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Genesee Brew House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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25 Cataract St., Rochester, NY
+1 585-263-9200
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fried pretzel appetizer was very good. BLT sandwich was average. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff on the microbrews. More than your old Genny Cream Ale.

Thank Ray M
Webster, New York, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went for dinner on a summer evening with my adult children while my son was working at the brewery as a temp. Food was fresh and we'll prepared. I had the bacon cheeseburger. The bacon was thick cut and was almost a meal in itself! I don't recall what the kids ordered but they were both enthusiastic about their... More 

Thank Lisa W
Greenwich, Connecticut
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357 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Who knew Genesee had great beers?? This was our second visit in a couple of years and they have average and rock star beers.

Thank Ron T
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very busy place on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Great view of the falls, but they could do with more seating inside, or add heaters to the outdoor balcony

Thank Mike G
Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time, very interesting place had a tasting bar downstairs and a restaurant upstairs. We had a great waitress acted like we were regulars and was very attentive. Food was very good and served fast and hot would definitely do it again. The only thing I caution you against is that in the cold weather there is no... More 

Thank patrick j
Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A large facility right beside a wonderful view of the falls. The staff most friendly and a large array of different beers to sample and enjoy.

Thank skaszab2016
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

GBH is located conveniently next to high falls and near the baseball stadium, so I love to go here before a game. Their rooftop is accessible for a great view of the city. I also love their gift shop, tasting room, and food.

Thank Cassie H
Cupertino, California, United States
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at the Genesee Brew House was amazing. They also served flights of beer ranging from plain beer to a salty chocolate malt. (Not my thing however)

Thank Jerry T
Pittsford, New York
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136 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit here several times a year at least but usually when guests are in town or just to relax on the patio listening to the falls with a good beer. Today was no exception and we decided to have a snack of nachos. I would only get them again with the barely warm cheese sauce on the side and... More 

Thank 2foodtravelers
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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209 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first stop in Rochester was the Genesee Brew House, 25 Cataract St, Rochester, NY 14605, (585) 263-9200. Founded in 1878, The Genesee Brewing Company is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the United States, producing the Genesee line of beers, including the iconic Genesee, Genny Light and the original Genesee Cream Ale. The Genesee Brewing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?