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Empire Brewing Company

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
120 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1179
+1 315-475-2337
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“truffle fries” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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120 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1179
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the brewery for a beer and stayed for dinner on a busy Friday night. The beer selection was great, but it was a long wait to get a bartender’s attention. The ambiance was fun, festive, and high energy. We were waiting for...More

Thank Superhappytraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a Friday night. We got there about 7 and we were seated in 30 minutes. We had a couple of drinks at the bar. I had a slo mo ipa and it was really good then I asked the bartender about...More

Thank chris13209
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish we lived here just to go to this place regularly. Service was fantastic Drinks Incredible The sweet fire appetizer and the pierogies were incredible. I had the beer flight and Peach Buzz and White Aphro are my new faves!! Loooooove this place!

Thank loroOhio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great local brewery! Good, creative beers. Food is also very good for pub fare with a Cajun slant to it. I like the Gumbo, but the Po'boy and the burgers are all good. The "sweet fire" is a must try appetizer. The management does a...More

Thank 278deanw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the Armory Square neighborhood in downtown Syracuse, Empire Brewing serves up a large variety of house-made beers and some great food. The Slo Mo' IPA is wonderfully hoppy and citrusy and the smoked pumpkin ale is perfect for fall drinking...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Empire has great beers, which is obviously a requirement for a brewery. They also have fantastic food, including several good options for the kids. It’s great for a bite before seeing a show or for a date night. Great place.

Thank KMcG050911
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

On our way to Niagara Falls we planned a stop at Empire based on DDD recommendation. I had the jambalaya which had the perfect heat with empires pale ale. Good hops and some sweetness to go with the dish. My wife had the beef stroganoff...More

Thank Evan R
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Cool venue, great variety of drinks and awesome mac and cheese! The staff was attentive and friendly. The host was so pleasant and full of local ideas for us to visit while in Syracuse. Very busy place but found seats at the bar while waiting...More

Thank Alina-VinnieTravel
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Karen , the hostess was moody and rude. One of the chairs had fallen leftovers and my friend accidently sat on it. When we informed Karen , she didn't care. When asked for a pair of tissues, she just asked us to sit on another...More

Thank ginuwine
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Hamburgers were ok, nothing special, salad was bad. Vegetables from yesterday and old pieces of chicken. Beer was good. The location and atmosphere are great, seems to have a lot of activities. Service was very good.

Thank y2m2r
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Response from 542social | Property representative |
Hello! The game will definitely be playing on the bar TV's. If not, please ask the bartender to turn it on and they will be happy to help. Cheers! Hope to see you Friday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13202-1179
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-475-2337
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Empire Brewing Company is a contemporary downtown bar and grill with a brewery on the premises. Here, we aspire to provide customers with the best food and libation available by utilizing fresh locally sourced ingredients. Whether it is vegetables and herbs grown in our garden, hops grown by our brewer, locally raised grass-fed Angus beef, or original music performed by our friends, we give our patrons an experience that can only be had at Empire Brewing Company. The moderately priced and eclectic food menu is complemented by a diverse selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers. In addition to beer, Empire offers cocktails and a large selection of wine. The atmosphere is casual and festive. The brewing facility is housed in a glass-enclosed work area which provides a view of the massive copper and stainless steel brewing vessels. The food is prepared in a handsome open-performance kitchen allowing patrons visibility of the chef and his assistants. The interior decor highlights the industrial elements of the microbrewery, the drama of the performance kitchen, and the architectural nuances of the building. The understated design - featuring exposed brick walls, wood beams, and columns - pays homage to the brewing tradition and the pre-existing architecture. With clarity the aim and materials and ambient lighting the accent, a warm and inviting environment has been created for customers to enjoy the music, food, and beverages.
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