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Genesee Brew House

$$ - $$$American, ,
25 Cataract St., Rochester, NY
+1 585-263-9200
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“genesee beer” (33 reviews)
“pretzels” (48 reviews)
“kettle chips” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Cataract St., Rochester, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good and the beer is better! Stop in for a sampler downstairs check out the gifts and museum. There are tours but I have not taken one.

Thank NB3302
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside deck was full of energy and people, food was good, service was great but not adequately staffed.

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch right when they opened at 11:00. It was our first time there. The waitress was only interested in turning over our table. So we were very rushed. The food was typical bar food. I had the pretzels and dip. I would...More

Thank rickjen3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come here several times a year however this trip was for business. Took a group tour of brewery and had lunch! Tour was great, interactive, learned some history and sampled some great local beer! Had the chicken and waffles and lots of apps and...More

Thank hikelen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the restaurant a few times in the past so decided to take my brother recently as he's never been before. I really liked the decor including the store and tasting room. I had the macaroni and cheese which was pretty good!...More

Thank niffy98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course your choices of beer is great, Genny originals and seasonal local beers. Wine and spirits are also a good choice. The food is very good and a nice selection.

Thank jrgnpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like Genesee got the memo and heard that just having their basic mass produced beers isn’t enough anymore. The Pilot Batch Brew House on Cataract St delivers on providing a great selection of local beer variations as well as a nice lunch/dinner menu....More

Thank 545R0bert_P
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Came with some friends to see the keg tree. It was our first time seeing that. Me and the wife had a flight each. I don’t know what it is but I love the cream ale. The food was very good but no fries. Every...More

Thank crgardner
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have been to the Brew House several times and have never been disappointed! Great food and drink and really cool atmosphere. A great place to take visiting family and friends. There is a lot of cool information and interactive exhibits about the history of...More

Thank MomClara
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The staff and the atmosphere here was warm and friendly they were knowledgeable about their beer and the Rochester area It was a good place tonsp4nr the afternoon We had friends visiting from Chicago they really enjoyed their vist

Thank Margaret D
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Michael M
28 June 2017|
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Response from Tami C | Reviewed this property |
They serve some wine. But no mixed drinks.
Frank P
28 May 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
9 December 2016|
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Response from low f | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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