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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“Popular, industrial interesting decor, take your date! Limited menu but nice cheese board and wine selection.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Good drink, good food, good fun, All in an old historic mill redone and beautiful to see. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a younger crowd, this is where the college kids go. This bar is great because in the back corner, there is shuffle board! I really don't know if that's the name, but whatever has blue and red 'pucks' and use your fingers to shuffle them and knock your opponent off the board to maintain position, and their brew list is very extensive.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Top Chef Ric Orlando's bistro is one of the coolest spots in town! Farm-fresh eats & regional beers fill out a global menu, with a mahogany bar from '39 World's Fair. Highlights Great cocktailsGreat coffeeGreat dessertGreat tea selectionOutdoor seating Popular for LunchDinnerSolo dining Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entranceWheelchair accessible parking lotWheelchair accessible restroomWheelchair accessible seating Offerings AlcoholCocktailsCoffeeComfort foodHappy hour drinksHappy hour foodHealthy optionsLate-night foodOrganic dishesSmall platesVegetarian options Dining options LunchDinnerCateringDessertSeatingTable serviceTakeout Amenities: Bar onsite Good for kids High chairs Restroom Atmosphere: Casual Cozy Romantic Upscale Crowd Family-friendly GroupsTourists Planning: Lunch reservations recommended Dinner reservations recommended Accepts reservations Usually a wait Transgender safespace LGBTQ friendly ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very Good food and very good selection of beer. Give it a try if you like beer or want a great place to grab a meal. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great drinks, food and service. Grab a pint from the bar while you wait for a table - chances are it will be busy but oh so worth it. If you enjoy great sandwiches and hearty pub fare this is the place for you!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Footsies is an old bank with really cool ambiance, great drinks and some cool games (darts, pinball, ski ball, foosball).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Decent food, served fast but made fresh. Affordable counter service available downstairs.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Soccer bar and German beer garden in downtown Albany. This place is awesome!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gift Shop
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“Great coffee, sweet picnic tables in the back. Love the avocado toast with coffee for breakfast.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“You can also get breakfast here - from 11-3 - on weekends along with the hair of the dog that bit you.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Opened in the space of Troy Hardware, a fusion restaurant and cocktails. Offering brunch, signature cocktails, premium spirits, craft beer, quality comfort food and specialty days and events. Downtown but still walking distance!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“It's got great beer and tasty, slightly unique pub food. Nice, open, wood interior.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“hands down the best pub food in town... Old school charm and staff that will help guide on must do while visiting Troy ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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Pizza Place
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“Basement Restaurant and Bar with.... Wood-fired pizzas – you can watch your pizza while it cooks! They also have a selection of pastas, appetizers, salads, beer, and wine. Through an inside door is the Bacchus Bar.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pub
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“We love their selection of English beers and the food is just the comfort food you need when you dream of mashy pees! Their back patio is beautiful in the warmer seasons but the fireplace inside is nice to hang by in the winter. Fun fact, this is located in one of the oldest buildings in Albany!”
  • 6 locals recommend