- PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
- The Genesee Pilot Brewery will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 10. The combination brewery/restaurant/museum has become a centerpiece of investment into the High Falls and Upper Falls neighborhoods.
Genesee Brew House
25 Cataract St. | 585-263-9200
Genesee Brewing Co. has a long legacy in Rochester. Genny Light? The Genny Girl? Cream Ale, anyone? But the brewery’s Genesee Brew House has made a name for itself with its tasty pub-style fare and spectacular view. After being welcomed at the front door by a museum chronicling the evolution of the company since its founding in 1878, visitors find their way upstairs to the restaurant and an outdoor dining terrace with a glorious vista of one of Rochester’s natural landmarks — the cascading High Falls. From their perch on the patio, diners can soak in a panorama of the historic High Falls District and the Rochester skyline while soaking up the mustard with one of the restaurant’s celebrated Bavarian pretzels. Wash it all down with a sampling from the 16 taps pouring the freshest beer the brewery can serve. The patio is heated and enclosed with glass panels during the colder months, making for a pleasant dining experience with a view year round.
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