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 for you to take advantage of. You can find everything from quiet places to sip a drink and relax, to jam-packed high energy clubs that don't wind down until 4:00am!

Albany offers great nightlife for any age and audience! Check out live music, performances, and more right here in the Capital Region.

Concerts, Performances & Sports

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 AHL team.

You can also find world-class concerts and shows at The Egg and Palace Theatre.


Find a wide selection of restaurants and dining options for before or after a concert or event!

Downtown Albany

Downtown is the 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, but just be aware that these bars typically have cover charges or entry fees.

Lark Street

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.


Last call for drinks at Albany's bars and nightclubs ranges from 2:00am to 4:00am. If you want to stay out until closing, Albany is the best place to do it! Many bars and restaurants frequently offer live music and shows as well.


Looking for a particular nightlife event? Find popular evening events going on all year!

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

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