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Empire Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Empire Brewing CompanyEmpire Brewing Company
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

68 Ratings
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 465
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

120 Walton St.
Syracuse, New York, 13036
United States
phone: (315) 475-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Re-opening as of June 5th, 2007.

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4.08/5  rDev 0%

gtmitchem, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of DavidGross
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Had nice outing with IT team. Had Elk burger, was cooked as I asked and was good. Other meals at our table looked good and all was well reviewed. We had many different beers and the wait staff was excellent. Empire also participates in the AHA Member discount, saved me a lot of money, huge thank you to Empire and all other participating members!

DavidGross, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of nyyfanatic213
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

nyyfanatic213, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of ClavisAurea
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Cajan style food and amazing beer brewed on the premise. They also feature some outstanding local brews from others. It will be difficult to get in there on a weekend unless you go at the senior's hour before 6 or so. Get the blue corn lobster bisque and be amazed. The waygu burger is pretty good as well.

ClavisAurea, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.01/5  rDev -26.2%

Amazing atmosphere and decor. The brewpub is below street level, with catacomb-like arches and vaults all in red brick. Dark and cozy.

Beer, sadly, was not particularly good. Out of a flight - four regular and two seasonal offerings - there was not a single beer I would order at a bar or bottle shop. A couple were beers that I might pick over BMC, but that's pretty sad praise for craft beer.

Service was OK; neither remarkably good or poor.

Beer selection was relatively large, representing a good number of styles, but based on my flight, I cannot imagine that you would want many of them. I would still like to try their rye IPA, stout, and bock.

Food was shockingly mediocre, from fries to entree. I really had high hopes based on the menu and the quality, locally-sourced ingredients, but my meal was no better - and perhaps worse - than you might find in a chain restaurant.

Prices are a bit high, and if the taste of the food lived up to the price, I'd knock it down to "reasonable." Again, a lot of their meat, dairy, and vegetables are sourced from local farms, so the price would be quite understandable if the food tasted better.

Overall, I cannot recommend Empire Brewing for a meal or a beer based on my sole trip.

Roguer, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Jaybirdbrew, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

avisong, Jun 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

dzlle25, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Soukup, Jun 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

AMCimpi, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

voxhumana, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

thatisgrossman, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

MadScientist, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

JohneHoodlum, Jan 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

MichaelStoutBeard, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

MichaelStoudBeard, Jan 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

david18, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Baab200, Dec 07, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

Worth a trip if you are in Syracuse. Tons of beer selection and right downtown. Food was great. Came here with a group of ten people. Service was quick and polite. Enjoyed our meals and the brews. There were enough beers that everyone in the group could find something they liked

boszormeny, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

T-34-85, Nov 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

jasonmmccormick, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of jaz58
4/5  rDev -2%

A nice brewpub in the hip side of downtown Syracuse.

Good beer selection. I concentrated on their drafts. The Rye IPA and Brown Ale were my favorites.

The Morracan Chili is worth it. Followed by the Bently Burger another good choice.

Ambiance was great. Busy, especially the weekend we visited. (The Orange B-ball playing Georgetown for the last time, their 61st meeting).

Empire is well worth dropping by for a pint and a bite.

jaz58, Jun 06, 2013
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Empire Brewing Company in Syracuse, NY
91 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.