Best Bars and Nightlife

Lux Lounge
4.2 Stars
Offbeat hangout for cocktails with a backyard & fire pit, plus a pool table, jukebox & board games.
666 South Ave
Opens at 5:00 PM
Lux Lounge

Winton Bar and Grill
4.1 Stars
Sports Bar
Neighborhood haunt serving burgers & bar food amid TVs showing sports in a homey, dark space.
196 Winton Rd N
Winton Bar and Grill

Scotland Yard Pub
4.1 Stars
$$ · Pizza
Weekly karaoke & trivia enhance this cheery English pub sporting a long bar & twists on grill fare.
187 St Paul St
Scotland Yard

Johnny’s Irish Pub
4.1 Stars
Irish Pub
A convivial vibe & the scent of popcorn fill this Irish pub featuring local bands & basic pub grub.
1382 Culver Rd
Johnny's Irish Pub

Victoire Belgian Beer Bar & Bistro
3.7 Stars
Euro-inspired pub featuring Belgian brews & dishes in addition to classic American bar fare.

Temple Bar & Grille
3.9 Stars $$
Karaoke, nightly beer specials & sports TV in a comfy bar & grill with a pool table & darts.
109 East Ave.
Temple Bar and Grille

The Distillery Restaurant Rochester
4.0 Stars
Hopping American sports bar & grill lined with 30+ TVs in lodgelike digs with an outdoor terrace.
1142 Mt Hope Ave.
The Distillery Restaurant

4.3 Stars
Warm hangout featuring live bands most nights, plus an eclectic beer list & backyard seating.
153 Liberty Pole Way.
Abilene Bar and Lounge

Windjammers  Bar & Grill
4.5 Stars
$$ · Bar
Long-lasting tavern known for its wings & burgers, music (live or DJS) & multiple TVs showing games.
Address: 4695 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612
Phone:(585) 663-9691

Local Theatres

Rochester Broadway Theatre League / RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre
4.7 Stars · Performing Arts Theater
Built as a Masonic Temple theater in 1928, this elegant space now hosts touring Broadway shows.
885 E Main St



Blackfriars Theatre
4.7 Stars · Performing Arts Theater
Professional theater putting on 6 plays per year, from Broadway musicals to holiday shows.
795 E Main St



Geva Theatre Center
4.4 Stars · Performing Arts Theater
Professional shows & public programs staged in a renovated 19th-century arsenal with a bar & cafe.
75 Woodbury Blvd




Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
No reviews · Performing Arts Theater
Veteran nonprofit staging a variety of innovative theatrical productions, plus jazz concerts.
20 Windsor St.



The Little Theatre
4.5 Stars $ · Movie Theater
A mix of indie & foreign films, rotating art displays & music in a 1929 theater with a casual cafe.
240 East Ave #100
Opens at 5:00 PM