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Empire Brewing Company

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120 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1179
+1 315-475-2337
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11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in for lunch and enjoyed the tasting flight and some good sandwiches/wraps. The beers were unique and flavorful. Seems like it would fun to hang out and grab a drink at night.

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Thank Krissyjc
Tokyo, Japan
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Syracuse for a football game and we ducked into Empire for dinner. We came in around 8:30pm and were seated immediately. Our waitress was wonderful- attentive and kind. The beer flights were well priced- $12 for 6 x 4-6oz tasters. My husband homebrews and has tasted well over 100 different types of beer and... More 

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Thank AnnaBananainJapan
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a regular since the origin, and passed through several owners since the 90's. The most recent incarnation is in need of major triage. The menu is stale, and the restaurant is unsanitary -- there were fruit flies in the bar sink and the smell of stale beer permeates -- the staff is not as professional and hip... More 

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542social, Manager at Empire Brewing Company, responded to this review

Hi Gregory, I am sorry to hear about your poor experience at our Syracuse brewpub. Our general manager would like to speak to you personally. Would you mind emailing me your contact information? My email is emily@empirebrew.com. Thank you for your time, Emily More 

Syracuse, New York
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great beer, great food, wonderful atmosphere. We love coming here. Local brewery with a superb restaurant

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Thank The_Traveling_Ben
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great flights of beer! Great burgers! Will diffidently be back!!!!! Great seasonal brews and cocktails

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Thank Kai J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This was one of my favorite restaurants on our trip to Syracuse. The menu was very intriguing, food and cocktail were fantastic! It was very busy when we were there so service was sometimes slow and the volume high but we will definitely return!

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Thank Angie K
Central, NY
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Always great food and drinks. Great bar area and great outdoor seating. Great beers and plenty of seating.

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Thank MMSS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very good food, but if you want to have a conversation with someone, this not the place to do it. Also, chairs are super close together, got sprayed a couple of times when the waiter was wiping down another table.

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Thank Jamie P
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This place is the best! Best beer best food. Second visit for us. We have had burgers, jambalaya, bacon mac n cheese yum!! Most of the beers are incredible.. try a flight best way to find a favorite

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Thank Cyndisue66
Yokohama
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very good service and the local beers were fabulous. Delicious chilli and burgers. Nice, quirky atmosphere.

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Thank toomuchdot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1179
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-475-2337
Description
Empire Brewing Company is a contemporary downtown bar and grill with a brewery on the premises. Here, we aspire to provide customers with the best food and libation available by utilizing fresh locally sourced ingredients. Whether it is vegetables and herbs grown in our garden, hops grown by our brewer, locally raised grass-fed Angus beef, or original music performed by our friends, we give our patrons an experience that can only be had at Empire Brewing Company.

The moderately priced and eclectic food menu is complemented by a diverse selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers. In addition to beer, Empire offers cocktails and a large selection of wine.

The atmosphere is casual and festive. The brewing facility is housed in a glass-enclosed work area which provides a view of the massive copper and stainless steel brewing vessels. The food is prepared in a handsome open-performance kitchen allowing patrons visibility of the chef and his assistants.

The interior decor highlights the industrial elements of the microbrewery, the drama of the performance kitchen, and the architectural nuances of the building. The understated design - featuring exposed brick walls, wood beams, and columns - pays homage to the brewing tradition and the pre-existing architecture. With clarity the aim and materials and ambient lighting the accent, a warm and inviting environment has been created for customers to enjoy the music, food, and beverages.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?