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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
12:00 pm - 8:00 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
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 109
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    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 15
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  • 10
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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
Most recent review
Albany Pump Station

Great food, Many great brews. Both lunch and dinners are very good. Nice atmosphere. Old water pump station lots of industrial equipment for atmosphere, brewing equipment and tanks add to it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Joe B
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great food, Many great brews. Both lunch and dinners are very good. Nice atmosphere. Old water pump station lots of industrial equipment for atmosphere, brewing equipment and tanks add to it.

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Albany, NY
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Found the whole experience pleasant, but not extraordinary. We decided to give it another shot, but have yet to do so.

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watervliet, new york
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food, good beer and good service. Close to home , a place to meet friends, visit and eat. Great ambiance, in an old restored factory sitting close to the Hudson River in downtown Albany. Parking is good and it's a well worth place to eat!

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good menu selection. Beers brewed on premises quite good. Very interesting old building which has been repurposed. Much of the old interior is still intact.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Seats are filthy. Whole place needs a cleaning. Food was not good. Ordered mashed potatoes and they were cold. Not cool, but actually cold. Everything was blah without flavor. Would have been better off at McDonalds.

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Albany, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its hard to beat their Kick Azz Brown ale. Its worth the trip itself. The food is above average and service is always a plus. I go there numerous times a year. I enjoy the sandwiches, but they have a huge selection of full meals also. Get there early or you may need to wait to be seated. Its really... More 

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Albany, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although I don't drink beer, my friends have enjoyed sampling the beers produced on the premises. I have been here many times for lunch with small groups and also larger parties. I have never had a bad meal here. The lobster macaroni and cheese is to die for!

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Amsterdam, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My favorite meals on their menu include their Calamari -- think it's the best in Albany, as well as their fish & chips during Lent. Their service is friendly and efficient, especially at lunch if one is on a limited lunch time. Great spot to visit with friends and/or have an employee outing.

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Albany, New York, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

if you would like to try deferent kinds of bear. Include various of local bears they make there it's a great location. Service was good but a little slow (but might be since we arrived quite late). One negative point for a bar: I like my bear in the correct glass, usually one made by the bear vendor, but definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant on numerous occasions. The food quality has always been excellent! You really get a great meal for the price and the Evans brews are fantastic. The only drawback is that due to its popularity there is usually a delay for seating. But you can use the wait time to enjoy a brew before dinner.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?