Best Bars and Nightlife

Lux Lounge
4.2 Stars
Bar
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
Belgian
Euro-inspired pub featuring Belgian brews & dishes in addition to classic American bar fare.

Temple Bar & Grille
3.9 Stars $$
Grill
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
Grill
Hopping American sports bar & grill lined with 30+ TVs in lodgelike digs with an outdoor terrace.
1142 Mt Hope Ave.
The Distillery Restaurant

Abilene
4.3 Stars
Lounge
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
Menu: windjammersbarandgrill.com
Windjammers

Dining Favorites

There are tons of places to eat in Rochester. We have listed some of your favorites below.

The Owl House
4.5 Stars
$$ · New American Restaurant
Address: 75 Marshall St, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone:(585) 360-2920
Hours:Thursday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10:30PM
Friday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10:30PM
Saturday 11AM–3PM, 5–10:30PM
Sunday 11AM–3PM, 5–9:30PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9:30PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9:30PM
Menu: www.owlhouserochester.com

Creative, vegan-friendly American plates & craft beer served in a snug house with a bohemian vibe.

owlhouse


Pane Vino On The River
4.1 Stars
$$ · Italian Restaurant
Address: 175 N Water St, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone:(585) 232-6090
Thursday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PM
Friday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PM
Saturday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PM
Sunday 4–9PM
Monday
11:30AM–3PM, 5–9PM
Hours might differ
Tuesday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9PM

pane


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
4.4 Stars
$ · Barbecue Restaurant
Address: 99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone:(585) 325-7090
Thursday 11AM–11PM
Friday 11AM–12AM
Saturday 11AM–12AM
Sunday 12–10PM
Monday
11AM–11PM
Hours might differ
Tuesday 11AM–11PM
Wednesday 11AM–11PM
Reservations: opentable.com
Menu: allmenus.com
Website
Barbecue chain serving Southern-style meats & draft brews in a retro setting (most have live music).

dinosaur


Jines Restaurant
4.1 Stars
$ · Restaurant
Address: 658 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone:(585) 461-1280
Hours:
Thursday 7AM–10PM
Friday 7AM–10PM
Saturday 7AM–10PM
Sunday 7AM–8PM, Monday 7AM–10PM, Tuesday 7AM–10PM, Wednesday 7AM–10PM
Menu: www.jinesrestaurant.com
Website: www.jinesrestaurant.com

All-day breakfast & Sunday brunch draw crowds to this friendly Greek diner with sidewalk seating.

jines


Rooney’s Restaurant
4.2 Stars
$$ · Restaurant
Address: 90 Henrietta St, Rochester, NY 14620
Phone:(585) 442-0444
Hours:
Friday 5:30–10PM
Saturday 5–10PM
Sunday Closed
Monday
5:30–10PM
Tuesday 5:30–10PM
Wednesday 5:30–10PM
Thursday 5:30–10PM
Menu: www.rooneysrestaurant.com
Website: www.rooneysrestaurant.com
Nestled in a residential area, this intimate spot offers an upscale American menu & long wooden bar.
rooneys

Lento Restaurant
4.2 Stars
Restaurant
Located in: Village Gate Square
Address: 274 Goodman St N, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone:(585) 271-3470
Hours:
Friday 5–10PM
Saturday 5–10PM
Sunday Closed
Monday
5–9PM
Tuesday 5–10PM
Wednesday 5–9PM
Thursday 5–10PM
Reservations: www.opentable.com
Menu: www.urbanspoon.com
Website
Warm, softly lit space serving creative, upscale New American fare made from local meats & produce.
lento