C.H. Evans Brewing Company/ Albany Pump Station | Albany, New York
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C.H. Evans Brewing Company/ Albany Pump Station
Exceptional based on 51 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

19 Quackenbush Square
Albany, New York United States 12207 [ print map ]
518 447 9000

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C.H. Evans at the Albany Pump Station Novemberfest , Evans Knickerbocker Lager , Evans Cascadian Dark Ale , Evans Handsome Guy IPA , Evans Doppelbock , Evans Session IPA , Evans Oktoberfest , Evans Biere de Garde , Evans Bourbon Barrel Imperial IPA , Evans Imperial American IPA , Evans Poor Soldier Porter , Evans Halfmoon IPA , Evans Empire State Bitter , Evans Raspberry Hefe
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51 reviews for C.H. Evans Brewing Company/ Albany Pump Station
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  75%
 Selection  65%
 Food  76%
 Value  70%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  80%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mfp13jr  (17) Glenville, New York | April 5, 2014
I come here for food first, then beer, not my usual. Most of the beer is good, although some of it tastes watered down. Food is excellent, with the kitchen wide open... Might want to consider calling ahead for table service as they get busy fast.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222  (18) East Greenbush, New York | February 10, 2014
This is a great local brewpub with solid food and descent beer. They have a great selection of their own beers on tap (maybe 10 when I was there last) and they do some solid interesting beers outside of the normal IPAs and ambers. Not all of their beers are great but there are always a couple that are really good. Worthy visit if you are in Albany.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186  (146) North Tonawanda, New York | November 17, 2013
Visited; 11-2-11 For the record, I am not a local, I live on the other side of NY. I feel the obligation to mention that as locals tend to over over hype their haunts...with that being said, here is my over hype... I have come to the Albany Pump Station about 5-6 times and can’t believe that I have never reviewed this place. IMO, if you are in or around the Albany area, this is the best brewpub in the region (beats Keegan, Davidson Bros, Browns, Madison, and Adirondack hands down). The building is the former water pump station and wide open with dining on both the upper and lower levels. The bar hold about 18 patrons easily at a time. The quality of the beer is excellent as they have several GABF and WBC flagship beers on tap and other selections that are also impressive. Of all the times I have been here, I have never felt neglected and have always been attended to well. The beer selection is great as they feature 7 in house beers and a guest cider tap (Light Scotch Ale, Blonde, Hefe, ESB, Stout, Brown, Pale, and guest Pear Cider). The food here is great as they offer a wide variety between appetizers, burgers, wraps, steak, chicken, seafood and the prices are decent. I think the value is reasonable as the beer is reasonably prices and the beer is under valued $4 pints for a really good beer. Overall, if you have been here, then you know what I am talking about. If you have never been, this is your first stop.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
LadySusan  (102) Ste-Therese, Quebec | October 26, 2013
Visited in Sept. 2012. The place was crowed with a groupe of seniors in the dining area.The decor is spectacular very old and welcoming. The choice of beers is good,the food choice was O.K. THe service was good but to fast.Next time I want to be on the bar side of the place,for a better atmosphere.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Scrapersnbeer  (3) Boston, Massachusetts | May 28, 2013
This place can be seen from the highway and no doubt grabs the out of towners such as myself. It is in a charming old industrial building and the brewing tanks are all about. Just what I picture for a brewpub. The server was nice but did not strike me as a fellow hop head. My wings were pretty good, although being in NY sets that bar high, and the wife’s French onion soup earned two thumbs up. There are at least 10 beers available at any time and they ranged from okay to excellent. Being from the expensive coast, I found the prices excellent - 8 bucks for 8 samples or 5 for a pint. I head out up state at least once a year, and will surely be back.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
rickhall28  (225) Denville, New Jersey | March 20, 2013
Stopped here several times on my way through the Albany area. It’s a decent enough place and a good choice when passing through and needing a place that appeals to a wide range of people in a group. The beers are not bad...not overly special...but good enough to wash down their decent food. The place is pretty nice...I like what they’ve done with this old building. Enjoyable enough when better options are not available...but not a place to go too far out of your way for.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon  (216) Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec | September 22, 2012
Visited for the first time September 16, 2012. Lovely old water pumping station, with plenty of parking, but not too far from downtown. Lots of space inside, more in the pub than in the dining room. The food menu is good, but not very varied. The beer selection is okay, I drank two of their selection (IPA Halfmoon and Pump Station Pale Ale), it was good but nothing exceptional. The service was ok, but she did not ask me I wanted my burger cook, further she came to see us too often. I may go back, if I want to!
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla  (262) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | September 16, 2012
Stopped in a few times during my time in Albany. Quite a nice building with a large interior and nice bar. A good selection of their own beers on tap which are solid but not spectacular. Service was fine, but nothing special. Food was okay, for the price I was a bit disappointed. Worth a visit if you are in town, but don’t go out of your way.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
blipp  (104) Newark, New Jersey | July 26, 2012| Updated July 27, 2012
Flight of 7 beers was pretty cheap (only like $8 for 3 oz samples). The food portions are more than big enough. Pretty spacious inside, good beers, good food, pretty good service. Not a bad place. Wouldn’t mind stopping in again if I’m in the area, but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
AleWife725  (66) Albany, New York | July 4, 2012
A must-stop for any out-of-town-er. Good selection of brews, many of which have won awards. Their Belgian quad (seasonal; usually found in the summer) is incredible. If you are going to eat, go for the Gobbler sandwich or the Portabello burger. But, paired with a few brews, be ready for a nap after! Always a good time, just wish they have more variety in what they brew. Also, cannot get a keg from here = sad face.

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