Business Overview

Great bar and food business in Albany, NY run by same owner for 40 years. Very popular place, always busy even during the pandemic. Excellent reviews, regulars and visitors to the area love this place. Friendly and reliable staff and great owner/manager keep this place running very well all year round 7 days a week.
Business is well known for having a wide, current variety of craft beers, growlers along with excellent food with takeout and table service offered. This is a local bar and café steeped with tradition, well-maintained and operating at today’s modern standards with a full staff supporting the owner’s efforts.
The kitchen prepares a menu of traditional pub food including appetizers, wings, soups and salads, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, and pizza customers love. Kitchen stays busy all the time.
Located within walking distance of many attractions in Albany County. This business has its own parking lot making it very easy for patrons to visit and park. Business is very well run with a history of strong cash flow and profits.
Owner is looking to retire. Real estate is also available and priced separately. Consisting of row buildings and a parking lot. Buy the business by itself or include one or more of the properties. All with excellent cash flow and in very good condition, updated and in excellent repair. Properties include a total of 7 residential apartments plus the bar/restaurant. All fully rented.


  • Asking Price: $485,000
  • Cash Flow: $200,000
  • Gross Revenue: $1,000,000
  • FF&E: $100,000
  • Inventory: $20,000
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1983

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:N/A
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:N/A
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
Is Support & Training Included:

Seller will stay on board to support and train to ensure a smooth transition.

Purpose For Selling:

Owner is seeking retirement.

Opportunities and Growth:

There is plenty of room for growth and expansion.

Additional Info

The business was founded in 1983, making the business 39 years old.
The sale won't include inventory valued at $20,000*, which ins't included in the listing price.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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