If you've had one cocktail, you've had 'em all... SAID NO ONE EVER.
Help us celebrate mix drink diversity with a competitive tasting of classic cocktail recipes showcasing spirits from Honeoye Falls Distillery. Taste entries from Rochester's top bartenders and vote for your favorite!
Dust off your rotary phone, unearth your old banana seat cruiser and join us for a 1960s-inspired cocktail party with Mad Men themed drinks, dapper outfits, and classy tunes.
Please leave your lawn mower at home.
This event is in partnership with Constellation Brands and is part of Rochester Cocktail Revival.
We're tapping a cacophony of Singlecut Beersmiths' brews!
SOME CAT FROM JAPAN DDH IPA
Once again we got a call from some cat in Japan who asked that we create a more sessionable version of our WEIRD & GILLY IPA. Well we used our lightning quick Sonny Chiba reflexes to make it happen.
HYPGNOSIS DDH IPA
This mesmerizing display of citrus and fruit-forward hops explode off a soft subtle malt base, finishing clean with bright refreshment, and a touch of milk sugar for ultimate smoothness. Bet you can’t have just one.
Subtle is beautiful. This new year-round pilsner is brewed with a unique combination of New Zealand, Czech and PNW hops and the absolute finest European malt. Finely detailed, refined, crisp, dry.
18-WATT DOUBLE DRY-HOPPED
The bar just got raised. 18-WATT, the Session IPA that raised expectation on what a 5% ABV brew could be just got even more intense with a second dry-hop for just plain MOAR.
TERRY MEETS JULIE RASPBERRY SOUR ALE
A shade different – This sister to KIM is a red raspberry infused version that is refreshing like all the other KIMs, but different. Dry, clean, incredibly fragrant with bright raspberry notes and a tartness that quenches and rewards.
JENNY SAID IIPA
There's a good reason IPAs are the favorite child of us Beersmiths; so many new hop varieties are becoming available annually and we love digging through these options hunting for great original lupulin expression. JS IIPA is brewed exclusively with a variety of these newfangled flowers for a unique spin on the tropical stone fruit / bright citrus / dank resin profile that is our trademark.
SingleCut Beersmiths was founded by Queens/NYC born, music-obsessed brewer Rich Buceta, whose life-long passions led to a place where hops and vinyl could shine side by side. After years of homebrewing and professional stints around NYC, Rich was true to his dream, diving headfirst into the brewing world. “My obsession is creating original hop-driven beer; distinguished by a firm respect and admiration for West Coast pioneers, and bending that to our East Coast / NYC interpretation.” Since opening in 2012, and with the help of an equally talented and devoted team, SingleCut has gained a loyal following throughout the East-Coast’s most respected markets. With his steadfast determination for the perfect pint, Rich penned "Mastery Knows No Shortcut" as the SingleCut mission statement. “It boils down to always demanding greatness, never compromising, and always play it at maximum volume.”
Brewed by Roc Brewing Co. and inspired by The Playhouse // Swillburger's delicious shakes, what could be better?
Strawberry Swillshake is brewed with pilsner malts, oats, wheat, vanilla, lactose, Belma hops, and 210 pounds of pureed strawberries
Tropical Swillshake is brewed with pineapple, pink guava, mango, lime, vanilla, lactose, oats
Alongside the two delicious shakes, we’re tapping four additional kegs from Roc Brewing!
Blackberry Mule Cream Ale with ginger root, lime juice and pureed blackberry
Roc Brewing/Genesee Brew House Blueberry Lemon Cream Ale brewed with pureed blueberries and organic lemon juice.
With 17 beers from Ballast Point Brewing Company, this isn't a takeover it's a exTAPvaganza!
Peanut Butter Victory at Sea
Mango Even Keel
Ginger Big Eye
Tart Peach Kolsch
Tart Cherry Sour Wench
Sour Wench Blackberry
High West Victory at Sea
Passionfruit Guava Sour Wench
We'll have 6 La Trappe beers on tap! La Trappe's unique ales are brewed with patience, passion and traditional craftsmanship according to secret recipes of the Trappist monks. Plus a Trappist Boiler Maker (a shot of green Chartreuse with any glass of La Trappe beer). And gouda tots. Don't forget about the gouda tots.
- Dubbel (6.5% ABV)
A dark, robin-red Trappist beer with a gentle, aromatic, and above all, refreshing character.
- Quad (10% ABV)
Malty sweet, slightly burnt, and pleasantly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Quadrupel offers aromas of banana, almond, vanilla and others.Warm and intense flavor, rich and finely balanced.
