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The City Beer Hall

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42 Howard Street, Albany, NY
518-449-2337
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11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere. Great beer. Free pizza? it's ok, but its free.

City Beer Hall gives you a cool community feel. Lots of shared picnic tables, a killer draft list and a menu with varied choices (many w/ a farm-to-table feel) gives you a good experience almost every time. Free pizza - let's be clear that this isn't gourmet pizza, but its actually pretty good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Adam G
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Albany, New York
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food choices were average but they had a wide variety of beers. I had an alcoholic root beer that was really good. Take advantage of the outdoor seating out back while it's still warm out.

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Albany, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food and drink options are pretty good but limited and the prices are a bit high. I got a pretty good pulled pork sandwich and we had some awesome fried pickles that went fast. They have a great space though! The patio is nice and they do movies on Monday nights. Cant forget about the riding bull (when its... More 

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Albany, New York, United States
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is my second home in Albany. Great dinner and cheap lunch options, plus you get a free pizza with every craft beer you purchase. Good selection of snack foods, cheap meals and full entrees for a mixed crowd. The bench seating could be more comfortable, but is convenient if you have a crowd that ebbs and flows. In the... More 

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NY
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Looks questionable from the outside but you won't want to miss entering this bar! Character from old style pubs. Lots of craft beers and happy hour gets you a free pizza with your drink order. We ordered the fried pickles, they were okay with more of a tempura coating, but the dips were to die for!!!

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

City Beer Hall gives you a cool community feel. Lots of shared picnic tables, a killer draft list and a menu with varied choices (many w/ a farm-to-table feel) gives you a good experience almost every time. Free pizza - let's be clear that this isn't gourmet pizza, but its actually pretty good. especially with a beer. Can get a... More 

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Boston
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just visited The City Beer Hall for lunch and would definitely return. Interesting menu for beer and food. Love that you get a free pizza ticket with a purchase of $5+ beer. Enjoyed the wings, BLT special, calamari salad and 518 burger...all delicious. Gets VERY busy at noon...would suggest going on off hours. The space is beautiful too...great place!

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Cazenovia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My friend and I originally had intentions of having a quiet, romantic dinner at Café Capriccios in downtown Albany. But, my friend, who lives in the area asked if I would be willing to consider something totally different…and I am so glad that we did!!!! Despite the busy atmosphere and noise of the place (busy for a Tuesday night), it... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food was excellent and an amazing beer selection. The gimmick (which was not explained by the waitress before we ordered dinners) is that there is a ticket system, which awards you a ticket for each beer purchased (they also awarded one for wine). The patron then goes to the kitchen to turn in the ticket for an individual-pizza (surprisingly... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Being somewhat of a beer coniser (an English man), I really enjoyed this place. To start with, its massive, a really big ares inside. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The prices were quite good for premium quality beers. I didn't eat there so I can't speak on the quality of the food.

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Albany, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I have been there a couple a times and we felt in love with this place since the first moment. The food, the staff and the place it is awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Howard Street, Albany, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-449-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 4:00 am

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