Breweries and Distilleries

Best Breweries and Distilleries in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes may be best known for its wine region, but the craft breweries and distilleries are as good as their grape-derived counterparts. There are over 75 amazing breweries and distilleries in the Finger Lakes region, all with unique flavors, expert brew masters, and occasionally really good food. Whether you’re planning on enjoying live music while sipping a cold brew or you want to take in the view of one of the local lakes in a cozy brewery, you’ll find everything you need in the list below! Check out our favorite Finger Lakes breweries. If you’re interested in learning even more about brews in this area, read up on the Finger Lakes Beer Trail.

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Lake: Keuka Lake
Address: 2994 Merritt Hill Rd, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Telephone: (585) 209-3276

Abandon Brewing Company is focused on providing interesting and creative beers supported by great service. Abandon provides families and friends a relaxed atmosphere within an early 1800's reconditioned barn, on a hill overlooking Keuka Lake.

Lake: Keuka Lake
Address: 5040 Bill Bailey Rd, Dundee, NY 14837
Telephone: (607) 243-9734

This distillery is located on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail in Dundee, NY. Specializing in small batch spirits, Barrington is worth a visit if you are in the Keuka Lake area. 

Lake: Cayuga Lake
Address: 9070 Route 89, Trumansburg, NY 14886
Telephone: 607-387-9469

Bellwether produces 10 varieties of hard ciders after being inspired by the French in the late 90s. Their artisanal ciders are a delight to all who visit them in Trumansburg, NY. 

Lake: Keuka Lake, Seneca Lake
Address: 511 Hansen Point Rd, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Telephone: (607) 745-0221

A “farm to barrel” brewery, Climbing Bines is a unique experience best experienced in person. This Penn Yan favorite hosts community events and regularly changes what is on tap so every visit is unique. 

Lake: Keuka Lake
Address: 8462 NY-54, Hammondsport, NY 14840
Telephone: (607) 569-3311

2022 Best of FLX Brewery winner, Finger Lakes Beer Company is an excellent choice for craft beer in Hammondsport, NY. 

Lake: Seneca Lake
Address: 4676 NY-414, Burdett, NY 14818
Telephone: (607) 546-5510

Finger Lakes Distilling is a fantastic attraction on the southeastern side of Seneca Lake. Any day of the week (besides holidays), you can try some of the best spirits in the Finger Lakes. Made from all-natural, local ingredients, their vodka, gin, brandy, liqueur, and whiskey will have you feeling fantastic! You can also try drinks from their extensive menu of flights and cocktails. It’s not on their main menu but ask for the Seneca Cookout Cooler to feel like you’re at a cookout on a bright and sunny day.

Lake: Skaneateles Lake
Address: 1118, 35 Fennell St, Skaneateles, NY 13152
Telephone: (315) 685-9600

Located in scenic Skaneateles, Finger Lakes On Tap hopes to be your new destination in the Finger Lakes to explore the unique and vibrant community of brewers and their offerings. Always fresh, always varied, with over 60 taps, you can try a unique sampling of craft beer from around the region every time you visit.

Lake: Seneca Lake
Address: 7160 Main St, Ovid, NY 14521
Telephone: (607) 403-4020

This distillery is found within the old firehouse on Main Street of Ovid, NY. Enjoy local wines, beers, and spirits at this unique distillery. 

Lake: Seneca Lake
Address: 4880 NY-414, Burdett, NY 14818
Telephone: (607) 882-2739

Grist Iron Brewing Company has a great lineup of craft beers, live music, and good food all within view of gorgeous Seneca Lake. 

Lake: Cayuga Lake, Owasco Lake
Address: 2981 Auburn Rd, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Telephone: (315) 568-8190

Where grasses ripple across the expansive Montezuma Wildlife Refuge in the Finger Lakes region, that’s where you’ll find Hidden Marsh Distillery.

