Whether it is a bar, a cocktail lounge, a sports tavern, a dive, an Irish pub, or a watering hole, Area Code 585 in Upstate New York has some pretty great ones to enjoy. If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy your favorite sport’s game, somewhere to meet up with some friends, or just a place to grab some drinks, the 585 has a bunch of really great options.

This is a list of a dozen random places where you can enjoy a sip, some great bar food, a football game on TV, or shoot a game of pool.  The list is varied covering all of Area Code 585 from Lake Ontario in the north, to the Pennsylvania/New York border in the south.  On this list are all sorts of places to enjoy.  Some you may not have ever heard of.  Others you may have spent some time at during your college days in the area.  Others, quite frankly, can be considered American bar legends in their own right. These bars range from local community favorites to hidden gems you may have other wise easily missed. We hope this list can help streamline your bar searching in the area.

Enjoy, and stop in some time for a nice drink. And if we missed a bar you enjoy in the area, let us know on our Facebook page. We love to learn about new places to try out and share with everyone.


12 Great Watering Holes in Area Code 585. Dive Bars, Wine Bars, Sports Bars, and More (Oh My!)

New York State Area Code 585 cuts a wide swath through the state stretching from Lake Ontario all the way south to the Pennsylvania border. It covers the city of Rochester, plus many smaller towns and villages. There are many great bars in this area code and we thought we would highlight a dozen random ones for you to consider when stopping for a spell (or a sip).

This list incudes roadside dive bars, high end cocktail lounges, college pubs, taverns with fantastic food, and even a couple of places that you would definitely categorize as legendary!

If your favorite bar in Area Code 585 didn't make the list, please give it a shout out over on our Facebook page!

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