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The City Beer Hall

Certificate of Excellence
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
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42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207-1608
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 4:00 am
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great lunch with good choice of beer selections and interesting food with a twist. My grilled cheddar cheese sandwich had raisins and apricots - surprisingly delicious - and was served with a lovely, fresh arugula salad. Wings were served with a wonderful spicy pickled pineapple. Our server was helpful and a good source of local knowledge. The restaurant owns a... More 

Thank schwe
Ridge, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to enjoy a large variety of beer. They also have a superb lunch menu and a very friendly staff.

1 Thank antsmarching36
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had a great beer selection and nice outside patio area. I visited with a group of friends and it was a good atmosphere. I don't know if its the norm here, but there was no air conditioning. It was pretty humid in the middle of May. That's my only complaint

Thank Joe W
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is very good if you're in the Empire Plaza area. They have a broad selection of local and non-local craft beers along with the regulars. I had falafel and my wife had a salad. The food was great and we both especially like the homemade chips as a side.

Thank Josh R
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Food here is clever and delicious. The Mac and cheese is literally to die for. The bull is on the weekends and is a must try. So much harder then it looks!!

Thank Jen B
Clifton Park, NY
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304 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We stopped in on an early Saturday evening. City Beer Hall has one of the best assortment of beer taps in the city. There were many that we’d never tried before. We started with pints of Sloop the Sour Peach for my wife and a Troegs Scratch #231 Nitro Chocolate Stout ($7 ea.) for me. The Sloop was not as... More 

Thank Roger K
Woodstock, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Went to the NYS museum and the for lunch at the nearby City Beer Hall. Really good food, very flavorful Chicken Sammie and homemade chips. Coney Island Root Beer for me . Daniel had pulled pork with a quart of beer Hill Farmstead Mary, a high quality Pilsner. Great meal.

Thank M1227SOjeanm
Ft. Lauderdale
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I was there for a few beers and had the brunch it was very reasonable . the staff st the bar was very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers and the area . They have lots of local brewed beers on tap .. great place to relax anytime

Thank barkieB
Troy, New York
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Food is good. For brunch, on ordering specific items on the menu you can get free coffee and mimosa. We generally found the place packed with people. It is a good place for going with friends or a group.

Thank SeemiPal
Saugerties, New York
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We went to see concert in Albany and found this restaurant online here on trip advisor beforehand to eat. I was disappointed. First we had to wait for a table. We were given a little round table that hardly had enough room to eat on. You were given a ticket with every drink you ordered which is used for a... More 

Thank natties1mom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207-1608
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 15184492337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?