World of Beer

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3.82/5
Very Good
11 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1 Crossgates Mall Rd
Albany, New York, 12203-5368
United States

(518) 869-9900

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Added by bloodyscrubs on 07-13-2014

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
pDev:
11.52%
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by vonnegut21:
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2.98/5  rDev -22%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of thoglund
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of MrFuster
3.78/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Beer wannabe
V poor happy hour beers
They want to pick your flights!
Pretty good fun
Lame vibe- in a mall !!

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Bar in a mall. Probably about 40-50 taps, some good stuff on the menu for sure, but a lot of the taps are certainly filler. Fairly knowledgeable staff. The food is your typical tavern food, but the giant pretzel is pretty killer. I wouldn't seek this place out, but if you're a dude with a lady going shopping at the mall- there are much worse ways to spend your time.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Being a chain establishment, I went in with some apprehension. I went during the early afternoon, so the crowds were non-existent, and was greeted by the bar tender as i set down. The several beers I had were as they should be, meaning clean lines and correct glassware. After I had my fill of food and beer, I left feeling good about my visit.

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Photo of edmiglia
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of bloodyscrubs
2.36/5  rDev -38.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2

Disliked it but I will be back for another try.

The service for table seating was horrendously slow. Sitting at the bar may (damn well better, actually) be faster. Drinks just take forever to be served, 20+ minutes. Very rare for me to find a bar where the speed of service itself is the rate limiting factor to drinking. On top of this, the food we ordered was cold.

A word on the beer menu itself. It's difficult to navigate 500 beers that are geographically organized. Grouping by style would be better. Also, despite the massive selection, I found it hard to find many of my go-to favorites on the menu. For example, I don't think they had Founders Breakfast Stout, or Cigar City Brewery Jai Alai IPA.

If obsurity and sheer number of options takes priority over quality, I don't see the point.

It is kind of like choosing wedding invites using a phonebook. You need to have a plan in your head for what to order when you go. It'd be nice to browse a live inventory menu online but the website barely hints at what they have in stock.

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World of Beer in Albany, NY
Place rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 11 ratings