Sunny skies and warmer temperatures have us dreaming of sipping on hand-crafted cocktails on our favorite Albany patios. While dining at a restaurant is currently not allowed, Albany's craft beverage producers and local restaurants have us covered with a variety of cocktails, beers and wines to-go! If you are 21 and over, get to scrolling and planning your next at-home happy hour. Cheers to you, Albany!
Please note that all of the below offerings are subject to change. Check with each restaurant or craft beverage producer for the most updated beverage menus before placing an order.
Downtown Albany's The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is offering 'The Hollow at Home' cocktail packages. The available packages vary week by week, but all include the necessary ingredients to whip up a cheers-worthy cocktail at home. For example, the "Raspberry Collins" package was previously available and came with a fresh raspberries, lemons, club soda, Razzmatazz, agave syrup and a recipe card. Follow The Hollow on Instagram for this week's offerings!
'The Hollow at Home" cocktail package orders are due by Fridays at noon with curbside pickup on Fridays from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Delivery is available for $9.95 (under $100 purchase) or for free ($100+ purchase). Details change weekly, so we recommend to follow on Instagram for updated information.
CH Evans Brewing at Albany Pump Station
Albany staple CH Evans Brewing at the Albany Pump Station is delivering beer directly to your door! From Thursdays to Saturdays, Head Brewer Sam Pagano hits the road with beer deliveries. Order 32oz "crowler" cans of your favorite brews such as Quackenbush Kolsch, Raspberry Sounds Sour, Pump Station Pale, Amber All The Way and more. Purchase one crowler for $10 or three crowlers for $25. Beers, along with a limited menu, are also available for pickup Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Beer deliveries are available on Thursdays to Saturdays by texting 518-366-8520. Pay by cash or card on delivery. The brewery is open for takeout on Tuesday - Friday, 11:30AM to 8:00PM and Saturday, 2:00 PM - 8:00PM.
Latham's Innovo Kitchen is slinging handcrafted cocktails along with an innovative gastropub menu available for curbside pickup. A variety of take out cocktails are available including a Blood Orange Old Fashioned, Blueberry Julep, Raspberry Mule, Negroni and more. Follow Innovo Kitchen on social media for frequent drink specials such as $15 Strawberry Margarita Quarts on Taco Tuesdays.
Order online from today's menu at this link or call 518-608-1466. Open for curbside pick on Tuesday - Thursday from 12:00PM to 7:00PM and Friday & Saturday from 12:00PM to 8:00PM.
New York's first farm cidery, Nine Pin Cider, has you covered with a variety of canned and bottled hard cider to-go. Order online at this link and swing by the tasting room's curbside pickup station to receive your order. Savor the cidery's brand new Light Cider Variety pack featuring lo-cal cider collaborations with three local farms. Cidre Rose, Ginger and Signature are among the other cider options available for pickup.
Nine Pin Cider is open everyday from 11:00AM to 5:00PM for pickup or local delivery.
Who else is seriously missing Olde English Pub's patio garden? Until we can return to this hidden oasis, Olde English is offering beer, wine, scotch and cocktails to-go. Beer is available in pints, growlers, cans or bottles. Pick up hand-crafted cocktails such as a Mezcal Marg, Old Fashioned, London Mule, Red or White Sangria and more!
Olde English Pub is accepting orders by phone at 518-434-6533. Open on Sunday from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, Monday from 4:00PM to 9:00PM, Thursday & Friday from 4:00PM to 9:00PM and Saturday from 12:00PM to 9:00PM. (Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Local favorite Albany Distilling is open for cocktails to-go! Order four cocktails for $45 online for pickup at the ADCo Bar & Bottle Shop. The creative hand-crafted cocktails available for purchase include Cherry Lemonade, Strawberry Smash, Brooklyn Bourbon, NY Sour, Cranberry Grapefruit Cobbler and Sorrel Punch. Canned cocktails and bottles of vodka, whiskey and bourbon are also available for pickup.
Bonus: If you are not local to Albany but still located in New York State, the distillery can ship bottles directly to your door!
New World Bistro Bar
Albany's legendary New World Bistro Bar recently reopened for takeout! In addition to heat and serve meals and a new small storefront (masks required!), New World is offering libations to-go. The four available cocktails to-go are a Blood Orange Cosmo, Margaritas, the "New Fashioned", and the Italian Greyhound. Bottles of wine are also available for pickup. Be sure to check the daily menu for cocktail specials as well!
New World Bistro Bar is open for to-go and curbside pick on Tuesday - Friday from 12:00PM to 7:00PM and Saturday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. View today's specials at this link and libations to-go at this link.
The Warehouse District's Fort Orange Brewing is open two days a week for curbside pickup! The microbrewery has a rotating tap list, so the canned brews available vary week by week. Fort Orange Brewing recently created Fortitude DIPA, a hazy double IPA that was brewed in honor of New York's front line workers.
Fort Orange Brewing is open for curbside pickup on Fridays from 4:00PM to 7:00PM and Saturday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Preorder online at this link. Please note that cans available each week may change so follow along on Instagram for updates.
Nicole's Restaurant serves up a new menu to-go with unique drink specials every week! One of the restaurant's most recent creations is your new summer drink obsession, Aperol Spritz Jell-OH! Previous to-go drink specials have also included Sweet Tea Vodka & Lemonade, quarts of Sangria, mimosas and more. Follow along on Instagram for this week's specials!
Nicole's offers curbside pickup on Tuesday - Saturday from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Sunday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Call 518-436-4952 to place your order.
Neighborhood favorite Excelsior Pub offers growlers and packs of hard cider, beer and hard seltzer to-go. Excelsior Pub curates the draft list, so it features beers all proudly crafted in New York State. The to-go beverages that are offered frequently change, so make sure to follow the pub on Instagram for updated information.
Follow Excelsior Pub on Instagram for available growlers to-go. Current hours are Thursday & Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM and Saturday & Sunday from 11:00AM to 2:00PM.
Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen, the Warehouse District's craft beverage bar, serves up a limited food menu with drinks to-go. The most current draft line-up features all New York and Vermont beers. Fill up a growler for $10! If you need a growler, the craft beverage bar sells them for $3 each. Lost & Found has also been offering drink specials such as slushees and frozen margaritas. Follow along on Instagram for drink and food specials!
Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen is open for curbside pickup and delivery (5 mile max & $50 min) on Friday & Saturday from 3:00PM to 8:00PM and Sunday from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.