Rooster Fish Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.73/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

111 N Franklin St
Watkins Glen, New York, 14891
United States

(607) 535-2400 | map
www.roosterfishbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
20
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
300
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
51
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
6.49%
 
 
Taps:
15
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Nutleybeer:
Photo of Nutleybeer
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A nice place to get away from all of the wineries up in the Finger Lakes. This place has 2 sides, the pub area and the Wildflower cafe. You can enter from either side. Not a huge place, but there are quite a few tables and booths.

Ordered the beer sampler. A nice 2 tiered holder was brought over. 9 or 10 beers all together. The typicals, a blond, pale ale, IPA, amber...the dunkel was really tasty. I ordered a second. Their Belgian golden ale seasonal was also a nice, spicey treat. The brown ale was dark and toasty, more reminscient of a stout than your typical browns.

The menu was decent. A few unique items. I ordered the corn and pepper cakes. Like a crabcake minus the crab. Really good.

If in the Watkins Glen area, this is your best beer option. Also, it is one of your only real decent food options.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Thunderchief
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of garyloveman
3.85/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of freeman052
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of dwoolley1
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of JWhat
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nice location in the heart of Watkins Glen. Hang out inside or in the open air entry ways that look out at tourist, classic autos and motorcycles cruising through town.

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Photo of craftaholic
4.86/5  rDev +26.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The new tasting room is going to be gorgeous! Saw the blueprints and it is going to bring a top notch beer garden to watkins!

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Photo of indianabeerman
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ColdOne
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of greyghost86
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Quaint interior with a down to earth, pub ambiance. Staff and service are OK, but vary widely. They won't fill a half growler?! Beers are really good overall and they've got a good selection to choose from (10-12, I think). The food sounds better than it tastes, but to be fair it sounds really awesome. Pub food with personality and a focus on fresh, local ingredients. Beer menu is well made and they have a handy tasting sheet so you can easily tell them what you want and always know which is which. Nice place, overall.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.32/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of RancidAggro
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Jaybirdbrew
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of shirleyp
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of boszormeny
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Stopped in for dinner while on a Finger Lakes brewery tour. An outstanding selection of beers. There was inside and outside seating. very cool garage doors to the outside. Food was awesome. If you like BBQ stop in. Lots of beer selections, something for all tastes. They had a band starting just as dinner finished, wished we could have stayed longer.

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Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of traxstar7
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of StrangerTides
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of curmudgeon236
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Stopped in here for lunch on my birthday trip to Ithaca.

The beer selection was alright. Nothing crazy on tap, but all of their usual suspects. Rooster Fish beer runs from average to bland to me most of the time. Drinkable, but I wouldn't seek it out. Hop Warrior and Cocoa Porter were the best I tried.

The food was better. They claimed to use all local ingredients, and it made for a very tasty experience. Salad and burger was great.

The service was satisfactory. Refilled sodas and waters at a good pace. The atmosphere was alright as well, the place was a little too dark at times.

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Photo of snowghetto
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Rooster Fish Brewing Co. in Watkins Glen, NY
3.73 out of 5 based on 300 ratings.
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