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Visit Lark Street! Find Restaurants, Shops, Bars, Boutiques & More In This Albany NY Neighborhood

Lark Street is known for being one of Albany's most vibrant, lively neighborhoods. The district is home to a vast assortment of shops, restaurants, bars, and other locally-owned businesses that attract customers from near and far. When you visit Lark Street, you can dine on diverse international cuisines, sip handcrafted beverages, visit a spa for a relaxing massage, and purchase one-of-a-kind gifts from local artists. Come to Lark Street and experience it for yourself!

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El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant - Hamilton Street
Albany, NY
Conveniently located on Hamilton Street, El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant began serving traditional delicious Mexican and Spanish cuisine in the Capital Region over 14 years ago.
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Capital Wine & Spirits Albany
Albany, NY
Capital Wine is more than just a wine and liquor store, they're a significant staple of the Lark Street neighborhood. They support local events that make Center Square a great place to live, have a rotating tip jar for local nonprofits, and more.
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Healthy On Lark
Albany, NY
Enjoy locally-sourced vegetarian & vegan cuisine for lunch and dinner. Breakfast all day. Fresh pressed juices and smoothies vegetarian and dairy free. Try our chickpea burger or vegan BLT. Call ahead for catering and custom juice plans.
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Lark Street Business Improvement District (BID)
Albany, NY
The Lark Street BID is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization that cultivates the creative energy and edge that makes Lark Street a top spot for entertainment and merchants. They host ribbon cuttings, annual events and festivals, and more.
Keobi Restaurant
Albany, NY
Keobi Restaurant is bringing the best of Nigerian, African, and Caribbean cuisines to the Capital Region. Visit their restaurant in Albany for fresh, delicious, and authentic food in a fun atmosphere.
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Yamaguchie
Albany, NY
Find unique handcrafted artwork and more at Yamaguchie on Lark Street, known for their exquisite custom art wood pieces.
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Amazing Wok
Albany, NY
Amazing Wok on Lark Street is a cornerstone of the Albany community and a top spot for Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality, fresh ingredients.
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3Fish Cafe
Albany, NY
When you're in the mood for awesome baked goods, excellent coffee, and a delicious breakfast or lunch, then swing by 3Fish Cafe in Albany. They are a friendly neighborhood cafe with a relaxing ambiance.
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Byron & Gill Mercantile
Albany, NY
Byron & Gill Mercantile is a jewelry store that sells unique items and gifts, and is known for their superb repair services. Fill out the form on their website to get a custom quote on a jewelry repair.
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288 Wine & Tap
Albany, NY
Pasta runs in the family at 288 Wine & Tap, an Italian restaurant and wine bar on Lark Street in Albany. Enjoy delicious entrees, gourmet pizza, and more during your visit.
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The Local 217
The Local 217 in Albany, NY, is a taproom and kitchen where your friends and family can come together to enjoy homemade meals in a casual atmosphere. All of the food is made-to-order, and they also serve a great selection of beer, wine, and spirits.
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LAX on Lark Restaurant & Lounge
Albany, NY
LAX on Lark Restaurant & Lounge is a casual neighborhood restaurant & bar located in the historic Center Square on Lark Street offering a fusion of Italian and Asian cuisine.
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PizzaRoni
Albany, NY
Visit PizzaRoni in Albany, NY, and enjoy some of the best and most delicious New York-style pizza in the Capital Region. They offer brick oven, hand-tossed pizza, gyros, subs, salads, and amazing desserts.
Seasons Skate Shop
Albany, NY
Located on Lark Street, Seasons Skate Shop is proud to be the only skater-owned skate shop in the Albany area. They offer a full line of skateboard products, apparel, and shoes from the top brands in the business.
Oh Bar on Lark
Albany, NY
Oh Bar on Lark is a casual gay bar in Albany, NY, that welcomes everyone, whether you're gay, straight, questioning, or otherwise. Come by for amazing drinks and specials, great bartenders, and one of the best patios around.
