Other Half Brewing Company - Rochester

Other Half Brewing Company - RochesterOther Half Brewing Company - Rochester
Other Half Brewing Company - RochesterOther Half Brewing Company - Rochester
Bar, Beer-to-go

6621 State Route 5 & 20
Bloomfield, New York, 14469
United States

(585) 617-0453 | map

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4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

We used to drive to Vt. to buy beer.... now I drive down 5 & 20 and get some of the best beer anywhere. Other Half is just killing it. Great beer & atmosphere. I’ve always found the staff to be patient and helpful (no matter how busy). They’re doing a good job now and only getting better.

Mar 11, 2020
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

A modern cathedral of craft, massive timber framed structure with vaulted ceiling. Building is half brew house, half tasting room with large window wall to view the brew house from. Tasting room is on the right with a small bar against the back wall which seats 5 or 6 and a few small round tables, and a half dozen communal tables and an outdoor patio with a few additional tables. 16 mostly IPAs on tap.... they do them so well... I had the Double Citra Daydream and the DDH Broccoli, soooooo good. Service with that Brooklyn hipster whats-your-problem vibe. Very cool place, I'll be back whenever I'm in the neighborhood.

Sep 11, 2019
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

4.19/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

The vibe was pretty cool being a big and spacious place with some outside seating. I went on a weekday but, I would imagine this place gets pretty busy on the weekends like shoulder to shoulder. All of their beer on tap were awesome. They had like 22-25 taps. My favorite was their stout that clocked in at 15% ABV called I like my coffee with cream and sugar man it was absolutely delicious. All of their IPAS were great but, they all taste so similar. I rated the selection 3.75/5 because their draft list was IPA dominant they had 1 stout on and 1 pilsner I hope in the future the brewery will have more of a variety on tap. All in all good brewery however, needs improvements; variety of styles on draft and a lower price point of their beers. All beer were individually priced being $1 and oz! No set price for flights either if you want a flight of 4 beers that will cost you $16 which is outrageous. Great place just go there with a lot of money in your wallet.

Aug 08, 2019
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

First visit to brewery since opening. Large modern wood/glass / stone building situated in wide open Central New York /Fingerlakes countryside. Decent room inside complemented by larger outdoors tables in central area; then more tables out on lawn. All covered or umbrella.
Excellent choice of OH beers; 20 taps. Very good special onsite only bottles, and plenty to go in bottles; cans and growlers.
Super beer friendly people.
Great fun vibe. Kicked back but not sedated.
Sitting out with beautiful day and great beer. Doesn’t get much better.

Jul 29, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Tuesday afternoon, leaving a customer near the airport in Rochester. About 1/2 hour south from there. Following gps from Rochester to Bloomfield, it takes me to the adjacent parking lot. The brewery is atop a short gravel driveway, there is a sign but I didn’t see The Other Half written on. Brown barn building with tables and a bar inside, picnic tables outside. Bucolic views as the dandelions populate the hill. Long bar with chalkboards of assorted very high quality beers. Growler fills on the left. They say they will fill any clean growler however that is not true. Their filler has a special thread diameter and your growler might not fit, my growlers that I brought from other breweries did not fit. They charge $5 for a growler deposit. I have a garage full of brewery growlers.

Try some fresh drafts, their beers are excellent. Option of cans or bottles to go. I grab a bottle for later. Would I return the next time I am in the area? Absolutely

May 16, 2019
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Sammy from Canada

4.23/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

tap room open 10 days and word is getting out. every parking space taken. will be packed through patio with nice weather. beers all brewed nyc currently. roc will be the funk hub.great service. selection even better than ny now with mid week bottle pours. about 20.minutes off the throughway. this is a destination.

May 08, 2019
Other Half Brewing Company - Rochester in Bloomfield, NY
Place rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 18 ratings