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Bombers Burrito Bar

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Bombers Burrito BarBombers Burrito Bar
BA SCORE
82
good

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.79%
Taps: 20
Bottles: 15
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

258 Lark St
Albany, New York, 12210-1105
United States
phone: (518) 463-9636

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bombersburritos

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(Place added by: sponberg)
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Reviews by slander:
Photo of slander
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%

Yes, with my coming and going on no specific schedule and me being tucked away in the conference room, I suppose that it could be difficult to remember that I'm there when I'm there. But every day, having them say, "Oh, we ordered lunch without you, we forgot that you were here". I mean, I'm getting like zero love here, not to mention I'm now loopy and lightheaded. That's about the time I start getting a hankerin' for a burrito, and then I think about it a lot, and I go and read the reviews again, and sing quietly the song of the pepper and rice (I whistle the high parts), and try to be productive best I can...

Not terribly far from the district. I got me a parking spot just up the road there. You can enter up or down, me being new here, I ventured downwards into the belly where the burritos happen. While mulling the menu counterside, I was quickly given the rules.
"You can't bring downstairs food upstairs, you can't bring upstairs food or drink downstairs".
Hmmmn.

"Where's the bar?"
"Upstairs".
"I can order food up there?"
"Yes".

Chuckled lightly at the sign reading "Please don't stare at us while we roll burritos. It's creepy", and ventured through the lower side room seating areas to upstairs. A dozen tables and booths with views of my car through the large front windows bordered with strung colored bulb holiday lighting. Through the cut in the wall to the bar area, smallish and kind of tight, a staircase up to I don't know where there. An "L" shaped wood bar with alternating lighter colored strips on the far wall seats a dozen and a few tables scattered about. Brick wall behind the bar with a shelf of wines on one side over the taps, a bunch of shelves of booze on the other side; Vodkas on one but tequilas running the long shelf (sadly, no Cuervo Family Reserva). Painted walls with a large Bombers logo, ceiling fans, recessed spot lighting and small candles on the bar and wall hooks. A single TV mounted above and a Margarita machine on the end of the bar. They do enormous 60 ounce margaritas in a large metal vessel with sparklers; thankfully it ain't my birthday.

20 taps on two towers of 10 each behind the bar. About 1/2 of them decent craft beers, nothing crazy (Brooklyn Brown, Harpoon UFO, Boulder Hazed & Infused, Sam Adams Winter & Cherry Wheat, Magic Hat #9, Saranac Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Blue Moon,) and then standard imports (Paulaner, Guinness, Bass, Smithwicks, Newcastle, Stella, Strongbow, Dos Equis) and macro noise. Cooler of bottles in the corner holds nothing of mention 'cept the Brooklyn Lager. I had the Brooklyn Brown, tasty, fresh, so much so that I gone had another.

My chicken burrito arrived timely, it was phat and very tasty, but luke warm. Woulda been very nice if the bitch were hot. Could have sent it back but I was loopy and lightheaded and terribly of the famished.

The place filled in nicely behind me so I know to get here in the early and not later if I want to sit. Food was absolutely solid and I was down with the Brown. Survived another day in Albany.

slander, Apr 06, 2007
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

sirsteve42, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.1/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of mctizzz
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

mctizzz, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of vonnegut21
3.2/5  rDev -7%

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.

vonnegut21, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of jDulcinea
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%

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!)

jDulcinea, Mar 25, 2011
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Bombers Burrito Bar in Albany, NY
82 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.