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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.

Saratoga Paint And Sip Studio - Latham Location
Saratoga Paint And Sip Studio - Latham Location
Latham, NY
No experience necessary - a local artist will instruct you step by step through an original piece of art while you follow along with a cocktail! At the end of the night you'll take home a beautiful painting & hopefully a new found talent.
a basket with a burrito wrapped in foil and split in half and fries
Bombers Burrito Bar - Albany
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.
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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.
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.
a shrimp stir-fry
The Pearl Street Pub
Albany, NY
The Pearl Street Pub is the place to go in downtown Albany if you're craving the ideal nightlife experience with an inviting atmosphere, an amazing music scene, and delicious food. This Albany hotspot will quickly become your go-to place!
Canvas, Corks & Forks - Schenectady
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, Wine Ice Cream, Craft Draft Beers & more! Locations in the 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.
a group of people dancing in a nightclub
The Upper Room
Albany, NY
Located above the Pearl Street Pub in downtown Albany, The Upper Room is a nightclub and music venue that offers a unique lounge experience. Live bands, DJs, comedy shows, and more events are hosted throughout the year.
plates of food with a beer
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.
a burger, glass of beer, and fries
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.
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!
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.
Exterior of the Capital City Gastropub
Capital City Gastropub
Albany, NY
Capital City Gastropub is a craft beer bar and Gastropub located in Albany's historic Helderberg neighborhood.
Texas de Brazil
Albany, NY
Texas de Brazil is an upscale Brazlian steakhouse featuring all you can eat grilled meat carved table side.
Chez Nous
Schenectady, NY
Backstage Pub
Schenectady, NY
The Bier Abbey
Schenectady, NY