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Capital Region Bars, Clubs & Pubs In & Near Albany NY

The cities of Albany, Troy and Schenectady offer a thriving and eclectic night scene that reflects the diversity of the area. From casual beer halls with peanut-shell-covered floors to upscale martini and wine bars to everything in between, you are sure to find a place you feel comfortable raising a pint in, or a glass. Browse through the various bars and pubs listed below for reviews, hours, maps and directions. Planning a special night out and don't want to appoint a designated driver? Consider a limo service or a downtown hotel for a classic, walkable pub crawl.

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Canvas, Corks & Forks - Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Canvas, Corks & Forks is voted the BEST Paint & Sip! FREE MAC N' CHEESE BAR! Fun Music, Specialty Cocktails, Seasonal Sangrias, Tipsy Scoop, Craft Draft Beers & more! Locations in the beautiful hip & artsy historic districts of Schenectady & Troy!
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McGeary's Irish Pub
Albany, NY
McGeary's Irish Pub in downtown Albany is a bustling Irish pub with delicious food, a substantial beer list, and live music performed every week. This Albany hotspot has long been a gathering place for authentic Irish fare and exceptional times.
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River Street Market
Troy, NY
Looking to enjoy some diverse and delicious cuisine in the Capital Region? Check out River Street Market, located by the waterfront in Troy. This food hall and community space offers everything from fast-casual bites to distinctive drinks.
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Far Shot Axe Throwing
Albany, NY
Have a unique experience and the time of your life at Far Shot Axe Throwing! Far Shot has the edge on hosting sharp parties - have a go at axe throwing, knife throwing, or archery.
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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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Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen
Albany, NY
For great craft beers and casual dining featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, make Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen in Albany, NY your new favorite neighborhood spot! The restaurant is conveniently located in the Warehouse District on Broadway.
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Unified Beerworks
Malta, NY
If you're looking for good beer and conversation in the Capital Region, then take a trip to Unified Beerworks in Malta, NY. This local craft brewery and taproom is the perfect place to try new craft beers with others.
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The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
Albany, NY
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.
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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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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.
Friday night at The Albany Pump Station
The Albany Pump Station
Albany, United States
With up to 11 in-house brews to choose from (including cask ale), The Pump Station is sure to have something for every beer lover. We enjoy creating a warm and friendly atmosphere and want to make your visit a memorable one.
The Standard at Crossgates
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge in Crossgates Mall
Albany, NY
The Standard is known for its classic American cuisine, prepared using home-cooking techniques with fresh, local ingredients. Visit their restaurant for delicious food in an upscale 1950s-themed atmosphere. Visit www.shopcrossgates.com.
Kazan BBQ & Ramen in Crossgates Mall
Albany, NY
Kazan BBQ & Ramen in Crossgates Mall offers freshly made ramen noodles and DIY Japanese-style BBQ grills. Visit www.shopcrossgates.com for more details.
110 Grill in Crossgates
110 Grill Albany in Crossgates Mall
Albany, NY
110 Grill features modern American cuisine created from authentic ingredients that pop with flavor. They are strongly committed to allergy awareness, & most menu items can be easily modified to fit allergy needs. Visit www.shopcrossgates.com.
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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.
Clinton's Ditch
Schenectady, NY
Clinton's Ditch is a local bar and grill in Schenectady, NY that offers a wide selection of food and drinks to satisfy every palate. Enjoy wraps, sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizza, dinner specials, and more.
Maggie McFly's of Albany
Albany, NY
Maggie McFly's believes in playing a significant role in the communities in which they operate. Visit their Albany location at Crossgates Mall to check out the huge variety on their menu and to enjoy an exceptional dining experience.
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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!
Uno Pizzeria & Grill in Crossgates Mall
Albany, NY
Uno Pizzeria & Grill is well known for its legendary deep dish pizza, but the restaurant also offers an excellent selection of thin crust pizzas, pastas, salads, steak, seafood, desserts, and more. Visit www.shopcrossgates.com for more details.
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.
Wolff's Biergarten - Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Wolff's Biergarten temporarily closed all locations on July 4th. They will reopen when they can do so safely and in the true spirit of the Wolff's Biergarten you have loved and made so much fun for the past 11 years.