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Private Events at The City Beer Hall

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Thank you for considering The City Beer Hall for your private event!

Housed within one of downtown Albany’s most beautiful and historic buildings, The City Beer Hall has five distinct areas in which we hold events. Our second floor Rodeo Bar, with its warm, rustic feel and large windows, is our most popular location. Our picturesque outdoor patio allows guests to enjoy sunny weather in our little urban oasis. The Speakeasy 518 offers a unique and classy 1920’s atmosphere, featuring some of the best artisanal cocktails in the capital region.  For an intimate dinner, casual lunch, or professional meeting in a quiet space, we have a small Private Event Room with beautiful wooden accents located within the second floor. Our cozy Main Hall, with its extensive and ever-changing draft list, is the perfect setting for any type of gathering. We can accommodate parties ranging from 15-200 people.

With a focus on locally sourced, seasonal, and from-scratch cuisine, we offer a variety of menus to compliment these settings.  From buffet appetizers, to passed hors d'oeuvres, to full plated dinners, you will find several options to suit your event.  Our executive chef, Dimitrios Menagias, is always happy to discuss special requests.

We look forward to making your event a success!

For inquiries and bookings, please contact - Events@TheCityBeerHall.com

Function Rooms

Rodeo Bar - Full second floor, private bar (can/bottled beer, wine, spirits).

Availability

Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Capacity

Seated Events - 64 guests / Reception Events - 99 Guests

Rental Fee/Deposit

$150 for up to 3 hours ($50 for each additional hour)

Minimum Spend

We require a minimum food & beverage spend of $500

Pine Room - Small room located within the second floor Rodeo Bar.

Availability

Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Capacity

Seated, off menu events only - 24

Rental Fee/Deposit

$75 for up to 3 hours ($25 for each additional hour)

Minimum Spend

We require a minimum food & beverage spend of $300

Beer Garden (Half) - Roped off section of our outdoor patio, shared patio bar (can/bottled beer, wine, spirits)

Availability

Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Capacity

Seated Events - 25 guests / Reception Events - 45 guests

Rental Fee/Deposit

$150 for up to 3 hours ($50 for each additional hour)

Minimum Spend

We require a minimum overall food & beverage spend of $500

For Patio Bar setup, we require a minimum beverage spend of $250 (pre-paid consumption tab or open bar package only, no cash bar)

Beer Garden (Full) - Entire outdoor patio, private patio bar (can/bottle beer, wine, spirits).

Availability

Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Capacity

Seated Events - 76 guests / Reception Events - 100 Guests

Rental Fee/Deposit

 Monday-Thursday all day, Friday until 3:00pm, Sunday from 5:00-10:00pm - $500 for up to 3 hours / $100 for each additional hour

Friday-Saturday from 5:00-10:00pm - $1,000 for up to 3 hours / $200 for each additional hour

Saturday & Saturday from 11:00a-3:00pm - $1,000 for up to 3 hours / $200 for each additional hour

Minimum Spend

Sunday after 5:00pm we require a minimum food & beverage spend of $2,500

         Monday-Thursday all day we require a minimum food & beverage spend of $3,500

Friday, Saturday, Sunday until 3:00pm we require a minimum food & beverage spend of $3,500

         Friday-Saturday night we require a minimum food & beverage spend of $5,000

*Availability for dates changes often. A deposit with a signed contract is required to firmly reserve your date.

Function Rooms

Speakeasy 518 - Entire lower level, private bar (can/bottle beer, wine, craft spirits & artisan cocktails)

Availability

Monday-Sunday: 4:00-9:30pm

Capacity

Seated Events - 40 guests / Reception events - 65 guests

Rental Fee/Deposit

Sunday-Wednesday events - $150 for up to 3 hours

Thursday-Saturday events 4:00-6:30 - $150

Thursday-Saturday events from 6:30-9:30pm - $500

Food and Beverage

All Sunday-Wednesday events - we require a minimum spend of $750

Thursday-Saturday events from 4:00-6:30pm - we require a minimum spend of $1,000

Thursday-Saturday events from 6:30-9:30pm - we require a minimum spend of $3,000

Main Hall - Venue buyout; first floor, second floor/outdoor patio, 2-3 private bars (draft/can/bottle beer, wine, spirits)

Availability

*Availability and pricing subject to change; please inquire regarding your specific date.

Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm

Sunday: 6:00-10:00pm

Capacity (please

Reception events - minimum of 50 guests, maximum of 200 guests

Seated events - minimum of 50 guests, maximum of 136 (includes seating of second floor or outdoor patio)

Rental Fee/Deposit

$2,500 for up to four hours, $500 for each additional hour.

Food and Beverage

Sunday-Thursday we require a minimum spend of $10,000-$15,000

*Draft beer not available in Rodeo Bar, Speakeasy, or Patio

*Availability for dates changes often. A deposit with a signed contract is required to firmly reserve your date.

Luncheon Buffet

$18 per person in attendance.

Choice of One (for two slider selections, add $3.50 per person):

Pulled Pork Sliders / whiskey bbq pulled pork

Grilled Chicken Sliders / grilled chicken with cranberry goat cheese, balsamic aioli, & arugula

Cold Chicken Sliders / curry chicken salad with red grapes

Choice of One:

Garden Salad / spinach, arugula, tomatoes, pickled red onions, carrots, seasonal vinaigrette

Spinach Salad / spinach, hard boiled egg, pickled red onions, sourdough croutons, bacon vinaigrette

Seasonal Salad / arugula, roasted seasonal vegetables, fresh chevre, seasonal vinaigrette

Choice of One:

Truffle Macaroni and Cheese / fontina, mozzarella, parmesan, gruyere, black truffle

Mashed Potatoes / buttermilk, roasted garlic, fresh herbs

Risotto / wild mushrooms, cream, pecorino

Fountain soda & ice water are included with luncheon buffet.

Bottomless coffee & tea bar (additional $3 per person)

Locally roasted Stacks gourmet coffee, decaf, assorted teas

*Available Monday-Friday from 11am-2pm.

*Additional 20% gratuity and 8% tax will be added to the final check.
*Final payment due will be for the guarantee or the actual number in attendance, whichever is higher.

*Due to food safety reasons, The City Beer Hall does not allow buffet food items to be taken off premises at any time.

Breakfast & Brunch Buffet

Priced per person in attendance. For groups of 20-64 guests

Continental Breakfast - $22 per person

Assorted danish, assorted muffins, or croissants (choose 1)

Homemade Quiche (choose 1):

Shallot, mushroom, fontina

Bacon, caramelized onion, gruyere

Broccoli, ham, cheddar

Salad (choose 1):

Arugula, carrots, onions w/ balsamic vinaigrette

Baby kale caesar

Seasonal local greens w/ fresh chevre & roasted seasonal vegetable (add $2 per person)

Fresh fruit platter, or greek yogurt w/ granola, honey & brown sugar (choose 1)

Locally roasted Stacks gourmet coffee, decaf, assorted teas, assorted juices, fountain soda, & ice water

Extras (add $6 per person for each addition):

Cold tea sandwiches (choose 2):

Curry chicken salad w/ grapes

Ham, gruyere, whole grain mustard, cornichons

Roast turkey, aged cheddar, apple,  walnut dijonnaise

Cucumber & dill

Chef manned omelet station:

Cheddar, brie, feta, bacon, sausage, shallots, mushrooms, jalapeno, tomatoes

(Additional $75 chef fee. Availability/pricing subject to change.)

Mimosa & Bloody Mary Drink Packages

Mimosa or Bloody Mary - $10 per guest for 1 hour, $18 per guest for 2 hours, $22 per guest for three hours

Have both - add $2 per person per hour

*Additional 20% gratuity and 8% tax will be added to the final check.
*Final payment due will be for the guarantee or the actual number in attendance, whichever is higher.

