Date Night: Check out Madeline's, Mia, or Mercato (the three M's?), for classy [pricey] drinks and dessert. For a more casual but still date-y atmosphere, Felicia's Atomic Lounge is a good spot.
Just gotta dance: Moonshadows (AKA Moonies), Silky Jones, though both are hit or miss as far as dance partners are concerned
Most likely to have a sketchy encounter with a stranger: Moonies...
|Welcome to the Westy|
Best shot at local music: Lot 10, Felicia's, Chapter House, or The Haunt (Oh, how I miss Castaways!)
|Big Nasty Jazz Band at Felicia's|
Beer: Chapter House (more than 40 on tap every night, with lots of local/craft brews), the Ale House, Bandwagon Brewpub
Wine: Corks 'n More (a wine bar where you can try small amounts of lots of different kinds of wine), Mercato (not so good with the local options, though)
Cocktails: Felicia's (try the Carried Away, a cocktail made with caraway-infused vodka and lavender syrup, or a fig Manhattan) and Mercato
Best outside seating: The Westy (their beer garden is huge and also home to a food truck perfect for anyone with drunk munchies), Felicia's, Viva (the ultimate outdoor seating for people-watchers, as its picnic tables are right along the Aurora Street restaurant row)
|The Westy beer garden and Good Food Truck!|
Best Happy Hour: Viva ($2 Dos Equis and $3 basic margaritas, 4-6pm!)
Trivia: Seems like every bar in town has trivia once during the tamer beginning of the week
Monday: Chapter House and Silky Jones
Wednesday: Pixel Lounge (in Collegetown), Kilpatrick's
|Enjoying some flights at Bandwagon with friends!|
On a personal note, I am sad to say that Boozequest as I initially imagined it is coming to a close. I have accepted a position at a distillery in San Francisco (woooo! check it out- Distillery 209), starting mid-August, so this is sadly my last post about good booze in the Finger Lakes. However, I definitely intend to embark on a new boozequest when I get to the west coast, with a guide to the bay area local booze scene as I explore my new home!
Thank you for sharing Boozequest Part One with me, please stick around for the new chapter of my search!