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Noho Pizza
Albany, NY
Noho Pizza is a Lark Street pizzeria specializing in classic and gourmet pizza, Italian dinners, burgers, subs, gyros, and more delicious menu items. The pizza dough is made fresh daily, and there are gluten-free options.
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Exscape Smoke Shop
Albany, NY
Exscape Smoke Shop is the number one smoke shop in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, and their location on Lark Street in Albany is the flagship store. Speak with the knowledgeable staff to find the best product for you.
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Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar
Albany, NY
Take in the view of Madison Avenue at Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar. This Asian fusion and sushi restaurant is serving up delicious sushi and sashimi, hibachi dishes, hot udon noodle soup, and more.
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In Our Own Voices, Inc.
Albany, NY
In Our Own Voices seeks to develop the leadership and strengthen the voice of LGBTQIA and people of color communities through programs, services, events, and support.
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TapAsia on Lark
Albany, NY
TapAsia on Lark is an Asian fusion restaurant offering a variety of lunch and dinner items, including bento boxes, fried rice, stir fry, curry, and some signature dishes too!
Salon 248
Albany, NY
Check out Salon 248 the next time you need a fresh cut or color. Check them out on Facebook for examples of their work.
Dove + Deer
Albany, NY
Dove + Deer in Albany is a local restaurant and bar that is dishing out some of your pub favorites along with new additions. Stop by for great food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere.
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Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar Albany
Albany, NY
Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar in Albany is proudly serving both the vegetarian/vegan community and those who wish to add more healthy foods to their diet. They offer healthy, delicious, and excitingly fun juices, smoothies, bowls, salads, and more.
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Lark Street Natural Foods
Albany, NY
Lark Street Natural Foods carries vitamins, immune booster supplements and more cruelty-free and gluten-free products. Check out cleaning supplies, masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and more.
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Post on Lark
Albany, NY
Post on Lark is a neighborhood wine bar and kitchen that features a fantastic selection of natural wine. Have a seat at the cozy bar, shop for grocery items, and order some delicious food from the menu.
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Stacks Espresso Bar (Lark)
Albany, NY
Stacks Espresso Bar on Lark Street in Albany, NY, is a local cafe and community space where you can find great coffee and good company. Get your caffeine fix and enjoy some excellent food too.
Lark Street Yoga
Albany, NY
Lark Street Yoga in the Center Square area of Lark Street brings passionate teachers and curious students together in a welcoming space to find new discoveries within their practice.
K-Plate (Albany)
Albany, NY
K-Plate in Albany, NY, is a top spot for Korean street food. From the kimchi fries to the fried dumplings and spicy chicken plate, you're sure to find a meal that catches your eye.
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Ben & Jerry's
Albany, NY
Discover a wonderful selection of ice cream flavors at Ben & Jerry's on Madison Avenue in Albany. This locally owned and operated Albany ice cream shop also specializes in ice cream cakes, catering, and vending for events.
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Rain Modern Chinese
Albany, NY
Rain Modern Chinese on Lark Street in Albany, NY offers a menu with traditional dishes, old favorites, and eclectic new creations. Stop by for exceptional Chinese cuisine and authentic Cantonese fare.
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Cafe Lark
Albany, NY
Cafe Lark is not your traditional pizza shop in Albany, NY. Although they specialize in gourmet pizza, burgers, subs, and more for lunch and dinner, you can also stop by in the morning for breakfast sandwiches, waffles, and other items.
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Ebabil Photo & Video
Albany, NY
Choose Ebabil Photo & Video for your professional photography and videography needs. Artistic photography and 4K cinematic video services are provided throughout Albany, Lake George, and surrounding areas.
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Downtube Bicycle Works
Albany, NY
Get everything you need for the perfect biking experience at Downtube Bicycle Works from the bike to the helmet to the reflective clothing to the water bottle cage. They know bikes, they love bikes, they can help you out!
