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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beer and bingo!

Staying in Albany for work and fell upon the Beer Hall down the street from our hotel. You walk through red velvet curtains to an open floor plan and wooden tables... We wanted drinks and we wanted food. We ordered the burger, the pulled pork sandwich, and the fried chicken. The burger was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
JessicaGNy2013
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Rochester, New York
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Staying in Albany for work and fell upon the Beer Hall down the street from our hotel. You walk through red velvet curtains to an open floor plan and wooden tables... We wanted drinks and we wanted food. We ordered the burger, the pulled pork sandwich, and the fried chicken. The burger was perfectly medium with homemade pickles, the pulled... More 

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Milton, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We went to The City Beer Hall on a recommendation and we were not disappointed! Wait staff was excellent, the array of beers was fanrastic and the food was incredible! Plus you get a free pizza with every order of beer!

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Albany, New York
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230 reviews 230 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Good atmosphere, decent food, and a well-rounded drink selection---especially of the on-tap beers/ciders. Was here as part of a private party---and they kept up with the crowd very well. The bartenders were pros, and the place was definitely cleaner & better maintained than most bars in the area.

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New Englander
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

What a fun place to eat or hang out or drink. The atmosphere, albeit a bit loud at times, feels good. Waitstaff were very friendly and accommodating. Family style tables invite friendliness in a city that seems like it could use some new life. Food was fresh and excellent (Hummus, veggie burger)- definitely gastrolicious and not just your status quo.... More 

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Chiba
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I visited there with my friend during my phish's trip. Beer, and food was very good and good mood in the bar. Thank you guys.

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altamont, ny
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Fun bar, good food, fun bull riding upstairs when it works...it has been out of service or blocked for private parties too often lately

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is one of the nicest bars that I have ever been in. Huge selection of local beers and great basic food. Great old workmanship with beautiful moldings and a huge fire place that adds warmth on a cold day.

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Albany, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I will start off by saying there is absolutely no parking, or easy parking, for this establishment. I parked over on State St then cut across Lodge St to City Beer Hall. I visited City Beer Hall for happy hour after work with some co-workers. A very clean, nice place with great service. The staff seemed to be Yuppie/Underground types... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stopped in for a drink, ended up with a couple more due to the excellent service and selection. Plenty of craft beer selections and great bar staff would bring me back. Open seating in the bar, basically giant picnic tables for main seating. Not sure if it's every night but wed night had buy a pint, get a free pizza... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The menu was amazing!! Excellent food and service! There were 7 of us and there was something for everyone's taste! Great space inside, but the parking was tough.

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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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