What is the capital of New York State? Surprising to many, it is not New York City. The capital of New York State happens to be Albany, one hundred fifty miles from NYC. Albany has every bit of diversity as its attention hogging, big brother down south. Sip on wine at a jazz club. Dance the night away as you and your friends drink cheap drinks. Binge on margaritas at a salsa club. Being a small city, some bars are more community oriented and “Cheers bar – like than others. Albany’s nightlife does not just include Albany proper. It also includes the surrounding areas of Schenectady, Troy and the greater Capital Region, some of which are accessible by public transportation. This makes the nightlife in Albany bigger than what it initially seems. Whatever you are looking for, the nightlife scene offers something for everyone. Albany may not always come first to mind as the capital of New York state, but after going on one of our pub crawls showcasing the best bars that Albany has to offer, this city will reign as capital as one of the best nightlife experiences you’ve ever had.