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

Planning a fun night out on the town? Whether it's for a special occasion like New Year's Eve or you're just looking to get out and unwind on a weekend 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.

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See a Concert, Performance or Sporting Event

You'll definitely want to check out what's happening at the Times Union Center, the prime venue in the Albany area for concerts, entertainment, and professional sports.

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

Dine Out in Style

Check out the wide selection of restaurants and eateries in the Albany Restaurant Guide and make a stop before or after a concert. Browse all food and drink options, or narrow down what you're looking for by cuisine, meal, or feature, such as gluten-free dining.

Party in Downtown Albany

Downtown is the prime 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.

Discover All Lark Street Has to Offer

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.

Bar Hop at the Bars & Nightclubs

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.

Find a Special Eventor Performance

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

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