Our mission

Our mission is simple - to hear our guests say “That was the best meal and experience we’ve had at any restaurant and we’ll be back!”

Our aim is also simple - to be the choice destination for anyone wishing to dine-in or order takeout.

To achieve this, we go the extra mile to provide guests outstanding hospitality.

Our values



Outstanding food and drinks every time!

We use only the freshest ingredients to consistently deliver amazing-tasting food and drinks!  At The Distillery, we’re defined by the quality of our food, drinks and hospitality guests have come to expect every time they visit.

Personal service

Our greatest desire is to deliver unique experiences that exceed our guest’s expectations. We do that by paying attention to all the details to continue to earn your trust.

The Distillery is an award winning high energy bar and restaurant that offers fantastic ambiance and hospitality for any drinking and dining occasion whether it's business, pleasure or a celebration.

We offer a distinct selection of domestic, local and craft beers, seasonal rotating taps, a unique bottled beer and can selection, craft cocktails and an outstanding and diverse menu of American fare! In addition, you’ll find High Definition televisions showcasing the day's news and non-stop sports viewing entertainment, a state-of-the-art audio system featuring a rich selection of current hit music, ensuring an exceptional guest experience every time!!

The Distillery opened the original location on Mt Hope Avenue in Rochester, New York in 1980 and quickly became a favorite spot for locals who met over good food and cold beer to discuss the various events of the day, catch up with friends, make new acquaintances and celebrate life!

The Distillery Restaurant features a prominent center island bar which is the focal point of the operation. It is outfitted with a generous assortment of tap handles, ranging from classic lagers to more distinct ales and pilsners, which are maintained at a constant 36-38-degree temperature, keeping the beer consistently fresh and perfectly chilled for every glass served.  In addition to the extensive draft beer selection, freshly prepared food and outstanding service, which is the foundation of our commitment to excellence, guests choose from our superb beverages, which includes a fine selection of winesmartinis and specialty drinks.

We continuously strive to create a great ambiance with timeless quality, friendly service and great food. We believe in attention to detail and are constantly re-investing to ensure our premises are maintained to a high standard and are extremely proud of our staff and management teams and know they work very hard to make your visit truly enjoyable.

Our atmosphere is fun and wholesome, one you'll feel comfortable bringing your family and friends to seven days a week. Dine inside or when the weather’s nice, out on our spacious deck/patio ~ so come and enjoy. The Distillery, Your Neighborhood Gathering Place®.

Please know we welcome your feedback, whether positive or negative and recognize we work within a highly competitive and constantly changing industry. So please tell us if we didn't get it right but also if we did! We look forward to serving you soon!


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