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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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Orchard Tavern West
Guilderland, NY
Orchard Tavern West in Guilderland, NY, is the new location for the Orchard Tavern, which was a legendary Albany institution for over 100 years. This casual restaurant and bar carries on the traditions and beloved pizza, wings, and pub fare.
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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.
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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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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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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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 Hill at Muza
Troy, NY
Experience the unique space at The Hill at Muza, a ski lodge-style restaurant that offers a year-round beer and wine garden. The atmosphere is unbeatable, and their pub fare is sensational.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
Wolff's Biergarten
Albany, NY
This authentic German Biergarten in Albany, NY specializes in imported beers, quality sausages & schnitzel, and live soccer! Our restaurant and bar let your experience true German culture.
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.
The Ruck
Troy, NY
Great pub food and top-notch craft beers come together at The Ruck.