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One of Rochester’s longest standing popular nightspots has been keeping regulars coming back for 17 years. This winter there are new things stirring (shaking, and cooking) at Tapas and in the newly revitalized St. Paul neighborhood.
What We Like:
The food is delicious with a seasonally inspired menu of large and small plates perfect for sharing Tapas style. Renowned for some of the best cocktails in town with an extensive martini menu, new flavored mojitos and house made sangria, plus an extensive wine list and select beers. The staff is friendly and attentive.
When to go:
The Friday happy hour draws a professional crowd kicking off the weekend. The chef creates a complimentary offering of hors d’oeuvres at the bar, with live music and drink specials. The First Tuesday Wine Tastings are a monthly wine, art and food experience. If you are hungry late night, Tapas is one of the only places in town that serves their full menu late and their late night menu ’til close on weekends.
177 St. Paul Street
Phone: (585) 262-2090
If you haven’t heard, the St. Paul area has been revitalized with the closing of former clubs and new housing and retail being considered. This created additional parking for Tapas patrons in the rear of the bldg. Valet service is available for $5 Thurs.-Sat. after 5pm.
The Winter Menu
The dining menu is a creative ‘fusion of familiar & exotic flavors from around the world. With over 20 appetizer choices you can have your dinner ‘tapas style’ by sharing a fewfrom the amazing selection or order one of the fabulous entrees.
New Seasonal Menu Items and Gluten Free Options
The new menu introduces 8 new items and gluten free options are available.
Hours: Open 7 nights ’til 2am
Fri & Sat/ 4:30-12:30 with late night menu offered at the upstairs bar until 2am.
Known for making some of the best cocktails in town, Tapas has an extensive Martini menu and introduced a new flavored Mojito menu – classic, fresh muddled Mojitos with fruit & savory infusions.
Music & Events There’s always something happening at Tapas. Here’s the rundown.
Monday (SIN NIGHT) special discounts on food and drink for bar, restaurant, salon, spa & other service industry employees.
Mondays $15 bottles of wine OR bring your own with no corkage fee.
Wednesdays Ladies night with $7 martinis and $5 glasses of wine.
Thursday Free Salsa Lessons at 9:30 pm
Monday-Friday Happy Hour 4:30-7:30pm
Fridays live free jazz trio 5:00-7:30pm for the Friday happy hour with complimentary bar buffet and drink specials.
Saturdays live free Latin Salsa Merengue Band 11:00-2am. (Kitchen serving ’till 2am).
First Tuesday Wine Tasting The first Tuesday of each month Tapas hosts an art showing and wine tasting. $10 for 6 wines with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, 6-8pm.