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Roosterfish Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 189
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
303 N. Franklin St
phone: (607) 535-9797
Also home to Wildflower Café.
(Place added by: John)
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| Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped into the brewpub on a Saturday at lunch and expected a crowd based on the 60 or so cycles parked out front. That was not the case; there were only 5 or 6 tables full. My party of six wanted to try the HopWarrior, but they were out. We tried to get the Pale Ale and that was out also. Not a good start! After placing our order, I settled on the Brown Ale; more towards a porter to me. The heavy roasted malt taste was different,but welcomed on this hot day. The food took a long time; nothing but a few burgers. Other tables that came in after us got served faster by a different person, our lady did not seem all that sure of herself. Tried the IPA to kill time and was not disappointed.
When the food came, we were all happy with the outcome. Burgers were good and the salads tasty. The prices were good and the food/beers were of good quality. The only real knock I have is the availiblity of several of their marque beers and of the swag that they sell. We all wanted glasses and shirts, but our server told us they were all out, "the last week was crazy". I know sometimes things happen behind the scenes, but how do you miss an chance for free (for them) advertising? I will hit this place again when my wife decides she need to go wine hunting!
06-04-2007 19:13:05 |
More by mobud
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
There are worse things to do in life than walk through beautiful Watkins Glen on a fall day and gawk at the waterfalls and scenery and then go to the Crooked Rooster Brewpub for a beer. The Glen is a highlight of any trip to Watkins Glen, but on previous trips food and beer were problematic. Last time through we headed to Ithaca for our libations, not this time.
The Crooked Rooster has a local vibe with patrons standing at the bar and others playing darts off to the side. New York's non-smoking law makes the air clear and ideal for the non-smokers. The restaurant has a wide ranging menu and our food came in a timely fashion and was tasty. Service was friendly and efficient.
Our beer tasting was limited to the Black Walnut Nut Brown Ale. Blindfold me and I call this beer a Porter, but I also call it one fine beer. Full mouthfeel, plenty of roast and chocolate, a great coffe finish. I didn't want anything else, stayed with the Black Walnut all night. If the other beers are of this quality this is an outstanding brewer. Overall a very nice experience and can recommend without hesitation.
10-21-2006 14:40:04 |
More by QXSTER1
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
The beers arent bad but are easily drinkable. The decor is being re-worked and has an Irish-pub tupe feel. Service was great and I enjoyed my pizza. Although there are a few macros on tap, loom for a guest beer. I had Cascazilla on tap (Ithaca Brewing) and that was good. The tap selection was a bit limited and the sampler costs $4 for 4 beers. One wasn't available as its being fermented. They were doing work on the bar and it got quite noisy at times. But I really dug the atmosphere of this bar with the classic rock and decor. If I decide to join my sister and move here, this will be a regular destination! But if Cascazilla disappears from the tap selection, hmmmm.
09-02-2006 14:39:35 |
More by PAYankeeFan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
rooster fish brewing:
got a guided tour by the brewer/owner doug. nice looking brewery setup and the beer definetly benefits from the new system. definetly producing some very drinkable beers. on tap during my vist were the black walnut-very roasty almost stout like, blonde-very clean session beer, amber-good bit of caramel, and the best of the lineup hefeweisen-cloudly citrusy clove bubblegum...awesome beer! Bar is laid out nicely and the room has a great feel to it along with a cool tin ceiling and the brewing system is proudly displayed in the back room. You can order food from the cafe next door and have it at the bar. burgers are good, the buns were amazing...would have been better with fries though.
NOTE...They are the only place that participates in the AHA pub discount program in the central NY area...15% off food, beer and merchandise!
07-05-2006 20:11:14 |
More by shippos
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in on a Sunday afternoon and the Roosterfish Brewing Co./Bar was closed. Wildflower doesn't look all that inviting from the outside. It's in a narrow building along the main business street in Watkins Glen. The bar is along the front right wall, there are booths along the back right and entire left side, and a few tables sit in the middle. Everything is made of light colored wood and the walls are exposed brick. I didn't get a good impression from the outside, and when I first walked in a thought it was going to be just another pub. After a few minutes I realized this wasn't the case. The tables were all set, the place was well lit, the walls were nicely decorated, and everything was clean.
They have a pretty substantial menu that included an array of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, personal pizza's, and a few entrees. Again the menu was more cafe-ish then pub-ish. I had the cream cheese stuffed banana peppers and a pesto pizza, which were both delicious. The waitress was really friendly, although she didn't know what a growler was. Everything was reasonable priced: $6 - $8 for burgers & sandwiches, around $10 for the pizzas, and I think the beer was $4.25. My only gripe is to get fries with your sandwich you have to get a seperate $3 plate of fries. The food service was good, but there really wasn't any beer service. I guess you'd have to go next door for that.
They only had Roosterfish's Black Walnut Ale and Butternut Pale Ale on tap. I wasn't paying attention, but I think I saw a Guiness, Bass, Bud, and one or two others. I didn't notice any other micro's, and I didn't ask about bottles. The Black Walnut Ale was really good! Lots of interesting flavors (are there really walnuts in it?), the body was solid, and overall it was clean and easy drinking. The selection was a bit on the low side for a brewpub, but I gave it an average score assuming I missed the local micros they carry and they're going to be putting more beers on this summer as LRAC's review noted.
Probably the only brewpub within a couple hours (none in Ithaca or Syracuse now), and definitely your best bet in Watkins Glen. It's the kind of place you could tell your friends you "heard they had great food", and then it turns out they just happend to have some tasty fresh brewed beer on tap.
05-06-2005 16:14:22 |
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