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Best things to do in South Wedge, Rochester

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Lux is a local bar in the South Wedge. They don’t have food but they do have a great back patio. This is from their website. “In case you haven't heard, Lux is a kick ass bar in Rochester's South Wedge Neighborhood. Come eat some Chex mix, sit by the outdoor fire, look at some cool art, all while enjoying a delicious cocktail. We don't have a TV. We have a huge backyard (with a fire pit for those chilly Rochester nights), a kickin' Juke Box, lots of silly board games and a swanky pool table. At Lux, EVERYONE IS WELCOME! We don't care about the color of your skin or your hair. We don't care if you are gay, straight, (or both). We don't care if you love Allah, Buddha, Jesus, Or none of the above. We don't care what you wear (or decide not to wear). We don't care if you are fat or skinny, bald or sasquatch, young (well...at least 21) or a walking corpse. We just want you to be kind, open minded, non-thieving, good people. All you haters can stay at home. Everyone else....LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY” HOURS: Mon-Thur: 5pm - 2am | Fri: 4:30pm - 2am | Sat: 4pm - 2am | Sun: 4pm - 2am HAPPY HOURS: Mon-Thur: 5pm - 9pm | Fri: 4:30pm - 9pm | Sat & Sun: 4pm - 9pm”
19 locals recommend
Bar
“Best beer selection and walking distance. Upstanding owner and smart staff. ”
20 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Grocery store. Great local food co-op. You don't need to be a member to shop here. Bulk department on steroids. Good selection of organic non-organic produce. Beer. By the pound delicious hot food bar, and cold salad bar. ”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Such a great place for small plates, big bites, and really great food. Must try the buffalo cauli wings. Lots of veg options, but plenty for the meat eaters too. ”
15 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Free WiFi. Delicious coffee and food. Great atmosphere. Open late every night. ”
12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Love the vibe. Food and drinks are amazing. Leave the kiddos home on this one! ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our all star favorite. Good, cheap Tex-Mex food. You cannot go wrong. The Mexican Plate is a perfect full meal for two. Pro tip!: You can sub guacamole for any protein option on any dish!”
12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Local brewery just across from the river. Get a flight and try an app. The Stromboli is a favorite. ”
9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Solera is Rochester’s first wine bar, focused on a consistently rotating selection of exciting wines by the glass and an extensive reserve bottles list. We lean towards smaller production, family-owned wineries from off the beaten regions and producers. Wines that have a personality, a story, and a sense of place. Wine, beer, and snacks served in a cozy, and stylishly old-world atmosphere. If you want a handmade cocktail sneak upstairs to their speakeasy Cheshire. ”
8 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Free WiFi. Great atmosphere, great coffee, great food (including late night), entertainment. ”
9 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“In my opinion, this is Rochester's BEST mexican restaurant! They have a tiny lot for parking, otherwise parking is on the street. Great to go to in the winter, fall and spring, but in the summer they have a great table outside on the front porch as well as an open courtyard/patio to just relax and hang out at.”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“My favorite wine bar...known for it's wine flights. Small plates to pair like cheese, small bites and chocolate. Also has beer.”
7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is a fancy mini mart, grocer, restaurant! There is gourmet lunch and dinner meals available. ”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“This American-Korean restaurant has a lot to offer for a large group or a duo. Rochester is very proud of their "Buffalo Wings" and although you can find quality wings all around town, ButaPub makes some of the best! They put a twist on the traditional wing with asian inspired flavors and the result is amazing! Go on Wednesdays for the $1 special. ”
7 locals recommend
Cafe
“The Coffee Connection provides employment training and job creation for women in recovery from addiction and as a not-for-profit business sells fair trade, organic coffee to retail and wholesale customers. In partnership with Project Empower, we provide comprehensive, continuous support for women on their journey toward sustainable recovery.”
5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“I'm not one for sweets but these guys make whats meant to be the BEST cheese cake this side of the Genessee. ”
7 locals recommend