An Albany tradition since 1983, this traditional English-style pub is also home to Schmidt's, a tobacconist. This is not the place to bring your laptop and delve into work. Patrons are encouraged to speak to one another and get to know their neighbors. The cozy atmosphere with armchairs, great natural light and wooden floors makes for a wonderful space to read or chat, while the spacious outdoor patios make the pub a terrific spot to enjoy Albany's frequently lovely weather. Don't bother looking online for a website—the pub is proud to say it doesn't have one. It's also a cash-only establishment, so there's no need to carry your credit card.