Wegmans - Pittsford

Wegmans - PittsfordWegmans - Pittsford
Wegmans - PittsfordWegmans - Pittsford

3195 Monroe Ave
Rochester, New York, 14618-4605
United States

(585) 586-6680 | map

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 23
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Wegmans has the best beer selection I've ever seen for a grocery store.

The food rating is so high because Wegmans is a killer grocery store- great selections. I don't want to move away from Wegmans' food options. There's also a small restaurant in this particular location with made to order food and beer on tap. About 5 taps at any given time, nothing crazy, but nice anyway. Boston Lager, Sam seasonal, Saranac seasonal, Next Door Ale, and Saranac rootbeer always on tap.

In the store itself, the beer selection is nice. Divided by US geographical area (local, East Coast, and West Coast) as well as by country/area (Germany, England, Belgium, Asia, etc). It's the best place to get typical craft selections due to prices- most reasonable in the area for craft beer. They have a good mix-a-six section for 9.99- always some interesting lower-ABV options there, although I did once find a trove of Breakfast Stout in the mix a six.

Not much service to speak of, most employees don't know jack about beer. Doesn't really matter, though.

Worth a stop for the beer and everything else. This Wegmans is a behemoth, the flagship one in the area. Great stuff all around.

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Photo of sdj5
5/5  rDev +24.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Wegmans is my beer store. My local Wegmans is one of the smallest in the area but has a fantastic beer selection. It has all the major national brands, all the trappists, regional brands like Southern Tier, Great Lakes, Flying Bison and others. The sections are divided up by the country of origin. You can get anything from Weihenstephaner to Brooklyn Local 1. They also are very good with the larger bottles of beer like Liefmans and Leffe.

Craft beer displays are set up around the store next to appropriate food items. The section itself is quite large in my store, with a large walk-in cooler and 3 aisles of beer with a smaller side cooler.

They have a create a six pack section where you can choose 6 bottles to make trying great beer even easier. In my last run, I chose Dogfish Head Midas Touch, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Otter Creek Black IPA, Redhook ESB and Leffe Blond. I never am disappointed with this place.

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Photo of Billolick
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Huge grocery super market, in a huge big box store kinda area. You will be able to find ALL of your veggies, meat, fruit, general kitchen needa. The beer is way in the back right of the store as you enter. Multiple shelving units, a large walk in cooler and boxes of brew displayed around tghe area. The have a lot of beer....good variety of the expected national heavy hitters, regional and also bottle of local, lesser seen options. Typical imports also available.
Fine spot to stock up food and beer needs. I'll be back.

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Photo of josefnewsong
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%

This and Penfield are the two best Wegmans in the Rochester area for beer, and I'm fairly sure Pittsford has the widest selection of them all. Aside from Beers of the World, Wegmans is the best place to go for beer in Rochester and is less expensive (though has a smaller selection) than BotW. There are belgians, east coast and west coast brews, german beers, irish, italian, english, mexican, and so on. It seems like the selection is getting better all the time. I always feel good about supporting Wegmans, they are the best grocery store period. Thanks Wegs for setting the trend that other grocery stores are now beginning to follow!

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Photo of MrDanno96
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%

Wegman's is a chain grocery store in the northeast, mostly New York. Quite recently they significantly expanded their beer selection. I've been to several locations in the Rochester area and they all have several aisles of beer, separate by country. Lots of regional microbrews and a respectable selection of imports: Delirium, Unibroue, and St. Bernardus to name a few. Staff is usually friendly, but keep in mind that it's a grocery store, not a beer store. Most of them don't know the first thing about craft beers. Overall, the selection isn't impressive by beer store standards, but pretty impressive by supermarket standards.

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Photo of DmanGTR
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

Wegmans is the new Beers of the World of Rochester. They have recently upgraded their beer section from mainly macros to a large selection of beers from around the world and a decent selection of US craft breweries. DFH, Unibroue, Trappist Westmalle, Orval, Samuel Smith, Weihenstephaner, Franziskaner (sorry for spelling), Asahi, Stone, Great Lakes, Oskar Blues, they went from none of that (except for Unibroue) to all of this! I was very impressed. One of the best selections available for a grocery store.

Their prices tend to be a little bit cheaper than beers of the world but many sale prices at BOTW can fall below Wegmans' regular prices.

The only service complaint I have is that the cashiers usually scan the bottles like ordinary grocery items, they might tip them, roll them around until they find the bar code, and put them in a bag sideways or something. Then I have to wait like 2 days before drinking them. But other than that, Wegmans ftw!

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Photo of animal69
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%

i ended up on the east side of town to bring my wife to a study group at the barnes & noble next to the place, the big wegman's by my house has an immpressive selection for a grocery store so i thought i'd check this huge store out as well considering it's ranked high on the beerfly review list ; wow, remids me of a Whole Foods (which i love), i was quite impressed with all the foodstuffs in the store as walked around, lost, for about 20 minutes before i finally asked someone where the beer was, they happily guided me to the corner of the store where i should've known to look in the first place, i found a bit more than my reg. selections at my weggies inc. some growlers from 2 local breweries, the prices on their stuff was good as well, the majority was on sale today (except my saranac IIPA, naturally), i'll def. have to stop in next time i'm that way...

