Bars & Cafes
Located in Rochester, the Water Street Music Hall is one of the premier music venues in the state. Awarded the “Best Live Music Club” and “Best Live Entertainment Venue” by the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle's People's Choice Awards in 2002, 2003 and 2006, this venue is quite popular. Celebrities have been spotted here and star performers have entertained audiences with dazzling gigs. The Water Street Music Hall also has one of the longest bars in the city; it stretches the full length of the room so there's plenty of room for those looking for premium drinks and cocktails. There is even a balcony area where you can relax and enjoy the entertainment.
Situated in the former house of the Sheriff, The Owl House is a casual place to dine in after a long day at work. The menu features American dishes like sandwiches, soups, salads and some more quick bar food genre items. Choose from an array of small plates options to be shared with your group of friends. There are about twenty different bottled beers and twelve draught beers, coffee for the non-alcoholics and artisan wines for the wine lovers. With the perfect ambiance for a friendly gathering, The Owl House also has a number of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes on offer. The service is amiable. Reservations can be made online.
The menu at Tavern 58 features steaks, seafood, and more, all prepared in an innovative style. The atmosphere on the patio is rustic with warm accents, so dine here if you can and enjoy great lighting and lattice porch covering. The appetizers on the menu vespan several cuisines, featuring black bean quesadillas, vegetable spring rolls, and calamari. Enjoy your meal with a custom martini from the bar. Choose from a Chocotini, Pickletini, Triple Espresso Martini, and more.
This neighborhood bar has been around for over 30 years and is now sporting a refurbished look under the new management. Richmond’s Tavern with its exposed bricks and dim lighting is a cozy watering hole offering affordable drinks and tasty bar bites. It is also known for its delish chicken wings that is a crowd pleaser. Richmond's regularly hosts live gigs by local musicians, karaoke nights and more to keep you entertained.
Located in the remarkable German House which was built circa 1905, the Zeppa Bistro opened its doors in 2012 and has been wowing diners ever since. Retaining the vintage charm of the historic building, the restaurant has a cozy and warm ambiance and features full bar and an auditorium upstairs which is used for concerts, private events and meetings. The seasonal fare is a mix of seafood delicacies, gorgeous pastas, tempting appetizers and a range of succulent steaks. The fresh produces used are acquired locally and add a distinct flavor to the dishes. Their bar has an impressive list of bottled beers, draft brew, vintage wines and fine spirits. Don't forget to try their special seasonal cocktails that are just lovely to taste. Though Zeppa is expensive, this classy eatery will definitely make your dining experience a memorable one.
Taste the authentic flavors of Britain at the Old Toad. Originally, the pub was built across the pond and only later was it relocated to Rochester. On the menu, you'll find pub favorites like shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips, and sausage rolls with chips. They have a great rotating selection of beers on tap including Lefthand Polestar Pilsner, Founders All Day IPA, and Firestone Union Jack IPA.
One Restaurant is divided into different sections that have a different ambiance and a lot in store for your evening. The restaurant on the upper deck has a vibe of an upscale lounge, the area is heated and makes for a comforting yet chic location. The dance floors have dynamic disco lighting. Professional DJs play upbeat sounds to set the perfect mood for a great night out. The menu features American bites and an impressive wine list among other specialty drinks. They have an age restriction of eighteen above on Monday to Thursday and twenty one on Friday to Sunday. Check website for more details.
There is never a dull time in The Firehouse Saloon. Established in 2010, the bar has 48 rotating beers on tap that will make any cerevisaphile (beer lover) happy. Tasty bar bites and one of the best wings are in the offing. For sports enthusiasts, pool tables, darts, arcade games and 18 HDTVs beckon you. While for others jam sessions, live gigs and comedy nights will keep you entertained. Its all about being merry in The Firehouse Saloon.
With a view to offering healthy food prepared from the best of ingredients, Lento's menu offers an array of dishes which are tasty as well. The menu changes periodically and new dishes are added to the menu as per the availability of the ingredients. Enjoy their weekly specials and happy hours which are irresistibly reasonable. They also allow you to bring in your own wine without any corkage fee every week. Check the updated menus on their website and make a reservation online.
Edibles Restaurant And Bar, with a vintage decor, is located in the Atlantic-University neighborhood of the city. With brick walls and wood flooring, the restaurant depicts a casual vibe, perfect for dinner gathering with friends. Delivering great hospitality, Edibles has a menu with a lot of selections on offer. Try their tasting platter for appetizers, the small portions will have you tasting so many options. The menu has classic American dishes, Italian delicacies like Risotto and more to suit most palates. The portions are decent and the prices are reasonable. Call ahead to make a reservation.
Cafe Cibon is a family-owned restaurant with a strong following of regular clients. Stop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy classic Italian dishes like pizza and pasta. For starters, definitely order the bruschetta. This appetizer is one of the most popular dishes here. Choose from their impressive wine list and enjoy the fresh air on the covered patio. The cozy atmosphere at Cafe Cibon makes it the perfect destination for any occasion.
Locally sourced, organic ingredients are featured on the menu at Pomodoro Grill and Wine Bar. You'll want to savor every bite of Italian and Mediterranean dishes like Tuscan white bean soup, hummus, chicken and pesto pizza, vegetarian lasagna, and Scottish salmon. Live jazz music on Friday and Saturday nights draws big crowds. Gluten free options are available for some dishes upon request.