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Albany Pump Station/CH Evans Brewing Co.

19 Quackenbush Sq, Albany, NY 12207
518 447 9000
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Ranked #35 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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279 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
North Bergen, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I had just finished a 400 mile bike ride and this place was right at the finish line. The beers were great, service was excellent, and the food was delicious. Was pleasantly surprised. Would definitely go again!

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Rochester, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stopped in at the Albany Pump Station with four coworkers on a Wednesday evening. At 6:00pm there was a two hour wait. Albany is a popular tourist and convention town so plan ahead and make reservations. We left and went elsewhere but made reservations for a Thursday evening and came back the next day. Our table was ready and... More

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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pump Station was an excellent choice for an early dinner prior to a show. Staff was friendly and efficient. Food was great as well as atmosphere.

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Albany, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My food was very good, the service was friendly and efficient. Great setting. We went for lunch and we stayed to chat.

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New Hartford
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had dinner here recently as it was recommended as lively and casual. What we didn't expect was the live mouse skittering around the dining room! The server said they were aware of the problem and working on it. Our meals were reasonably priced and there was a mice (oops!) variety to choose from including beers made on sight. My... More

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New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are in Albany, go here for a great meal in a relaxed, interesting location. I will definitely return here the next time I am in the area.

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Encinitas, CA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I actually visited two nights in a row. The first was just for a drink (turned into 2) at the bar with an appetizer (the Mediterranian plate was terrific - easily enough for two). The second night I was there for a full on dinner. Service was excellent, food came piping hot, and I really appreciated the fact that in... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We always eat here when we are attending a concert at the Palace Theater in Albany. If you don't make reservations you can expect a 45-60 minute wait for a table. Last night we had a special 3 course meal at a very reasonable price. I had the calamari appetizer which came in a bowl large enough to be considered... More

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Brunswick, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was not an uplifting dining experience. Actually, I found the service to be the best thing about this restaurant. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that I didn't have to keep asking for refills of my water glass. The brewery-style decor was understandable given the history of the place, but the carpeting was old, worn, dark... More

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Acworth, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The restaurant has a cool look but the food is great! The food on the menu was different and delish! Great beer selection that are all brewed there! The service was attentive and quick. The food tasted great. I had a delicious raspberry hefweizen. When in the area give Albany Pump a visit.

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