Water Street Brewing Co.

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Water Street Brewing Co.Water Street Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

168 Water Street
Binghamton, New York, 13901
United States

(607) 217-4546 | map

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Added by psark on 03-09-2012

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by slander:
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A stop in the Valley of Opportunity for lunch, and the sights we got to see, oh my. You know, nothing says ‘we don’t want you around for long’, like a meter out front your building that you can only feed for a half hour at a time. What sort of bullshit is that? I guess Davo will be running out at 2:03 (and then again at 2:33). Feed, boy, feed...

In a strip on Water Street, Bing! We went in the wrong way, wrong door, wrong building; there was a scary man with a mustache. We quickly left and hunted out the correct way in; still I am haunted. It’s a loooong deep room. Large front windows with red strung lighting over Water Street. Beige walls with local art for sale; vibrant & colorful, and the far wall of brick play with a small coat of arms where the brewing equipment sits. There’s a piece on the wall to the front of the bar has a large space painted on it done blackboardlike listing tap selections, OG, Plato, IBU’s, & ABV’s. Wines listed below and other things of note (shwag, glassware, doggie barley bites, stickers, etc.) Black speckled tilings and a black ceiling with blended ducts & drop spinnys. Piping running across the room from the serving tanks disguised not at all with its red, white, & blue Xmas lighting wrapping. Drop cone lamps tracing the bar and more over the seating adjacent & forward. Serving tanks penned in a row across from the bar and the rest of it to the rear.

Half way back to the left, an ‘L’ shaped orangey wood plank topped bar, wood panel base, and foot box; seating for 13 on hightop chairs. Barback is counter space holding a 6 tap tower with logo handles, and wines & glassware. Growls, shirts, & hats displayed above. 2 more nondescript handles on a kegerator just off the bar.

Nearly a dozen and a half tables between the up front area, some sharing space on a church pew bench, a few adjacent to the bar, and a few more to the rear; hightops hugging the brewing equipment there.

6 beers currently up on tap (as the Harvest Ale & Small Batch Wee Heavy had kicked); the sampler gives you 5 and you have to pay another $1 for the 6th one. Municher Helles, 5.2%, a nice Helles, this one was Win; Cream Ale, 6%, good little bite, crisp, solid; Southern English Mild, 4.3%, Fuggles, herbal, pleasant session; Weizenbock, 8%, deep fruitiness up front but a bit phenolic on the end; Beyond Blonde, 5.8%, a bigger beer, grainy malt, some good hoppiness; Thousand Year Porter, 5.5%, chocolatey & roasty, has some nice licorice notes, I dig. Municher Helles, Cream Ale, & Thousand Year Porter were the best of ‘em. 8 wines and a cider, too. They also flight that out.

Food being the name of the lunch game, I started with the spicy carrot soup. Good stuff, had a nice bite, chunky, there were other vegetables in there; I am convinced. And I was being sold pretty hard on the springtime salad with grilled shrimp, but I held my ground and had at the Asian chicken salad (roasted almonds, fresh oranges, black sesame seeds, onion, & sprouts with a homemade peanut ginger dressing). Yep, this was the way to go.

People stopping through to get growls filled so they’ll have something to drink at BCTC. (unprepared amateurs, they). Beers were okay, a few real nice ones, at least one that was not. Caught a good meal, anyway. Lots of Pogues playing today; came in eighteen to one. Friendly folks. Decent little hub on the crossroads corner of NY.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

When I first walked in I instantly noticed the shiny tanks which beer is brewed in and a nice setup of a long long with lots of tables and is conveniently right across the street from a parking garage. This was my first time going her and when my friends and I walked in we were instantly greeted by an employee and he explained the specials, the beer, and how it worked to get food and what not which was very nice of him. A big menu of food and a good amount of beer to chose from with 5 beers coming in a flight. Food was excellent, quick, very tasty. Beer was okay they definitely had some really good stouts and porters but, nothing great for Ipas. Still a rally great brewery and just on the food I may return because, it so good.

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Photo of MrFuster
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BeerTwigs
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon for a burger and a few beers. A nice set with a bar with about 10 stools. Tables for lunch or dinner and the brewery is tucked away on the side. A nice downtown spot and location. Great bartender who was able to answer all and any questions.

The beers were good as well as the burger. A nice selection and variation of beers. They had a rotating rye on which was nice and a new session IPA.

I recommend checking the place out when you are in town

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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Stopped in here around 7:00 on New Year's eve for an early beer before the celebrations begin. The place was fairly quite. No music was playing and the crowd seemed a bit older. Service was friendly enough. 9 different beers were available on tap at $6 a pour. I didn't have any food, overall a decent place.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

we had a good time in here, catching up with an old friend. it has a neat holiday vibe this time of year, dimly lit with christmas lights and decorations up. the brewery is only small, visible from anywhere in the place, with a long bar on the far well and plenty of seating around it. they have a counter service food set up that produced some pretty decent sandwiches and snacks, and was not at all expensive. the beers were solid for the most part, some of them a little generic and not special, but the execution was there for most of them, and we made a day of putting them back in here. i liked their porter a lot, rich and thick and flavorful. the lighter stuff was a little less impressive, but the place was comfortable to relax in, and time flew by in here. nothing about the beer screamed at me to hurry back here, but none of it turned any of us off either. better than average i would say, but not my favorite brewery in the area. that distinction now belongs to binghamton brewing company, but you can make a nice little circuit with these two and galaxy just up the road...

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Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Walked here from Galaxy around the corner. The place had quite a few people in there that night but we got a spot at their bar. The one guy working there noticed my Raiders shirt and said there are several fans that work there so we were all chatting up about how the Raiders were going to beat the Panthers that upcoming weekend. The Selection was good, and the food was good too! Definitely had a nice time here.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.66/5  rDev +23.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Place was packed as there was a street fair (Beer & Beasts 8K Run) going on outside. Despite the crowd was served fairly quickly. About 8 beers on tap, varied selection. Did not have any food. reasonably priced.

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Photo of LeeeMare
3/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Lucoli
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Great Food and great service, the beer was lacking, pretty bad.

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Photo of Soloveitchik
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of FrankShirley
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of psark
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mackziller81
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of timmy2b
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Nice little place that was very easy to find. Sat at the bar with my girl this afternoon, sunday. and we were served very quickly. The bartender was very helpful with the explanations of the beers and the food. There were six different beers on draft today. There was also a large amount of wines for non beer drinkers. The food came out very quickly and was delicious. The price of everything was very reasonable. Would stop here again if I am ever close by.

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Photo of mdowes
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Mexicanhat
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Mapples
1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

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Water Street Brewing Co. in Binghamton, NY
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