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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
Closed now
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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, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great neighborhood experience

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Sam P
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Summit Lake, Wisconsin
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Summit Lake, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Savory, fun staff, great space, need to provide milk for those of us who like coffee in our milk... Food great, coffee and Bloody Mary - ok

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Utica, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My friend and I decided on City Beer Hall for Restaurant week as it seemed to have one of the bigger menus at the discounted price. It was decent. The food was good, not great. The cocktails were super expensive ($12 for a martini?! This isn't NYC people). I really dislike the family style seating. The picnic table seating where... More 

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NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Excellent selection of beers. Thankfully you won't find Miller Lite on tap here. Food selection is similarly good. I was disappointed that my meat was overcooked. My friend's dish was also too well done. Tasty, but left in the heat for a tad too long. For the high price of each dish, I expected the food to be perfect. Honestly... More 

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Albany, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lots of atmosphere here. Large main room with fireplace and picnic table style seating. Large outdoor deck for the warmer months. Enjoy all menus here. Brunch especially. Vegetarians can find a nice meal here too. Great craft beers.

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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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