Nightlife in Rochester

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"The Tub," as Bathtub Billy's Restaurant and Sports Bar is fondly referred to by its regulars, is part sports bar and part family restaurant. For more than 20 years, locals have made this neighborhood staple their go-to spot for food, drinks, and, above all, sports. Televisions tuned into the game can be found everywhere here, from the big screens above the bar to the smaller TVs tucked into each booth. Outside, Bathtub Billy's features a giant two-level deck that overlooks a popular outdoor volleyball court; inside, kids and adults alike can play arcade games, pool, and darts. The menu is what you'd expect from a proper sports bar, with hearty pub burgers, flatbread pizzas, supreme nachos, and deep-fried footballs.

630 Ridge Rd. W
Rochester,
NY
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The soft sounds of live jazz flow through a low-lit restaurant, easing guests into a comfortable state as the aroma of grilled steak and seared fish fills the air. It's just another night at Bistro 135, a multi-level space that hosts local musicians throughout the week on a balcony stage, who spice up the atmosphere as diners savor a fusion of international and American cuisines. Pairs can share blackened jumbo scallops and manchurian cauliflower at high-top tables in the bar area and enjoy their meals in the cozy outdoor courtyard to soak in the warm weather or surprise eclipses.

135 W Commercial St
East Rochester,
NY
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When it comes to wine, Flight Wine Bar follows the same philosophy as Goldilocks: Why settle for one when you could try three? Trios of wines from across the world are thus a mainstay of their menu at Flight Wine Bar.

Of course, Flight Wine Bar also has wines available by the glass or bottle. In addition, the staff furnishes tables with artisanal snacks. Guests can order imported cheeses, such as the sycamore-leaf-wrapped Spanish valde?n. The dessert chocolates are all handcrafted, from dipped fruit to fine truffles.

262 Exchange Blvd.
Rochester,
NY
US

No Irish pub is complete with the customary decorations: vintage Guinness posters, etched Jameson mirrors, and tin Magners signs. Caverly's Irish Pub has it all, along with a smattering of four leaf clovers and Ireland?s flag standing guard over the bar. And just like any bar, the libations flow freely. Bartenders pour Smithwicks, Harp, Guinness, and Magners into 20-ounces glasses. They also top off pint glasses with a bevy of craft brews, and wine is available for the oenophiles.

741 South Avenue
Rochester,
NY
US

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill rouses scores of sports fans with a menu of classic American pub fare, weekly trivia events, and 23 big-screen TVs. Nab a booth with a team of friends and throw in on a 24-count plate of Rookies jumbo wings ($16.95), tossed in one of 10 savory sauces and repeatedly told about bad airline food to prevent them from flying away. Eight-ounce, certified Angus beef burgers ($6.95+) heckle Zweigles quarter-pound hot dogs ($4.95 each) in a heated, home-grill rivalry, and serious scarfers or retired paleontologists dig into full racks of baby-back ribs ($18.95) slathered with house-recipe sauce and fall-off-the-bone attitude. Clamp jaws around slices of philly steak pizza ($8.95) topped with shaved prime rib, peppers, onions, and mozzarella.

2351 Buffalo Rd
Rochester,
NY
US

Blackfriars Theatre is a mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for over 60 years in downtown Rochester, New York. Our mission has been to provide the best possible showcase for actors and actresses, theater artists and technicians

795 E Main St
Rochester,
NY
US