Vino and Vinyl – Cool New ‘Retro’ Lounge to Open This Week in Albany!
A hip, retro-style cocktail lounge with cool vibes (and music played on vinyl only) is set to open up this week in Albany's Center Square. Here's what we know about the new Lo-Fi Bar and Lounge
It's not easy keeping up with the ever-changing world of the Capital Region restaurant industry. During the last few years, restaurants and bars were really challenged - forced to adapt during the uncertain times of the pandemic, and the ones that made it through have a lot to be thankful for.
Sadly, some didn't make it, closing their doors quietly while the world was told to stay indoors or order take-out.
When one door closes, another opens up, as is the case for a new bar and lounge set to open up this week on Lark Street in Albany's Center Square District.
Side note: I live basically across the street from this place and I had no idea it was opening. Shoutout to the Albany Reddit users who created a discussion thread about it.
According to their Instagram page, the new Lo-Fi Bar and Lounge at 200 Lark Street is set for a Friday opening.
Lo-Fi, described as a "retro cocktail lounge" will feature cocktails, beer, and vinyl and it's where Post used to be on Lark street, across from NoHo Pizza, and just a few steps from the new Herbies Burgers.
Nicholas Warhol, one of the owners of Lo-Fi (who also own happens to be one of the owners of Herbies) told me that the new place will play only play music on vinyl from either the record player behind the bar or the jukebox that plays 45s.
Unlike the space that occupied the building before them, Lo-Fi will not be serving a full menu, only bar snacks like Chex mix and olives.