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Albany Nightlife: Bars, Clubs, Pubs & Events

Albany features a diverse and lively nightlife scene, including a variety of bars, clubs, and pubs. Many of the bars also offer live music in an array of genres. You can sip on wine and listen to acoustic tunes, grab a margarita and salsa dance, or just grab a beer with a few friends and chat the night away. No matter what you are in the mood for, you’ll find it in Albany's Capital Region!

The Capital Region has a large variety of bars and lounges to suit every taste and mood.
Enjoy a glass of wine and some smooth jazz at these Albany area wine & jazz bars.
Albany has a lively alternative lifestlye scene, with many gay-friendly clubs and bars.
Catch the game and enjoy a cold brew at sports bars in the Capital Region.
Find out where you should go for a great happy hour in and around Albany.
Try these cozy bars that feature comfortable atmospheres, warm fireplaces, or other great amenities.
Find upcoming nightlife events, including live entertainment and trivia competitions.
Find your new favorite drink at one of these 9 best craft cocktail spots in Albany.
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Find where you can get free drinks or food on your birthday in the Albany area!