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Empire Brewing Company

) #8 of 548 Restaurants in Syracuse $$ - $$$ American, ,
120 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1179
+1 315-475-2337
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“burger” (74 reviews)
“truffle fries” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
120 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1179
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1 - 10 of 502 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this place.We were lucky enough to get a table outside,on a hot July evening.Jazz music drifted across the street,and the downtown was busy.Perched above the sidewalk,we started with a local brew,and enjoyed an excellent casual dining experience.The service was fantastic,and the menu...More

Thank Ricardo11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped overnight in Syracuse on a road trip. Went to the Empire for a few drinks. Neat bar. Only giving it a four because my husband said his beer was "ok" and I must say my rum and coke was really small! We did have...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cold great home brews and food executed well! Can't ask for much more other than the attentive and friendly waitstaff. I wish we lived closer and weren't passing through...

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with my colleagues the other night, it was so good that I went back today to grab another burger before leaving town. Very juicy and tasty burgers. I choose the thin cut fries to that and the fries were very crispy, just as...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this place for dinner. I love their decor/concept. We ended up staying at the bar and ordered food from there. The bartender was so nice and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Thelma L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a couple friends. They was doing the ironman in Syracuse. It was nice choice for spend a night, everything is good, they should improve just a little bit a food for to perfect, you know I'm Italian. But overall, a nice...More

Thank Luca T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone here during training and after each of the Ironman 70.3 events we have gone to in Syracuse. We have always had a quick seating and great service. The food yesterday was excellent - the tumbleweed burger was perfectly cooked - ordered medium....More

Thank Kella141414
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the beer and pickled fiddleheads. Sat outside and enjoyed downtown. Service was great. A little confusing to enter. Down the stairs under the neon sign.

Thank EVERFREASE
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We did not eat here. We just went for the beer. We did the flights so we could sample all the beers then selected one for a pint. All the beers were great. They had interesting characteristics and were well balanced. Not a boring beer...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

AMAZING BURGERS! JUICY, SAUCY, YUM! The tator tots were to die for.. Service was fantastic, our server answered all our questions about everything on the menu. The location is great if you use the CENTRO bus system. I love the underground brick ambiance, really cool...More

Thank CoraNSam
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y0hara
12 October 2016|
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Response from 542social | Property representative |
Hello! The game will definitely be playing on the bar TV's. If not, please ask the bartender to turn it on and they will be happy to help. Cheers! Hope to see you Friday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1179
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-475-2337
  • E-mail
Description
Empire Brewing Company is a contemporary downtown bar and grill with a brewery on the premises. Here, we aspire to provide customers with the best food and libation available by utilizing fresh locally sourced ingredients. Whether it is vegetables and herbs grown in our garden, hops grown by our brewer, locally raised grass-fed Angus beef, or original music performed by our friends, we give our patrons an experience that can only be had at Empire Brewing Company. The moderately priced and eclectic food menu is complemented by a diverse selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers. In addition to beer, Empire offers cocktails and a large selection of wine. The atmosphere is casual and festive. The brewing facility is housed in a glass-enclosed work area which provides a view of the massive copper and stainless steel brewing vessels. The food is prepared in a handsome open-performance kitchen allowing patrons visibility of the chef and his assistants. The interior decor highlights the industrial elements of the microbrewery, the drama of the performance kitchen, and the architectural nuances of the building. The understated design - featuring exposed brick walls, wood beams, and columns - pays homage to the brewing tradition and the pre-existing architecture. With clarity the aim and materials and ambient lighting the accent, a warm and inviting environment has been created for customers to enjoy the music, food, and beverages.
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