We recently attended a retirement party at Young Lion Brewing Company, located at 24 Lakeshore Drive. While we had previously visited the downstairs tap room and patio, this time the event was on the second floor.
The second floor was originally built for a restaurant but when that restaurant owner backed out, Young Lion owners decided to fill the void.
The food was good, the service great, but I’m older now, and found the music too loud for conversation. It was raining the night we were there – otherwise we would have relaxed on the second-floor deck, which was available but still wet.
I tried some local unoaked Chardonnay, which I found delicious. The view from the second story room is amazing – the huge windows really capture the lake.
Located in the Pinnacle North mixed-use building overlooking Kershaw Park, Young Lion has an industrial-style vibe, a second-story large events room that has a gorgeous view down Canandaigua Lake, a tap room and an outdoor patio.
With apartments upstairs, Young Lion draws a young crowd, something I confirmed when I took the next photo – a limo bus with a party of twenty-somethings enjoying the Young Lion selections.
This is a critical demographic for any successful neighborhood, and Young Lion has figured out how to attract the right crowd.
You can walk to Young Lion from Fallbrook Cove. Here’s a map: