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Top recommendations from locals

Museum
“Great for kids and adults. Learn about the history of the state from New York City, to the Adirondack State Park.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Some amazing venues play at The Egg, including many major artists as well as others we haven't heard from in a hundred years. Albany is just a half hour away from here.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Popular, industrial interesting decor, take your date! Limited menu but nice cheese board and wine selection.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Worth the drive to this beautiful historic factory, turned modern craft brewery. They have a great contemporary menu. CHECK HOURS BEFORE HEADING OUT. They're only open Thursday-Sunday at certain times of year. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Cheaper and closer than Regal Cinemas, playing the perfect range of limited and wide release films. Located next to food, coffee, and ice cream.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“An aerial adventure park noted by Boston Magazine, The New York Times, and other travel publications. Traverse from tree to tree on a variety of elements like high wires, zip lines, and rope ladders. If you’re the one in the group afraid of heights, stay on the ground and enjoy watching your mates yell “Wahoo!” as they zip by.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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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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“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
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
Museum
“If you want to learn more about Albany, its people, its history, its art, include a visit to the Institute in your plans.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Industrially influenced decor, mixed youngish crowd, fresh options, breakfast brunch.”
  • 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!”
  • 10 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!”
  • 10 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
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