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The City Beer Hall

42 Howard Street, Albany, NY
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Princeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped in for a quick bite and had two great salads and oysters. Both were great and our server (Jeff) was great.

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New Windsor, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I drove over an hour to try this place out because of the reviews on here and yelp. We did not even get to go in as there was no parking. Will update this review when we actually get to go in the restaurant.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I came and watched the second half of a World Cup game here because Wolffs down the street was so over crowded. We loves the atmosphere. And I lived that they give you a mini piZza with the purchase of a beer over a certain amount. We also order some really really delicious wings while watching the... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped in Albany for a quick lunch when we were driving through. Happened to pull up nearby restaurants on my phone and this place came up. It was a slow Monday afternoon but perfect for my boyfriend who loves craft beer. With each drink you get a ticket for a free pizza so we ended up each getting a pizza... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

While in town for work, several of us were dining at Bongiorno (separate review) when the waitress recommended we try the Beer Hall for its impressive array of beer. Well, we couldn’t pass on that opportunity and off we went for beer tasting! I recommend The Flight, which delivers 4 – 5oz. draft beers of your choice from the rotating... More

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Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Yes, service is slow but the food and menu are part of the reason. The beer menu is EXTENSIVE The food menu is interesting and the food is prepared with care. The atmosphere is beer hall with picnic tables inside and out. Great for large groups of family or friends. Not good for children. Definitely a fun vibe. ( it... More

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Rochester, New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stopped in at the City Beer Hall with five coworkers on a Thursday Night around 8pm. It was not busy and there were plenty of open tables. It was difficult to get service (it took around 45 minutes for a waitress to come take our orders) and it was not possible to get drink service at the tables. On... More

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Miller Place, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Cool interior and an extensive beer menu with yummy strong mixed drinks, too. Menu is not exactly healthy but the grilled chicken sandwich was delicious. Waitress was friendly and very accommodating. Seated at picnic tables - kind of loud but to be expected for this type of venue.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Last night was my first time there. Apparently they just started with a new menu. It's nice when a restaurant identifies the food on it's menu as gluten free and vegan. It was also nice that they had a small selection of gluten-free beer. We were all pleased with our meals especially the burger. The free pizza with a beer... More

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NY
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112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I had fun just relaxing and watching sports at this bar..I enjoyed the food which is much better than your average bar food..I really liked the sample brews,,I sampled what the bartender suggested and they were all pretty good.The bartender gave me a ticket for a free pizza,,I could barely hear her so I am not sure why I was... More

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