Established in 2013, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is located in historic Downtown Albany at 79 N Pearl St. Coined a 'triple threat' by The Alt Weekly, The Hollow is a notable foodie destination, craft beer/cocktail bar and lauded live music venue.
Established in 2013, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is independently-owned and operated by Capital Region native Michael Philip and NYC-transplant, Dora Philip. The Hollow is a unique addition to the Downtown Albany landscape, coined a 'triple threat' by The Alt Weekly - as a notable foodie destination, craft beer/cocktail bar and lauded live music venue.
Head Chef, Anna Weisheit , was selected as a 'Rising Star Chef' Winner for the 2016 Albany Chef's Food & Wine Festival and Sous Chef, Tyrome Wallace made the 2018 Top Ten Finals thus far. Other notable accolades: Hudson Valley Magazine '20 Hidden Hudson Valley Gems' in 2015 , Best Bloody Mary for Capital Region Living Magazine's 2017 Bestie Awards and 'Best New Club' for Metroland's 'Best of 2014' list.
The Hollow is committed to working with local purveyors, creating original recipes for seasonal menus and reinventing the classics. Our Special Events team is adept at coordinating rehearsal dinners, showers, corporate functions, fundraisers, lunch and dinner parties. In the warmer months, The Hollow opens its sidewalk cafe and has received the reputation to be an ideal choice to have dinner pre-show, post-show or to solely be immersed in the hustle and bustle of historic downtown Albany.
The Hollow's music scene is one of the best in the Capital Region, voted as the top spot after SPAC, the iconic Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The Hollow is known to attract talent on their way up before exploding into mainstream such as Kongos, Vintage Trouble, Lucius, Shakey Graves, St. Hotel, Twiddle, Deertick, Eastbound Jesus, Northern Faces, Consider The Source, Jimkata, Conehead Buddha, Lucid, Colony House, Sister Sparrow, The Hold Steady, Shepherd, Mirk, Kung Fu, The Features, Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Mr. F, Cabinet, Wild Adriatic, J. Roddy Walston, Stellar Young, Portugal The Man, Cold War Kids, Moth and the Flame, Craig Finn, Civil Twilight, Quiet Company and Start Making Sense.