Early winter in Central New York is the perfect time to indulge in some of the best leisure experiences our state has to offer. Sip on Syracuse and make your way through the area's brewery trail. With dozens of new craft breweries popping up, Syracuse and Onondaga County are home to over 22 breweries and craft beverage destinations. Enjoy your downtime in Downtown Syracuse and find out why our city is one of the leading craft brewery and beverage destinations in the state.
Take in the perfect view of the historic Niagara Mohawk Building while grabbing a bite and brew at the new Talking Cursive Brewing Company on Erie Boulevard. One of the newest breweries on the block, Talking Cursive opened its doors in early 2019 and is home to a 52-seat tasting room with 15 taps and craft beverages from other New York State farm breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries. Joining the Syracuse brewery renaissance, Talking Cursive celebrates the art and history of brewing in Central New York and is the perfect place to relax and unwind while taking in the city sights of Downtown.
Enjoy a pint or two at Buried Acorn Brewing right up the street from Destiny USA, New York's largest shopping center. This eclectic brewery specializes in barrel-aged sours and farmhouse beers and is conveniently located within walking distance of Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor hotel and Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse DestinyUSA.
And for those looking to indulge in the craft beverage scene minus the beer part, rejoice! Anything But Beer, a craft brewery that caters to additional diet- and taste-friendly options besides beer, has plans to open the neighborhood's newest craft beverage brewery in the heart of Downtown Syracuse. Offering grain-free ciders, spritzers and funky elixirs, ABB plans to open its doors in mid-December 2019, so you can plan to enjoy a taste of something new on your upcoming visit to Syracuse.