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The City Beer Hall

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
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42 Howard Street, Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-449-2337
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here before our concert had some good beers did not try food but it looked and smelled good. Will definitely go back

Thank Nicole P
New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The patio is awesome in the summer! Free pizza is great when you're drinking! Watching your friends try to ride the bull is the best! The usually have good dance music upstairs! There really is something for everyone in your group.

Thank Brittany S
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was walking around near the State Capital, and happened upon The City Beer Hall! I am glad I did! Great beer, and I got a ticket for a free personal pizza! The pizza was excellent. Well worth stopping in the next time you are in Albany!

Thank KathyG2011
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool bar in an old building. Huge beer selection and great food. Place was buzzing even at 11:30am in a Sunday morning.

Thank spadgieboy
Albany, New York
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

If you are having any sort of group event, like an afterwork get-together, in downtown Albany, this is the best spot. They provide great service, quick service, for your group. Also fine just to pop in solo, but hey it;s so much more fun to go with a bunch of friends. All reasonable prices, good food and drink. Enjoy!

Thank David S
Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Excellent food and ambiance; gets pretty loud if you're trying to have a critical conversation with someone

Thank Primarily_Business
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

The staff's very attentive(Beertenders). TVS everywhere( Beer-vision), Second floor has live music during the weekends(Yass beer). Mixed crowed on most nights(Different Beers)- They open late (Late night beer). Fun laid back décor.

Thank Jurrific
Clifton Park, New York, United States
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Excellent beer selection, good pub fare, casual atmosphere for lunch and early dinner. Gets noisier as the evening wears on.

Thank gomcat
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Enjoyed the service, food & Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer. A small pizza starts off you meal free! This was our first visit & found it unique.

Thank KeepTheMotorRunning
Clifton Park, New York
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211 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Communal (Harry Potter Hall) style dinning. We had a toddler who needed a highchair -the ones they have attach to the end of the table- it worked out well and she actually loved sitting in it. We've been wanting to try brunch here for months so when we saw all day brunch offered on a sunday we jumped on our... More 

Thank leneyB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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 - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Howard Street, Albany, NY 12207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-449-2337

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