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Albany Nightlife: Bars, Clubs, Concerts & Things to Do

Albany Nightlife Planning a fun night out on the town? Albany, Schenectady, Troy and the greater Capital Region offer multiple venues and events that appeal to a wide variety. You can find everything from quiet places to sip a drink and relax to jam-packed high energy clubs that don't wind down to 4:00 AM!

Albany, NY offers great nightlife and numerous events that appeal to a wide variety of audiences.

Enjoy live music, dancing, concerts and an all around good time throughout the Capital Region area.

Start the night with a concert, theatrical performance or a sporting event.  Popular entertainment venues include the Times Union Center -- this large arena is a stop on the world tour of many popular entertainers, as well as the home of the Albany Devils Hockey Team. You can find world-class concerts and shows at The Egg and Palace Theatre

Looking for dinner before or after an event? Albany has an endless selection of restaurants and dining options with many types of cuisine to fulfill anyone’s craving.

Downtown Albany is an exhilarating place to enjoy Albany nightlife. With more than 20 bars and nightclubs within walking distance of each other, there are plenty of spots to choose from.  If you are looking for a nightclub or lounge, try one of the upscale venues on Pearl Street or Broadway, be wary these bars typically have cover charges or entry fees.

Lark Street, which includes a variety of bars, restaurants and coffeehouses, regularly features live bands, trivia and open mic nights at its artsy venues. A favorite for many Albany area college students is Madison Street, which has many bars and pubs that appeal to a younger crowd.

Looking for a particular nightlife event?  Throughout the year popular evening events include Alive at Five which features weekly evening concerts and 1st Friday an arts event held each month.

Last call for drinks at Albany's bars and nightclubs ranges from 2:00 AM to 4:00 am. If you want to stay out until closing, take in a breakfast and watch the sunrise, there are many Albany-area hotels and resorts for you to stay at when you are ready to call it a night.

So plan a night on the town in Albany! From performing arts to trendy clubs, you'll find plenty to do in this vibrant and historic city!

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