- Triple (8.0% ABV)
Golden straw colored with notes of banana. Very ester-y. Traditional Tripel.
- Witte (5.5% ABV)
Brewed using only water, wheat, and hops. No herbs are added. Saphir hops give the ale its citrusy aroma. The world’s first and only Trappist white ale that continues to ferment slightly after bottling. A real thirst-quencher on a hot summer’s day that also makes for a delicious drink at any other time of the year.
- Puur (4.7% ABV)
A drinkable, fresh, hoppy, light Trappist ale. Only top-grade organic ingredients are used to brew this ale. The recipe for this ale is the result of a combination of the continuous pursuit of the highest quality and a passionate dedication to ale, coupled with unrelenting respect for people and planet.
- Ora et Labora (Pray and Work), collab with Brunswick Bierworks (7.5% ABV)
The collaboration weaves traditional krausen fermentation with a mighty maltbill and a unique blend of Opal, Loral, Mandarina Bavaria and Ontario Newport hops sourced from the Americas and Europe; bridging the two worlds of brewing.
RCR is a marathon. Titos Vodka invites you to revive, replenish and rejuvenate yourself at The Playhouse // Swillburger with brunch specials from the kitchen and cocktails from the bar, included coffee cocktails crafted with the team at Ugly Duck.
For the main attraction, sit ringside and watch Rochester's top Punch-Out champs go head-to-head live on the big screen. Behind the bar the Sweet Science gets a little sweeter as Rochester's bartenders duke it out for the right to claim the title of Best Punch. Hosted by Destilería Serrallés, Puerto Rico's oldest family-owned company.
VIDEO GAME COMPETITION RULES!
- First come, first serve. See Dan Brennan to sign up.
- You get 10 minutes to advance as far as possible in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out on our big screen.
- If you get KO'd, you lose! Stop playing!
- In the event of a tie, Dan will flip a coin. Seems fair enough.
- Prizes for first and second place are provided by Serralles and The Playhouse.
No entry fee! Open to all!
Surf's up at The Playhouse! For one night only, Bacardi Rum invites you to drop in and have a swell time at the raddest Surf Shack on the North Coast. Enjoy the beach bum life with Swilly's totally tubular tacos and Bacardi drinks on offer all night long. No shoebies allowed.
Join The Real McCoy Rum and your friends at The Playhouse for an early evening of Tiki-inspired cocktails using The Real McCoy's 3-, 5-, and 12-year rums. We will also be pouring tasting flights and neat pours so you can try these amazing rums form Barbados on their own.
Can't wait to see you here!
We have some very special, very exciting, very cool beers in house so on Wednesday, March 14th we're going crazy and tapping them all!
Tapping kegs and can sales start at 6:00
Half Acre Navaja DIPA - Chicago, IL - Double IPA · 10.0% ABV
Double India Pale Ale brewed with Golden Promise malt, hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra and CTZ.
Oxbow Brewing Company Crossfade - Newcastle, ME - Saison · 5.0% ABV
Crossfade is a blend of hop-forward saisons. The presence of wild yeasts increases the complexity and longevity of this blonde farmhouse ale.
Stoneyard Cool it, Mother - Brockport NY - Milkshake IPA - 7% ABV
A luscious concoction with aromas and flavors of sweet blueberry, subtle vanilla icecream, and deliciously fruity, Mosaic and Citra hops. Our very first "Milkshake IPA", this beer combines a fruity, soft, NEIPA with nearly 1 pound of blueberries per gallon of beer, vanilla, lactose sugar, and lots of delicious hops.
In Cans (ON PREMISE ONLY. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.)
Barrier/Other Half Secure the Bag IPA (2 CASES)- Oceanside NY - 7.4% ABV
This IPA collaboration with our friends Other Half Brewing is brewed with Columbus and Mosaic. Dry Hopped a second time with Motueka, Mosaic and Citra Lupulin Powder.
Barrier/Prison City Bug Juice IPA (1 CASE) - Oceanside NY - 6.8% ABV
This IPA features Citra and Amarillo hops w/ a dose of Galaxy in the dry hopping, and the addition of lactose.
Barrier/Other Half/Carton/Interboro Bet 2X Dry Hopped IPA (1 CASE)· 7.3% ABV
Brewed with Columbus and Citra. Dry Hopped a second time with Citra, Cashmere, Idaho 7 and Columbus.
Genesee Cans for Cans (canned good drive): Bring in a can and get a Genny for a buck.
We'll also be tapping Genesse Scotch Ale Trio and two fan favorites!
