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The City Beer Hall

$$ - $$$, American,
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207-1608
+1 518-449-2337
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“personal pizza” (12 reviews)
“mini pizza” (3 reviews)
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Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207-1608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a corporate team event here upstairs. Sliders, chicken wings, cheese and veggie boards, charcuterie board for food. Several beers to choose from.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here before for the night scene. There is usually a dj upstairs with an open dance floor. This visit we showed up at 8:00 and were seated by the host out back on the patio. The tables are wooden picnic tables butted up...More

Thank Becky E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like the City Beer Hall's menu over the past few years - go there occasionally and have given high reviews before. It's one thing to get average service but this server named Matt was bitter in his facial expressions and lack of communication from the...More

Thank MMiller1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The City Beer Hall has a great variety of local brewed beers, although they don't have much international options. They gave us with a free pizza for buying the first drink and it was quite a nice experience. Their food menu is fantastic, it is...More

Thank caagredaa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With its location in an old downtown warehouse, the City Beer Hall in Albany has quite a bit of character and history. The restaurant also has an interesting quirk. Guests receive a free personal pizza from a kitchen in the back room. Although I did...More

Thank orange-u-tall
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This place is conveniently located near the Egg and Times Union Center and is a great spot to get a beer before a show. Food is eclectic, but I come here for the pizza. With each beer you get a small raffle ticket. Sometimes they...More

Thank Petronius_arbiter
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Dropped by since it’s Monday and Monday is half off burger day to see what it’s like (well, that and a burger sounded really good tonight). Well, I have to say—It was well worth it! The burger was awesome and the selection of beers was...More

Thank Karl D
Reviewed August 3, 2018

On a recent trip to Albany, NY I only had time for a quick bite to eat so was told to try the City Beer Hall as it was close to the hotel.The interior is rustic with large farmer type tables with bench seating. Isat...More

Thank soonerboston
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Great little treasure in downtown Albany. Specialty beers, good food menu! You get a really nice surprise every time you order a specialty beer.

Thank sunnysuzanne
Reviewed June 28, 2018

the waiter recommended a brewed beer upon my describing the commercial beer i liked. And he was very right. the crossroads old english beer was excellent. the pulled pork sandwich was different and good. The hamburger was just average. the general atmosphere of the restaurant...More

Thank egbggill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207-1608
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-449-2337
  • E-mail
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