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Empire Brewing Company

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Empire Brewing CompanyEmpire Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 451
Beer Avg: 3.69

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

64 Ratings
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

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

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

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Reviews by mgbickel:
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Located in the downtown section of Syracuse, you have to go below street level to enter this place. I was there in the fall months, but it looks like there is some outdoor seating/standing area.

The interior is exposed brick, steel and modern art (maybe Art Deco...I'm not sure). The bar runs along the right side of the building with a large seating area off to the right.

The service was good, borderline great. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was really good...my wife and I were both impressed with the quality and presentation of our dishes.

The beer selection was appropriate for a brewpub. A few offerings from the most popular styles.

All in all, this is worth the trip. Good beer, great food and a hip atmosphere.

02-06-2011 17:14:15 | More by mgbickel
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.01/5  rDev -26%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25 | $$$

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.

07-16-2014 14:19:55 | More by Roguer
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Jaybirdbrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-06-2014 17:18:40 | More by Jaybirdbrew
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BoSean_Rodriguez

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-04-2014 18:32:19 | More by BoSean_Rodriguez
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-29-2014 12:37:35 | More by avisong
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dzlle25


5/5  rDev +22.9%

06-26-2014 21:58:52 | More by dzlle25
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Soukup

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-14-2014 01:28:06 | More by Soukup
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AMCimpi

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-17-2014 17:51:20 | More by AMCimpi
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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-09-2014 14:56:11 | More by TheRealThreePhilosophers
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voxhumana

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-26-2014 03:01:20 | More by voxhumana
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Empire Brewing Company in Syracuse, NY
91 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.