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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” (28 reviews)
“personal pizza” (11 reviews)
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Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207-1608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the waiter recommended a brewed beer upon my describing the commercial beer i liked. And he was very right. the crossroads old english beer was excellent. the pulled pork sandwich was different and good. The hamburger was just average. the general atmosphere of the restaurant...More

Thank egbggill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at a hotel up the street and wanted to have something besides hotel food and we stopped in for an early (5pm) on a Saturday evening. The place wasn’t crowded and we were able to have a table near the fireplace. The...More

Thank 4ViajerosDelMundo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub with „beer garden” outside Tasty selection of local beer and cider Good food and fair prices Parking just opposite site at Howard garage Right next to Times Union Center

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were in Albany area this past weekend. We met our friends for drinks Friday night. Great atmosphere, food, drink options and service! We went back on Saturday for brunch, which was outstanding! Then we went back Saturday night after attending a...More

Thank eacrahan
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Visited the beer hall while waiting to go to the Arena for a basketball game. The place was overcrowded and the wait staff was overwhelmed. Too many people with too little service. Not a choice for the future.

Thank Huskies74
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

do not go if you are in a rush. our bearded waiter Matt ruined our lunch. an hour wait for an uninspired Chicken Sandwich was a huge disappointment. he was rude from the start. never checked on us or said thank you. would have been...More

Thank Sd C
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I didn’t know this place had a outdoor seating area. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed my beer & tabouli, falafel plate there. Tabouli was more a quinoa salad, but tasted good. beer selection was pretty extensive, and the service was very good.

Thank Nilay C
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a nice dinner and delicious dessert here recently. The prices were reasonable, the food was good and the staff was very friendly. I would certainly come back.

Thank JulesMSte
Reviewed 1 May 2018

When we walked in there was hand written sign saying no credit cards, but we were told that that was now fixed (it wasn't). Waited until we were seated at the uncomfortable bench table before telling us that the beer pumps were not working so...More

Thank NTW25
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Who knew? Authentic and great-tasting international food representing more-obscure cuisines in a bar atmosphere! I'd never had a Somalian version of a samosa; a Persian Duck leg Stew, or; a Libyan semolina dessert stuffed with date paste, topped with slivered almonds and drizzled with honey...More

Thank E H
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Restaurant Details

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