Private Events 

Private Events at The City Beer Hall

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 full 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, classy and exclusive 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 Rodeo Bar. 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

*Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic,

pricing and availability are subject to change at any time*

Function Rooms

Rodeo Bar - Entire second floor, private bar (can/bottled beer, wine, spirits) with balcony overlooking the Main Hall.  Rodeo Bar rental includes Pine Room w/ it’s large doors open to create one big space. Perfect for seated meals, or mix & mingle events.

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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

Minimum Spend

We require a minimum food & beverage spend of $500

Pine Room - Intimate room closed off and located within the second floor Rodeo Bar, perfect for a simple seated meal.

Availability

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

Capacity

Seated, off menu events only - 24

Rental Fee/Deposit

$75 for up to 3 hours

Minimum Spend

We require a minimum food & beverage spend of $300

*Draft beer not available in Rodeo Bar, Speakeasy, or Patio.  Pricing subject to change at anytime. Availability for dates changes often; a deposit with a signed contract is required to firmly reserve your date.

Function Rooms

Patio (Half) - Roped off section of our outdoor patio, shared patio bar (can/bottled beer, wine, spirits). Available for seated meals or mix & mingle events.

Availability

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

Capacity

Seated Events - 25 guests / Reception Events  40 guests

Rental Fee/Deposit

$150 for up to 3 hours

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)

Patio (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 $3,250

Friday, Saturday, Sunday until 3:00pm we require a minimum food & beverage spend of $3,250

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

*Draft beer not available in Rodeo Bar, Speakeasy, or Patio.  Pricing subject to change at anytime. 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 (craft spirits & artisan cocktails, can/bottle beer & wine)

Availability

Monday-Sunday 11:00am-close

Capacity - Seated Events - 40 guests / Reception events - 60 guests

Rental Fee/Deposit

Sunday-Thursday events - $150 for up to three hours. $100 for each additional hour.

Friday-Saturday Events - $300 for up to three hours. $100 for each additional hour.

Food and Beverage

Sunday-Wednesday events - we require a minimum spend of $500

Thursday events - we require a minimum spend of $850

Friday-Saturday Events - we require a minimum spend of $2,500

Live Jazz Fee (Optional) - $300

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

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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 

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.  Pricing subject to change at anytime. Availability for dates changes often; a deposit with a signed contract is required to firmly reserve your date.

Luncheon Buffet Menu

$18 per person in attendance.

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

Pulled Pork Sliders / whiskey bbq pulled pork

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

Tuscan Grilled Chicken Sliders / roasted tomatoes, arugula, balsamic aioli

Southern Fried Chicken Sliders / pickle-brined chicken thigh, sambal aioli, spicy pickles

Cold Chicken Sliders / curry chicken salad with red grapes

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

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

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Potato Salad

Choice of One:

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

Seasonal Macaroni and Cheese / ask your catering contact about current selection

Mashed Potatoes / buttermilk, roasted garlic, fresh herbs

Risotto / wild mushrooms, cream, pecorino

Rice Pilaf

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. Not available in the Speakeasy 518.

*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.

Saturday & Sunday Daytime Buffet Menu

Priced per person in attendance. For groups of 25-64 guests.

Continental Brunch Buffet - $30 (Priced 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):

House salad - seasonal leafy greens, seasonal fresh veggies, seasonal vinaigrette

Baby kale caesar

Seasonal salad- seasonal leafy greens, seasonal roasted veggies, seasonal vinaigrette w/ fresh chevre (add $2 per person)

Colorful display of fresh fruit or  greek yogurt w/ granola, honey & brown sugar (choose 1)

Creamy white meat chicken salad sliders w/ red grapes

Coffee, decaf, assorted teas, assorted juices, fountain soda, & ice water

Extras - Add $6 Per Person:

Chef manned omelet & egg scramble station:

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

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

Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Brunch Cocktail Open Bar Package

Includes Mimosas, Bloody Marys & Screwdrivers

$10 per guest for 1 hour

 $18 per guest for 2 hours

$24 per guest for three hours

Mimosa Carafes (1 litre)  - $25

Available Saturday-Sunday at 11:00am. Not available in the Speakeasy 518.

*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 Menu

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

Small Plates/Finger Foods

Veg-cuterie Board / chilled platter of 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, charred bread / $5

Sliders / choose 1 / $6

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

korean BBQ pulled pork

tuscan grilled chicken - roasted tomatoes, arugula, balsamic aioli

veggie burger sliders w/ arugula & seasonal aioli

cold curry chicken salad with red grapes

fried chicken - pickle-brined chicken thigh, sambal aioli, spicy pickles (add $1)

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

 *Only available for groups of 30 or more guests

Vegetable Crudité / fresh seasonal vegetables, seasonal aioli / $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

Seasonal Mac and Cheese / ask your catering contact about current selection / market

House Salad / seasonal mixed greens, assorted fresh vegetables, lightly dressed with our seasonal vinaigrette / $4

Seasonal Salad / seasonal mixed greens, roasted seasonal vegetables, fresh chevre, lightly dressed with our 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 Menu

The Rooney

$25 per person in attendance

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

The Ogden

$35 per person in attendance

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

Seasonal leafy greens & veggies tossed in seasonal vinaigrette

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-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.

Dessert Menu

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

Any outside desserts are subject to a $25 plating fee. Please inform your catering contact in advance if you wish to bring your own dessert.

Butter Cookies / a colorful assortment of flavors / $4

Brownie and Bites Platter / $6

Viennese Tray / variety of bite-sized desserts / $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 / assorted bite-sized tarts. Choose 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 / $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, artfully displayed 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

Artisanal Cheese Platter

Chef’s choice artfully displayed w/ accoutrements & charred bread

Two varieties / $10

Three varieties / $15

Four varieties / $18

Shrimp Cocktail  / $250 for 100 piece platter

Cocktail sauce, lemon

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Priced per 50 pieces/ estimate 35 guests

Devils on Horseback

Medjool dates, Great Hill blue cheese, wrapped in 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

Sliders

Select from the following

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

Korean BBQ pulled pork / $180

Grass fed cheeseburger / $200

Lamb / $300

Tuscan grilled chicken / $180

Southern fried chicken / $180

Available Monday-Sunday.

*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:

Patio Bar Package / Rodeo Bar Plus 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: $8

Coffee, Decaf, Tea Open Bar: $6

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.