Whether you're looking to enjoy a cold one on an outdoor patio while listening to a local band, or looking to dance the night away, Albany's nightlife offers plenty of options to pair your favorite cocktail with some great music all year long.


The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

79 N Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207With a killer sound system, pro lighting, and the perfect intimate venue, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is an awesome place to jam out with friends. 
   July 31: Chicano Batman
   August 2: Beach Slang
   August 10: Whiskey Myers
   August 18: In The Valley Below    
For more information about upcoming shows and tickets, visit The Hollow's website here.
Live Music: Various dates throughout the summer

McGeary's Irish Pub

4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY 12207This wood-paneled Irish tavern has the perfect patio for weekly live music. Start your week off right with great food, cold drinks, and live music every Monday! Plus, enjoy other local bands, such as Blue Hand Luke, the Session Brothers, and The Komrades throughout the summer. Interested in showing off your own talents? McGeary's hosts an Open Mic Night every Wednesday, too!
Live Music: Regular performances every Mondays 7:30PM; Special events throughout the month 
For all events at McGeary's, check out their calendar here

The City Beer Hall

42 Howard Street, Albany, NY 12207While The City Beer Hall doesn't exactly host live bands, it does have plenty of options to enjoy different assortments of live music throughout the week. Enjoy Tunes & Tacos, a weekly event where guests bring in their favorite vinyls and enjoy $2 tacos with a live vinyl DJ, or dance the night away at City Beer Hall's House Party, Albany's only 90's dance party.
Live Music: Tunes & Tacos every Wednesday 5PM; House Party every Saturday 11PM
For more information about these events, plus others, visit City Beer Hall's events page here

Parish Public House

388 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207This Louisiana Eatery and Drinkery celebrates Louisiana's Cajun culture through food, drinks, live music, and camaraderie! With plenty of Louisiana's favorite Abita Beers available, and a wide assortment of microbrews on tap, you'll have a great time enjoying the many bands the Parish Public House hosts.
Live Music: Various dates throughout the summer
   July 14: Charlie Hunter Trio
   July 15: Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful w/s/g The Stockade Kids
   July 29: Shokazaba Afrobeat w/s/g DJ Intell Hayesfield

   July 29: Shokazaba Afrobeat w/s/g DJ Intell Hayesfield
For all of these events and more, visit the events calendar here.  


Lucky Strike Social
1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
This isn't your average bowling alley! Lucky Strike Social brings together exceptional food, state-of-the-art electronic gaming, craft beverages, the original Lucky Strike lanes, and an epic live performance club in one venue. Jupiter Hall features live touring acts throughout the year, and will serve as a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience for all guests.
Live Music: Various dates throughout the summer
   July 8: Locals Only
   July 22: Encounter the Monolith: A Night of Local Music presented by Seaspan
   August 19: G Love & Special Sauce 
For more information about upcoming shows and tickets, visit Lucky Strike's website here.



144 State Street, Albany, NY 12207Enjoy high end American fare, mixology inspired beverage offerings, and live music with unparalleled views of the Capitol Building at Wellington's!
Live Music: Every Friday 6PM-9PM
For a listing of upcoming bands, visit Wellington's events page here

The Albany Railyard

1118 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12205 
Get lost in an atmosphere of relaxation and sip away the stress of everyday life at The Albany Railyard. With live music throughout the month and exciting cocktails, once you cross these tracks, you'll never want to find your way back!
Live Music: Various dates throughout the summer
   July 14: DJ: K + K Productions
   July 21: Realation
   July 28: DJ: K + K Productions
   July 29: Beautiful Stranger
For more information on these bands, plus events like Salsa Dancing lessons, visit the Railyard's events page here


Pearl Street Pub

59 N Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207The Upper Room at Pearl Street Pub hosts live bands and DJs in an energizing environment. Every weekend, you'll be sure to find yourself dancing around to whatever music is playing.
Live Music: Friday nights open until 3AM; Saturday nights open until 4am; Special bands throughout the year 
For more information on special upcoming events, visit the Upper Room's website here.  

The Olde English Pub & Pantry

683 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204Enjoy your favorite British beer or single malt and a live band on the beautiful outdoor patio at The Olde English Pub!
Live Music: Various dates throughout the summer
To keep up-to-date on what's happening at The Olde English Pub, visit their Facebook Page
Don't forget! Friends don't let friends drink and drive. Make sure you have a designated driver, or check out these other transportation services that Albany offers.