>>Rochester has a bountiful scene, including its brews. Looking for a night out with the crew, we got your back. Here is a list of local must try local breweries!
Three Heads Brewing
“Three Heads Brewing… we don’t just know beer, we live it.”
Located at 186 Atlantic Ave and proudly brewed in Rochester, NY, this beer garden is known throughout the city for their highly anticipated seasonal craft brews. It's not only their rotating, beautiful brews that keep people coming, but also their tasty rotation of food trucks. Add to that the ability to get in your weekly dose of live tunes, and you are all set. Whether you are hanging out inside, or enjoying their open outdoor patio, 3HB has got you covered. To see what's on draft, or to find out about upcoming shows, special events, food, and more head on over to their website at
Founded in 1878, “the Genesee Brewing Company, based in Rochester, New York, is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the United States.”
Proudly standing at 25 Cataract St, this place is packed with flavor, taste, and history. Back in the day serving as a packaging center, this century old building is now a brewing powerhouse. Not only do they have the beers, including the Genesee classics, but they have multiple other amenities including tours, tastings, a restaurant, gift shop, private events space, and more. Not to mention, you can get a stellar view of the High Falls. Ready to go and want to learn more, check out their website for tasting room hours, brew house hours and more.
“Rotating, local craft beer made with the best ingredients available and the highest degree of quality that can be enjoyed by every kind of beer lover!”
Resting at 56 S Union St, it's conveniently located downtown and stands as one of the original craft breweries in Rochester. Priding themselves on brewing in-house beers for the 585 community, one can also enjoy their tasting room, where they serve up pints, flights, and food to order. With fun indoor and outdoor seating, the space is ready for you and your friends. Whether you're in a group, hanging around for happy hour, or a weekday catch up, ROC Brewing Co has
got your back. Honing in their energy on creating high-quality beers, this is just one of the many ways that they show their love and appreciation for the Rochester community. So swing on by and say hi. Even stay for a beer, or two. Visit their website at
“ Enjoy our Pints & Pies happy hour special Wednesday–Friday 4pm-6pm: any pint and pizza of y our choice for $15.”
A beer hall, now who doesn’t like the sound of that. Not only is it a craft brewery, but did we mention there is a wood-fired kitchen. Located at 97 Railroad St, this is one that you won’t want to pass up. Flashing a flavorful menu, it also features locally sourced ingredients from neighboring vendors at the Public Market that's right down the street! With their craft beers coming right from their brewery, Rohrbach really means it when they say fresh. Showcasing unique seasonals alongside speciality one-off beers, the beer hall makes for a good time. Also, who is not interested in a Saturday brunch and brewery tour! Brunch is offered on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm. To take a look through their menu, plan a brewery tour or to learn more, visit their website at
“There are no strangers here; only friends who have not yet met.” - W.B. Yeats
Rocking the space at 46 Sager Drive Suite E, Sager wants to be your place to drink, eat, enjoy company, and unwind. With a vast list of beers, delicious, artisanal eats that go beyond your average bar food, and a cozy, relaxing environment, this place is a keeper. Good for both family and friends, they also have an array of special events, merch, and live music. Ranging from bingo, trivia, a pretzel challenge and more, there is always fun to be had at Sager Beer Works. Also, definitely put their “NY Beer Swag Night” on your radar. On Fridays, “Sager is pleased to offer $1 off any pint or flight for anyone coming in wearing a T-shirt or other garment from a NYS brewery.” Not to mention, if you are repping a Sager shirt, then you get $2 off! To learn more, give them a click at