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The Hudson Valley is comprised largely of small, sleepy towns and villages, so you’ll want to head to the capital for the region’s best nightlife. There are pubs aplenty in Albany — Wolff’s Biergarten, housed in an old firehouse, is a great option for grabbing a pint and noshing on bratwurst served with a side of homemade spätzle. Or take in the view of the water — and a charbroiled burger — at Riverfront Bar & Grill. If you’re looking for a bit of culture, Capital Repertory Theatre stages a number of Broadway and off-Broadway plays. And there’s always the Palace Theatre, where the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Albany Berkshire Ballet call home.