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12pm - 1am

5pm - 10pm

Old Toad Trivia

Every Monday
from 9.30pm - Free to play, reservations are a MUST

Every Sunday
from 9pm - Teams of 4, $5.00 buy in. Winning team has a chance to win the pot
Located at 277 Alexander Street, The Old Toad is nothing short of your traditional British local. From the staff to the food and ales, everything is purely authentic. Even the bar itself was imported from Great Britain. Truly “a pub from over there, over here”.

Since its establishment in 1990, The Old Toad has built a reputation for providing friendly, excellent service. We offer a wide range of beer - from real ales, imports, and local favourites, to our very own custom brews. In addition, we serve traditional British meals as well as contemporary pub grub (including vegetarian meals). This is a relaxed atmosphere, there are no televisions or blaring jukeboxes here. So please, come in and see what all the fuss is about, mate. We promise, you’ll be glad you did.

Thursday 1st May. Three Heads Brewing Blimey Launch Party. 6pm

Join us on this very special Thursday night as well celebrate one of Rochester's finest breweries.

3HB are re-launching their brilliant ESB, Blimey, and to celebrate we are throwing them a party!
Join Geoff and the gang as we taste some of the best beers 3HB have to offer!

We will have:
Blimey on Cask and Draft
Ontario Coast on Cask and Draft
and Tre Kind on Draft

No tickets required, a sample tray will be available so you can taste all 3HB offerings!

Wednesday 7th May. Founders Rare Beer Tasting. 7pm

Join us once again for an amazing night of rare and sought after beers! For May's edition of our Rare Beer Tasting we are hosting one of Michigan's finest breweries, Founders.

On the night we will be tasting,

Backstage Series #5: 5th Anniversary Bolt Cutter
Backstage Series #7: Mango Magnifico con Calor
Backstage Series #9: Smoked Porter
KBS: 2013
KBS 2014

There will be complementary cheese boards as well as a Founders Rep on hand to talk us through all the beers.

$22 (inc. tax, not tip)

Wednesday 21st May. Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner. 7pm

We are working on a very special beer dinner with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

The Menu is still TBA but this is definitely one you don't want to miss.

Tickets coming soon....

Rochester Real Beer Week at The Old Toad

We feel Rochester has a brilliant Craft Beer scene!
Every year for a week in June we celebrate this as a city by throwing Rochester Real Beer Week. This is a week full of events that illustrate everything that is great about craft beer in Rochester. Events will take place this year from 14th-21st June.

We are hosting 3 incredible events at The Old Toad for this years Real Beer Week.

Firestone Walker Tap Takeover: Tuesday 17th June. 6pm
Kicking off our busy week of events during Rochester Real Beer Week we will be hosting a very special Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Tap Takeover!
We are still finalizing the lineup, but are incredibly excited by the beers we currently have confirmed! This one is going to be crazy! No tickets required. Sample tray will be available from 6pm. More info coming soon...

Extreme Beer Takeover: Thursday 19th June. 6pm
For our second event of Rochester Real Beer Week we will be hosting our 2nd takeover of the week. We have been sourcing and cellaring some very special kegs to be brought out in celebration of the extremities of craft beer!
From the rare to the obscure we aim to have our taps pour only the finest brews. Its the perfect prelude to a weekend full of amazing cask beer and undoubtably a highlight of the weeks craft beer activities! No tickets required, sample trays will be available. Lineup to be released nearer the date.

Old Toad Cask Festival: 20th-21st June Tickets coming soon...
For this years event we once again have an extended V.I.P session. We will have a number of brewers and brewery representatives there giving a small talk about everything beer! From their own cask creations, to brewing beer, to marketing beer and beyond, it will be covered!

This years V.I.P session will this year include a large array of hor d'ourves, a commemorative V.I.P sample glass, 5 extra toad buck, and of course, first access to those casks!!

At this years Saturday Session we will once again have live entertainment and food specials throughout the day. This will be a day to take it slow and spend the day enjoying all the casks we have to offer.

Friday 20th June 2014

VIP Session- 5pm-7pm : $65 (limited availability)

General Admission- 7pm-2am : $45

Saturday 21st June 2014

General Admission- 12pm- 10pm : $45

The Old Toad, 277 Alexander St, Rochester, NY, 14607
585 323 2626

$45 tickets. Admission includes a commemorative tasting cup and up to 20 sample tastes. More Toad bucks (sample coupons) available inside the event.

Must be 21 years old or older and have a valid ID to be admitted.

Beer and Scotch Tasting Parties at The Old Toad

Have you ever thought that you and a group of friends/collegues or a batchelor/batchelorette party would enjoy a beer tasting by a team of enthusiastic, knowledgable folk in a fun atmosphere of an English Pub?

If you have then look no furthur! We are happy to be able to host structured tastings for a variety of different occasions. Our 5 beer tastings start at $15.00 per person and include light nibbles. If you want to get a more in depth event going we can structure a tasting around you and your needs and custom make an event just for you.

We do require reservations for these tastings as we need to prepare space and a range of beers as well as food being ready.

Scotch tastings will need to be pre-arranged as the prices to vary so much, please call if you are interested in having one. Phone - 232 2626

Want to take home beer? A growler or growlette is the answer!

Have you ever been in the pub and loved one of the beers we have on draft or on cask and thought you would love to be able to drink this with friends at home over dinner, or when perhaps the Old Toad is closed for the day (perish the thought)

Take home a growler or growlett (32oz) filled with your favorite brew for only $3.00 for the empty growler. Beers priced according to selection.

Did you say Scotch?

The Old Toad has over 80 different scotches and single malts! Check out the entire list HERE.

Come down and enjoy a shepherds pie, a pint of beer, and a single malt to top it off...

Check out our Food Menu and our Beverages!

Kids Menu Now Available!
Our brand new TADPOLE menu - for kids under 10, allows Mom and Dad to come down to their favourite pub and enjoy some pub food whilst the little ones have a smaller meal of their own. Many of our favourites for grown-ups are now in a mini versions for the kids. Shepherds pie, fish fingers, real mac and cheese are just some of the choices!

Only $7 for a main, a side, drink, and dessert!

The Toad Stool

Passion, flavor and true love - that's what flows from our cask lines.


Updated: Friday th April 2014