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Syracuse Suds Factory

Not Rated.
Syracuse Suds FactorySyracuse Suds Factory
BA SCORE
70
okay

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 18.32%
Active Beers: 3
Beer Ratings: 13
Beer Avg: 2.89
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

320 S. Clinton Street
Syracuse, New York, 13202
United States
phone: (315) 471-2253

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Reviews by WesWes:
Photo of WesWes
2.34/5  rDev -10.7%

This brewpub is located in downtown Syracuse. The pub is huge on the interior, but not much to look at. There's a pool table and a large bar. The brewery is off to the side behind a wall of glass. It has to be the most unimpressive brewing set up I've ever seen. I was also told that this was an extract brewery. That alone says it all. If your going to spend the money to have a brewpub why not at least use all grain? I can drink shitty extract beers in my basement. The beer was terrible. The sampler contained all the usual suspects, but way worse. The service was average. Good looking bar maids, blah blah blah. The food selection was only bar treats. I will never come here again. This looks like it could be fun if it was just a micro beer bar instead of a brewery.

WesWes, Jul 30, 2003
More User Reviews:
Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev +33.6%

Beer is ok. It's been around for quite a while. Their stout was pretty good and my father-in-law even liked it. He is a die hard Coors drinker with no craft beer palate.

ClavisAurea, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of dzlle25
3/5  rDev +14.5%

dzlle25, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
2.68/5  rDev +2.3%

the beer is not the feature here. this place is more of a nightclub type of deal, a place to go get boozed up in downtown cuse, more of a hangout with loud pop music than a place for fine ales. its a massive building, loud, and beer isn't their focus. security at the brewery? that's novel. just a handful of beers on tap, none of which impressed me at all. the pale ale was rotten, but the black cherry works okay. cheaper pitchers is always nice, but I just didn't care for any of the beers too much. service was just a few local hotties filling jugs, not a clue about the beers. they did have a few nice craft guest taps which saved them for me, but this is a place for college kids who don't care, not a beer establishment to be taken too seriously. maybe its the brewmaster, maybe its apathy, maybe its just an aside, but this place was a miss for me.

StonedTrippin, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of UDbeernut
2.75/5  rDev +5%

Went here for a few rounds of drinks after eating at Empire Brewing Company. The SSF is located in what seems to be the main bar/resurant are of Sryacuse. The place is large and open. Many seats and a long bar. I did not have high expectations due to reading revoews on here before hand. It Looked like about 8 to 10 of their brewed beers on tap. It was tough to see what the where pouring due to the small labels on their taps. They also had Sam Summer, Miller Lite, and Shock Top. The atmosphere was average. They had a cover band playing which was not overly good, and it was tough to hold a conversation. I did not try thier beer or food.

Beers seemed to be priced around $5 give or take a $1. I did have two beers, and both of them seemed to have an off flavor. I don;t think they clean their lines.

UDbeernut, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of fmccormi
2.4/5  rDev -8.4%

Syracuse Suds Factory is an okay sports bar-ish type of place. I suppose they brew beer there, too, but if I owned the place I wouldn't claim it as my own. Beer is very mediocre. Very plain selection of taps, no cask ales obviously, no imports to speak of.

The food and service there are fine, if you're just looking for a generic sports bar experience. Atmosphere is okay. Really though, on BeerAdvocate I think we're all looking for a run-down on their beer, and frankly it's just disappointing.

fmccormi, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of rlee1390
2.4/5  rDev -8.4%

went during a trip to syracuse. Odd vibe, multiple tvs with sports on. Only 6 beers on tap but had some macros. Nice look but loud music. The beer was ehh. Food was decent. Very cheap. But ehh beer and bad music means bad place

there are better places in syracuse to go to. The location is decent bbut with empiire state brewing about two feet away go there

I got a burger it was solid didn't seem to offer beer and food pairings they should add pairings to the menu.

they do offer logo glasses which as a collecter of them I liked to see.

rlee1390, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of silver1audi
1.8/5  rDev -31.3%

Wow. I have not reviewed anything in a few years on BA. But after going to Syr Suds I just had to.

As other reviewers had said, great location and cool building. Another business could really do a lot with this place and make it a great spot to go. Sports bar-ish which which is unimportant given that I am always excited to try some fresh brewed beer, no matter the atmosphere.

This is by far the worst beer I have ever tasted. I ordered a pale ale and could not finish even half of it. Literally, I have never been unable to finish a beer because of how it tasted. This was the first time. Seriously. This was worse than my first batch of homebrew, which was pretty gross. I was embarrassed for the brewer. Should have known when everyone else was drinking Bud. I would not have been able to identify this as 'beer' in a blind tasting.

Only one reason to go: just out of curiosity to see how to not make beer.

There are so many good places to go in the area. Walk the hundred feet over to Empire or Blue Tusk.

silver1audi, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of TonyReaves
2.53/5  rDev -3.4%

Man, thought we should try this place two nights ago on a visit to Syracuse. It was dark and empty and loud, with ESPN blasting and echoing from loudspeakers into a high-ceiling room. It's actually a beautiful building that isn't being used well. Looks like it's just a sports bar that happens to brew its own beer. There must have been 10 TVs broadcasting different sports channels.

Service was cool. The bartender insisted my wife try the "lambic" she'd ordered before committing to a full glass. It actually wasn't bad on the first sip.

So she had the Black Cherry Lambic, my friend had the pale, and I had an Irish Red. I didn't finish my beer, which is a shame since I usually enjoy the style. But oh, those thin, thin beers got worse with each sip. Cloying, with odd aftertastes.

My God, there are so many good bars in Syracuse. Stay out of this one.

TonyReaves, Mar 17, 2010
Photo of BrewSomerville
2.23/5  rDev -14.9%

Atmosphere was similar to a sports bar. The people there for the most part were 40-50-something yrs old. The EXTRACT brewery was visible from the bar area. I don't understand why someone would open a brewpub with extract brews... and then make it visible to the customers that you aren't even brewing with all grain.

The beer was terrible. We couldn't even finish it. The stout tasted like someone had dumped some corked red wine into it. I think we may have taken three or four sips to be polite, but we could tell from the smell of it that something was very wrong... It must have been infected in addition to just being a bad beer to begin with.

Service was average. Gave us our "beer" quickly and was pleasant enough.

Selection of about five taps. The tap handles were hard to make out, with tiny little brass placks...

BrewSomerville, Sep 15, 2009
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Syracuse Suds Factory in Syracuse, NY
70 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.