Oh Bar has gone increasingly downhill over the years. I’m not sure at what point exactly it stopped being a gay bar but it’s not anymore. The owner from what I’ve heard and it’s obvious from how the business appears, doesn’t care about the Albany queer community at all. If anything they pander to it and appropriate the culture, without doing any real service to local Albany queer people. If you call yourself a gay bar it should feel like a safe space. I don’t feel safe or welcomed whenever I come here. The demographic is majority straight cisgender people now. They rarely have queer events and never host drag shows. The bartenders are often rude unless you’re a regular. How can you still call yourselves a gay bar when you no longer have any of the qualities of one? Aside from pride flags and rainbows which hang with no real action or accountability behind them. After hearing that a gay person was physically assaulted by the bouncer to the point they needed to be hospitalized, and the bouncer wasn’t fired, I will never be returning. And the bar surely will not be missed.
The only reason I ever come to OH bar is to see the most fabulous JOSH! He is by far the most attentive, courteous, kind bartender I have encountered! #joshisthebest
"Big Will" the bouncer said I needed to give him a hug before I went in. I am completely disgusted and I will not be returning to OH bar. Me and my girlfriend felt violated and my girlfriend said she doesn't feel comfortable hugging people in exchange for getting in a bar.
Establishment lost the plot.
Friday 11/12/21. New bartender with the collar is a complete jack#€^. I hope he eventually ends up happy with life and pours correctly with a smile. Zero stars! He openly makes fun of guests and thinks we all owe him for his presence. His taller Partner in crime isn’t much better, condoning his awful behavior and laughing with him. The shorter guy with the cool haircut is welcoming, faster and he smiles. Thanks for saving my night bruh. 😎
The atmosphere here is amazing. I love this place. Open until 4, that's a dream. Only place in Albany that's open late with great service. Kyle, the bartender, lightning quick. It's like Usain Bolt served me a drink. Great guy to talk to too. Always bring the energy and love. I have 3 homes. My college apartment, my actual home with my parents, and Oh Bar. All the bartenders are amazing. Closets thing to perfection in Albany.