Lovin’ Cup Bistro and Brews

An All-Encompassing, Sensory Experience

Just a taste of a good time.

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Tasting made-to-order food items, from simple & fresh choices, to gourmet & original specials every day! Tasting a fine rotating micro-brewed beer selection, wonderful wines from around the world, and specialty cocktails!


Seeing the amazing art  from the extraordinary wine rack and tables, to the ever-changing art on the walls. Seeing people enjoying music, as well as, sharing their amazing talents. Seeing such a wonderful diversity of people, enjoying whatever there is to offer that evening.


Listening to music that crosses all genres  from soft, acoustic singer-songwriters, to full fledged bands from around Rochester, around the country or even around the world. Blues, Rock, Indie, Americana, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Alt-Country, and more there is always a chance for you to listen to what you love.


Lovin’cup; a place of all sorts of different textures and diversification. Brushing elbows with people of all kinds. Feeling the vibe of music and love. Being touched by the way it makes you feel through music.


Seventy to seventy-five percent of what we perceive as taste actually comes from our sense of smell. Smelling food being cooked to order. Taking in the nose of our fantastic wine selection. Enjoying the barley and hops of a true beer lover’s rotating selection.

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Weekly Events


trivia night, lots & lots of prizes!


open mic night
we offer a cozy and welcoming environment for anyone who wants to share a talent!

wednesday – sunday

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We offer a miscellany of happening! We have it all from live music to beer tastings, local music of all genres to national bands, Salsa dancing and even movie nights!
Stay up to date on our events calendar!

thursday, friday, and saturday

live music
a mixed musical bag of live performances


Lovin’ Cup Bistro and Brews is about dreams. It was our dream to build a place the celebrated the good things in life: Delicious, uncomplicated food choices, with a wide range of flavors to appease every palette. A rotating draft selection that is sure to please. A solid selection of over fifty bottled beers, to change with your mood. An ever-changing collection of local, national, and international wines, that we are very proud of. Thoughtful signature cocktails that any mixologist would be proud of. A comfortable environment, that transforms from morning to night. A deliberate attention to detail when it comes to the vibe: handcrafted tables, rotating local art, ambient lighting, and most prominently our beautiful wine rack. A crew of people who not only take care of your needs, but get to know you. A wide-range of events and music every night of the week! Our biggest driving force? We truly take pride in our conscious understanding of what a community-driven environment is.

Lovin’ Cup is a family business. We are made up of SIX owners, each of whom, bring a different set of talents to the table: Erik Ward, Leslie Zinck, Clay Carpenter, Bob Zinck, John Nichols and Ric Carley. We are only the start of a cohesive family of staff who work to create an experience for you each and every time you walk through our doors.
Lovin’ Cup can mean different things to different people. It could be your favorite place to grab a sammich and a beer. It could be your favorite spot to see original live Jazz every Sunday night. It may be a place where you feel like you can be yourself. (take this out)  Or a spot where you finally unveil a talent that no one knew you had. Could it be your favorite place to see what IPA’s are on draft? Or to see your favorite band?

Lovin’ Cup is something different to everyone. We want every experience to be unique and personal to what each person is looking for. Ultimately, we want our dream to be the beginning of yours.



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Given the current state of affairs, and the most recent urging of our governor for everyone to stay home, we have decided to forgo takeout and delivery starting today. We are closed, and we are sending our Lovin' Cup family home.

While we do see the potential need for people to have access to food, we also want to make sure our employees are safe. We will continue to analyze the situation day by day, and make decisions that are best for the folks we love, the folks around us, our loyal customers, Rochester, NY, and the World at Large... But this is what we think is best in the given moment. Please stay in. Let's get this over with, so we can move on with our beautiful lives that we often take for granted. Take this moment and make the best of it.....read, take a walk, enjoy your family, do some long-put-off home projects, just be......embrace the day to day changes.

"Because these things will change
Can you feel it now?
These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down
It's a revolution, the time will come
For us to finally win
And we'll sing hallelujah, we'll sing hallelujah..."
- Taylor Swift

We’ll see you soon.