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Genesee Brew House

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Address: 25 Cataract St, Rochester, NY 14605
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+1 585-263-9200
11:00 - 21:00
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Best Place for Roc residentists or for out of town visitors

Nice tour of brew house; Great opportunity to taste an historic Rochester line of beers (flights available). Food & service is awesome, views of downtown is second to none. This... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Patrick G
Webster, New York
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Webster, New York
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Nice tour of brew house; Great opportunity to taste an historic Rochester line of beers (flights available). Food & service is awesome, views of downtown is second to none. This is THE place to go for an awesome afternoon or to entertain out of town visitors! It is can't MISS place to visit in the city!

Thank Patrick G
Syracuse, New York
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144 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and it was a pleasant experience. The food was excellent and they had a decent drink selection. Service was really good-our server was friendly and prompt. There was a nice view from the restaurant that overlooked the waterfall and the downtown area. The downstairs had a sizable gift shop and an interesting mini-museum. They also... More 

Thank hlawlor24
Pennington, New Jersey
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411 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Cam here for business and wanted some good beer to do as well. I ordered the sausage platter ($14) and the Brew House Orange Cream beer which is a limited production beer. Unfortunately the meat same out not cooked and I had the waitress Kristin who agreed and was aghast that she served the meal to me. The chef did... More 

Thank KidLove
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were guests of family living in Rochester. Parking along the Genesee River, the Brewhouse is a dominant facility. The second story porch offers a grand view of the Genesee River FALLS. The Brewhouse offers a unique menu containing a wide variety of appetite pleasers, accompanied by a "flight": of four of their brews on tap. Touring the tasting facility... More 

Thank dariatv1234
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128 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I knew nothing of Genesee beer and happened upon the Brew House whilst exploring Rochester. I wouldn't recommend the restaurant as the menu seemed very limited, although the deck offered great views of the falls and you can purchase pints of beer. However, the tasting room was fab. You get to sample 4 beers for $3 from a choice of... More 

Thank Lee D
Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

View of the falls is nice and access to the walkway is nice. Nice menu and good food for a good price and free parking. Did the tasting room which was only $3 for four large samples but the beers were very blah with not much taste at all. Being from Wisconsin and having toured breweries both large and small... More 

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Brockport, New York
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Went with a friend for lunch and it was a nice place to visit. It was interesting looking back through the years in the museum and remembering actually owning some of the trays. It was very crowded but we only waited about 20 minutes to be seated. Menu selection was good and no more expensive then anywhere else. Only complaint... More 

1 Thank 201charlenek
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Out of towner, was looking for a place to sample some upstate beers. They were solid, but I was more impressed with the food. Fried pickles were spears which I prefer. Pub sprouts were mustard-mayo Brussels sprouts and were great. Their thick cut BLT is the thickest bacon (1/2") I've seen.

1 Thank William B
Rochester, New York
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76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We saw a movie at the Little, then wanted to eat outside. We picked the Genesee Brew House because it was a great evening overlooking the falls and there were fireworks after the Red Wing game!

1 Thank rbarnes4
Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We're not big beer drinkers, it's beer? No big deal, the food was meh. We had a burger and a beef dip. Neither were exceptional. Was looking forward to the kettle chip they serve with them.... Ah they were like regular potato chips. And a pickle spear? My roast beef was tough, over cooked. The burger was greasy. We had... More 

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