Custom-built in Germany, our 400-liter Christian Carl column pot still has 2 columns consisting of a 4-plate column for high-end brandy production and a 21-plate column for premium vodka production. Being the first of its kind in the Finger Lakes region, we’re proud to be a pioneer in the field of artisan distilling in New York State. Each batch is a hands-on process and takes on a more artistic form producing high-quality premium spirits.

Lake: Canandaigua Lake
Address: 8443 Spirit Run , Naples, NY 14512
Telephone: (585) 531-2448

Hollerhorn was built on a dream, sweat equity, sheer passion and a belief that small-town life doesn’t have to feel small.   Do you enjoy high-quality spirits, tasty food, live music and sharing that experience with the people you love? So do we! At Hollerhorn, our Spirit Room is more than just a tasting room, it is about creating an elevated experience.  A place to live better. A place to celebrate with old friends and maybe make a few new friends. A place for a special date night or a casual weeknight hang out. A place to bring out-of-town family and friends. A destination. It is not by chance that we chose Naples, New York as the location for our Distillery and Spirit Room. It is our great fortune to live in the Finger Lakes Region, and the Naples Valley is the crowning jewel. It is a quaint historic village surrounded by breathtaking landscape, lush farmland, a thriving arts and music scene, and an incredibly supportive community. We are so proud to be a part of it!


Our hope is to create the highest quality spirits that reflect the beauty and integrity of this region.  Each spirit is hand-crafted and bottled with pride right here in Naples! Let’s see how big our little town can feel!

Lake: Cayuga Lake
Address: 1771 Dryden Rd, , Freeville, NY 13068
Telephone: (607) 279-1243

Hopshire Farm & Brewery is operated by Diane Gerhart and Randy Lacey as a family owned business. They have combined their passion for New York agriculture, local foods, and great beer, into a brewery that uses as many local ingredients as possible to produce high quality beers of many styles. We also sell local meet, cheese, honey, maple syrup, and artisan products.  Farm brewery in the Finger Lakes Region of NYS. A community gathering space for local music, food, and art. Open Wed/Thurs 4-8pm, Fri/Sat 12-8pm and Sunday 11-6pm.

Lake: Cayuga Lake
Address: 606 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 607-273-0766
This craft brewery features a taproom with industrial decor & offers tours on the weekends.
Lake: Keuka Lake
Address: 14720 State Route 54, Keuka Village, NY 14837
Telephone: 6072926622

New Keuka Lake brewery and tasting room specializing in New York State wine, beer, liquor, and cider.

Lake: Keuka Lake
Address: 8572 Briglin Rd, Hammondsport , NY 14840
Telephone: (607) 868-4648

Microbrewery offering tastings & growlers of its various beers, plus a gift shop with logo items.

Lake: Keuka Lake
Address: 10303 Co Rd 76, Hammondsport , NY 14840
Telephone: (855) 688-7537

Krooked Tusker Distillery is a farm distillery striving to produce small, hand crafted batches of whiskey, vodka, gin, and other libations.

Lake: Seneca Lake
Address: 16 E Castle St, Geneva, NY 14456
Telephone: (315) 789-1200

Enjoy a mix of beer and cider locally crafted in Geneva, NY at Lake Drum Brewing

Lake: Cayuga Lake
Address: 620 W Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850

We are focused on creating high quality, small batch beers with our 20 hectoliter brewhouse. Our on-site beer hall offers our fresh ales and lagers as well as local wines, beers, spirits, ciders and foods from around our great state and beyond. Coupled with local food trucks, we bring our customers the best our community has to offer. Prost!

Lake: Keuka Lake
Address: 138 Water St, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Telephone: (315) 536-5603

Enjoy this dog friendly brewery that focuses on English style brews rich in malts and hops. 

