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Best things to do in Albany

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Brewery
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“An awesome brewery featuring tons of award-winning beers. This place is always lively (and crowded) over the weekends, but it's worth a visit.”
32 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Lots of nice restaurants, cafe's, movie theater, sweet place to go for a Sunday stroll”
34 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Tri. Tip. Sandwich. It’s an outdoor space with a food truck, tables, gas fire pit, and even a kids play area. Let the kids frolic while you guzzle a pint. When you get there there may not be too many spots to sit but the tables turn over quickly and the food comes out fast. ”
46 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Lovely selection of cocktails and delicious Latin influenced tapas. Happy Hour has a nice selection. $$”
35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cozy dive bar with friendly clientele and bartenders. Drinks are inexpensive and there's usually a taco truck that serves great food parked in the parking lot.”
31 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Another deep dish pizza place, this time with the more classic cornmeal crust. Some prefer Little Star to Zachary's. It's a tough choice and a matter of taste. You can't go wrong with either. ”
25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious Bi Bim Bop, busy Korean spot featuring a large menu specializing in hot & cold rice bowls with vegan options. Family time is from 5:30-6:30, very kid friendly food and environment...then the grown ups come out $$”
21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“NY style pizza by the slice or whole pizza with delicious toppings. And it's so close! We love this place. Have a cannoli for dessert!”
23 locals recommend
Music Venue
“I go swing dancing here but they host all kinds of music and cultural events”
19 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of the best kept secrets in this area (maybe not such a secret!;). You'll need a reservation.”
27 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The best brunch in the Bay. Open til 2pm Tuesday-Sunday. Be prepared to wait on the weekends or get there early - worth it! ”
22 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“Great for families. Kids bowl free in summer: https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/center.php?alley_id=5813”
13 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“It has art films and foreign films. Street parking is available within a couple of blocks.”
19 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Good sushi within walking distance. They're open until 10pm, so this is a good option if you get in late. ”
21 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great white cloth tables. Nice wine and food. Close to home. Take the Ohlone path and make a right on Gilman you will see the Restaurant on your left after some other less fancy restaurants. Also there is a Food and Beer Brazilian one if you make a left at Gilman instead of a right”
20 locals recommend
Pub
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“Good burgers, brew choices. Live music on certain nights. Neighborhood scene. Kid friendly.”
19 locals recommend