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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.

City Beer Hall
City Beer Hall
Albany, NY
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 micro brews in the Capital District.
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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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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!
Canvas, Corks & Forks - Troy
Canvas, Corks & Forks - Troy
Troy, NY
Canvas, Corks & Forks is voted the BEST Paint & Sip! FREE MAC N' CHEESE BAR!! Fun Music, Specialty Cocktails, Seasonal Sangrias, Wine Ice Cream, Craft Draft! Locations in both beautiful hip & artsy historic districts of Schenectady & Troy!
New World Bistro Bar
New World Bistro Bar
Albany, NY
Cozy bistro featuring Chef Ric Orlando's global neighborhood cuisine. "Chopped" Champion Chef Ric's menu features sustainable seafood, free range meats, gluten free and vegetarian options. Dinner 7 nights and Sunday Brunch. LOCAL FOOD - LOCAL FUN!
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant - Hamilton Street
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.
The Albany Pump Station
The Albany Pump Station
Albany, NY
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.
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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.
Chez Nous
Schenectady, NY
Clinton's Ditch
Schenectady, NY
Texas de Brazil
Albany, NY
Texas de Brazil is an upscale Brazlian steakhouse featuring all you can eat grilled meat carved table side.
The Horses Lounge
Schenectady, NY
The Bier Abbey
Schenectady, NY
Pinhead Susan's
Schenectady, NY
Backstage Pub
Schenectady, NY