About Us




42 Howard Street, Albany NY 12207

Phone Number:
(518) 449-BEER (2337)

The building is on the corner of Howard Street and Lodge Street, one block from State Street in downtown Albany.

Click here for directions.


Monday 11AM to 12AM
Tuesday 11AM to 12AM
Wednesday 11AM to 12AM
Thursday 11AM to 12AM
Friday 11AM to 2AM
Saturday 10AM to 2AM
Sunday 10AM to 3PM


The City Beer Hall is an American beer hall & housed within downtown Albany’s historic & beautiful old telephone company. Inventive menus focus on locally sourced, seasonal, from-scratch cuisine. Indoor/outdoor seating for dinner, brunch, & late night.

Featuring some of the best craft beverages in the area; we have 20 rotating beer/cider taps, an extensive can/bottle list, & full bar. If you’re looking for a special brew that’s available in the area, chances are we’re pouring it. Not to mention, guests receive a FREE personal pizza with each beer/cocktail purchased! If you’re not looking to stay long, we offer beer to-go in cans.

Our Main Hall is a great location to host a lively group dinner, enjoy a cozy first date by the fireplace, or simply meet some friends for happy hour & a free pizza. Our huge outdoor patio is perfect for a sunny brunch or late night cocktail under the stars. Friday & Saturday late night our second level turns into a dance floor with a live DJ & drink specials.

We’re always hosting new & exciting events throughout the year which center around great beer, exceptional food, & a close connection with our community. Keep an eye out for our beer pairing dinners, tap takeovers, off premise pop-ups, live music (no cover charge, ever), weekly promotions, & semi-annual parties.

Private parties welcome! If you’re looking for a spot to celebrate a special occasion, host a meeting, etc. we have several unique areas in which we hold private events. We can accommodate 15-200 guests. For inquiries, please email Events@thecitybeerhall.com.

Free Parking is available at 55 Howard Street. From our building head north to 55 Howard Street. It’s directly across the street from Wendell Street.