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The City Beer Hall

) #20 of 533 Restaurants in Albany $$ - $$$ , American,
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-449-2337
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“mini pizza” (2 reviews)
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Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To my surprise the City Beer Hall opens for brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make reservations for 11-1, but after 1 it empties out. It's a delicious fun twist on traditional brunch. And since they do beer, your meal includes a...More

Thank gomcat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a late lunch this past saturday. What a find! Free parking across the street. Excellent beer selection and food. We had avocado toast, french toast, croque madame, pulled pork, fries and chicken sandwich. All fresh and excellent. Music was amazing (the cure,...More

Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I was dining at this restaurant with a party of 17 people for my graduation brunch. The food took so long to come out and so did the drinks. The glasses that they gave us to drink out of had a horrible smell. overall, the...More

Thank IsmeryS
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The service is good. The informal environment is just right. The patio in good weather is a great place to have an evening beer, or to enjoy brunch on Saturday and Sunday. This is an oasis in the social desert which is downtown (Capitol Area)...More

Thank Thatguypaulie
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Went for a pre dinner drink. Good inexpensive brews- and the free pizza per drink was a bonus. Unique apps a plus as well. Friendly service. If back in Albany- would definitely go back !

Thank Pdelis50
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The City Beer Hall is a cool downtown Albany location (also one of very few downtown Albany locations). It looks like a Beer Hall in upstate NY should and has bars up and down. We went on a Monday night and only the first floor...More

Thank Explorer_from_Boston
Reviewed 1 April 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 26 March 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 18 March 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 9 March 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-449-2337
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