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“Impressed with this unexpected treasure”
Review of Genesee Brew House

Genesee Brew House
Ranked #18 of 1,471 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 0 - USD 12
Cuisines: American, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We stopped by to see the upper falls in Rochester, found a pedestrian bridge over the river, and on the other side, there was the Genesee Brew House. We just had to go in, and I'm glad we did. First off, the beer was very good. But then to find deep fried Buffalo Chicken pierogi on the menu--I just had to try them. They were utterly fantastic. Wow! I also had the pork tacos, and they were amazing as well. We really enjoyed our meal here, and had a nice outdoor view of the falls as well.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank SanfordFoodie
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Good wings (but lacked strong flavor). Craft beer was excellent and there were a lot of choices! Menu was typical pub fare. Typical pub atmosphere. Service was good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Thomas G
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Great location near the High Falls. Always new beer selections and tasty food at reasonable prices.
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Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Raymond Y
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very nice building. Cool atmosphere. However ... Genesee Beer is not very good (and never has been). Surprisingly, the cost for pints is very expensive for a brewery. We have had beer at both the main bar as well as the separate flights tasting room. The flights room has poor service by the beer meisters who I found to be actually lazy in service and even rude in responses. There is much better beer in Rochester in a number of small micro-breweries.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

So want to love this place...lovely old hometown brewery overlooking a river gorge and waterfall. Don’t think country, think very urban, middle of a city surprise. Rooftop deck that has a spectacular view especially in the fall. Beer selection is good and you can get a flight of beers of your choosing. Our last visit was with a group with an age range of 50+. The first couple there asked for a balcony seating. Was our party all eating dinner? If not, we couldn’t sit on the balcony or be seated until a percentage of our party was there. Ok, but it was 4:45 on a Monday. Some of our party was coming from work etc. The room was near empty. When we were seated in the dining room, our server seemed to rush us asking if we wanted more drinks before we had half completed the first one. Gave no one time to lookat the menu, sighed when we said we would wait for the last of our party. We were not just taking up space but had ordered drinks and multiple appetizers. We started to joke that maybe they didn’t want us “old folks” as customers. Go there for a beer and the view.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lmwarren49
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