Stories from A Bar: Episode 24, Jim Gilbert @ Albany Distilling Bar and Bottle Shop


Don’t ever tell Jim Gilbert there is nothing to do in Albany.

“Nippertown is for people that want to get their ass off the couch and do something,” says Jim was as we sip on our drinks. Jim and fiancée Laura DaPolito took over the reins of Nippertown in June 2019 after the unexpected passing of founder Greg Haymes and have big plans for how they would like to see it grow.

For episode 24 of Stories From A Bar, I was able to sit down with Jim at the fantastic Albany Distilling Bar and Bottle Shop located at 75 Livingston Avenue in Albany. It didn’t take long to pick up not only on Jim’s passion and enthusiasm for music but for the Albany scene in general. Covering everything from Greg and Nippertown, getting into photography, shooting for bands big and small around the country, and of course all kinds of great places and local bands to see and things to do around Albany.

Filled with great musings from Jim from his experiences and what he would like to see Nippertown become, be sure to check out episode 24 of Stories from A Bar on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, or YouTube. Also be sure to subscribe for new episodes and like and follow the show on Facebook, Twitter (@StoriesFAB), and Instagram to see what’s coming up or general fun shenanigans. Also, a big thank you to the Albany Distilling Bar and Bottle Shop for letting us hang and record. Be sure to check them out at

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