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The Lionheart Pub
Albany, NY
The Lionheart Pub is an upscale ale house in Albany's Lark Street community offering 45 craft beers on tap, flat bread pizzas, pretzels, and more.
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Dan's Cleaners
Albany, NY
Bring your clothes, comforters, and more to Dan's Cleaners on Lark Street in Albany for dry cleaning and tailoring services.
Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar
Albany, NY
Take your taste buds on a trip around the world at Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar in Albany, NY. This local dining spot specializes in global cuisine and also offers a great drink selection.
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Lark Street Poke Bar
Albany, NY
Lark Street Poke Bar is the first poke bar in Albany! This fast and casual eatery focuses on fresh, healthy, raw fish and vegetables in the traditional Hawaiian-style poke bowl. Choose from one of their options or build your own bowl of freshness!
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Lark Street Flower Market Inc.
Albany, NY
Whatever the occasion Lark Street Flower Market has an arrangement for you. This full-service flower shop offers same-day deliveries Monday - Friday when orders are placed before noon. Visit their website to see options!
Brick House Insurance Agency
Albany, NY
Brick House Insurance Agency offers auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance, business insurance, and much more. Get a free quote and find out how they can help you and your family or business!
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Center Square Barbershop
Albany, NY
Center Square Barbershop offers standard haircuts by appointment in their historic brownstone location on Lark Street. Book online through their website - same day appointments are sometimes possible - and enjoy a clean, efficient experience.
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Villa di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria
Albany, NY
Villa di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria in Albany serves up authentic Italian food, wine, and locally sourced craft beverages. The restaurant specializes in a wide selection of gourmet pizza.
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Spa Halcyon
Albany, NY
You have choices at Spa Halcyon, where a variety of massage techniques are offered from Swedish massage to Shiatsu to cupping. The seasoned staff of therapists bring decades of experience to the table.
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Lark Street Tattoo
Albany, NY
Lark Street Tattoo has been serving the Albany area since 1993 and is one of the top rated tattoo parlors in the Capital Region. You'll find a wide variety of styles and high quality, custom work.
The Curly Wolf Tattoo Club
NY
The Curly Wolf Tattoo Club doesn't want customers to just get in and get out to move on to the next tattoo - they want to work with you in a comfortable environment to create something you'll love. Appointments suggested.
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Berben and Wolff's Vegan Delicatessen
Albany, NY
Berben & Wolff's on Lark Street was created by Joe Berben and Max Wolff who are dedicated to bringing creative and delicious vegan options to the area. And, many of their items on their ever-evolving menu can be made gluten-free!
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Alacrity Frame Workshop
Albany, NY
Alacrity Frame Workshop on Lark Street has years of experience with custom framing and customer service. They specialize in custom framing but also sell prints, handmade jewelry, and have art exhibits on display.
Susie's Pub
Albany, NY
Susie's Pub in Albany, NY, is a true neighborhood pub that is known for great drinks, a fantastic happy hour, and fun & games.
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Lark Street Mercantile
NY
Find unique gifts, local art, and much more at Lark Street Mercantile, a carefully curated, vendor based, retail space featuring handmade items and home decor.
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Bombers Burrito Bar
Albany, NY
Bombers Burrito Bar on historic Lark Street in Albany serves authentic burritos, rad quesadillas, and more mouthwatering Mexican food along with a wide variety margaritas and beers.
HQ on Lark
Albany, NY
HQ on Lark provides local clothing, vintage goods, new and used sneakers, and accessories. Find them on Instagram!
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Son of Egg
Albany, NY
Head over to Son of Egg in Albany for some amazing Korean-American cuisine! This quick bite restaurant offers everything from bulgogi sandwiches to crispy chicken, kimchi, and tofu rice bowls.
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Perfect Cut Hair Salon
Albany, NY
You'll find an inviting atmosphere at the husband-and-wife owned The Perfect Cut in Albany. Men and women are welcome at this local hair salon!
