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The City Beer Hall - An American Beer Hall and Gastropub located in the heart of historic downtown Albany. Inside this classic architectural gem you will find the finest selection of craft beers and gastropub fare in the Capital District.

The City Beer Hall is an American beer hall & gastropub housed within downtown Albany’s historic & beautiful old telephone company. Inventive menus focus on locally sourced, seasonal, from-scratch cuisine. Indoor/outdoor seating for lunch, dinner, brunch, & late night. Our Executive Chef, Dimitrios Menagias, has been with us loyally since we opened in 2011. He’s passionate about creating new & exciting menus that combine local ingredients with international inspiration, while staying true to our American gastropub roots.

Featuring some of the best craft beverages in the area; we have 18 rotating beer/cider taps, an extensive can/bottle list, & full bar. If you’re looking for a special brew that’s available in the area, chances are we’re pouring it. Not to mention, guests receive a FREE personal pizza with each beer/cocktail purchased! If you’re not looking to stay long, we offer beer to-go in growlers or cans.

Our Main Hall is a great location to host a lively group dinner, enjoy a cozy first date by the fireplace, or simply meet some friends for happy hour & a free pizza. Our huge outdoor patio is perfect for a sunny brunch or late night cocktail under the stars. Friday & Saturday late night our second level turns into a dance floor with a live DJ & drink specials.

We’re always hosting new & exciting events throughout the year which center around great beer, exceptional food, & a close connection with our community. Keep an eye out for our beer pairing dinners, tap takeovers, off premise pop-ups, live music (no cover charge, ever), weekly promotions, & semi-annual parties.

Private parties welcome! If you’re looking for a spot to celebrate a special occasion, host a meeting, etc. we have several unique areas in which we hold private events. We can accommodate 15-200 guests. For inquiries, please email

Free Parking is available in the PBA lot across the street on the corner of Howard St & Lodge St (after 5pm weekdays, all day Saturday & Sunday). Stop by for a pint & a bite today!

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