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Discover 8 Cozy Bars in Albany, NY and the Capital Region

Enjoy Delicious Drinks and a Welcoming Atmosphere

When the temperature drops, there's no better place to be than a warm, cozy bar where you can escape the cold. If you're looking for a cozy bar in the Capital Region & Albany area, then you'll want to check out one of the establishments listed below.

City Beer Hall (Albany, NY)

people at tables in a bar area

Although City Beer Hall in Albany is well known for its outdoor Beer Garden, if you step inside, you'll find a beautiful cozy bar. In addition to their unique gastropub menu and wide selection of beers on tap, City Beer Hall's main dining room features a rustic atmosphere and a fireplace to warm up by.

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Restaurant Navona (Albany, NY)

tables and view of a bar

Restaurant Navona in Albany is home to a large cozy bar where guests can order up their favorite drink. Their menu includes a huge selection of craft beers, wines, and cocktails, as well as high-quality Mediterranean and modern Italian cuisine. Plus, a fireplace in the corner of the main dining room helps warm up the restaurant on chilly evenings.

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Jack's Oyster House, Inc. (Albany, NY)

tall chairs at a bar

Since 1913, Jack's Oyster House has been a key part of Albany's restaurant scene and remained family-owned and operated. The dining room has a very welcoming atmosphere, and visitors can sit at one of the tables or right at the bar for a tasty drink. You can't go wrong with one of their expertly crafted cocktails.

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The Century House (Latham, NY)

people sitting at a round bar

The Century House in Latham features a hotel, a conference center, and an award-winning restaurant with a cozy bar. The dining room has a large fireplace that keeps the whole space warm, and the bar is a great spot to hang out with some friends and order drinks. Their menu includes a fantastic selection of cocktails, mocktails, and martinis.

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Milano Restaurant (Latham, NY)

chairs around a bar

Located in Latham, Milano Restaurant is one of the Capital Region's premier fine dining Italian restaurants offering everything from wild mushroom ravioli to gourmet pizza. The wood-fired pizza oven in the kitchen warms up the establishment as the smell fills the air. Pull up a chair at the bar and sip a wine, beer, or specialty cocktail.

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The Olde English Pub & Pantry (Albany, NY)

wooden bar with taps and bottles in the back

Built in the 1730s, the Olde English Pub & Pantry in Albany offers a relaxing atmosphere inside a historic building. At the bar, you can order everything from cocktails to quality English beers and wine. Experience the comforts of an old English pub as you sit at the bar or next to the fireplace.

Scarboroughs Restaurant (Latham, NY)

wooden bar with chairs along one side

As soon as you step inside the unassuming Scarboroughs Restaurant in Latham, you'll find yourself surrounded by an authentic rustic atmosphere. The bar area is reminiscent of an Adirondack tavern, and a fireplace warms the entire main room. For fine food, friends, and an ever-changing craft beer selection at the bar, Scarboroughs is the place to be.

Bacchus Wood-Fired (Troy, NY)

view of top of a wooden bar in a restaurant

Another great way to warm up is with a slice of Neapolitan style wood-fired pizza, which is offered at Bacchus Wood-Fired in Troy. While the restaurant's large, ornate wood-fired pizza oven warms up the room, you can enjoy a selection of craft beers and wines at the bar.

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