Druthers Brewing Company (Albany)


If you follow the @20somethingalb twitter you saw that I checked out Druthers Brewing Co. new location in Albany on Friday.

1053 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Pro’s: GREAT food, beer, atmosphere and table/bar service.

Con’s: Unpleasant front desk member (I can only speak for who we talked to) and the building was hot, we found that the AC was great at our table but not well circulated throughout the rest of the building. 

Taking into consideration that this location hasn’t even been open a week, it is safe to say we had a great experience.

(Quick context: we arrived just around 8pm, with a party of 8 people, looking for dinner and drinks.)

We walked in to a packed house where we were quoted a wait time of 1hr and 30 minutes. We decided to get some drinks and wait it out. They have a system where they text your phone when your table is ready, you can also track your place in line if you feel like downloading the app they use. We did find out that they take reservations, as 3 large tables sat open for over 30 minutes with “reserved” signs waiting for their party to show.

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37th Freihofer’s Run for Women

This morning the gun went off for the 37th Freihofer’s Run for Women. Great turnout with over 4,000 ladies registered.

The overall winner was Emily Chebet from Kenya, which makes this her THIRD title. She crossed the line with an unofficial time of 15:37.


Great job to all who participated today!

Check out Freihofer’s for more information about the annual run.

Oh and let’s not forget about the cookies…

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We did it!

Why is it that short weeks never seem short?

Couple places to check out for happy hour today, unless you’re running the Freihofer’s tomorrow in which case check them out after you finish up those festivities.

The Beer Belly
281 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
(Food menu)

Great beer (and wine) selection, delicious food, fun environment and if you don’t feel like being out and about you can buy some bottles to bring home for your fridge!

Hill Street Cafe
180 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY 12202
(Food menu)

An old favorite, great for sports games and tasty bar food (which is served ’til LATE).

The Olde English Pub
683 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
(Food menu)

One of the (ever growing) Broadway gems, nice atmosphere, good variety of drinks AND rumor has it there’s a beautiful new garden bar which I will be checking out soon!

I’ll probably start doing this every Friday especially as I continue to check out some of the new places (I don’t want to refer you to somewhere I’ve yet to try).


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