Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3859 Buffalo Road
Rochester, New York, 14624
United States

(585) 594-9800 | map

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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 65
Reviews by Rudgers73:
Photo of Rudgers73
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I have lived in Rochester for a while now and a lot of local cafes and shops have Rohrbach's beer featured. So my first experience drinking their beer wasn't at the brewery. I couple of months ago we decided to take the drive out (it's kinda in the middle of nowhere), and I was impressed.

The building has a rich, woody, log cabin atmosphere with vaulted ceilings and exposed rafters. It was very busy when I went, hence the "average" service rating, but from my understanding it is ALWAYS crowded. All of the beers have a similar, distinct mouthfeel. Even though there are several types, along with seasonal brews.

The food was very good also. I think it's worth giving a try if you are in the area and want to have some local Rochester beer.

Oh yeah, you can also peek into the back room and see the brewing equipment. Cool.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

I stopped in here last week while on vacation with the family. Pub to the right as you walk in with maybe a dozen tables and some seats at the bar, the restaurant to the left where we sat had an equal number of tables. I think they had 15 beers on tap that night, most were average at best. The food was decent for pub grub. Our waitress was fairly attentive. Seemed a bit pricey in my mind for the quality, food and beer wise. There are better places in the area I'd surely hit before going back here. YMMV.

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Photo of XpL0d3r
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

This is just down the road from me. Their beers are always delicious, their scotch ale is one of the best around. Food is also tasty! Can sit inside or outdoors under a canopy tent. Staff has always been friendly every time I go there. One time I was there, we believe we got food poisoning from their beer cheese (the best pretzel dip ever!) as everyone I was with ended up getting sick, so I dubbed down my quality rating a bit. We were just unlucky though, I haven't had anything like that happen since. I recommend this place for sure.

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4.02/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.88/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.3/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

This was stop #1 for my wife and I on a 9-day East Coast pub crawl and a family visit. The brewery is located slightly away from the busy Rochester area and any other retail business, and the building has a rustic style form the exterior, as does the pub area on the inside. The dining room is not quite so, but the vibe of the place is very good.

There were 10 beers on tap, so we ordered two 4-glass sampler flights to go with our meal. All of the beers were brewed to style and were tasty with one possible exception – the Old Ale. We thought the alcohol was a little too hot in this one. Most of the beers exceeded the characteristics for their style and were rated at a B or a B minus in our grading system. The most notable beer was the Citra Double IPA, but that hop variety is also our favorite so there is some bias there.

The restaurant has a German ownership background, and there are a few German dishes on the menu, so we each ordered one of those entrees. The food was excellent. The place was busy, so it appears that many other patrons agree with our assessment.

This area was the overnight location on our way to the East Coast to visit our family, and on previous trips we’ve stayed in the Albany and Syracuse areas without finding a brewery as good as this one. So on future trips, this is where we’ll be spending the night, and we’ll definitely revisit this brewery.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub) in Rochester, NY
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