Recipes4theWeek visited the Albany Pump Station in Albany, NY. If you like beer and food, this is the place for you. Albany Pump Station is attached to C.H Evans Brewery so all the beer is brewed right on site. It consists of two adjoining buildings, the first building was completed in 1874 and the second being completed and put into production in 1895, so yeah, they’ve been around!
When you walk into the building, to your right you’ll see the brewing equipment through large glass windows. In front of you, you’ll see their beautiful wooden bar with a pretty large dining area near in the same room. If you’re looking for a quieter dining experience, they’ll take you off to the left where there is a dining area separate from the bar. The ceilings are huge, and the fireplace will warm you and the ambiance all at once.
The food? We know you’ll love that too. Start off with some of their original appetizers, like the General Tso’s Cauliflower or the Pale Ale Battered Red Onion Rings. Yes, we said Pale Ale Battered; Pump Station Pale Ale, served with chipotle ranch and creamy gorgonzola bleu cheese dressing. If you’re a fan of Pale Ale battered food, then we would also recommend their Honey Sriracha Pale Wings.
For the main course, there are many options; from traditional fish and chips to a good ole fashioned burger! One dish we didn’t realize how much we’d love is the Korean Hot Dogs. These hot dogs have kimchi, pickled cucumbers, braised beef and sriracha aioli. If you feel hesitant about it, so were we but we promise they’re amazing! If you’re not feeling that adventurous, then you can never go wrong with the Prime Rib; grilled 12oz prime rib topped with stout au jus, served with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
Looking for more of a night out? Stop in for Burger and Pint night. You can even bring the kids because there is also a children’s menu or as they call it the “Half Pint Menu.”