The Lark Tavern
453 Madison Street
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 360-2982

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Lark Tavern

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If you’re looking for the best happy hour in Albany, NY look no further than Lark Tavern. We serve great food and drinks, with a relaxing ambiance. If you are looking for something to do tonight, why not stop by for trivia night? Come in anytime to experience our unique piano bar! Our piano bar also features a space for events, with catering services! We are located on Madison Avenue in the heart of Albany, NY, New York State’s Capital.

We are proud of Lark Tavern’s longtime presence in the Capital Region, as part of the rich history of the city. Our unique structure was built in the mid-1800s as a firehouse. Later, it was used as one of the first silent movie theaters in the city. Lark Tavern was born after the prohibition in 1933. The picturesque setting soon became a neighborhood favorite pub. Unfortunately in 2010, a devastating fire destroyed the popular place.

happy hour Albany, NY After hard work and many renovations, we have finally reopened this iconic establishment. Were pleased and honored to be able to serve original patrons of Lark Tavern, as well as new guests stopping by for their first time. When you visit our piano bar, it is like looking back into bygone days. So come by today and enjoy your chance to linger and enjoy a slower pace.

With live entertainment and a happy hour with great drink specials, there is no better place to be in Albany, NY than Lark Tavern.

Come in tonight for trivia night!

Each night, many local Albany, NY residents join us at our piano bar to take advantage of our restaurant coupons and enjoy a memorable experience with family and friends. Today, Lark Tavern is known for live entertainment, shows and special events. With special events like comedy night and trivia night, you will want to join us every night of the week. Check out our list of upcoming events and join us tonight for a unique experience at our piano bar!

trivia night Albany, NY Let’s not forget about our delicious menu. We are known for our food, including tasty appetizers and unique burgers. We have a little bit of everything, including fresh salads as well as filling sandwiches and wraps. Our menu includes old favorites as well as new specialties, so there is sure to be something for everyone on our menu.

We are also famous for serving Lou-Bea’s Pizza from Albany NY’s oldest pizza shop. Come in today to order a large pizza with many gourmet toppings to choose from. If you can’t bear the thought of sharing your pie, just order your own!

catering services Albany, NY We’ve updated our menu to include old favorites and new specialties that will appeal to everyone in your group.

For starters, try our Appetizers

Fried Calamari Arrabiata, Bruschetta, Wings, Garlic Knots, Coconut Shrimp, Drunken Clams, Loaded Nachos, and more.

Sample our fresh Salads:

Cranberry Salad- Diced tomatoes, onions, pears, crumbled bleu cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries atop a bed of field greens with our balsamic vinaigrette.

happy hour Albany, NY Black and Bleu Salad- Sliced blackened sirloin, tomatoes, onions, crumbled bleu cheese and croutons on fresh field greens topped with balsamic vinaigrette.

Dig into our Sandwiches and Wraps:

Reuben, Carolina Pulled Pork, Sante Fe with Cajun chicken or The Pilgrim, with turkey and homemade stuffing.

 Are you hungry yet? Warm up to our entrées including:

Ravioli du Jour, Braised Short Ribs, Shrimp Scampi, and Certified Angus Beef Burgers.

Don’t forget dessert! Try our NY City Cheesecake or Brownie Sundae.

Not looking to sit down to eat, but more of a catering service? We've got you covered! We offer catering services at our piano bar in Albany, NY! Our facilities include two performance stages, a full house system and sound board as well as many other amenities to make your event one to remember. Our staff is experienced in catering and can help you organize and coordinate anything from a small event to a big blowout bash. For more information on our catering services or how we can accommodate your special event, call today.

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We invite you to come visit The Lark Tavern soon! Who knows, it may even become your new favorite destination! For a memorable evening of entertainment, great food and good company, you can't find a better location. We pride ourselves on our delicious menu, as well as the fun services we offer! Looking for something fun to do with your friends? Come to our trivia night! You may even learn a little something! We're here and waiting, so come visit us today!

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Feb 01, 2013
By: DivaDee
The Lark Tavern
453 Madison Street
Albany , NY 12210

I have lived in Albany all my life, I have spent many years and good times at the bars and restaurants on Lark Street including Lark Tavern. Then it burned down, so this was my fist visit since the re-opening. I had a Blue Moon it was good but how do you mess up a beer. My friend had a long Island Ice Tea which she took 3 sips from and did not finish because it was all liquor and ice not mixed well at all. Then the food it was horrible. The food used to be great there. We had crispy fries that were so soggy that we left almost the whole basket and on the menu they are listed as crispy fries. The nachos had that cheap cheese from the can on it. The meat topping was just that. They reminded me of nachos you would get from Taco Bell..GROSS! and last but not least the wings. Over priced $9 for 8 wings! and the sauce they were in was so salty that I had one and my friend had just a bite of one. Don't waste your good money on bad, food that tasted no better then Applebee's or Taco Bell.

Pros: It was empty so we had the place all to ourselves. On a Friday at 5:15pm. Strange a bar on Lark empty on a Friday during happy hour...hummm that should have been my first tip.

Cons: Well, I think I listed all of them, except that the menu stated that Mon-Fri from 4pm-7pm appetizer's were half off. When we got the bill we were charged full price for the wings. When we asked the waitress about it she looked at the bill and said "oh the wings are not included in that". Even though they are listed under the appetizer's I was like oh okay. They should state that kind of information on the menu.

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Apr 23, 2012
By: Tony
The Lark Tavern
453 Madison Street
Albany , NY 12210

LOVE the LARK TAVERN ....I have the best time when I am there...Big ups to Rock...Laura...and Ryan


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The Lark Tavern

Tue Mar 12 16:19:57 EDT 2013

Did you know that the “The Star Spangled Banner,” was written to the tune of a drinking song? Stop by tonight at 7pm for more Trivia !!!!

Off To A Good Start
Thu Mar 07 13:00:00 EST 2013

Did you know that Billy Joel got his start playing at piano bars? Naturally, his most famous song, "Piano Man," was based on experience.

Workin' It
Thu Feb 21 15:00:00 EST 2013

"I not only played and sang blues, but I also had to toss the piano around a bit to amuse the patrons." ~ Hope Emerson

A Tip About Tips
Thu Feb 07 12:00:00 EST 2013

Got some song requests? Never hurts to bring a little something for the tip jar.

Drop In, Bob
Thu Jan 24 13:00:00 EST 2013

"I prepared five songs, I sang them, and he hired me. I started working about a month later at the piano bar." ~ Bobby McFerrin

Grazie Tanto!
Thu Jan 10 11:00:00 EST 2013

An Italian harpsichord maker named Bartolomeo Cristofori wanted an instrument that was more expressive than the harpsichord, but louder than the clavichord. Thus the piano was invented in the early 1700s. Thanks, Bart!

Piano Man
Thu Dec 27 11:00:00 EST 2012

"La da dede daaah / la da dede daah, dah-da-daaah." ~ Billy Joel, "Piano Man" ...He really has a way with words, doesn't he?

Good Motto
Thu Dec 13 13:00:00 EST 2012

"Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it." ~ Tom Lehrer ...That should be our motto!

Thu Nov 29 13:00:00 EST 2012

According to theatre historian John Kenrick, "A piano bar is a hybrid creature: part performance space, part living room, part cruise-a-thon, and part saloon." Well said, Mr. Kenrick!

Don't Shoot The Piano Player
Thu Nov 15 10:00:00 EST 2012

"I get nervous when they start shooting piano players." ~ Harry Nilsson ...Don't worry, Harry, you'll be safe with us!

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