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Ralphus Jul 24, 2009 10:08 AM

NYC hound heading to Albany the evening before Ommegang's Belgian Fest. Looking for a good restaurant with a good beer menu to match (if possible). Otherwise, may try another recommended resto on this board or maybe the brewpub. Cheers!

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    markabauman Jul 24, 2009 11:51 AM

    If you can get over to Troy, you might want to consider going to Brown's Taproom, 417 River St. Can't comment on the food, but the beer selection is great.

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    1. re: markabauman
      financialdistrictresident Jul 24, 2009 01:15 PM

      Holmes and Watson in Troy is still around. Haven't been in years . . .

      They came up on www.pubcrawler.com. No website, number is 518-273-8526.

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      adventuresinbaking Jul 24, 2009 12:36 PM

      Definitely pop in to Mahars to have a beer:
      http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1668/?view=beerfly

      Browns Brew Pub is good. It has a large patio on the river, which makes it especially nice this time of year.
      http://www.brownsbrewing.com/

      Albany Pump Station is well received. I can't speak for it myself
      http://www.evansale.com/

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        randomdude Jul 24, 2009 04:08 PM

        I haven't been to the pump station in about five years, but last time I went the food, and beer, was very good.

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          Fred19 Jul 25, 2009 04:49 AM

          I like the Pump Station. Good food and good beer. The onion soup and burgers were good.

          ~Fred19

        2. georgeb Jul 24, 2009 04:16 PM

          Check out Wolff's Biergarten. Lots of Munich-fresh beers on tap.

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