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The City Beer Hall

$$ - $$$, American,
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
+1 518-449-2337
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“personal pizza” (10 reviews)
“mini pizza” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
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1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the hamburger and thought it was ok. Two others thought it was good. The French fries were burned. Several got the chicken sandwich. The fried was better than the grilled and everyone liked the cranberry goat cheese. Two got the steak and enjoyed...More

Thank kn0rthcut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there tonight, hadn't been in several months (at least for dinner). What a great selection and changes to the menu since there last. Our server was Olivia had awesome serving skills in addition to having a great personality. The flavors of the food was...More

Thank MMiller1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a casual no frills place to stop in for a beer. If you spend over $5.00 you get free personal pizza. The bartender is most attentive and makes you visit fun.

Thank 2onvacaton
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Close to the State Capitol. Nice selection of beers and great burgers with good service. Bench seating at big tables and an outdoor dining area.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome date night visit here last weekend. Their extensive beer selection was great, and the service was impeccable! We will be back!

Thank TomandPita
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a geat find. We were there over Labor Day week end and at first didn't think this was open. Just beer and cider, but free crispy pizza with a drink. Fun and lively atmosphere, great outdoor patio and a wonderful old buiding. Loved it!

Thank P7090FClindad
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We went here to celebrate our sons graduation from college. The table was ready. The server was patient with our huge group. The food was great and there was plenty of free pizza with our drink orders. Everybody was full and happy. All in all...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I LOVE this place, great beer selection food is crazy good, service in amazing. Few things stick in my head, music was just a little loud above our table outside but they turned it way down it was wonderful also love the idea for every...More

Thank Morgan E
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This pub was fantastic. Great choices of beer, fantastic comfy feel, superb service and you get a free mini pizza with every beer!! We had the chicken and goat cheese sandwich with a delicious arugula salad and a hamburger with fries. My husband said the...More

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 26 August 2017

good more inventive bar menu such as grilled chicken with cranberry goat cheese, along with wings and fried options, burgers. plenty of choices for beer and drinks. free small pizza with $6 drink purchase

Thank Vintagebydesign
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-449-2337
  • E-mail
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