Barrel Saloon Closed, New Restaurant Already Planned

Known for its country music and BBQ, you may be upset when heading to Downtown Albany for a mechanical bull ride and your favorite bar has a new name and owner. Barrel Saloon may now be closed but there’s a new place already in the works.

Barrel Saloon is set to close at the end of this month and shortly afterwards, a group of bartenders from The Lionheart Pub are ready to come in mid to late August to open Lost & Found, a craft-beer bar and casual dining place. According to the Times Union, owners of the Barrel Saloon are happy about the sale and can now focus on their other ventures.

I’ve always liked Barrel Saloon and I think it was a kind of niche bar in a great area of Albany. I’m excited to see what the new Lost & Found will have but I’d be lying if I said I’m not gonna miss the fun at Barrel Saloon.