*Due to food safety reasons, The City Beer Hall does not allow buffet food items to be taken off the premises at any time.

Reception Buffet

Priced per person in attendance. Minimum of three items required.

Small Plates/Finger Foods

Veg-cuterie Board / seasonal hummus with vegetables (roasted/pickled/grilled) & pâté, accompaniments, charred bread / $6

Charcuterie Board / selection of cured meats, pâté, & sausages, accompaniments, charred bread / $8

Artisanal Cheese Board / selection of artisan cheeses from around the globe, accompaniments, charred bread / $7

Hummus Board / seasonal house made hummus, grilled naan / $5

Sliders / choose 1 / $6

grass-fed cheeseburger (cooked medium - please let your catering contact know if you’d prefer well-done)

kickin’ korean BBQ pulled pork

grilled chicken with port wine dried cranberry goat cheese, balsamic aioli, & arugula

mini veggie burgers with roasted tomato aioli

cold curry chicken salad with red grapes

Chicken Wings / choose BBQ or buffalo. blue cheese dip / $8

 *Only available for groups of 30 or more guests

Vegetable Crudité / fresh seasonal vegetables, sambal-cilantro dipping sauce / $4

Fresh Fruit Platter / colorfully displayed seasonal selection/ $5

Additional Sides

Wild Mushroom Risotto / wild mushrooms, cream, pecorino / $7

Truffle Mac & Cheese / fontina, mozzarella, parmesan, gruyere, black truffle, panko crust / $9

House Salad / spinach, arugula, assorted fresh vegetables, seasonal vinaigrette / $4

Seasonal Salad / arugula, roasted seasonal vegetables, fresh chevre, seasonal vinaigrette / $7

Available Monday-Friday all day and Saturday-Sunday after 4pm.

*Additional 20% gratuity and 8% tax will be added to the final check.
*Final payment due will be for the guarantee or the actual number in attendance, whichever is higher.

*Due to food safety reasons, The City Beer Hall does not allow buffet food items to be taken off the premises at any time.

Seated  Dinner Buffet

The Rooney

Choice of Two:

Southern Fried Chicken

Roast Pork with Mustard Cream

Stout-Braised Beef Brisket

Choice of One:

Roasted Potatoes

Pasta Primavera

Asian Fried Rice

$25 per person in attendance.

The Ogden

Choice of Two Mains:

Marinated Hanger Steak with Bordelaise

Roast Salmon with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Chicken Marsala

Choice of One Side:

Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Pasta Pomodoro with Pancetta

Choice of One ‘Salad’:

Roasted Seasonal Vegetables

Arugula and Baby Spinach Salad with Vinaigrette

$35 per person in attendance.

Ask about a chef manned, freshly shucked oyster station!

$3/oyster, minimum purchase of 100 oysters + additional $75 chef fee. Availability and pricing subject to change.

Available Monday-Friday all day and Saturday-Sunday after 4pm.

*Additional 20% gratuity and 8% tax will be added to the final check.
*Final payment due will be for the guarantee or the actual number in attendance, whichever is higher.

*Due to food safety reasons, The City Beer Hall does not allow buffet food items to be taken off the premises at any time.

Plated Menu

A reduced selection of items from our current, seasonal restaurant menus for events with 30 guests or fewer. Availability subject to change.

Please check http://thecitybeerhall.com/menu-food for current seasonal menu.

Available Monday-Sunday.

*Additional 20% gratuity and 8% tax will be added to the final check.
*Final payment due will be for the guarantee or the actual number in attendance, whichever is higher.

Desserts

Priced per person in attendance. Sourced from family owned & operated Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe.

Any outside desserts are subject to a $25 plating fee.

