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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%
Travellers 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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11 - 20 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We went here to celebrate our sons graduation from college. The table was ready. The server was patient with our huge group. The food was great and there was plenty of free pizza with our drink orders. Everybody was full and happy. All in all...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I LOVE this place, great beer selection food is crazy good, service in amazing. Few things stick in my head, music was just a little loud above our table outside but they turned it way down it was wonderful also love the idea for every...More

Thank Morgan E
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This pub was fantastic. Great choices of beer, fantastic comfy feel, superb service and you get a free mini pizza with every beer!! We had the chicken and goat cheese sandwich with a delicious arugula salad and a hamburger with fries. My husband said the...More

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 26 August 2017

good more inventive bar menu such as grilled chicken with cranberry goat cheese, along with wings and fried options, burgers. plenty of choices for beer and drinks. free small pizza with $6 drink purchase

Thank Vintagebydesign
Reviewed 4 August 2017

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 25 July 2017

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 16 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Groups, Bar Scene
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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