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Genesee Brew House

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25 Cataract St., Rochester, NY
+1 585-263-9200
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Seems like tables were just stuck up on a second warehouse floor. Menu was nothing to be thrilled about, basic hamburgers and such. Our waitress was terrible. Saw her off to the side with two other waitresses looking at their phones. She was missing for our check so another waitress had to get her from talking with a couple of... More 

Thank Patti c
Rochester, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great casual location for fresh beer varieties. Very nice menu of good "bar food". Beer tours available certain times. This is a crowded, boisterous fun location. Dining on roof area porch as weather allows. Definaty recommend

Thank sat617
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Come on a sunny day and sit on the porch. The view of High Falls is as good as the food. If you are beer expert this is a MUST do in Rochester ( if not a expert the food and view is worth the stop)

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luncheon menu has great variety and novel choices. Draft selection is excellent, including pilot beers that rotate periodically. Staff is prompt and courteous. Lower level offers interesting history of Genesee Brewing through it's history. I would highly recommend this brewery/restaurant.

Thank Don H
Rochester, New York
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. They've done an amazing job with restoration of an iconic piece of Rochester history. The first floor museum is always a hit with visitors, and the 2nd floor restaurant serves delicious bar type food and an assortment of Genny beers....even some wines. Be aware though, this place is often packed out. The rooftop lends an amazing view... More 

Thank kgauthier42
Rochester, New York, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Genesee Brew House is a great local Brewery & restaurant. We have been there many times. The food is great & the beer is awesome. They have a number of different beers on tap. The outside patio's are great, you have a beautiful view of the High Falls in Rochester, NY.

Thank Tami C
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot to overlook the City of Rochester while sharing a local beer or cocktail with friends. I didn't try the food...but enjoyed my time there.

Thank PCVictor
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have always enjoyed the Brew House - is there a better way to celebrate local brewing? I don't think so

Thank slotempi
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place with a Genessee gift shop downstairs. Six of us for lunch great brew pub food! The Brussels sprouts were quite tasty in a mustard, beer & cheese sauce with smoked pork belly. Server was friendly and attentive. Well worth a visit.

Thank cmykogv
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loves breweries and especially this one in my home city❤. There is a restaurant as well if you fancy a burger. Mostly just came for the beer :)

Thank aliciaka12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Cataract St., Rochester, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-263-9200

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