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The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

79 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2293
+1 518-426-8550
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
79 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2293
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A music venue, a sporta bar, a hipster menu replete with vegan options, a pub, and pub food. It’s so much that it really has no real character of its own. The food... The scallops were some of the best I’ve ever had. Perfectly cooked,...More

Thank turannos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Menu with great options. I enjoyed the salad with grilled salmon. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The staff was attentive. The venue was fun. I will go there again.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was fresh and delicious. I had a hamburger that was the best I've had in years. My daughter and I shared the housmade dessert...yum! (Bread pudding made from Cider Belly Donuts ...wow!)

Thank dotsdashes2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our foursome enjoyed great food, excellent service and very courteous accommodation before walking over to the Palace Theater for a concert immersing us in Gershwin by the Albany Symphony Orchestra on a Saturday night. A table opened up for us because of a no-show, so...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Went here before an event at the Times Union center which is within walking distance. . Very close venue to the Capital Rep. Food was good , limited menu but reasonable prices. Attentive waiter.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Give this place a miss. The menu on the web site was intriguing, but wasn't available when we went. It was restaurant week in Albany and they only offered the price fixed dinner (2 choices) and some bar food. It was a busy night, but...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Attracted by the vegetarian options, most of which are impossible to find in the area, I booked for 4 on Yelp. We arrived, and were shown to a hi top in the bar, and a wobbly one at that. When we asked about our reservation,...More

1  Thank Rhapsodyinblue
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This is a popular and busy restaurant/bar near our local repertory theater company that we have enjoyed on several occasions, thus the three-star rating. But the other evening, reserving a table before going to see Blythe Spirit at Cap Rep, we came away shaking our...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Was super curious about the Buddha bowl but opted for the Ahi Tuna and a Hefeweizen and I have zero regrets. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Will definitely be back!

Thank F F
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of vegetarian and vegan options. Obviously this wasn’t an afterthought. Great beer selection. I, myself, not being vegetarian was very pleased my medium rare burger was indeed medium rare and quite tasty. Salad dressings were not overly sweetened which I appreciate.

Thank Michael H
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Elaine B
15 September 2016|
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Response from abourret | Reviewed this property |
Check the website. But I think their kitchen closes around 10 or 11 pm (if I remember correctly).
20 March 2016|
Response from NYCVisitor2013 | Reviewed this property |
I had the pesto chicken however there are some starters and mains which seem to be. You can pull their menu up in a pdf version on the internet. We were pleased with food and drink before our show - casual place and seemed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-2293
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-426-8550
  • E-mail
Founded in 2013, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is family-owned and operated by Michael and Dora Philip. The Hollow is a unique addition to downtown Albany as it is a 4-star restaurant, craft beer bar and a recognized live music venue attracting national, regional and local acts. The Hollow was chosen as one of Hudson Valley Magazine's '20 Hidden Hudson Valley Landmarks' and has received other notable accolades such as 'Best New Club' for Metroland's 'Best of 2014' list. The Hollow has also earned the no. 2 Spot after the iconic Saratoga Performing Arts Center, for 'Best Live Music Venue in the Capital Region' in Metroland's 2014 Reader's Poll. The Hollow is committed to creating its dishes with fresh, local ingredients and reinventing tried and true classics with unexpected twists. The bar program involves rotating its 24 taps continuously, curating an interesting, accessible wine list and creating seasonal, handmade Signature Jar Drinks. The Hollow's Special Events team is adept at coordinating and executing rehearsal dinners, showers, corporate functions, fundraisers, lunch and dinner parties. In the warmer months, The Hollow opens its sidewalk cafe bordered with boxwoods and is a great spot to have dinner pre-show or to watch the hustle and bustle of historic downtown Albany. The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is located next door to Capital Repertory Theatre at 79 North Pearl Street in Albany, NY.
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