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Bars and nightlife in Albany

Top bars

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“Top Chef Ric Orlando's bistro is one of the coolest spots in town! Farm-fresh eats & regional beers fill out a global menu, with a mahogany bar from '39 World's Fair. Highlights Great cocktailsGreat coffeeGreat dessertGreat tea selectionOutdoor seating Popular for LunchDinnerSolo dining Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entranceWheelchair accessible parking lotWheelchair accessible restroomWheelchair accessible seating Offerings AlcoholCocktailsCoffeeComfort foodHappy hour drinksHappy hour foodHealthy optionsLate-night foodOrganic dishesSmall platesVegetarian options Dining options LunchDinnerCateringDessertSeatingTable serviceTakeout Amenities: Bar onsite Good for kids High chairs Restroom Atmosphere: Casual Cozy Romantic Upscale Crowd Family-friendly GroupsTourists Planning: Lunch reservations recommended Dinner reservations recommended Accepts reservations Usually a wait Transgender safespace LGBTQ friendly ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Decent food, served fast but made fresh. Affordable counter service available downstairs.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Soccer bar and German beer garden in downtown Albany. This place is awesome!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“You can also get breakfast here - from 11-3 - on weekends along with the hair of the dog that bit you.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great happy hour 2.00 drafts Outside patio with fireplace and heaters big TV ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Fresh Ingredients, Tapas, good wine list, cocktails, able to handle large groups, dark, large place. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Great cocktails coming out of this place! Conveniently located on Lark Street & Madison Ave and is known to host some great musical acts including jazz and folk. Great after dinner drink spot.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
“We love their selection of English beers and the food is just the comfort food you need when you dream of mashy pees! Their back patio is beautiful in the warmer seasons but the fireplace inside is nice to hang by in the winter. Fun fact, this is located in one of the oldest buildings in Albany!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Bar
“Fresh Ingredients, Tapas, good wine list, cocktails, able to handle large groups, dark, large place. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Fine dining by award winning Executive Chef Yono Purnomo. He and his wife Donna are well-known in Albany for their generous support of the arts.”
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends

Music venues

Performing Arts Venue
“It’s part of the amazing downtown Albany cultural offerings near the convention center and museum. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
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