Lake: Canandaigua Lake
Address: 4048 Rt. 5 & 20, Canandaigua , NY 14424
Telephone: (585) 396-2537
Rural microbrewery features a tasting room with a variety of housemade draft beers & growlers to go.
Lake: Owasco Lake
Address: 28 State St, Auburn, NY 13021
Telephone: (315) 604-1277

Vibrant brewpub featuring a variety of craft brews & New American bites in an industrial-chic space.

Lake: Seneca Lake
Address: 111 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Telephone: 607-535-9797
Rooster Fish Brewing offers passionately brewed, uniquely world-class craft ale from locally sourced ingredients in a relaxed, enticing Beer Garden & brewery atmosphere.
Lake: Cayuga Lake
Address: 1551 Slaterville Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Telephone: 800-260-0612

Ithaca’s oldest winery and distillery, Six Mile Creek is a trip through history that you can both taste and see! 

Lake: Keuka Lake
Address: 10286 Judson Rd, Hammondsport , NY 14840
Telephone: (607) 332-3000

Steuben Brewing Company is a farm brewery in Hammondsport, NY that provides a fresh brew with every pour. 

Lake: Keuka Lake
Address: 8319 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport , NY 14840
Telephone: (607) 224-4050

Don’t let your broken dreams get you down when you visit this fun Hammondsport brewery. 

Lake: Owasco Lake
Address: 31 Loop Rd suite 1, Auburn, NY 13021
Telephone: (315) 406-6498

Our Brew master Garrett has been refining his craft for over a decade, starting from his first few beers in the 2000's, bottles a few years later, and moving onto kegs about 7 years ago. He traveled to Europe to find the best tasting recipes and techniques, and brought them back here for us to enjoy. Each recipe we use has been painstakingly tested, improved, and tested again, to make sure that each one of our beers is something we can be proud of.  We offer flights/tastings, pints, and growler fills. Have your own growler? Bring it in, we don't discriminate! Don’t have your own? Well we have one just for you.  

Lake: Seneca Lake
Address: 5430 NY-14, Dundee, NY 14837
Telephone: 607-678-4169

Drink like an Irish when you visit O’Begly Distillery on the southwestern side of the lake. You wouldn’t expect to find Irish whiskey in this tiny building in Dundee, but low and behold, this is where you’ll find the pot of gold! Every ingredient at O’Begleys is of the highest quality, and their whiskey is made from local grains. Choose from a long list of unique whiskeys when you visit any day between noon and 5 p.m.

Lake: Seneca Lake
Address: 623 Lerch Rd, Geneva, NY 14456
Telephone: (315) 585-4432

The Three Brothers Estate features three wineries, a microbrewery, and a café all within walking distance of each other. If you are looking to see what flavors you enjoy, this is the perfect place to visit in Geneva, NY. 

Lake: Seneca Lake
Address: 2770 St Rt 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Telephone: 315-536-1210
The CK Cellars Winery Campus is located on the West Side of New York's beautiful Seneca Lake. Come enjoy one of the most panoramic views in the Finger Lakes from both of our tasting room balconies.
Lake: Canandaigua Lake
Address: 169 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua , NY 14424
Telephone: (585) 396-0683

Enjoy great brews, good food, and a dog friendly environment at Twisted Rail. 

Lake: Seneca Lake
Address: 5027 NY-414, Burdett, NY 14818
Telephone: (607) 546-2337

Whether you yearn for their signature sandwich or their live music, don’t forget that Two Goats brews amazing beer in Hector, NY. 

Lake: Seneca Lake
Address: 9322 NY-414, Lodi, NY 14860
Telephone: (607) 582-6450

Wagner Valley Brewing Co, established in 1997, is one of the oldest craft breweries in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York and the first craft brewery opened on Seneca Lake. WVBC currently has 9 draft lines with styles rotating often. Adjoining the winery at Wagner Vineyards, it is one of the region’s most popular craft brew and wine tasting destinations.  Enjoy lunch March - December at The Ginny Lee Café with a view of the lake and vineyards (visit website for hours).

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