...More

Thank axosu1
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here before our concert had some good beers did not try food but it looked and smelled good. Will definitely go back

Thank Nicole P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-449-2337
  • E-mail
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