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Lionheart Pub

Not Rated.
Lionheart PubLionheart Pub
BA SCORE
89
very good

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 16.37%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

448 Madison Ave
Albany, New York, 12208-3601
United States
phone: (518) 436-9530

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Niedzws


4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-12-2014 18:34:04 | More by Niedzws
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Troy518

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-10-2014 04:24:29 | More by wisegreensoul
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-11-2013 02:52:01 | More by MikePags
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mctizzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-14-2013 05:57:16 | More by mctizzz
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vonnegut21

New York

2.88/5  rDev -26.3%

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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HarryTBaggins

North Carolina

1.88/5  rDev -51.9%

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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Lionheart Pub in Albany, NY
89 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.