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Albany Pump Station/CH Evans Brewing Co.

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19 Quackenbush Sq, Albany, NY 12207
518 447 9000
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: C. H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station, Albany’s premier...
C. H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station, Albany’s premier location for food and hand crafted beer. With up to 10 in-house brews to choose from, The Pump Station is sure to have something for every beer lover.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 112
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  • 153
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place to enjoy with friends!

This is a big, sprawling former warehouse (I think) which is a brew pub with great food. Located a few blocks from the river, it is easy to access by car or on foot. Great selection of craft brews, interesting appetizers (the fried pickles with chipolte sauce were yummy), and main menu items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Karen E
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Warwick, New York
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Warwick, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a big, sprawling former warehouse (I think) which is a brew pub with great food. Located a few blocks from the river, it is easy to access by car or on foot. Great selection of craft brews, interesting appetizers (the fried pickles with chipolte sauce were yummy), and main menu items ranging from burgers, mac & cheese with... More 

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

OMG talk about feel light headed. Make sure you eat something with or before you try their taster rack of ales - well, that's if you are like me and not used to drinking. The ales went from light to dark They were delicious and a great way to check out the various ales on offer.

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

the title says it all. For the price, I woould go elsewhere. The crowds here can be substantial and very very loud. Beer was good though and reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Located in the building that used to be a factory. Brewery business fits perfectly there. "Must see" for lovers of unusual places. I like the huge "fireplace" in dining room. However, the price for beer "to go" in their keg is too high on my opinion.

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Tupper Lake, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner and had a couple of beers here before the Eric Church concert. It was recommended by a friend and we loved it! Our food came fast and our server was friendly and efficient. The beers were excellent and the food was tasty (I had the gobbler, he had a burger). Great spot before a... More 

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Watervliet, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Albany Pump Station is an industrial appearing building in downtown Albany, with a strong following from the after-work crowd. The large bar and "platform" area is almost always busy, and on a recent Monday evening, it was literally hopping!!!!! The dining room was initially a bit more subdued, but that filled up quickly, along with a fireplace-enhanced lounge area... More 

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Galway NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I used to visit the Pump Station frequently. After having not been in a few years we brought our 1 and 3 year old children to have lunch. The hostess seemed bothered to have to end her conversation with another employee when we arrived. She showed us to a booth and took off. We ended up finding... More 

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Fredonia, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have been to the Albany pump station on two separate occasions. Both times where during the New York State public high school athletic association high school wrestling tournament and is hosted at the Times Union Center in Albany. Both times that I have been there were an occasion to visit with my niece and nephew live in the Albany... More 

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Lewiston, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Kim was an outstanding server for lunch today at this restaurant located adjacent to the Albany Heritage Visitors' Center. in a former pump station, that is now a brewery. Had beef barley soup with great flavor, a sauteed chicken breast entree with tortellini, mushrooms, peppers, and a cream sauce.Excellent hot bread served with it and bread pudding with rum raisin... More 

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Ogdensburg, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Nice menu with a varied selection of burgers and sandwiches, as well as specialty entrees. Good selection of craft brews. Service was fast and staff was friendly. Would definitely go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Quackenbush Sq, Albany, NY 12207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518 447 9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

C. H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station, Albany’s premier location for food and hand crafted beer. With up to 10 in-house brews to choose from, The Pump Station is sure to have something for every beer lover.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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