Two Goats Brewing

Two Goats BrewingTwo Goats Brewing
Two Goats BrewingTwo Goats Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

5027 State Rt 414
Hector, New York, 14841
United States

(607) 546-2337 | map

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neliam24 from New York

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jul 26, 2018
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WheelsPSU from New Jersey

3.16/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Jul 06, 2019
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ManBearPat from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This might be my favorite brewery I've ever visited... check my stats- I've gotten around

Situated on the shores of Seneca Lake (probably- one of the finger lakes for sure)-- it has a great panoramic view of the surrounding areas.. lots of farmland, vineyards, etc.

The beers were pretty good... nothing mind blowing, but the several I had were all quite tasty.

They only have one option for food outside of complementary popcorn---- ROAST BEEF SANDWICHES!!!
This was one of the best roast beef sandwiches ever created- great meat, incredibly soft and fresh bread, with a horsey cream sauce. I can't emphasize how great this sandwich was.

Nov 13, 2018
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Maxms from Russian Federation

3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Very nice location with good view of Seneca lake. Surroundings are beautiful the in summer. NEIPA on tap felt perfectly well with a sandwich and sunshine.

Jun 17, 2018
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

What a great place! Located on a west-facing hillside with an extraordinary view of Seneca Lake. The driveway is a somewhat precipitous gravel affair (not quite a goat-track, but an interesting change-of-pace from the 55-mph NY 414 - particularly if you happen to see it at the last instant). The brewery itself is a barn-like structure with absolutely no external clues that you've at Two Goats Brewery, but you're immediately reassured upon entry by the bank of multi-colored goat-head tap handles. Indoor seating at the bar and a couple of stand-up tables; plenty of outdoor seating at picnic tables on the spacious deck. And the deck is where you want to be: the view of Seneca Lake is superb! Didn't try any food, but the popcorn was OK. Beer was excellent. I'd definitely patronize this place if I lived in the area.

Oct 25, 2017
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

A very small barn with nice a outside seating area. Although they had 8-10 beers on tap I rated the selection a 3.5 because they didn't do flights. If you're a brewery you should definitely offer flights. The beer was very good especially their "dirty butt" (A cream ale mixed with their brown ale). Good vibes and solid beer. They also have bomb popcorn!

Oct 24, 2017
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Suds from Missouri

3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

We never saw the goats, but the view of the Seneca lake from this brewery are incredible. Surrounded by grape vines and wineries, this brewery is located in a shed-like structure on a hill. They were exceptionally busy when we visited, but we were still able to find a small outdoor table to enjoy the sun. the beer was good, especially the IPA, and I appreciated the decorative goat-head tap handles. They have popcorn and seem to sponsor regular live music. We didn't try any food, though.

Jul 30, 2017
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nater919 from New York

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Jul 24, 2017
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fitton62 from Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great location on the Finger Lakes, beer trail. Beautiful views, great beer and atmosphere, laid back. All of the local breweries I visited do a wonderful job with their craft. This place is a must.

Jul 22, 2017
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

May 20, 2017
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This was my wife and I favorite place on Lake Seneca. Had a couple of their beers and they were all good. The location and view is amazing. Sitting on the deck you overlook the lake. The bar area is truly unique. An overall great place to visit. The only negative is they do not offer a flight which I find odd for a brewery.

Oct 30, 2016
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Stignacious from New York

4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went here with a co-worker, who happens to be friends with the owner. Situated on a hill face directly above Seneca Lake, the view is breath-taking. Built inside of a hunting-lodge style building, vintage signs and wooden beams are everywhere; there's some seating inside and outside on the wrap-around patio. They have one option for food, a roast beef sandwich, and it's all they need - delicious.

