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Genesee Brew House

$$ - $$$American, ,
25 Cataract St., Rochester, NY
+1 585-263-9200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“genesee beer” (34 reviews)
“pretzels” (49 reviews)
“burger” (68 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an ok experience there - we loved the appetizer (Chicken Pierogies) but everything else was just ok. My wife had pork tacos and I had beef on weck. Nothing special, but not bad. Good service, nice people, great location.

Thank Carness V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and beer were excellent! I had the pork Bahn mi and my husband had a black and blue burger. Tried the new Ruby red kolsch and the All malt 12 horse and both were delish!

Thank Charlene G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son's burger had a hair in it. They only serve kettle chips and don't have fries which is kind of weird. No one at the table liked the kettle chips. My bratwurst was burned and I had to cut the charred outside off of...More

Thank Seraphinasymba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great scotch ale and craft beers. Busy but seated and served quickly. Shepards pie beef melted in your mouth. Husband had fish fry and raved about it. It's not your father Genesee beer!

Thank Islandgirl14072
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see and experience Rochester restaurant brewhouse destination. The beer is wonderful and the entire complex is fun, interesting and very well done. History, gift shop, logo wear, brewing and nostalgia. We enjoyed a 2 different beer flights at the bar while...More

Thank johnberndt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the course of several years, the food has been consistently very bad. The big problem is overcooking the living daylights out of everything. I got the sausage plate tonight and the sausage was cooked to the point of being dry. If they would temp...More

Thank NewYorkDon67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s always fun to visit the Brew House. You’ll find the food offerings to be plentiful and really good eats. Lots of beer to try and enjoy. When the weather permits, sitting outside and beholding the cityscape and waterfall is pleasing.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I think my German is coming through. Seriously, I had a craving for Kraut, THAT DAY, and as I pull into Rochester to kill time until evening I just walk up on the Genesee Brew House. I jump in, because I like beer, and find...More

Thank Blake B
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for the first time ever. Staff was polite and well educated about brewery. Had a great flight, the dark chocolate scotch ale was the best ever. Place was packed, but not busy. Go upstairs for some food. Everyone is eager toserve you. A...More

Thank BuckinPA
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great place to hang out with my old fish'n buddies. We try to meet once a month to catching up and this is a great place to do it. Hang'n with the boyz at a bar after work (some retired now- lucky B's). It's nice...More

Thank X3460HVmartint
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10 February 2018|
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Response from Kim B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am a customer so I can’t get you the print out you requested. Sorry!
Michael M
27 June 2017|
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Response from Tami C | Reviewed this property |
They serve some wine. But no mixed drinks.
Frank P
27 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
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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
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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