Capital CarShare
Albany, NY
Capital CarShare provides transportation through a community of shared vehicles and other means. Members have 24/7 access to a fleet of eco-friendly vehicles for use by the hour or day.
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Shocker Tattoo
Albany, NY
Shocker Tattoo on Lark Street in Albany strives to inspire their clients while being inspired by them. You can look forward to the best quality tattoo or body piercing under the most sterile of conditions with experienced professionals.
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Cafe Hollywood
Albany, NY
Since 1993, Cafe Hollywood on Lark has been a popular spot for patio dining and traditional pub fare. They offer a great selection of wings, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps.
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Soho Pizza
Albany, NY
Soho Pizza in Albany specializes in gourmet, brick oven pizza, subs, and tasty Italian dinners. All of their pizza dough is made fresh daily, so you can always expect a flavorful pie.
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Romeo's Gifts
Albany, NY
Get the gift you need at Romeo's Gifts, a Lark Street staple that specializes in fine jewelry at affordable prices and unique gifts for any occasion.
Pint Sized
Albany, NY
Pint Sized in Albany, NY is a small bar that serves up a great selection of craft beer. Their draft list updates weekly, so stop by and see what's currently available!
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El Mariachi Tapas
Albany, NY
Bring your family and friends to share some of the finest Spanish and Mexican tapas around. El Mariachi Tapas on Lark Street in Albany is the place to go for small plate cuisine.
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The Daily Grind
Albany, NY
Over the years, The Daily Grind has been roasting, brewing, and serving some of the best coffee in Albany, NY. Visit their Lark Street location for a cup of coffee and housemade soups and sandwiches.
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Enve Hair Salon
Albany, NY
Make an appointment at Enve Hair Salon in Albany! They can service all types of hair and specialize in Dominican.
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Elissa Halloran Designs
Albany, NY
Find local, unique jewelry, gifts, and more affordable art and wearables at Elissa Halloran Designs.
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The National Upholstering Design Studio / Gallery
Albany, NY
The National Upholstering Design Studio/Gallery offers custom upholstering and design and also showcases original art by local artists. They're open 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday, and on weekends and evenings by appointment.
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Dunbrook Mobil
Albany, NY
Dunbrook Mobile on Madison Avenue is a gas station with 24-hour pay-at-the-pump and a convenience store with an ATM, food, and drinks.
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El Loco Mexican Cafe
Albany, NY
Located just outside of historic Washington Park, El Loco Mexican Cafe provides a warm atmosphere and authentic Mexican food. Enjoy delicious tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, margaritas, and more.
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Sukhothai Albany
Albany, NY
Sukhothai Albany on Lark Street serves up authentic Thai food favorites for both lunch and dinner. They feature a warm and cozy environment and are open for pickup and local delivery.
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Waldorf Tuxedo Company Inc.
Albany, NY
Find tuxedos to rent and buy along with all your formalwear needs for men at the Waldorf Tuxedo Company, a family-owned business on Lark Street for over 80 years.
Upstate Artists Guild
Albany, NY
Upstate Artists Guild is a nonprofit organization works to promote art education and artistic endeavors throughout the community.
Stacks Espresso
Albany, NY
Stacks Espresso is a playground for exploring all that is coffee! Come and experience the slow bar for manual brewing methods like the "pour over."
Lark Tavern
Albany, NY
The Lark Tavern has fantastic food and drinks and has been a historic presence in the Capital Region for many years. After the original location on Lark Street burned down in 2010, the business was reestablished on Madison Avenue.
That Store
Albany, NY
Located right on Lark Street in Albany, NY, That Store features a great variety of smoke and vape products, as well as unique gifts! Check out their selection of real incense, hemp oil supplements, and more.
Imperial Mart
Albany, NY
Looking for groceries or beer in Albany's Lark Street area? The Imperial Mart is a local convenience store that is open 24 hours.
Mad Lark Laundry
Albany, NY
Mad Lark Laundry on Madison Avenue is a prominent fixture on Lark Street for your laundering needs, and they have their own parking.