Albany is where it’s at this March when the tourney and St. Paddy’s Day combine for a weekend you can’t miss!
Click here to download our Tourney Time map full of Downtown Albany’s best bars and restaurants. You can also keep scrolling to learn more about our favorite places to watch the games and grab your favorite drinks!
At 677 Prime, high-quality ingredients and exceptional service give you our exclusive fine-dining steakhouse experience. You can expect memorable meals thanks to our chef-driven cuisine, world-class wine program, and unparalleled service from our knowledgeable staff.
75 Livingston Ave
Albany Distilling Company produces a variety of craft spirits featured in our many delicious cocktails. Our bar will be open for lunch and dinner on both Friday and Saturday, along with the famous DeFazio’s wood-fired pizzeria. St Patrick’s Day specials will be available all weekend and DJ Trumastr spinning Friday night grooves!
THE ALBANY STADIUM
51 S Pearl St
Located inside the MVP, survive the madness with real food and craft drinks at the Albany Stadium! Enjoy 16 beers on tap and all the games on 22 HD TVs!
90 N Pearl St
This is the bourbon & beef spot that Albany has always longed for. The ownership is a collective of some of the area’s most experienced bartenders & managers who’ve come together to give you The Bishop. Paired with quality culinary stylings of Chef Danny, and an offering of bourbons & ryes that rival anywhere in the region, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything that compares.
BULL & BEE
140 Hamilton St
The Bull and Bee provides delicious locally crafted meads (honey wines), along with other NYS craft beers, liquors, wines to its patrons in a warm and welcoming environment!
CITY BEER HALL
42 Howard St
Festive beer garden & gastropub in a historic building, where drinks come with free pizza. Open for Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, and Brunch.
DP AN AMERICAN BRASSERIE & YONO'S
25 Chapel St
Two unique dining experiences in one stellar location. Imaginative and inventive cuisine, over two dozen small plates, traditional favorites and a selection of Chef Yono’s signature menu items.
54 Philip St
Local neighborhood bar that exclusively serves New York State beer, wine, and liquor. They offer a simple pub menu of classic NY dishes, such as wings, garbage plates, and beef on weck. It’s a great spot to catch up with friends or watch a game, with a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff.
THE HOLLOW BAR + KITCHEN
79 N Pearl St
Established in 2013, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen focuses on our inspired culinary scene, celebrated live music venue and well-executed private events. We are known for our warm hospitality and genuine love of food, drink and music.
LIONHEART ON THE GREEN
COMING SOON: The popular Albany Lionheart Pub is opening a new location with an indoor/outdoor bar, an industrial aesthetic and garage doors opening onto a large patio!
OLDE ENGLISH PUB
In an atmosphere like no other, you’ll feel more at home than in a restaurant while you drink and dine in the historic Quackenbush House.
51 S Pearl St
Nino Sapienza first opened Pizzeria Sapienza in 1990, and was the first tenant of the Times Union Center, formerly known as The Knickerbocker Arena.
THE SKINNY PANCAKE
1 Steuben St
Love local! Offering locally sourced sweet and savory crepes, burgers, beer, & a bar. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert 7 days a week.
144 State St.
A local contemporary dining experience with fresh and healthy options. Conveniently located inside the new Renaissance Hotel, our restaurant features a historical yet modern feel with a spacious restaurant and lounge where you can grab a quick breakfast before you start your day, or relax and enjoy your evening.
74 N Pearl St
Crafted with the very highest quality wholesome, clean, vegan ingredients we can conjure up – Wizard Burgers satisfy the manliest of appetites (for people of all sizes, genders, and sexual orientations). And while it may not technically be magic, it ain’t far off.
16 Sheridan Ave
Hatchet throwing, craft cocktails and great beer! A unique experience in downtown Albany providing unparalleled entertainment, and excitement.