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Postby hops are your friend » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:05 am

Looks like the info that Clark's Ale House had a new location opening soon was incorrect (or at least premature):

http://blog.syracuse.com/cny/2012/03/th ... sible.html
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Postby iguenard » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:48 pm

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Postby hops are your friend » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:48 pm

I was down in Syracuse recently and noticed that a Gordon Biersch will be opening at the Carousel Mall. I didn't see when but a few stores are starting to open in the new expansion area, so it should be reasonably soon. That should provide a decent option if you're stuck at the mall and can't get to the Blue Tusk, etc.

Also, still no sign of Clark's Ale House. The rumoured location was still advertising popcorn when I drove by.
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Postby Kish84 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:55 pm

Hey guys,

I'm going to Buffalo and either Rochester or Syracuse in October. My question is, do I go to Rochester or Syracuse?

I've been to Rochester once, went to Tap & Mallet, The Old Toad, and Dinosaur BBQ. Had a good time at all the places, despite Old Toad being ridiculously busy.

It seems there aren't many hotels near the downtown core in Syracuse, but if the venues are worth going to I'm willing to overlook that.

I'd like to walk to places from the hotel, or have a reasonable cab fare. I'm leaning towards Rochester, but only because of familiarity.

Is Syracuse worth the extra hour+ drive? And if so, other than J. Ryan's and Blue Tusk, is there any other places to go?

The trip is mostly for beer bars, but we do want to bottle shop as well.

Cheers!
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Postby rejtable » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:04 am

Beers of the World in Rochester will blow out anything in Syracuse. I can't speak to the bars in Rochester, but I had a great time not long ago at both J Ryans and Blue Tusk, always reliable.

We stayed at a Hampton Inn maybe 5-10 minute walk from both. Was fine, although the walk was dicey enough going to the places that we ended up cabbing back. All good though.
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Postby Ceecee » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:28 pm

In a couple of weeks my wife and I are going to the Waterloo outlet mall (from Ottawa) and I have managed to negotiate one stop for beer in the Liverpool/Galeville area. Which would be better to stop at, the Byrne Dairy (Galeville Grocery) on Old Liverpool or the Taft Rd. Wegmans? Are there any other options in that area that doesn't take us too far from the I-81/toll road junction?
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Postby hops are your friend » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:57 pm

As I mentioned in another thread, Clark's Ale House is supposed to be re-opening later this year:
http://blog.syracuse.com/cny/2013/08/cl ... ation.html

Hopefully it's true this time...
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Postby Brews Phillips » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:45 pm

Looks like there will be a new brewpub in Watertown. Might be a good lunch spot on the way to Syracuse.

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/arti ... /701309906
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Postby northyorksammy » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:27 pm

that would work for me
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Postby spinrsx » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:58 am

anyone know if blue tusk offers beer flights?
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Postby rejtable » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:39 pm

This won't help a ton, but having visited a number of times I've never noticed a price list offering flights, nor have I ever seen someone drinking flights.
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Postby cfrancis » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:58 pm

Need a dinner recommendation. With the wifey, looking for something better than TGI Fridays but not a 2 hour supper estravaganza.

We are staying in the Liverpool area but willing to drive.

Dinosaur is the second night so it's covered.
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Postby hops are your friend » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:02 pm

cfrancis wrote:Need a dinner recommendation. With the wifey, looking for something better than TGI Fridays but not a 2 hour supper estravaganza.

We are staying in the Liverpool area but willing to drive.

Dinosaur is the second night so it's covered.

We went to the Empire Brewpub last time we were down with our wives. The food and beer are reasonable, plus you're across the street from the Blue Tusk for after dinner drinks.
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Postby cratez » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:15 pm

cfrancis wrote: Need a dinner recommendation. With the wifey, looking for something better than TGI Fridays but not a 2 hour supper estravaganza.

We are staying in the Liverpool area but willing to drive.

Dinosaur is the second night so it's covered.

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed Empire Brewing Company this past September. We both ordered the sweet fire fajitas featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, as well as a chocolate lava cake to split. Everything was delicious and well-priced. The beers are also very good, especially if you're into hop-forward stuff. Definitely worth a visit for dinner.

hops are your friend wrote:...plus you're across the street from the Blue Tusk for after dinner drinks.

EDIT: didn't see this before, but I agree the proximity to Tusk is yet another reason to hit Empire.
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Postby spinrsx » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:07 pm

try the coppertop tavern.. not fancy but highly regarded on tripadvisor etc and a decent beer menu. Kind of like a royal oak meets the keg inside. And close to liverpool. But ya, empire is a nicer place..

when are you going? I'll be there this weekend. We need to arrange a trade soon by the sounds of things :)



cfrancis wrote:Need a dinner recommendation. With the wifey, looking for something better than TGI Fridays but not a 2 hour supper estravaganza.

We are staying in the Liverpool area but willing to drive.

Dinosaur is the second night so it's covered.

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