Butter Cookies / a colorful assortment of flavors / $4

Brownie and Bites Platter / $5

Viennese Tray / variety of bite-sized desserts (mini cannoli, cream puffs, eclairs, cheesecakes, mousse tarts, etc.) / $6

Cupcakes / yellow or chocolate cake, buttercream frosting in color of your choice / $5 (gluten free $6)

Cake / $7 (gluten free $8)

yellow, chocolate or marble cake

strawberry, raspberry, cherry, lemon, blueberry, chocolate mousse, chocolate custard, or vanilla filling

buttercream frosting or non-dairy whip topping

Cheesecake / assorted bite-sized cheesecakes / $8

Tarts / raspberry fudge, chocolate walnut, apple frangipane, lemon, linzer / $6

Pies / apple, blueberry, cherry, strawberry-rhubarb, caramel apple, dutch apple,  lemon meringue, chocolate cream, coconut cream, banana cream, key lime, pumpkin / $5

Available Monday-Sunday.

*Additional 20% gratuity and 8% tax will be added to the final check.
*Final payment due will be for the guarantee or the actual number in attendance, whichever is higher.

Speakeasy 518 Menu

Cold Stations

Priced per person in attendance.

Charcuterie Platter

Chef’s choice of meats and/or pâtés w/ accoutrements & charred bread

Two varieties  / $12

Three varieties / $18

Four varieties / $24

Veg-cuterie Platter / $8

Seasonal prepared vegetables, hummus, veggie pâtés, charred bread

Cheese Platter

Chef’s choice w/ accoutrements & charred bread

Two varieties / $10

Three varieties / $15

Four varieties / $18

Shrimp Cocktail  / $250 for 100 piece platter

Horseradish, cocktail sauce, lemon

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Priced per 50 pieces/ estimate 35 guests

Devils on Horseback

Medjool dates, Great Hill blue cheese, North Country Smokehouse bacon

$150

Crabcake Tots

Served w/sambal aioli

$200

Smoked Salmon Canapé

Cucumber, crème fraîche, fried caper

$200

Wellington

Select from the following

Beef /$200

Smoked Duck Sausage / $200

Tea Sandwiches

Select from the following

Artisan grilled cheese / $120

Hot brown - broiled open face turkey, bacon,  mornay / $150

Steak & gorgonzola / $200

Grilled chicken - cranberry chevre, balsamic aioli, arugula / $180

Sliders

Select from the following

Curry chicken salad w/grapes (cold) / $180

Korean BBQ pulled pork / $180

Grass fed cheeseburger / $200

Lamb / $300

Available Monday-Saturday.

*Refills on passed hors d’oeuvres over what was ordered may not be available.

*Additional 20% gratuity and 8% tax will be added to the final check.
*Final payment due will be for the guarantee or the actual number in attendance, whichever is higher.

*Due to food safety reasons, The City Beer Hall does not allow buffet food items to be taken off the premises at any time.

City Beer Hall Beverage Packages

Rodeo Bar Standard Package:

- $22/person for first 2 hours

-add. $8/person for 3rd hour

-add. $6/person for 4th hour

-Includes:

Rodeo Bar Plus Package / Patio Bar Package:

-$28/person for first 2 hours

        -add. $10/person for 3rd hour

        -add. $8/person for 4th hour

Includes:

Rodeo Bar Premium Package:

-$30/person for first 2 hours

        -add $12/person for 3rd hour

         -add $10/person for 4th hour

Includes:

Soft Drink Open Bar:

Up to four hours: $4

Locally Roasted Stacks Coffee, Decaf, Tea Open Bar:

Up to three hours: $3 / Four Hours: $4

Speakeasy 518 Beverage Packages

Speakeasy 518 - Beer & Wine Package:

-$28/person for first 2 hours

        -add. $10/person for 3rd hour

        -add. $8/person for 4th hour

Includes:

Speakeasy 518 - Beer, Wine, Artisanal Cocktail Package:

-$40/ person for first 2 hours

        -add $15/person for 3rd hour

Includes: (All Items from Speakeasy Beer & Wine package above)

*All packages priced per person. Minimum of two hours must be purchased. Additional 20% gratuity will be added to the final check.

*Venue reserves the right to refuse to serve any person who in management’s judgment is intoxicated.

*Special requests depend on availability.