Stuck inside all day at the office? Get out and celebrate the end of a work day at one of the many unique bars and bistros Albany has to offer!

City Beer Hall


Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pmWith almost 20 beers on tap and over 50 craft beers in bottles and cans, you can't go wrong at this festive American Beer Hall and gastropub! Free pizza served with every beer or cocktail purchased.


Wolff's Biergarten


Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pmThis authentic German biergarten specializes in three things: bier, wurst, and soccer. During Happy Hour, you can receive a free upgrade from a half liter to a full liter on the beer of the week. And if you're lucky, you'll also catch a game! 



Olde English Pantry & Pub

What was once the historic Quackenbush House is now home to one of Albany's authentic pubs. Enjoy a quality British beer inside the 1730s brick colonial, or snack on some fish 'n' chips on the beautiful outdoor patio.


Capital City Gastropub


Happy Hour Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm to 7pmLooking for some local food and drink? The Capital City Gastropub is inspired by local farms and everything they have to offer. Devour a delicious American dish made with quality, fresh ingredients grown by local farmers in the Capital Region, and pair it with a regional beer! $1 off glasses of wine and craft beer during Happy Hour.




The Hollow Bar + Kitchen


Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pmLocated at what was once the Historic Brewster Building, the Hollow is a hip spot to enjoy some American tapas, craft beers, and live music.


McGeary's Irish Pub


Happy Hour everyday from 3pm to 7:30pmRevel in this Irish tavern's lively atmosphere with your favorite pub food and a cold Guinness. With options to dine inside of the air-conditioned restaurant or out on the front patio, McGeary's is sure to be a great place to unwind after a stressful day. Happy Hour might end at 7:30, but the fun doesn't stop! Every Monday, enjoy live music starting at 7:30pm.



Alive @ 5


Thursdays from 5pm to 8pmKick off the weekend at Jennings Landing with great food, drinks, and views of the Hudson River while kicking back in the summer sun. Each week, bands of various genres from the local, regional, and national scene take the stage to entertain professionals, community members, and friends. For more information and a schedule of performances, click here.
For an easy way around the greater downtown Albany area, check out the new Capital City Shuttle on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 5pm to 12:30am. Running from the Warehouse District to Lark Street, this free program picks up every 20 minutes at various locations. Download the CityFinder app for pickup points, real time tracking of where the two shuttles are, and points of interest along the route.
For other ways to safely get around the city, click here