Quality Inn Central
1632 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 456-8811
Fax: (518) 456-0811
Bars & Cafes
Wolf's has two locations, one downtown and this one in the suburb of Colonie. This one serves the familiar pub-grub items like burgers, sandwiches, salads and a few entrees, yet the difference between the location downtown is that here you'll find an arcade. The arcade is small, similar to a Chuck-E-Cheese, but most come for the food, drinks and convivial atmosphere. On occasion, there is live music and Wolf's provides its space for banquets and other events.
Kurver Kreme has been an Albany favorite since 1953 thanks to its loyal customers that return summer after summer for delicious soft serve ice cream and loaded hot dogs. There is an overwhelming menu of Signature Sundaes, thick milkshakes, Boston Shakes, Italian Ice, ice cream floats and great hot dogs with meat sauce. Can't decide? You can bring home a pint or quart, or order an ice cream cake or pie to indulge in later on. Make sure that you come early in the evening to avoid the post-dinner rush, but worry not - the four windows can run through lines in a jiffy. Located near the Colonie Center in the suburb of Colonie.
Across the Street Pub gets its name from its location, which is opposite the University at Albany. This unpretentious bar and restaurant is frequented by college students and families. On offer are a delicious range of burgers, sandwiches, salads and light fares, which can be accompanied by refreshing beers. But the real must-have here are the buffalo wings, which are always crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The place is decked with 14 flat screen televisions, making it an ideal spot to catch a game with like minded fans. On weekdays, post 11p, they offer a special menu of limited dishes for those who would like to indulge in a late-night feast. Call ahead for hours and further information.
Dorato's Restaurant & Bar is a casual haven in Guilderland, to feast on delicious American cuisine. They offer a nice range of beers on tap, along with a good array of bottled varieties. The food is good and quantity satisfying, these are sure to keep your palate and pocket happy. Dorato's opens its doors for longer hours in comparison to other eateries in the area, making it an ideal late-night binge spot. Call ahead before visiting.
Dee Dee's Tavern is one of the best local hangouts in the area. The bar has a welcoming feel to it, and you're sure to feel right at home. With a diverse crowd, you'll see people from all walks of life gathering here. They have weekly events like karaoke to keep things fresh. Drinks are reasonably priced, making this a great place for an outing any day of the week.
Enjoy a beer and some of the best cheese steaks in town at Philly Bar and Grill. The atmosphere is laid-back, unless there's a great game on the TVs, in which case you're likely to find a livelier crowd. The back patio is enormous, with plenty of seating and a stage for the live acts that entertain patrons on Saturdays. Delectable cheese steaks, wings, and other bar fare make up the menu.
Enjoy comfort food, reasonably-priced drinks, and friendly service at Jessica Stone's. Sandwiches, burgers, and quesadillas make up most of the menu. Must-try items include the buffalo wings, grilled chicken sandwich, and super nachos. The inviting atmosphere and lively crowds ensure many returning customers for this bar and restaurant.
The Madison Pourhouse is reminiscent of an authentic Irish pub, where the bar has warm lighting, plaid backing on red booths and green walls covered with portraits, deer antlers and other objects from the Isles. The beer list also pays homage to England, Scotland and Ireland with more than 40 cask-conditioned ales and over 100 bottled brews. The owners also follow the light fare menu typical in most Irish/English/Scottish pubs; the kitchen provides snacks and 'toasties' along with a massive choice of artisan beers on tap.
Junior's is a neighborhood bar and grill that serves simple, unpretentious food and superb drinks. Every night is a theme night, from team trivia to cheap wings, there is something for everyone. On the menu, guests will find everything but the kitchen sink, in fact it will probably take them quite some time to choose what to order. Some items on the menu include sandwiches, burgers, salads, panini and other pub-grub selections.
Roman Pub is one of the area's favorite watering holes. They serve beer, liquor, and sometimes have special offerings like jello shots. Pool and darts keep patrons entertained through the night. The bar accepts cash only, so make sure to stop by the ATM on your way there, or use one available onsite.
French cuisine and an impressive selection of wine come together to form an elegant dining experience at The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar. They are open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. The menu includes French dishes like seafood cassoulet, braised rabbit, escargot, and a great cheese selection. Take your time and dine the French way, savoring every bite and every sip at this fine dining establishment.
JJ Rafferty's is a friendly local bar that's great to visit any time of the week, but karaoke nights are the most popular. Sing your favorite tunes while enjoying a drink from the full bar. They also have a menu of bar food for you to enjoy.