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Wolff's Biergarten

Not Rated.
Wolff's BiergartenWolff's Biergarten
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
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:
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madmanjf

New York

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%

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)

07-06-2009 14:33:09 | More by madmanjf
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edmiglia

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-29-2014 00:51:56 | More by edmiglia
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Troy518

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-18-2014 15:21:09 | More by Troy518
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-08-2014 22:55:29 | More by NJBeer265
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SlainteAlbanyNY

New York

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%

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'!

04-26-2013 22:57:44 | More by SlainteAlbanyNY
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stalker5

New York

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

10-08-2012 15:18:37 | More by stalker5
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.71/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

02-13-2012 22:04:47 | More by rlee1390
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mctizzz

California

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

01-03-2012 18:32:16 | More by mctizzz
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manwich

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -2%

Fun place. Quite good selection of German beers on tap, with fun glassware (.3/.5/1l mugs). The atmosphere is fun and lighthearted, with a mixed crowd and good spirits. Peanut shell covered floor, picnic bench seating, soccer on TV and a garage-style front door open to the street in the summer makes this place a great place to have a beer (and dinner) with friends. Probably the only place around where you can find this selection of German beers on tap.

The food is generally good, German-inspired fare including sausage, schnitzel and various other odds and ends. Prices are reasonable, though not necessarily cheap. Cash only.

Don't forget to go on your birthday for the free 2l boot (with $40 refundable deposit)!

07-17-2010 20:48:39 | More by manwich
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kehustler14

New York

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

One of the more ineresting places in Albany, they have everything from a ping-pong table to 4 dartboards, and decenet number of TV's. Only had the food once, but can't complain about that, it was pretty good. My favorite part is the free 2 liter birthday boot, although next year I am going to ask how much it would cost to have it filled up with Weihenstephaner hefeweisse instead of the house beer, the Hofbrau Munich. Definitly the place we go on special occasions such as birthdays or a nice warm day in the beginning or end of the school year.

01-02-2010 04:11:39 | More by kehustler14
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Wolff's Biergarten in Albany, NY
90 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.