City Beer Hall | Albany, New York
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City Beer Hall
Excellent based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar

42 Howard St
Albany, New York United States 12208 [ print map ]
518 449 BEER

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Hours: Tue-Fri 11:00 AM-close; Sat 4:00 PM-close


Mayor: UDBeernut (3) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 50+


City Beer Hall

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Beer Available At City Beer Hall (arranged by most recent)
Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Jackís Abby Hoponius Union 99, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA 95, Gueuze Tilquin (Draft Version) 99, The Bruery White Oak 98, Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout (Ardbeg BA ) 98
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9 reviews for City Beer Hall
 Ambiance  91%
 Service  82%
 Selection  84%
 Food  78%
 Value  73%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  88%


80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mfp13jr  (17) Glenville, New York | April 4, 2014
Love the ambiance, wood wood wood, with a fireplace, as well as an outside area, surrounded by some of the larger buildings in Albany. Rotating beers with a pretty decent selection (sorry, Iíll never forget that damn Utica Club). Service is always friendly and the food is good. Prices are around average, but the biggest draw to me are the special events, like Barrel Aged night!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert  (60) Syracuse, New York | February 25, 2014
They have GOOD beers, and in several different sizes (from half-pints to big growlers); although their selection isnít exhaustive, but it rotates often with lots of good options and different styles. You also get a ticket for a personal flatbread pizza with every beer, which is both a great bargain and a great promotion. (Thereís no way I could eat as many pizzas as I have beers.) The brunch is also really good (I love the chicken and waffles).
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Gueuzedude82  (13) Colorado | October 1, 2012
Heard there was a 2 story craft beer bar in Albanywith a mechanical bull, so naturally I had to experience this place. Good knowledgeable and friendly staff, and a really nice space too. The menu was very solid and seemed to have a lot of seasonal and special release rotation. I was able to enjoy a bottle of Goose Island Juliet and take a couple of them with me too.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
AleWife725  (66) Albany, New York | July 4, 2012
Great setup with something for everyone- long wooden tables, big wooden bar, beautiful patio, and upstairs an additional bar and mechanical bull! Wonderfully friendly staff and management, who allow us to host our brew club meetings upstairs. Samplers are a great deal, and so is free pizza with every pint!
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones  (296) Buffalo, New York | June 26, 2012
nice bottle list, pretty good draft, the crossroads IPA ws very nice. Trying to appeal to too many crowds> beautiful building, amazing outdoor patio, shitting club music, ten frat guys snorting vodka off of the bar. If you want to be a great beer bar, which it defiantely can be, be it. Loose all the frat party bullshit. From what i can tell they are making a lot of $$$$, so what do i know
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (447) Ottawa, Ontario | May 6, 2012
A super coll bar, in an early 1900s setting, communal seating, free cheese pizza with every pint bought, nice and affordable upscale pub menu, good beer selection, friendly service...a must in Albany.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut  (104) Near Buffalo, New York | February 29, 2012
Given a flyer for this place while at Pearlpalooza waiting for Mutemath. Was going to go the Pump Station after wards but it peeked our interest. This place is fucking hardcore. 16 amazing beers on tap: Green Flash IPA, 60 Minute, Laugunitas IPA, Ommegang Abbey, Southern Tier 2X, Stone and Unibrue Blanche de Chambly, just to name a few. The Best Part: Free personal pizza with every pint. Turn in your tickets to the kitchen. Pizza is rather tasty too. Atmosphere is totally beer hall with picnic tables to sit in either inside or out. Lots of room. Nice out door padio. Cheerful crowd. Alternative music is blasting on the sound system.... awesome. Growlers to go available too
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 17/20
jmulv  (24) New York, New York | February 22, 2012
This bar is awesome. Great selection of all sorts of beers. Nice ambience with an outdoor deck, open area downstairs, and another bar and mechanical bull upstairs. Beers can be a bit pricey, but you get a free personal pizza with each beer. Overall, this a great spot.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv  (35) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | February 4, 2012
Stopped by for the first time on a Wednesday night with some buddies. They had a nice selection of seasonal beers and local stuff. Turns out it was Bingo night, and it was pretty fun. The winners received a free growler of their choice of draught beer. (They also have Jenga night and other game nights). Really interesting atmosphere; a little dim, but in a very pretty stone building that you would never assume to be a bar. Every beer purchase gets you a ticket for a free personal pizza. Sure, itís essentially Ragu on a wafer with cheese, but after a few beers itís pretty damn good. They also boast Albanyís only mechanical bull. Recently returned with my wife and brother on a weekend, and it was very crowded. The food is great here (goat cheese grilled cheese, etc.). Really quite tasty. Definitely one of the best bars in the area.

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