Enjoy a plethora of dining options when you visit Rochester– including unique food and drink places that pair a unique experience perfectly with your meal. Whether you’re looking to play bartender and pour your own drinks or are ready to game on while enjoying bites and drinks, here are some Rochester spots to add to your list.



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Food, drinks and board games, what more could you ask for? Dice Versa is a board game lounge where visitors can play their way through the restaurant’s collection of board games while enjoying light bites and drinks.  



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Every foodie will find something to love at Mercantile on Main, an upscale food hall with food and drink options for any appetite in addition to giant chess and checkers games worth playing. Located within the former Sibley’s Department Store, the Mercantile is home to five different food and drink vendors, including Palermo’s Market, Me Gusta, Frenchman Street, Broth on Main and La Bola. La Bola – the brainchild of the owners of AVVINO – boasts a striking interior design and décor so you can enjoy your meal in a space as beautiful as the food is delicious. 



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Guests can hit play and enjoy their favorite video games from years past as well as present ones at Nerdvana– a chic gaming-themed restaurant and bar. Perfect for adults and kids alike, this dining (and gaming!) destination blends good eats and friendly competition all under one roof for an experience unlike any other.



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Dine in what feels like an enchanted wonderland at OFC’s Old Farm Cafe. This unique venue has a forest-themed painting across the walls, unique chairs and colorful lighting, and even features a small stage in the corner. Pro tip: Plan your visit around their show schedule to watch a performance while enjoying your meal! 



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Have you ever wanted to try poutine? Now you can try three different types all in one sitting by ordering a poutine flight at Petite Poutinerie. Their colorful restaurant serves up plenty of photo ops in addition to their delicious menu items– complete with a brick wall painted over with flowers, pink booths and an abundance of natural light.



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Radio Social is a true entertainment experience featuring an award-winning middle eastern-inspired menu, craft cocktail and whiskey bars, over 30 bowling lanes and a variety of indoor and outdoor games all under one roof. Located inside Rochester's historical Stromberg-Carlson warehouse, Radio Social offers guests the chance to dine, drink and play all in one day.



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Play up an appetite and then dig in and discuss your favorite games at The Playhouse // Swillburger. Housed in a renovated church, this bar, arcade and eatery filled with over 30 vintage arcade games truly has menu options (and games!) for everyone.



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Make TRATA your next happy hour pick, where you can choose from and pour your own drinks using their interactive Beer Wall. Plan to stick around for dinner after your drinks to enjoy mouthwatering options from their menu.



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Unwind at Unwine’d– Rochester’s first interactive wine experience right in the heart of downtown. Choose from 40 varieties of wine and pour as much or as little as you’d like at their pouring stations. If by the end of your visit you’ve found your new favorite drink, you can purchase it by the bottle next door.



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Umai Revolving Sushi is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant serving up delicious sushi and other bites. Enjoy picking and choosing your meal of choice right off of the conveyor belt at the end of your table. One of the most unique parts? Your drink of choice will be delivered by a robot!

Discover more restaurant options that will keep you coming back to Rochester again and again here.