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Wolff's Biergarten

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Wolff's BiergartenWolff's Biergarten
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Taps: 14
Bottles: 23
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

895 Broadway
Albany, New York, 12207-1306
United States
phone: (518) 427-2461

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wolffsbiergartn

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2009)
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Reviews by madmanjf:
Photo of madmanjf
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%

Wolff's is located in an industrial area of Albany's waterfront.

The front of the building has a very large garage door as the primary entrance during good weather. Entrance and heating issues during Winter Months remain to be seen.

The space is casually decorated with various residential building-fronts mimicked on one side with the bar located on the opposite side. Further in the back are high-tops, dart boards and a counter for ordering food.

The center space is filled with wood picnic tables and the floor is heavily coated with spent peanut shells; peanuts are complimentary and can be requested from the bar.

In place of bar stools, there are fixed benches that sit two comfortably or three uncomfortably. These are spaced apart with room for one person to stand between them.

The Beer ... approximately 14 taps of all German beer! Two or three lines contain German Imports which can be found widely at other locations; however, the majority are less obtainable elsewhere. The bottled selection extends into the Belgian styles.

All taps can be poured into .3, .5 or 1L authentic glassware which gives patrons of all interests the options of sampling to heavy drinking.

The focus here is obviously German Imports. The only thing that was missing, in my opionion, were German Styles presently brewed in the USA. While not traditional, I think it would be a nice touch to see Domestic Micros of German Styles available on tap (Ex: Victory Prima Pils)

madmanjf, Jul 06, 2009
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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%

German style beer garden atmosphere with a blend of American garage door style party atmosphere! This place provides an open, free flowing atmosphere that makes it easy to mingle and meet. You can easily over look the messy peanut shelled floor since they provide that free snack on every German style picnic table. While snacking on the "nuts" you can enjoy a plethora of German style beers; whatever suits your fancy. If German beer doesn't do it for ya, they also serve a hearty menu of Belgians (they have Delirium Tremens!). The food is also ethnically eclectic. For those not on the adventurous side with their tastebuds stick with the pizza (they own a place next door which they'll pick up for you) which is awesome! Pizza and beer are always a classic combo! Nonetheless, this atmosphere is alluring for all kinds and if the beer doesn't draw you in, there are the large TVs and dart boards to keep you occupied while guzzling your liter of beer. It's worth mentioning the "birthday boot" of beer that you can get for free on your special day-look out, it's 64 oz of deliciousness! You may leave the 'garten with a 'feather in your German hat'!

SlainteAlbanyNY, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of stalker5
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Definitely love going to Biergarten. They have the best selection of European beers on tap and bottled in the Albany area, bar none. It's a great place to catch soccer games and other sports occasionally with friends and some locals or shoot darts with folks also. The food is pretty good in my opinion. Portions of kraut, wurst and potato salad, etc are excellent and taste is good too. They also give you a free boot of beer on your birthday, and free roasted peanuts while you're hanging out. The only downside for me is the bar is cash-only. Not a huge problem overall but I do not like carrying cash.

stalker5, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%

A friend started their birthday extravaganza there. The bar seemed to be lacking a consistent vibe. I thought it would be a semi up-scale beer bar. However there are peanut shells all over the place, very loud college/just graduated scene. For a German bar they were playing classic rock, did not go well together at all.

As previously mentioned the bathrooms are located near dart boards so you risk your life to get to the bathroom. You're almost relieved that you can relieve yourself. Also the dart board are not set up for regulation length, the darts provided are of low quality.

Beer is decent, they have a few nice beers but the main options are average quality german pilsners.

rlee1390, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of mctizzz
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%

Best selection of German beers on tap in the Albany area, nice place to catch a soccer game with some local hooligans or shoot darts with friends. The food is pretty mehh mostly consisting of wurst variations. It is the only place in Albany that gives a free boot of beer on your birthday , the beer selection is good but as for the food I will be sticking to the free peanuts.

mctizzz, Jan 03, 2012
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Wolff's Biergarten in Albany, NY
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.