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“Great Brew” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Genesee Brew House

Genesee Brew House
25 Cataract St, Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 263-9200
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Ranked #7 of 40 Activities in Rochester
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
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Victor, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Great Brew”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good tour and great food. Good to learn about the whey beer is brewed at the Genesee Brew House. Will go again.


Visited August 2013
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Menasha, Wisconsin
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Beer, lunch, view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had a beer tasting before lunch -- everyone enjoyed the beer. Lunch was good, service was fast, pulled pork sandwich was a huge hit, also liked the turkey with guacamole and the coleslaw. Nice outdoor dining in nice weather.

Visited October 2013
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Rochester, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cool Location...and a lot of potential”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a great location with awesome views of High Falls. But the main tap room unfortunately had the feel of a typical large sports bar. The "brewhouse" reserves weren't bad but weren't great. I like a hoppy IPA and it fell flat. Next time I'll have to do the tour and get some food (but it looked fairly standard). I would go as a Friday happy hour sort of hang out.

Visited October 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“Great location with good beer and history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Genny Brew House is an excellent example of the kind of investment I like to see in downtown Rochester. The high ceilinged exposed brick and beam design speaks to the industrial past of the rehabbed structure and provides a nice atmosphere for sampling some of Genny's offerings. Located just across the Pont du Rennes bridge next to the Genesee Brewery, it provides excellent views of high falls out the large windows and from the second floor deck and rooftop patio that are open as weather allows. While the hours are limited and menu still not a strong point, the beer offerings are fairly plentiful with usually 4 seasonal offereings plus several craft beer options, in addition to standards Genny, Light, Cream Ale, and Twelve Horse. The IPA is actually quite good as is the EPA, so beer snobs will not be disappointed. Tastings in the ground floor tasting room are a steal at $2 for four. You will pay upwards of $6 for that elsewhere. And you can pick whatever beers you want to try. Seating is spacious and open, with views of several flat screens for watching sports. The best menu item are the deep fried pretzels, served with mustard and cheese dipping sauces. You won't find a better warm crispy and delicious pretzel anywhere nearby. Come here for happy hour and a snack and eat dinner elsewhere. You can find plenty of Genny beer for takeout in the ground floor souvenir shop, as well as nicely designed retro genny apparel and knick knacks. Definitely a great Rochester showcase. They are now starting to hold events in the recently revamped parking lot. I look forward to a summer of live music and events next year, and hopefully expanded hours and better menu offerings.

Visited October 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“Genesee Brew House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great spot in ROC complete with our hometown beers...and spectacular views..!! Try 12 Horse Ale...you won't be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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