Albany has great bars for almost anybody.
Beirgarten to get your das boot on.
Loinheart and Dublin Underground (savannahs) for draft selection.
Wolf's 1-11 for their lunch time bartender *sigh*- also a decent selection of beers and TV's to watch the game, plus a game room.
The Sports Grill for patio in the summer (overlooks Albany) - good beer selection too!
Yes Mahars is too small but it can't be beat for selection and Brown's has the best on premise beers IMHO.
....ah so many places, so little time