Apr 03, 2016
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Wortman1998 from New York

2.86/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

Mar 29, 2016
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Telosman from Canada

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Sep 29, 2015
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SonictheBeerhog from New York

3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Sep 14, 2015
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Co365030 from New York

2.87/5  rDev -27.2%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

No offering of flights, crowded and loud. Overall the actual facility is adorable with a incredible view & scenic deck, but seemed more like a local dive bar than an actual brewery/brew-pub. My husband and I each had 1 pint and got the heck out of there

Jul 26, 2015
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TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Everybody talks so highly of this place but I really don't understand why. To be fair, I was there around 10 PM so it could be different during the day. It basically felt like a dive bar. I almost wasn't comfortable letting my female friends out of sight. Don't get me wrong, dive bars have their place. This place was just sketchy. They don't do flights (odd for a brewery but ok) and they were very rude when I asked about them and why they don't do them. Eventually a woman came over and I explained that I was industry and was just hoping to try what they offer, even if it meant paying more than a fair price. She was very nice and gave me splashes of a few things. She could have said no and I would have been ok with it because she was at least nice about it. She was great, the place was sketchy, the beer was drinkable. Will check it out during the day to see if it's a little less dive bar like.

Jul 20, 2015
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indianabeerman from Indiana

4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jul 09, 2015
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Daileyg13 from New York

4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Jul 04, 2015
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SpecialPatrolGroup from New York

1.29/5  rDev -67.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1.75 | food: 1

Went in with a group. We were looking for a place to relax and have a beer or two. The "head brewer" promptly informed us that we should have made a reservation. To have drinks? We stayed despite the warm welcome and that's when things really took a bad turn. Between all of us we sampled all of their house brews and man were they lackluster. Flavorless, muddy water. No care what-so-ever seemed to be put into it's production. It's a nice enough little pub, but it's mainly a tourist trap rather than a real brewery. Skip it

May 31, 2015
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logicalparadox from New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This place is located right on Seneca Lake, with an outdoor deck area that has a million dollar view. Seriously. One of the best spots to drink a beer that I think I've ever seen. Awesome in the literal sense of the word! Bar itself is rustic, like a log cabin kind of feel, and very laid back... no worries if you get some popcorn on the floor. Oh. By the way: free popcorn, self serve from the popcorn machine.

Great vibe overall. Very friendly. Very chill. Just like the owner, who is a really cool guy to talk to if you get the chance. I would even go so far as to say it's a kid friendly bar, as we take our 18 month old daughter here sometimes and feel very welcome to do so.

The beers are reliably solid, and sometimes outright impressive. I think they have a dozen or more of their own beers on tap and they don't do flights but they do half pints and are happy to let you taste a beer or two you're interested in before committing to it (just don't abuse it, especially if they are busy). They also have a fairly impressive selection of other peoples' beers available. All kinds of cool bottles and cans! There are some things they keep in house regularly, and some that seem to be seasonal or just "hey why not throw a few of these in the fridge and sell them". Keeps things interesting. Always something for everyone no matter your tastes or mood. Great selection! A brew pub for people who love beer.

Service is good, but sometimes slow. It gets busy often it seems and when that happens line between my glass and the bar seems quite daunting. The looming horde of thirsties waiting for the bar gets crowded and a bit disorganized. But the crowd is full of nice people, so I think of it as an opportunity to chat up some strangers. The servers are incredibly nice and they will bring your food out to you when it's ready even if they are swamped.

Food. Ah, if if there's one thing lacking here, it's grub options. They do serve a pretty decent roast beef sandwich. But, that's all they serve. To their credit, they actually slice the meat to order right in front of you on a deli slicer, and pile it high. That's cool. The beef is local, natural, and the bun is too. They make a creamy horseradish sauce that I liked even though I don't like horseradish. That, some fresh fried chips, and pickles is all the choice you have. Oh, and the free popcorn. I think some fried green tomatoes, fried pickles, and possibly a few other small, easy, quick, menu additions would be welcome, but hey, Stone Cat is right down the road!

May 25, 2015
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

My wife and I popped into Two Goats Brewing during a trip up to the Finger Lakes in New York. It's a great little place... definitely something to see and take a little break from the wineries. It's in a small building off of Seneca Lake... almost an old barn type feel, with a nice bar and a kitschy sort of atmosphere. The food selection is very limited (as in... today we're making roast beef) but the roast beef was delicious, and it's a pretty happening local place. The beer was very good. They only had a few on tap, but what I tried was great and I'd definitely go back. They don't bottle anything (yet?) so drink up while you're there!

Apr 18, 2015
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MLaVioletteJr from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mar 26, 2015
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greyghost86 from Delaware

5/5  rDev +26.9%

Nov 20, 2014
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grahuba from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Nov 08, 2014
Two Goats Brewing in Hector, NY
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 132 ratings