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The City Beer Hall

$$ - $$$, American,
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207-1608
+1 518-449-2337
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“pizza” (52 reviews)
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Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207-1608
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My coworkers threw me a great retirement party in the upstairs bar at the City Beer Hall. The food was really tasty and the bartenders were friendly and experienced. They made my party really great.

Thank mabeld6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was a good atmosphere and drink place, to go before hitting the speakeasy downstairs. Pizza gimmick wasn’t anything to speak of , but the menu was good, and they specialize in craft beers. Will go again

Thank Rickitude
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To celebrate my husband’s new job, I invited 12 friends to brunch. The City Beer Hall takes reservations and offers a fabulous brunch menu. The steak and eggs offers one of the best steaks, home fries, and hollandaise ever. And most importantly, ever entree comes...More

Thank dalgal2u
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

So great. Affordable pints, friendly bartenders, and a lovely space. Cheers to adaptive reuse! This space used to be a bank. Free mini cheese pizza with every pint. Nice thin crust. Will be going back.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Our family visited City Beer for brunch to celebrate a member's birthday. There is a very creative brunch menu and everyone in our party was thoroughly pleased with their selections. Each item comes with a free beverage of your choice be it a cocktail, beer...More

Thank gcaryh
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We decided on this place in downtown Albany close to the NY State capitol after reading the reviews. We went Friday night and it wasn't too busy. The food is very tasty: mac'n'cheese with chili and a fried chicken sandwich for the missus.The ingredients were...More

Thank Igor M
Reviewed 25 November 2017

stepped in, sat down, ordered chicken and pork shoulder sandwiches, beer, NFL games in the back. perfect.

Thank yaniv s
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal before seeing a show at the Egg. Got off to a great start when the table we reserved was available on time. Great beer list as you might expect from the name of the restaurant. The food was different and exceptional....More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This place is great! My husband and I wandered in for Brunch this past Saturday, after a day of exploring town. We were pleasantly surprised by the upbeat, fun vibe from the moment we walked in. The brunch menu is loaded with unique and interesting...More

Thank StarringSarah311
Reviewed 7 November 2017

After a long business meeting we walked from our hotel to the City Beer Hall. When we arrived we found a very jovial group enjoying the local brews, we were promptly seated at a wooden bench and picnic style table. We were greeted by a...More

Thank Mike E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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, 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 12207-1608
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-449-2337
  • E-mail
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