Mahar's Albany last day

Thumbnail image for mahars_front.jpgMahar's last day at its Albany location will be this Sunday (February 17), according to its Facebook page -- almost 24 years to the day after it opened and became of favorite of many beer lovers. The bar lost its lease in an ownership change of the building, and the new owners are planning their own bar there.

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A friend, my wife, and I tried to make one last pilgrimage yesterday, after they noted on their facebook page that they'd be open every sunday till the shut the doors for good. We even got somebody to watch the kid for us for a little while! Upon arrival, there was a sign on the door that yesterday was to be "Shebeen Only" presumably meaning that only people that had shelled out the bucks for the occasional 12-beers-of-christmas-style offering would be allowed in. General public not wanted. So we left, pretty bummed out. I'd like to get back one more time, and my wife would as well, but who knows if that's going to happen at this point... If it comes to it, I'll just swing by after work one day to grab my mug.

Slacker's comment just about sums up Mahar's - too clubby for their own good.

Not piling on, but "General public not wanted" - for better or worse - about sums it up for Mahar's.

Hopefully the new bartenders will be somewhat normal and a little friendlier...

I don't think a penny has been put back into that business in 25 years, good riddens.

Big loss for Albany!

I'm very sad...this is a huge loss. Its too bad there are so many haters out there.

You haven't seen the last of me,... *pause*

I am very sad to say goodbye to Mahars. I will miss the personality of the bar and the people.

MY first true love in Albany...
the Mrs Robinson of bars...

Mahar's may not have been for everyone but everyone was always welcome when a Mahar was behind the bar. From Bud drinkers to craft beer drinkers. If you have nothing nice to say about a family business that spent 24 yrs in this community then just stay quiet. Don't be disrespectful.

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