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The City Beer Hall

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42 Howard Street, Albany, NY
518-449-2337
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Hidden gem for great lunch

Downtown but off the beaten path. Look for it if you want GREAT beer choices, and great sandwiches, and fabulous chips, in a simple, rustic ambience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Carol O
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Downtown but off the beaten path. Look for it if you want GREAT beer choices, and great sandwiches, and fabulous chips, in a simple, rustic ambience.

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Albany, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The beer hall is a great place with great food. Parking is plenty and there is a free thin crust pizza with every beer. The service is ehhhhhh. Sort of self-important wait staff that likes to take their time but otherwise an overall great place. Oh...and good brunch.

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Albany, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I went to The City Beer Hall with some friends and we had a good time. The food was good but not excellent. The service was not so faster but the waitress asked if we need some drinks. The beers were the best. They have a good selection of beers that everybody enjoyed. There is not so much parking available.

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I always have a lot of fun when I go here. Mostly we go for a night out, and they always have great beer on draft. Plus, you get free pizza with every large drink you order! I wish more places did that!

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Summit Lake, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful selection of beer. Great noisey ambiance. Everyone having fun and seemed to know each other. The food - GREAT- even had vegetarian selections

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a great find if you like beer. Try the sampler! For every beer we bought, we got a free pizza. They are very small, single serving pizzas, but what a great concept. It's a must to stop in for some great beers on tap and uniqueness!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Not a beer drinker, but my colleagues thought the beer selections were great (I had a tasty champagne drink). Small menu, but a little different from the normal and delicious. Try the Vedge dish--assorted veggies that are cooked in multiple ways, fried, pureed, steamed, roasted...

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Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I was in town for business and this was a very welcoming stop to spend the night. We got a free piece of pizza with your drink at the bar and the beer selection is excellent. Decided to stay for dinner and staff were very engaging. Dinner was also excellent.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great energy, interesting and very good food menu, and great beer selection. Very good service. I will return on my next trip!

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Delmar, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

waiting list for over 2 hours, and told during the last hour that there erere 2 people before us; After we were outside for another hour a hipster manager??? told us that that it was our fault and that there were several parities before us including a party of 12 and that the owner had entering through a separate entrance.... More 

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Additional Information about The City Beer Hall

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

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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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