Smoothest Vodka To Dink Straight Albany NY


When people think of New York, they think New York City. But New York’s capital city has a lot to offer. Check out events, locales, night life and the Albany NY vodka scene, brought to you by the best all-natural vodka: Pristine Vodka.

Like many other cities, in Albany NY vodka is the number one selling spirit, and it’s easy to see why. Versatile, fun, and fresh– just like New York’s capital city! There are so many reasons why we at Pristine Vodka LOVE Albany, New York!

Small City, Big Attitude

photo by Ben Chappell, used with permission.

Albany may be little, but it packs a punch! Great cultural and historical spots, a charming night life, and one-of-a-kind restaurants await you in this hidden gem. Start your trip to Albany off right with a stop at the New York State Museum. This place has it all: Art, history, geology, science. All with local ties.

Some Highlights:

  • It’s Free! Who doesn’t love free? They of course welcome donations, but there are no tickets. Just walk right in.
  • It has a wonderful and very moving 9/11 exhibit entitled The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response. If you’re old enough to remember where you were that fateful day, you might want to bring your tissues with you– it’s a heavy, and vital, piece of history to view.
  • There is a working carousel that is over 100 years old. And you can ride it, also for free (donation suggested and encouraged). For the kids and kids-at-heart, this merry-go-round on the fourth floor terrace offers child-like delight amidst stunning views of Albany’s downtown. Worth every minute!

Be prepared to spend a few hours here. No need to block out an entire day. It’s a great stop for a low key date, time with family, or just a peaceful afternoon to yourself.

Take in a Show

The stage at the Palace.

Albany has several great venues to catch live performances. For some of that unique Albany charm, you won’t want to miss The Egg (yes, it looks like an egg) Center for the Performing Arts or the Palace Theater. Both host nationally and internationally known acts as well as local performers in intimate settings. Each theater is vastly different and worth checking out. Put them on your list!

Food and Fun: Albany After Dark

There are few areas of the city that are known for great times with friends, food and drink. Albany’s Lark Street is a fun, eclectic neighborhood with unique eateries and libations, while Albany’s downtownfeatures several blocks of clubs, bars, and restaurants which highlight the area’s best and most creative culinary artists.

If you are a steak lover, we highly recommend 677 Prime. The food is varied and high quality, the service is unparalleled. And hey, they know their vodka! When you’re there, have the bartender whip you up a “She’s Fierce” cocktail: a mesmerizing blend of Pristine Vodka with the exotic flavors of pomegranate and agave. Yum!

If you’re wondering where else in Albany NY vodka is supreme, you can also take a quit trip over to the suburb of Latham and visit Kiernan’s Craft Tavern. One of the best new restaurants in the area, the Tavern has a lot of great offerings in the food and beverage department. One customer favorite has been their innovative Garden Martini, which features cucumber, dill, red pepper, and elderflower muddled with Pristine Vodka for a uniquely refreshing libation.

Bringing the Best Home With You

Albany NY knows its vodka, and Pristine Vodka can be found in many stores and restaurants around the region. Pristine is a featured vodka at All Star Wine and Spirits, which is conveniently located in Latham Farms near Kiernan’s Craft Tavern. Isn’t it great to know that you can try your favorite Pristine cocktail with your dinner, and then stop by All Star and get it to go?

For a truly massive selection with a personalized touch, you can also check out Empire Wine and Liquor on Central Avenue. With frequent tastings, many of which feature Pristine Vodka, you’re sure to walk away happy.

There are many smaller retailers who know that Pristine is the best in quality and price in the Albany NY vodka market. To see where Pristine is available near you, check out our “Where to Buy” page.

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