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Photo of kbnooshay
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

What more can you ask for in terms of beer at a grocery store! Near the produce there is a shelf that has bombers of southern tier and otter creek brews. Closer to the beer cooler you will usually find a rack with duvel or ommegang gift boxes(especially around the holidays).

The cooler rocks! It contains the goods of Brooklyn brewery, victory, ommegang, unibroue and much more! The prices are usually better than if you bought them at beers of the world. You aren't going to get any help in terms of service but do you really need it?

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Photo of armock
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%

When I was living in the upper monroe ave neighborhood last year this was the place that I would goto for beer and food. They always have some canadian beer on sale and pleanty of micro and forign six packs to sample. They feature a fairly large walk in cooler plus two other small cooler shelfs where your bound to find something you havent had yet. Theres always micros from the New York region in the odd sizes like custom brewcrafters growlers. This is the king of all grocery stores and everyone in the north east knows wegmans and this is the best of all of them.

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Photo of Rudgers73
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%

This is the best wegmans around my area for anything you need. Huge organic section and everything you could think of. Decent sized walk-in cooler for beer, they just had an oktoberfest display cooler set up and they just installed a begian ale shelf. What other grocery store in wester new york can you find Unibroue "terrible"? Great prices too. Everything is cheaper than a lot of the beer distributers' I've looked at. They also have an incredibly huge selection of cheeses to go with your beer. I wouldn't be surprised if they came up with a "beer guy" an dedicated a section of the place to beer advocates. That would be a real wegmans thing to do.

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Photo of rarevos
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%

Was surprised to see two things: 1.) that a grocery store would have such a good selection of craft beer, and 2.) that this Wegmans would differ so much from the Wegmans I usually shop in.

Had a good selection of Custom Brewcrafter's growlers, had all five Ommegang beers (in bombers, 4-packs and 6-packs), and had most of the Unibroue varieties as well. Sam Adams is well-represented, but with six-packs of the Brewmaster's collection as opposed to a ton of Lager twelve-packs and seasonal mixed twelve-packs. Cream Stout, Cherry Wheat, Oktoberfest, Brown Ale, Pale Ale. Had sixers of Franziskaner and a ton of Brooklyn beers. Quite a bit of J.W. Dundee's, Otter Creek, Southern Tier, Ithaca. Also Duvel.

Hasn't supplanted Beers of the World for me, but it's nice to know that there's a great selection of beer waiting for me late at night when BotW is closed.

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Photo of John
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%

Update 08/25/08
No more Merchant du Vin brews. Separate Belgian beer cooler is now consolidated into main walk-in cooler in back of the store. Still the best selection of any Wegs in the area.


Most locals know that this Wegs offers tons of specialty items, food and otherwise. Many out-of-towners treat it as a visitor destination. But as a food destination it is quite something. Scored some lovely raw milk cheddar on a recent visit. But hell, the beer is what these reviews are for, so on to it.

Wegmans Pittsford does good job with the beer selection here, the best selection of any of their stores I've visited. I picked up some Cascazilla, SN Celebration and Unibroue Edition 2005 & Blanche de Chambly here last weekend. In addition, some other brews you'll find are several selections from these brewers: Unibroue, Rogue, Southern Tier, Ithaca, Brooklyn, Flying Bison, Custom Brewcrafters and Rohrbach (pre-filled) growlers, Magic Hat, Ommegang, Duvel, Rodenbach, Ayinger, Merhcant du Vin offerings - Orval, Pinkus, Sam Smith, etc. One thing to note is that the beers are kept in two different locations, one just around the corner from the meat & gourmet cheese section and another at the far right back of the store past the dairy. Service, well, this is a grocery store after all. Not a beer destination but if you're doing some shopping or are in the area, it's got a very respectable selection.

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Photo of wailingwench
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%

Cheers: Small, yet decent selection of NY micros, enough to get you by on that random Tues night you feel like boozing it up and BOTW/Southtowne are closed. Selection of Custom Brewcrafter growlers, perfect for sitting on the Erie Canal in downtown Pittsford and watching the geese poop everywhere. Tons of eye candy here between the moms, daughters, and the always hot Wegmans cashiers. Friendlys is right down the street in case you feel the need to make a IPA float. Easy on/easy off the 590 without spilling a drop.

Jeers: Canadian geese. Go back to Canada. Your 1985 Caprice Classic is not welcome here. If you're not driving anything imported and expensivo, park out of sight. Located next to what may be the largest Barnes and Nobles in the world. No road flares for sale. Winter brings Christmas display with those freaking wicker lighted reindeer. I hate those things. No sampling allowed.

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Wegmans - Pittsford in Rochester, NY
Place rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 23 ratings