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Genesee Brew House

$$ - $$$American, ,
25 Cataract St., Rochester, NY
+1 585-263-9200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“genesee beer” (33 reviews)
“pretzels” (44 reviews)
“kettle chips” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Cataract St., Rochester, NY
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous lunch after trying a flight in the brewing room. The views are fantastic. The food is delicious. I had mahi tacos and he had beef on weck. Service tends to be mediocre. Staff often ignore guests, but the...More

Thank ColleenCap
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

The g brew house has the best location any where, rare view of the waterfalls and great food. Highly recommend the roof top sitting area over looks all of downtown andvthe falls. Great place for anything start your walk there end your walk there, the...More

Thank psinned101
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This has been on our bucket list to visit for 2 years! I am glad we finally made it and played tourist in our home town. They did a nice job with the brew house. We did tastings and then ate on the upstairs patio....More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The Brew Pub has the best view of the City of Rochester by far! Relax on the veranda, roof or inside. The food is good pub fare. The beer changes seasonally, but the traditional favorites are always available. The gift shop has nice items for...More

Thank Laurie C
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

I've been to this place many times and never have I ever had anything to complain about. Beer menu is always changing per the seasons so there's always new stuff to try. Beer and food are both delicious.

Thank Btooley18
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We had a large party so there was a long wait (1.5 hrs on a Thursday)! But they had some nice outdoor seating with live music!! Food and service were great!!! Wish they had a few more "non-beer" options. Clearly it's a brew house...although all...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a great location to enjoy some local brew. It can get busy so expect a wait to be seated. The food is good not spectacular but good.

1  Thank blhum
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

I really want to like this place. I've gone a couple of times. Great location, good beer! But the food is not really good, in fact, it's kind of bad. We were trapped inside, most know the outside eating area is small. The tables are...More

1  Thank SLW0424
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We have been in a few times for lunch and dinner. The food is great, although the portions can be small for the price. They obviously have a great beer menu, and we really love trying the new craft beers. Be careful during peak evening...More

Thank Dawn E
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Always a crowd, great food. Staff and patrons always friendly. Great view. A must place to go when you are in Rochester. Have taken several friends there and they all have been back. The Brew House also has a gift shop. just go........

Thank mgm13
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Michael M
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Tami C | Reviewed this property |
They serve some wine. But no mixed drinks.
Frank P
May 27, 2017|
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Response from AmyF1965 | Reviewed this property |
They don't offer much for pastas, but don't let deter you away - the place is fabulous as is the food! I would suggest you go to their website and check out the menu
December 8, 2016|
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Response from low f | Reviewed this property |
These questions are for the owners not reviewers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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