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Cocktail & Spirits

Rochester has a unique and historic cocktail culture that dates back to pre-prohibition with the Fee Brother—the world’s oldest and widely recognized manufactures of cordial syrups, bitters, and cocktail mixes. Did you know that Rochester has its own cocktail festival? The Rochester Cocktail Revival is New York State's annual flagship craft cocktail festival.

Sip on handcrafted cocktails where the taste of the drink rivals the ambience as well as directly from the source at the taste room bars of Rochester’s two local distilleries Black Button Distilling and Iron Smoke Distillery. Search the listings below for some of our favorite spots to grab a cocktail in Rochester, NY.