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Skylark Lounge

Bar, Pub, International
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40 S Union St, Rochester, NY 14607-1837
16:30 - 02:00
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Sun 19:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 02:00
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Rochester, New York, United States
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Skylark has a great beverage selection and satisfies everyone. The "balls" are a variety of meatballs that are simply delicious. There are also yummy sides to go with you meatball selection. This is also a music venue and simply does not disappoint.

Thank Mary M
Rochester, New York
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This Lounge is VERY casual, 'homey' and unassuming. Don't expect a glitzy and flashy restaurant. It's a neighborhood bar. But their meatballs are the best in town! And they are served with several dipping sauces. It is quiet for good conversation and has a friendly bartending staff. There is a large selection of draft and bottled beers, along with liquors.

Thank ThomROC
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

During the great fourth of July last yr (2015) my good friend and I went to this place we had visited once before (adding two experiences in one review here). A few months prior, we went on Kentucky Derby day. We walked in not knowing this place was here. It used to be something different (an LGBT bar?) but, whatever...... More 

Thank Jeff F
New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

One of my favorite spots in Rochester for sure! It is never too crowded, so it's always easy to get a drink, plus the bartenders are always friendly. They have a full bar with a wide selection of options ranging from: Fernet-Branca, Basil Hayden's, Laphroaig to cheap well drink specials. Same with beer, they usually have some quality micro-beers in... More 

Thank RocRuby
Rochester, NY
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

The juke box has great choices, the beers are eclectic, the meatballs are outstanding. You do not need to know anything more! I've enjoyed every item on the menu, its all delicious! Friendly people, great atmosphere, cool vibe!

Thank mdr67
Rochester, New York
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

The food at Skylark is comfort food and they do comfort food well. If you want vegetarian balls they have those too. Their sides and specials are also fun. Their meatball trash plate is a treat and you can get a vegetarian version as well. They have an old fashioned jukebox as well as pinball for your entertainment. It is... More 

Thank Soli766
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Excellent meatballs with much variety! Different meats, sauces, styles, and sides. All yummy. The staff and customers are always friendly.

Thank Nancy F
Rochester, New York
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

This bar is basically a hang-out and nightclub, operating in the former Muther's (a popular drag club). They have pinball machines, darts, live music, art openings with art available for purchase, a full bar, tables and booths. And they have one thing on their menu: meatballs. Choose your style, choose your ball (vegetarian options available!), choose your sauce, and sides... More 

Thank Lauren C
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

Went during happy hour on June, plus birthday celebrations. The place is small. Meatballs is the main attraction at this bar/restaurant. Easy to order in 3 steps: choose a style, Choose a ball, and choose the sauce, plus have some sides as well. I try a few different ones and all are very fresh and delicious, plus the price is... More 

Thank candylove20
Rochester, New York
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

LOVE skylark lounge for a casual meal and drinks. Make no mistake, this is a hole in the wall, no frills place. The staff is fun and quirky, drinks are cheap and they have a delicious selection of meatballs and sides that you can customize to your taste. Not much else other than meatballs and all of the seating is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, International
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 S Union St, Rochester, NY 14607-1837
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 5852708106

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?