In the past few years, Albany has enjoyed a resurgence in great new places to eat and have some fun. All these spots are easily reachable for downtown Albany apartment dwellers and some new public projects have made them even easier to get to on a quick walk, bike ride, or short drive. Here are some of the highlights from the past year or so:
Capital Repertory Theater:
This downtown entertainment gem has been a staple in Albany for many years. What’s new is its location at 251 North Pearl St. where Cap Rep continues to provide significant, high-quality theater for everyone in the Capital Region.
This live music venue recently moved into its new spot on 93 North Pearl (this is Capital Reps former location) and features music ranging from hip-hop to heavy metal and everything in between. Thanks to its two stages and a 1,000-person capacity, Empire Live has added plenty of national acts to its concert schedule.
New Albany Eateries
Albany has a long history of offering a wide variety of bars and restaurants that appeal to just about everyone. Head up to Delaware Avenue to check out The Kitchen Table’s (formerly New World Bistro) seasonal menu based on regional harvests or stay downtown and enjoy some bourbon and beef at The Bishop on 90 North Pearl. If you’re looking for some food and fun check out The Yard: Hatchet House and Bar on 16 Sheridan Ave., where you can do some axe throwing, play lawn games and eat some boozy ice cream. Vegans and adventurous eaters can visit the pop-up restaurant Wizard Burger where they conjure up food from quality vegan ingredients. For Albany apartment residents, the food and entertainment scene always has something new to offer.
Lark Street has always had an artistic, cutting-edge vibe and that’s embodied by what Lark Hall is doing at 351 Hudson Avenue. It’s a multi-tenanted performance arts and community venue, that serves two purposes under one roof. It’s a venue for artists to visit where they can perform, stay, and hone their craft in a comfortable space. Lark Hall also hosts music, comedy, and theatrical acts, along with private social and corporate events, fundraisers, weddings, and community events.
One of the best amenities offered by Albany Lofts is the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail which runs through our backyard right along the river. If you travel south on the trail, it brings you to Jennings Landing and the Corning Preserve (don’t miss out on Alive at Five during the summer!) Right next to the preserve is the newly constructed Albany Skyway that was transformed from an Interstate 787 traffic ramp into an elevated park and pedestrian bridge connecting the Hudson River to downtown Albany. Whether you’re headed home from a downtown event or just strolling down the river this is a great spot to take in the view.
If you’re considering a downtown Albany apartment rental, Albany Lofts at One Broadway offers a wide variety of amenities and a great home base that’s close to plenty of entertainment, recreational, and cultural events in the vibrant downtown area.