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Water Street Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 20.22%
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 71
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 5
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

168 Water Street
Binghamton, New York, 13901
United States
phone: (607) 217-4546

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(Place added by: psark on 03-09-2012)
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Photo of dzlle25
2/5  rDev -46.1%

dzlle25, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of dwoolley1
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

dwoolley1, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of JohnW58
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%

This is a fairly new Brew pub in downtown Binghamton. It's within walking distance of the recently upgraded Double Tree Hotel, and thus a nice alternative to relax, have a beer and eat some pub food. The beer selection is limited with 5 different ones on tap. I was looking forward to trying their IPA, but they were out of it. I settled for a Pale Ale instead, which was OK, but nothing special. The food is pickup only at the bar (ie, no table service). The food is what you'd expect for pub food, but it was OK. Overall this was a nice experience. I hope they have success at this location, as other businesses tried and failed in the past.

JohnW58, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of nh2032
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%

General update after ~3 more visits in the last year - beer quality and selection seems to be improving. Food is still hit or miss. Still not in our regular rotation, but we are stopping in more often than I expected to.

Atmosphere - very attractive space with about 15 tables and a long bar. There are 5 serving tanks directly opposite the bar. There is no table service - everything is ordered through the bar - which causes pile ups in that area and makes it somewhat chaotic. Even after 4 months people seem confused by the setup.

Quality - have tried the IPA, Porter, Hefeweizen, American Bitter, English Dark Mild, Helles, and Head First pale ale. The IPA, hefe and Helles were solid and I would order them again. The porter was not good - it was hard to finish the whole pint. The rest were pretty much average offerings and not something I'd go out of my way to try again.

Service - as mentioned above there is no table service and this is putting a lot of responsibility on the bartenders. When it was less busy the service was good, but there can be problems getting through the crowd at the bar at busier times.

Selection - They generally have 4 or 5 beers on tap with pretty good variation in styles. In addition to the beers I tried they have had a US pale ale, a dubbel, and a rye pale ale available.

Food - The menu is very small, but most things we've tried have been alright. On our most recent trip everything seemed overly salty - not sure what was up with that.

Value - pints are $5 which is right in line with what I'd expect. Food prices were reasonable too - think $8 for sandwiches and $12-14 for specials.

nh2032, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of docshomebrew
4.79/5  rDev +29.1%

Great place to visit, Very nice brews & also some Great wines.Located in downtown Binghamton makes it a little to find on street parking , but a parking ramp is just down the street. The food is also very good ( try the pork shanks ummm) I go as often as I can!

docshomebrew, May 03, 2013
Photo of slow3v
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%

As you walk in, it feels like you "escape" Binghamton. The atmosphere is very modern, yet warm and "big city" like. It's very open, with a bunch of tables in the front and a few in the back, as well as a very long bar that seats ~15-20.

The food menu is nothing huge, but all of the items I have tried (about 1/3 of the menu) have come out great - especially their sandwiches, which are VERY fresh.

The beers, lets see. Generally theres 5-6 on tap, sometimes 7. You can get a flight (7x4oz beers for $7) or grab a pint ($5). I've had all of their regular beers and a few seasonals. Most of them are great, but a few are hit or miss. (Oatmeal stout, hint hint. I had high expectations :-() but overall a wonderful place to come and relax with buddies, family or the lady in your life.

slow3v, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of socon67
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%

Was in the area and stopped in my a nightcap.

A - Decent crowd of locals. This is a wine and craft beer place so there is a bit of an artsy vibe. No televisions, and you can see the fermenter tanks opposte the bar. For the area its kind of cool.

Q - All handcrafted beers made on premesis. Nice vareity of beer, all served in proper glassware.

Ser - Attentive staff that paid attention and also know about the offerings. I'm thinking they are also involved in making the beer.

Sel - Upside is that the 7 options covered the gambit. Milk stout, english bitters, weizenbock, and a hefeweisen. Downside is that a guest tap would have been perfect, or even a cask offerieng. I get the concept that they are pushing their products but while I liked what they had, nothing was mind blowing.

F - N/A - Didn't have anything though there was a menu of pub fare.

V - Flight was priced under $8 for 6 beers. I found that very reasonable.

socon67, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of bpalfrey10
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%

Very happy that Water Street finally opened up and it's gorgeous. There's a nice long bar and a row of, what I think, are serving tanks along the opposite wall. The ambiance is great. I did not eat this time, but the food looked really good and my companions were very pleased with their meals (especially the brisket). Bartenders were very nice and responsive. They had four beers on tap on the night I was there (porter, pale ale, hefe, and an American bitter). The bitter was my favorite, good representation of the style. The hefe was good as well, and I've never had one with that distinct a banana flavor. I believe they have a couple kinks to work out with the porter (they've only been open for a open weeks). I don't know if it's in the plans, but I also hope they branch out and do a couple bigger ABV beers at some point. Otherwise I had a great time and can't wait to go back!

bpalfrey10, Mar 19, 2012
Water Street Brewing Co. in Binghamton, NY
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.