Bombers Burrito Bar
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 15
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Avryle:
2.68/5 rDev -21.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5 | $
Bombers has won the popular vote for, "Best Mexican Restauant in Albany." This speaks volumes about how bad of a selection of Mexican restaurants is available here. Its bad, though I will admit that you get incredibly large portions of really bad Tex-Mex for a pretty good price. Their one redeeming menu item: sweet potato fries.
On with the beer selection for which this review is truly about... There's nothing phenomenal here in comparision with a couple of other locations in town, but they usually do have Brooklyn, Magic Hat & something else moderately saucy, along with all the usual macro crap.
The atmosphere is nothing to get overly excited about. Located on Lark St., its smack dab in the middle of party-land and attracts a lot of the college kiddies considering the inexpensive/big portions combo. Its a great place to listen in on other tables loud conversations about 1. How drunk they were the other night and the stupid things they did. 2. How He's such an a-hole & She hopes she's not pregnant. 3. The going rates of illicit substances, or 4. All of the above.
03-28-2008 13:44:17 | More by Avryle
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 4.25 | $$
A good bar for margaritas, not really for beer. The food is great (most of the time, it can be inconsistent) with huge burritos, and good wings and fries of different kinds. You get a huge margarita for free on your birthday.
The beer selection is lacking. Mostly macros, and the typical Mexican crap, with a few craft like options (Sam Adams is about as crafty as it gets). Beer prices weren't terrible, but I don't go here for beer. The service isn't always great- there never seems to be enough people on for the crowd that comes in on weekends.
01-24-2014 21:32:36 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.2/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25 | $$
Bomber's is an Albany institution. It's one of those places everyone knows, everyone has been to and nobody really bothers going to very much. The food is cheap, faux-Mexican, that really isn't worth your time... though the wings and piggy fries are pretty good drunk food. Beer selection is pretty average at best, maybe 2-3 local craft options. They do have happy hour every day, with $3 pints, which makes it a decent option for the after work crowd. Overall, not really worth the trip if you're looking for good food and good beer.
06-14-2013 15:50:20 | More by vonnegut21
3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
Fun place, but small. There is a takeout area downstairs and I got the impression that the burritos served in the dining area were pre-made for takeout.
Beer selection was fairly limited (Guinness, Smithwicks, Yuengling, Magic Hat, Sam Adams, etc.) but boasts 2 guest keg selections as a regular treat. Perhaps their specialty are Margaritas, they have some interesting concoctions listed, including a Prickly Pear margarita.
Was there on a Friday afternoon (shortly after lunch at the Schenectady location.) Staff was limited and service was a bit slow.
Overall: I would eat here again, but would try something other than the burritos... fish tacos could be a fun option. And be ready to wait for a table and spend an hour+ after being seated.
Do try: The sweet potato fries (yum!) and/or the Rasta Fries (loads of Rosemary!)
03-25-2011 22:54:46 | More by jDulcinea
3.18/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
As a college student in Albany, this is one of the more popular places to go. The beer selection is above average for a place like this - but not great. The main reason to go here is probably the free (with $20 purchase) huge birthday margarita. Combined with the biergarten, it definitly makes for a good birthday. Prices are OK, nothing great but nothing to avoid. Food is pretty good, good size portions, and the place has an overall "cool" atmosphere to be in. A place to visit for sure.
01-02-2010 03:47:15 | More by kehustler14
3.3/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Went on a recent trip to Albany, and was recommended Bombers by a friend as a great cheap place to get a bite.
Can't say anything about the beer, because I didn't even know there was a bar upstairs till I left, and I know that most of the stuff on the menu is OK at best, but the pulled pork burrito was fantastic. Wouldn't call it Mexican, if thats what your looking for, but it really was great pulled pork, and cheap! Going back up to Albany soon, and I'll be back for it.
Oh, and if you don't like loud annoying college kids, take your food to go. Trust me
04-02-2008 08:12:18 | More by fl0w
2.75/5 rDev -19.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $
Let me just say bombers was much better when the LionHeart was above it. Now it is it's own bar with food downstairs. The food is cheap and the portions are a representative example of why Americans are fat. Basically if you want their stuff go to price chopper get some black beans rice and cheese and mix. The beers used to be better as well. They would have some saucy stuff. Now it is all Brooklyn and Magic Hat which is fine I guess. Better off going to El Marachi for Mexican around the corner on Washington and Lark.
02-07-2008 21:52:05 | More by aerozeppl
3.13/5 rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I love the downstairs of Bombers. The food is pretty cheap for the amount and it's good tex-mex with no frills. All the people that work downstairs are cool. The upstairs is a different story. The bartenders are usually pretty cool, but the waitresses tend to be pretty bitchy and I always feel like I asking a lot to get some service. Their beer selection used to be good for the area, but other places around have improved their selection while Bomber's hasn't. It's usually wicked busy and it's standing room only upstairs and it's really not worth it.
01-03-2008 05:44:24 | More by drseamus
Bombers Burrito Bar in Albany, NY
82 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.