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Gastropubs & Pub Fare: Albany Taverns, Bars & Casual Dining Spots

Looking for a gastropub or a casual Albany tavern or bar that serves delicious pub fare? From award-winning pubs featuring craft beverages and delicious menus to casual restaurants that specialize in American pub food, you'll find plenty of options in Albany and the Capital Region. For a casual date night, a night out with friends, or a gathering spot for a sporting event, these pubs, taverns and beer halls will cater to your craving for comfort food. 

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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 gastropub fare in the Capital District.
dining room and an aesthetically pleasing bar area
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!
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.
The Albany Pump Station exterior and sign
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.
corned beef and cabbage
Public House 42
Albany, NY
Public House 42 is an Irish pub in downtown Albany with a welcoming vibe, traditional Irish cuisine, and classic pub fare. Menu items include everything from shepherd's pie to Reuben chowder to a variety of burgers and sandwiches.
New World Bistro Bar Exterior and front door
New World Bistro Bar
Albany, NY
New World Bistro Bar is an 80-seat gastropub in the heart of Albany's Delaware Avenue Neighborhood. The building is cozy, the food is fresh and creative, and the staff is friendly and nurturing.
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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.
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.
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Dawn's Victory Sports Cafe
Albany, NY
When you're craving casual dining with a gourmet twist, then head to Dawn's Victory Sports Cafe in downtown Albany, NY. This sports bar and pub features a fantastic selection of burgers, pizza, sandwiches, and drinks.
Druthers Albany
Albany, NY
Druthers Albany is a Capital Region brewpub that features elevated comfort food and handcrafted beer that is made on the premises. This Druthers location opened in 2015 and is housed in a historic warehouse.
Dove + Deer
Albany, NY
Dove + Deer in Albany is a local restaurant and bar that is dishing out some of your pub favorites along with new additions. Stop by for great food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere.
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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.
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.
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The Local 217
The Local 217 in Albany, NY, is a taproom and kitchen where your friends and family can come together to enjoy homemade meals in a casual atmosphere. All of the food is made-to-order, and they also serve a great selection of beer, wine, and spirits.
The Bishop
Albany, NY
The Bishop in downtown Albany, NY is a bourbon and beef spot that combines the quality culinary stylings of an owner-operated kitchen with an amazing selection of bourbons and ryes.
Brown's Brewing Company's Troy Taproom and Brewery
Troy, NY
When you're in the mood for craft beer and delicious food, visit Brown's Brewing Company's Troy Taproom and Brewery. Located on the Hudson River in Troy, this local brewery offers a fantastic selection of year round and seasonal brews.
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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.
The Ruck
Troy, NY
Great pub food and top-notch craft beers come together at The Ruck.
Wolff's Biergarten
Albany, 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.
Brown's Brewing Co.
Troy, NY
Head to Troy for Brown's Brewing Co! Located on the river this spot pairs American pub fare with house ales, stouts & more from rotating taps.
Tipsy Moose Tap & Tavern
Latham, NY
You'll find a variety of burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and more at the Tipsy Moose, along with an extensive beer selection.