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The City Beer Hall

$$ - $$$, American,
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-449-2337
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“personal pizza” (10 reviews)
“mini pizza” (2 reviews)
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Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

This is a great bar with close proximity to the arena and downtown Albany. The free pizza's with beer are a great late night combo. We have also gone to Sunday brunch and it's a fun expeience.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Funky little bar, walkable from the Albany Hilton. Good prices for drinks and the service was good. Didn't try the food.

Thank Angelica G
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

After a long day of meetings, went looking for a more relaxing place to continue discussions. While we were easily the oldest folks in the place we were made to feel comfortable. Good selection of beer in a laid back atmosphere.

Thank MOBRugger
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in before a concert at Times Union Center. It was busy, and all the tables were taken with reservations, but there was room at the bar both upstairs and downstairs. We opted to go upstairs. The atmosphere was great and...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Located right downtown and close to our hotel, the Fairfield Inn. We were looking for a friendly place within walking distance and stumbled upon the City Beer Hall. It did not disappoint. We had just checked in after a long ride from Baltimore and were...More

Thank axosu1
Reviewed January 28, 2017 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
Reviewed January 24, 2017

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
Reviewed January 23, 2017

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...More

Thank KathyG2011
Reviewed January 22, 2017 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
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...More

Thank David S
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.24 miles away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Bar scene, Large groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-449-2337
  • E-mail
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