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Bombers Burrito Bar
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 15
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
258 Lark St
phone: (518) 463-9636
(Place added by: sponberg)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Avryle:
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5 | $
Bombers has won the popular vote for, "Best Mexican Restauant in Albany." This speaks volumes about how bad of a selection of Mexican restaurants is available here. Its bad, though I will admit that you get incredibly large portions of really bad Tex-Mex for a pretty good price. Their one redeeming menu item: sweet potato fries.
On with the beer selection for which this review is truly about... There's nothing phenomenal here in comparision with a couple of other locations in town, but they usually do have Brooklyn, Magic Hat & something else moderately saucy, along with all the usual macro crap.
The atmosphere is nothing to get overly excited about. Located on Lark St., its smack dab in the middle of party-land and attracts a lot of the college kiddies considering the inexpensive/big portions combo. Its a great place to listen in on other tables loud conversations about 1. How drunk they were the other night and the stupid things they did. 2. How He's such an a-hole & She hopes she's not pregnant. 3. The going rates of illicit substances, or 4. All of the above.
03-28-2008 13:44:17 |
More by Avryle
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10-14-2013 04:57:05 |
More by mctizzz
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25 | $$
Bomber's is an Albany institution. It's one of those places everyone knows, everyone has been to and nobody really bothers going to very much. The food is cheap, faux-Mexican, that really isn't worth your time... though the wings and piggy fries are pretty good drunk food. Beer selection is pretty average at best, maybe 2-3 local craft options. They do have happy hour every day, with $3 pints, which makes it a decent option for the after work crowd. Overall, not really worth the trip if you're looking for good food and good beer.
06-14-2013 15:50:20 |
More by vonnegut21
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
Fun place, but small. There is a takeout area downstairs and I got the impression that the burritos served in the dining area were pre-made for takeout.
Beer selection was fairly limited (Guinness, Smithwicks, Yuengling, Magic Hat, Sam Adams, etc.) but boasts 2 guest keg selections as a regular treat. Perhaps their specialty are Margaritas, they have some interesting concoctions listed, including a Prickly Pear margarita.
Was there on a Friday afternoon (shortly after lunch at the Schenectady location.) Staff was limited and service was a bit slow.
Overall: I would eat here again, but would try something other than the burritos... fish tacos could be a fun option. And be ready to wait for a table and spend an hour+ after being seated.
Do try: The sweet potato fries (yum!) and/or the Rasta Fries (loads of Rosemary!)
03-25-2011 22:54:46 |
More by jDulcinea
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
As a college student in Albany, this is one of the more popular places to go. The beer selection is above average for a place like this - but not great. The main reason to go here is probably the free (with $20 purchase) huge birthday margarita. Combined with the biergarten, it definitly makes for a good birthday. Prices are OK, nothing great but nothing to avoid. Food is pretty good, good size portions, and the place has an overall "cool" atmosphere to be in. A place to visit for sure.
01-02-2010 03:47:15 |
More by kehustler14
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Went on a recent trip to Albany, and was recommended Bombers by a friend as a great cheap place to get a bite.
Can't say anything about the beer, because I didn't even know there was a bar upstairs till I left, and I know that most of the stuff on the menu is OK at best, but the pulled pork burrito was fantastic. Wouldn't call it Mexican, if thats what your looking for, but it really was great pulled pork, and cheap! Going back up to Albany soon, and I'll be back for it.
Oh, and if you don't like loud annoying college kids, take your food to go. Trust me
04-02-2008 08:12:18 |
More by fl0w
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $
Let me just say bombers was much better when the LionHeart was above it. Now it is it's own bar with food downstairs. The food is cheap and the portions are a representative example of why Americans are fat. Basically if you want their stuff go to price chopper get some black beans rice and cheese and mix. The beers used to be better as well. They would have some saucy stuff. Now it is all Brooklyn and Magic Hat which is fine I guess. Better off going to El Marachi for Mexican around the corner on Washington and Lark.
02-07-2008 21:52:05 |
More by aerozeppl
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I love the downstairs of Bombers. The food is pretty cheap for the amount and it's good tex-mex with no frills. All the people that work downstairs are cool. The upstairs is a different story. The bartenders are usually pretty cool, but the waitresses tend to be pretty bitchy and I always feel like I asking a lot to get some service. Their beer selection used to be good for the area, but other places around have improved their selection while Bomber's hasn't. It's usually wicked busy and it's standing room only upstairs and it's really not worth it.
01-03-2008 05:44:24 |
More by drseamus
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Bombers is a great place for food and beer. Located on Lark Street, it is in a great location. The food there is amazing. They take traditional foods such as Burritos and Chicken Wings, and make interesting changes to them.
For the beer, the selection is very good, having many beers that you wont find on tap on Lark Street. They usually carry a couple of beers from harpoon, one or two from brooklyn, and a couple of other interesting beers. They also have a very interesting bottle selection, including Framboise, Red Stripe, and Utica Club.
Every night during the week they have specials, or something fun going on. Wednesday night is always fun for Karaoke.
06-15-2007 15:33:23 |
More by togasports
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
This is place is great for the fact that they give you a free margarita on your b-day, although they have cut down on it recently, not as big, alcoholic, or tastey, food is great, get a great burrito that is huge for 8 or so dollars, the mixed drinks are expensive however. The beer isnt waht you would go for, ive been there maybe times and already 2ce ive had bad beers maybe from a bad keg, but the beers were definitely skunked. bad keg lines? idk food is really good, margaritas, the drink they push the most, are good but a lil pricey,
05-27-2007 02:18:05 |
More by Atron67
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