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Beer Available At Loviní Cup (arranged by most recent)
Gamin (4) , | February 5, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
If you are into great beer and live music, this is one of the best places to be in the Rochester area. That said, some things are quite lacking. They have an average set of craft beer bottles available to go along with about 7 taps. At least two of the seven taps are dedicated to big beer of some sort (usually an American Lager and Guiness).
Service can be a bit frustrating. They donít have a board or list for what is currently on tap so you will find yourself craning your neck to look at tap handles while at the bar. Worst of all, if you ask your server whatís on they usually rattle off several styles (without brewery or beer names) in a disorganized manner. Not the greatest when it comes to a craft beer bar. Do like I do and just ask all the questions you need answered and donít worry if they have to go check for you.
Foot is passable. Their flatbreads/pizzas are great, as are there wings. You canít really go wrong if you just go in for those. The rest of their menu is mostly focused on sandwiches and wraps. They are all good but tend to be a bit over-sauced/greasy.
If you are near RITís campus and want good beer, your choices are either this or MacGregors. If ambience, music, and food are priorities go with Lovin Cup. If beer variety and knowledge is a priority, go with MacGregors.
Ron (65) Rochester, New York | November 6, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice place. They have let us in sometimes without paying cover when we just want a fast drink. Good rotating selection. Too dark for us old folks to read the taps if crowded and canít get close. The bar keep will give us the rundown.
MacBoost (23) Pouring Bus, New York | October 22, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice metal artwork, good easy going crowds. Right next to RIT. They have a rotating tap selection that you can usually find 2 or 3 interesting beers on. Decent bottle selection. This is not really a craft beer bar, but it is a decent place to eat and have something like a dogfish head or a local craft brew. Good enough.
KyotoLefty (492) Kyoto, Japan | September 16, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice vibe in this College bar. We enjoyed the food--pizza and sandwiches--but tasty. Not a huge list of draughts, but they were rather well selected. More bottles, though I really didnít look too carefully. A decent place.
shadey (72) Nashville, Tennessee | July 22, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place with a decent selection of beers (especially local stuff) and very good bar food. Staff is nice and atmosphere is more coffee-shop and hippy-ish, but welcoming for anyone.
jb (73) Rochester, New York | November 1, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Have been here twice now, had positive experiences both times. Some real nice brew selections, a bit eclectic, for instance had the Victory version of the Victory/Stone/Dogfish Head experiment on tap. Also a few nice Belgians in bottles and Duvel Green on draft as a for instance.
Staff was a mixed bag, if you were picking the eclectic beers with certain bartenders they needed help to even find the beer. Others though were super knowledgeable.
Food wise this was really nice. Once we ate here, 3 of us getting a special, Shrimp Scampi, we all loved it. Other good stuff too. Great coffee bar as well with standard favorites.
Atmosphere-wise, it is of a cafe, not super comfortable, but plenty of RIT coeds wandering through does not hurt.
Value-wise the beer was pricey, the food average.
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