German-American Club of Albany

About Us

Founded in 1895, we are one of the oldest family-oriented not-for-profit ethnic social organizations in the Capital District. We are open to the public and welcome all, no matter their ethnic or religious background. German heritage and club membership is not necessary to enjoy yourself here. If you are interested in meeting and making new friends, stop in and see us, especially if you enjoy German-American tradition and culture.

Every month we host an event, usually a traditional old world German dinner carefully prepared in our commerical kitchen and served in our restaurant and banquet hall. For your entertainment we feature live German and Polka music at most events for your listening pleasure and for dancing. In the cooler months, events take place in our spacious banquet hall. During the Summer we host monthly picnics and Friday night Biergarten events in our beautiful pine tree shaded park- Schuetzenpark, which is also the last original German Biergarten still in existence in the Capital District.

At these outdoor fests, families and children can take pleasure in a wholesome atmosphere while enjoying fine German food, drink, music, and dance. Please view our calendar of events for all upcoming festivities, and our photo album for pictures from past events.

Presently our fully equipped bar and lounge is open every Wednesday evening from 7:30 PM to 11 PM for drinks and at times light food. Stop in and quickly meet and make new friends in an unruffled atmosphere and enjoy a German or domestic beer, mixed drink, or soft drink. We have one of the area's best selection of German and imported Biers that includes Spaten, Hofbrau, and Franziskaner; all at the best prices around!

At the bar, members and patrons usually have a drink while watching a sporting event or partake in friendly talk. Some members enjoy themselves by playing Skat, a German card game. It is a good time to meet the club officers and get acquainted. All members speak English.

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