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#RocCity101 List

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#RocCity101 List

Take pride in Rochester!  RocCity Coalition has partnered with Yelp to help you discover (or rediscover) 101 Rochester, NY, destinations.

Please visit the many unique shops, restaurants, festivals, and attractions that make Rochester a wonderful place to live and work.  We’ve started you off with 101, but please explore all that Rochester has to offer!

Each location on our list is linked to Yelp, so click the links, bookmark them using Yelp, and start exploring our fine city!  (If you haven’t already, create a Yelp profile with your name, email, password and photo.)

Don’t forget to download the mobile app and check in on Yelp as you go.  A shout out using Facebook or Twitter using #RocCity101 is also appreciated!

#RocCity101 was launched at RocCity Rising 2013.


  1. 1872 Café
  2. Aaron’s Alley
  3. Abilene
  4. Abundance Cooperative Market
  5. Aladdin’s Natural Eatery
  6. ARTISANworks
  7. Balsam Bagels
  8. Boulder Coffee (South Wedge, Brooks Landing, Park Ave.)
  9. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
  10. Chocolate and Vines
  11. Clothesline Festival at Memorial Art Gallery
  12. Cobbs Hill Park
  13. Corn Hill Arts Festival
  14. Corn Hill Fine Wines & Spirits
  15. Cure
  16. Dicky’s
  17. Dogtown
  18. First Fridays (monthly citywide gallery night)
  19. Flight Wine Bar
  20. Flour City Brewer’s Fest
  21. French Quarter Café
  22. Fringe Festival
  23. Frontier Field
  24. Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport
  25. Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
  26. Genesee Brew House
  27. George Eastman House
  28. Get Caked
  29. Geva Theatre Center
  30. Greentopia
  31. Habitat ReStore
  32. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates
  33. Hickey Freeman Factory Store
  34. Hochstein School of Music & Dance
  35. Hogan’s Hideaway
  36. Hot Shots
  37. Java’s Cafe
  38. Jazz Festival
  39. John’s Tex-Mex
  40. L&M Lanes
  41. Liberty Pole Lighting
  42. Lilac Festival/Lamberton Conservatory
  43. The Little Bleu Cheese Shop
  44. The Little Theatre
  45. Love Hate Tattoo
  46. Ludwig Center Stage Café
  47. Magnolia’s
  48. Manhattan Square Park
  49. Marshall Street Bar & Grill
  50. Mary Jemison
  51. Mount Hope Cemetery
  52. Natural Oasis
  53. Needle Drop Records
  54. Nick Tahou’s
  55. Nikko Restaurant
  56. The Old Toad
  57. The Owl House
  58. Park Avenue Holiday Open House
  59. Parkleigh
  60. Party in the Park
  61. The Pizza Stop
  62. Pont de Rennes bridge
  63. Puerto Rican Festival
  64. ROAM Café
  65. ROC Boxing & Fitness
  66. Roc Brewing
  67. Rochester Art Supply
  68. Rochester Brainery
  69. Rochester Contemporary Art Center
  70. Rochester Greenovation
  71. Rochester Public Market
  72. Rochester Marathon
  73. Rochester Museum & Science Center/Strasenburg Planetarium
  74. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO)
  75. Rochester Taproom
  76. Rock Ventures
  77. Rohrbach Brewing Company
  78. Roux
  79. Sahlen’s Stadium
  80. Salena’s Mexican Restaurant
  81. SC Fine Art Studio
  82. Scotland Yard Pub
  83. Seneca Park Zoo
  84. Solera Wine Bar & Lounge/Cheshire
  85. South Wedge Farmers Market
  86. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  87. Starry Nites Cafe
  88. Stever’s Candies
  89. Sticky Lips BBQ
  90. The Strong
  91. Susan B. Anthony House
  92. Tango Café Dance Studio
  93. Tapas 177
  94. The Generosity Store
  95. Thread/Bake It or Cleave It
  96. Tony D’s Coal Fired Pizza
  97. Verona Street Animal Society
  98. Victoire
  99. Voula’s Greek Sweets
  100. Water Street Music Hall
  101. WXXI

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RocCity Rising

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RocCity Rising is the premier annual event hosted by the RocCity Coalition, a collaboration of Rochester’s young professional organizations.

The 6th Annual RocCity Rising was held on May 22, 2013, and launched “#RocCity101″ and a year-long theme focusing on the resurgence of downtown, with a focus towards encouraging YP’s to explore 101 unique and interesting destinations and experiences within the various neighborhoods comprising the City’s urban core.

RocCity Rising 2013 was held at the historic Sibley Building (288 E. Main St.), overlooking the Midtown redevelopment site and new Windstream building currently under construction.  Over 200 young professions and established leaders, like Mayor Tom Richards and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined RocCity Coalition member groups for this night of collaboration, connectedness, and community as we celebrated everything downtown is and the potential of what is yet to come!

At the event, Matthew Leonard and Juan Vazquez both received the RocCity Rising “Established Leader Award” in recognition of their­ contributions to the entrepreneurial community in Rochester through their work on The Innovation Trail.  The program advocates for and brings exposure to the exciting developments in business and technology across upstate New York.

Michael J. Brown received the RocCity Rising “Emerging Leader Award.” We celebrate his contributions to the City of Rochester through advocacy, volunteerism and leadership in the community.


Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

The New Sibley Building (Winn Companies)
The Community Foundation

Gathering to Give
SC Fine Art
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Rochester Business Journal

A3 Design
NeighborWorks Rochester
Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority
Dale Carnegie Training
Vittorio Formalwear
Rochester Brainery
EPi Printing & Finishing