Attending a game or catching a concert at the MVP Arena? We've got you covered with things to do nearby! Whether it's grabbing a bite to eat, shopping for an Albany memento, or strolling around some art, scroll on for the details on what to do around the MVP Arena.


Albany War Room Tavern City Beer Hall Bar 

excelsior pub


Albany Stadium Restaurant & Bar 
Location: 51 South Pearl Street

Located right inside the MVP Arena with access from Pearl Street, the Albany Stadium Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to dine while attending an event at the venue. The restaurant is open before all events at the arena and offers extended hours on show nights. Stop by for some drinks and apps before the show or enjoy one of their sandwiches or burgers for dinner. 

Albany War Room Tavern

Location: 42 Eagle Street

While in New York's capital city get a taste of delicious sushi, mouth-watering steak, and an atmosphere highlighting New York State politics. Dubbed the "Planet Hollywood of State Politics" the War Room is open 'til 11 PM daily and just footsteps away from the MVP Arena making it a great pick to end your night after the big game or concert. 

City Beer Hall

Location: 42 Howard Street

The City Beer Hall is a traditional American beer hall & gastropub located in a historic building which housed downtown Albany's old telephone company. Their menu features locally sourced and seasonal cuisine. If you're looking for a late-night bite, the City Beer Hall is open until 12:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays!

The Excelsior Pub

Location: 54 Philip Street

The Excelsior Pub has made a name for themselves in Albany by using only New York-made products for all of their beers and other drinks. There's even an Empire State-themed menu of food. From garbage plates to buffalo wings to chicken spiedies, Excelsior Pub offers it all! Make sure to try the Albany famous mozzarella sticks with melba sauce!


The Vandy  Fort Orange General Store Fresh & Fly Clothing


The Vandy Thrift Shoppe

Location: 412 Broadway

If you love to shop, you must stop by The Vandy Thrift Shoppe located right off Broadway. This consignment store offers low prices on men's and women's clothing, accessories and home decor. Proceeds from this shop directly support Vanderheyden's mission to empower youth, adults and families to build brighter futures.

Fort Orange General Store

Location: 412 Broadway

The Fort Orange General Store is a charming neighborhood shop that is located just around the corner from the Vandy Thrift Shoppe. If you're looking for an Albany memento, Fort Orange General Store has plenty of options. They have a wide selection of charming gifts, Albany-themed trinkets and curated, handcrafted goods.

Fresh & Fly Clothing Store

Location: 13 S Pearl Street

Find a new outfit to wear to the next Albany event you attend at Fresh & Fly Clothing. The locally owned shop is known as the "Official Swag Headquarters." For the past 18 years, Fresh & Fly has worked to enhance fashion and style and offer the latest trends in clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children.


Williams Street


William Street

Location: Between Beaver and Howard Streets

Come see the bright and beautiful art that lights up William Street. Located in between Beaver and Howard Street, the pedestrian walkway was renovated last year and now has overhead lighting, colorful furniture and art designed by Eugene O'Neill. Make sure to get some photos on your way to and from the arena!