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The 7 Best Bars Near Albany

Updated: May 2, 2022

It's always happy hour with these great bars in Albany! We go for the drinks and stay for the vibe. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of bars in Albany. Head to these watering holes for great live music, darts and strong drinks!

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Solano Cellars Wine Shop & Wine Bar

Wine Bar, $$, AlbanyWine Bar, $$Albany, North of Marin
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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    USA Today

If you travel further

Prizefighter

Bar, $$, EmeryvilleBar, $$Emeryville
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    13 Essential East Bay Cocktail Bars

    Eater

The Double Standard

Bar, $$, OaklandBar, $$Oakland, Northgate
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

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    Eater
  • Eater

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Drexl Bar

Bar, $$, OaklandBar, $$Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater

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    Eater
  • Eater

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    Eater

Tiger's Taproom

Bar, $$, OaklandBar, $$Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Friends and Family

Cocktail Bar, OaklandCocktail BarOakland, Northgate
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

C.D.P.

Bar, $$, OaklandBar, $$Oakland, Piedmont Avenue
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Hip & Trendy Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Albany. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28999 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 2955 lists and articles from Michelin Guide, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019), Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Hip & Trendy Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Uptown Oakland. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Club Mallard is the highest-rated bar that is good for groups in Albany.

Club Mallard is a bar with a happy hour in Albany.

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