SCOTCH ALE: A rich and malty, deep-garnet colored ale with a surprisingly smooth body.
DARK CHOCOLATE SCOTCH ALE: A full-bodied Scotch Ale elegant and complex with decadent flavors and aromas from bittersweet Hedonist Artisan Chocolates 72% Dark Chocolate.
TOASTED ALMOND SCOTCH ALE: The result of adding toasted almonds to their flagship Scotch Ale. Rich, full-bodied ale you know and love, but with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor that goes down smooth, satisfying to the last sip.
CREAM ALE: The goal was simple: a beer with the flavor of an ale and the smoothness of a lager. That's how Genesee Cream Ale (the brainchild of this brewery) became an American original. Today, every batch of Cream Ale is skillfully brewed to achieve its smooth character and a remarkably creamy white head worthy of its name.
BOCK: Genessee's take on the 16th century German legend has turned out to be a legend in its own right. For every spring since 1951, Genessee has carefully crafted and lagered Genesee Bock Beer. The result is an exceptionally hearty, full-flavored beer with a slight malty finish—and a perfect way to celebrate the snow melt.
(Event Image: Warhol, Campbell's Soup Cans, 1962)
We'll be featuring 3 of Upstate Brewing Company finest brews on tap.
Imperial Mole Stout - Imperial Stout · 8.0% ABV
Our take on Mexican Mole sauce, we added cinnamon, chocolate and serrano peppers to this stout . Extra oat gives a pillowy mouthfeel.
Aussie IPA - IPA · 6.7% ABV
Brewed with all Australian hops: Ella, Enigma and Vic Secret
Cannon Ball Milk Chocolate Stout - Our 4th customer collab! Brewed with lactose sugar and cacao nibs. It should make you think of lava cake with semi sweet chocolate glaze.
DIPA - Double IPA · 7.7% ABV
Brewed with Azacca, Centennial, Meridian & Pekko hops
DDH Denali - IPA - 6.1% - Flavor and aroma are dominated by citrus and pine with subtle tropical fruit/pineapple
2018 Ale: A juicy IPA with Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin and Michigan Copper plus 25lbs of local honey. Notes of overripe tropical fruit and white grape juice.
Join us for Rochester vs Buffalo night at The Playhouse // Swillburger! We'll have Buffalo's Community Beer Works and Rochester's Swiftwater Brewing on tap. The kitchen will be serving up beef on weck and our very own take on the garbage plate!
ON TAP FROM COMMUNITY BEER WORKS
Superfast Jellyfish New England IPA (7.3% ABV)
Juicy NEIPA hopped with Galaxy and El Dorado
Malted Chocolate Milkshake Milk Stout (6.0% ABV)
Made with Victory and chocolate malts, sweetened with lactose sugar, and flavored with all natural chocolate
Frank Pale Ale (4.6% ABV)
A superbly drinkable Pale Ale loaded with zest, pine, and a touch of citrus
ON TAP FROM SWIFTWATER
Beer (4.8% ABV)
Pale American Adjunct Lager Brewed with Heirloom Corn
Three with Chocolate & Coconut (10.0% ABV)
Third Anniversary Stout w/ Chocolate & Coconut
DIPA Brah! (9.0% ABV)
Brash with notes of meyer lemon and cantaloupe
Bronx Brewery is taking over The Playhouse // Swillburger. We'll be tapping four Bronx brews plus the TJ Sheehan Team will be on site!
Bronx OPP (6.4% ABV)
A complex, full-bodied porter brewed with sweet orange peel and pistachio.
BRONX BANNER (4.8% ABV)
A Kolsch-inspired ale that is brewed using Belgian pilsner, American wheat malts & classic Bavarian hops. It’s brilliantly clear-filtered, soft and perfectly balanced
NO RESOLUTIONS IPA (7.6% ABV)
brings hop aromas & bitterness in a big way – a variety of hops create a spectrum of aromas ranging from citrus, pine, musky, tropical fruit to lemon grass.
PALE ALE (6.3% ABV)
English caramel & biscuit malts balanced with West Coast citrus hops.
For all the dedicated, hard working people in the food service industry who don't really get to celebrate New Year's Eve, we'll be offering a late night happy hour token special and drink specials.
Not in the industry? Come in and buy a round for those who work so hard to make our nights out, quick lunches, coffee runs, crazy nights, and special occasions possible.
In addition to a raucous celebration, we'll be partnering with Fernet Branca on two specialty craft cocktails for the evening. 10% of the sales for these cocktails will go to Open Door Mission.