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Lionheart Pub

Not Rated.
Lionheart PubLionheart Pub

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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
very good

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 16.67%
$$ - reasonable
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448 Madison Ave
Albany, New York, 12208-3601
United States
phone: (518) 436-9530

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-18-2014 15:22:27 | More by Troy518
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-10-2014 04:24:29 | More by wisegreensoul
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-08-2014 22:54:12 | More by NJBeer265
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $

A place of extremes. Great draft selection but a dirty crowded atmosphere that is severely lacking. Good prices on the large tap selection- about 30-40 taps. Tried a Brandy Barrel-Aged Lagunitas Imperial Stout, a real B-side of a selection there.

Unfortunately, the bar is a college bro hangout. The place is dirty, small, and crowded, and infested with popped collar douchebag types. Absolutely not recommended past 8 or 9pm for this reason.

01-27-2014 06:33:19 | More by GreesyFizeek
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-27-2013 20:21:49 | More by jmdrpi
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-11-2013 02:52:01 | More by MikePags
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-14-2013 05:57:16 | More by mctizzz
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New York

2.88/5  rDev -26.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$

The Lionheart is an interesting bar. They have a great tap list, put on great events and are in a good area of town. The bartenders are timely, even when the place is packed. The problem is, the place is always packed. It's entirely too narrow for the amount of people that are there. The crowd also skews a little too bro for my tastes. You'll often see a "bro-down" outside and there are plenty of club tees to be found. I want to like it more than I do. If you go at happy hour, on an off night or during the summer when the bros have gone home on break, it's a pretty decent place. Otherwise, it's really not worth the hassle.

06-13-2013 19:44:01 | More by vonnegut21
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North Carolina

1.88/5  rDev -51.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$$$

This place has turned into a real dump in spite of what the management-writen review below says. College kids are crammed in to power drink, so people are spilling on you and the bathrooms are vomit soaked. Both patrons and staff are often hostile, but apparently as long as you have two dozen taps, you run a trendy bar these days.
But any number of taps is meaningless since they don't clean the lines. My first Optimator would always taste nasty. Many times I'd order an Optimator and be served a Rogue Dead Guy, a decent beer, but an insult to me and an admission of problems with their lines. And while this forum concentrates on beer, I've noticed bartenders mixing drinks without liquor, only to drizzle some booze on the straw only.
And like another reviewer, I've had my debit card charged twice for the same tab and been present when patrons come in to challenge their double billing. Seems like both the IRS and NY Liquor Authority should take a closer look.
If you must go, try to avoid the bartenders Mike and Josh. Mike's the one I've seen swap beers and charge for liquor not served. Josh just doesn't move and is obnoxious. If John's working, pay in cash; he's always working whenever a second charge is added to a card after the patron left.

05-14-2011 19:12:01 | More by HarryTBaggins
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New York

4.78/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is one of the top few beer bars in the Albany area. We have the world class Mahar's at the other end of Madison Ave, and still visit Lionheart regularly because of the excellent beer selection and livlier atmosphere. This place usually has an eclectic crowd, yound and old with decent people watching.

At quiet times, this is also one of the few places around here with an informed and interesting bar tender from whom you can learn.

We are spoiled beer drinkers with decades of tasting behind us. Still we find choices from the large draft menu at Lionheart that are uncommon and excellent.

02-13-2010 14:51:49 | More by melitameister
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Lionheart Pub in Albany, NY
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.