Wolff's Biergarten

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Wolff's BiergartenWolff's Biergarten
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: n/a
Taps: 14
Bottles: 23
Cask: 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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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 14
Photo of Avryle
4.13/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Another great beer stop is Albany. Chock full of draft & bottle German beers (as well as German wines for those folk. Prices aren't bad- $12-15 for a freakin' liter of (good) beer. Food selection is standard wurst, saurkraut, etc. Free peanuts.

There is a ping pong table and several dart boards against the rear wall (which makes coming out of the bathroom a bit scary not knowing if you're going to get nailed in between the eyes with a dart.)

My one complaint is their current lack of boots. Their board states they have boots, (Free 2L boot o' beer on your birthday) but upon inquiry, they informed me that they HAD a single boot until it was dropped by some birthday boy soon after opening.

Photo of deanhead
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Draft beer is served in authentic .3 .5 and 1L vessels
11 German beers on tap plus Pilsner Urquell and Stella Artois
17 bottles German beer six Belgian offerings

We set out for this place after the Dead show let out in Albany in 4/17/09. we arrived shortly after midnight and this place was rocking. It was a short cab ride from Downtown near the Palace theater. Upon our arrival we checked in with the doorman who assured us that getting a cab back downtown would be easy. It turned out that it was not quite as easy as we hoped but none the less I guess catching a cab at 3:00am might be challenge in any city except Las Vegas...what do I know I live in Vermont.

We didn't have any food here, as the kitchen was already closed when we arrived shortly after midnight. The service was friendly, the place was very cool. Communal seating with lot's of long tables to sit at with strangers. The bar even had benches bolted to the floor, so you shared elbow space at the bar on a bench.

It's an open air venue, with seating out front, and plenty tables. If you are in the Albany area it's definitely worth a visit.
CASH ONLY!!

Photo of GoBlue28
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Great atmosphere. Great beer. Only problem is it should have more great German beers in bottle. Disappointed to not find any schlenkerla beers, other rauch beers or some famous german beers like aventinus julius echter dunkel or any berliner weisse beers.

Great otherwise though! The entire set up was very nice and comfortable. I will definitely enjoy many a nights posted up on a the bar there. Price were very nice, and the food was excellent. Very glad to have this bar around albany. Make sure to check it out!

Photo of ChellyNY
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Exceptional across the board for a city that's long-needed a biergarten that's open on a daily basis. We have the fabulous Mahar's, with a selection that can't be beat - but the tap and bottle choices at Wolff's, plus the authentic and tasty German fare, make this my favorite place for a brew.

While it shouldn't be noteworthy, it is - that all brews are served as they should be, right glass, right temperature. And the service is friendly and engaging. The atmosphere is comfortable, and the smart setup means that you can get to the bar fairly quickly.

Wolff's Biergarten in Albany, NY
91 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.