FREE Event Space at Fairport Brewing Company!

1044 University Avenue Rochester, NY

“We just want to quench your thirst!”

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Working with Kristen to plan my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary party, was a wonderful experience. Both Kristen and Tim were willing to work with our needs to make the event really special for my parents and our family. I would highly recommend anyone hold a family party or business event at FBC on University Ave! You will not be disappointed!

Jolani, The Bonadio Group

The Bonadio Group is a CPA, Consulting Firm, and More! We hosted our 2024 Tax Day party at FBC University Ave Location. Let me tell you why you should host your next event here:

1. Kirsten Malone (event coordinator) is a gem and was so great to work with, very accommodating, and the sweetest human.
2. FREEEEEEEEE event space that holds up 230 people which includes Karaoke, Board Games, and Corn Hole.
3. The Staff - The bartenders were great, efficient, never a long wait for a drink.
4. The Drinks - Their selections of beer, wine, spirits, and N/A drinks are unbelievable, there is truly something for EVERYONE.

Thank you Fairport Brewing Company for a wonderful experience, hospitality, and a space that great memories were made!

Diana, BIG I Greater Rochester

What a perfect venue and perfect event.  Bartenders were amazing.  Every single second went without a hitch. Thanks so much for - a great event and making my job so much easier.


Hosted my boyfriend’s 30th birthday party here with about 40+ people. The venue, staff, and accommodations were wonderful. Kristen made the entire process such an ease. All of our guests had a great time - such a fun night and such an awesome space. Highly recommend and definitely will be back soon!


I can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience! We hosted a work gathering at FBC on university and it was exactly what we were looking for. The inquiry and booking process were so simple, very clearly spelling out the expectations and options the different package offerings. Kristen was very quick to respond and offered helpful suggestions for our group. The flexibility of the event space made it simple to plan on our end, not to mention that you really can’t beat a FREE event space! We will definitely be keeping this space in mind for future gatherings.


I cannot say enough wonderful things about the venue and atmosphere at this location. We hosted a private party for a birthday and it was the perfect spot. Hillary was an amazing bar tender and incredibly helpful throughout our day. Thank you for making it so easy to celebrate at Fairport Brewing! It was already on my mind to return for future parties, but I had quite a few guests thinking the same by the time they left in the afternoon. It was family-friendly, the drink selection was incredible, and the space was just perfect for our needs. I would highly recommend hosting an event here!


I found this venue on line and reached out via email. Kristen responded immediately with all needed information. She was so attentive and answered every question without any issue. The day of the party she was onsite and helped us get everything where we needed it. She was quick to answer questions and concerns. She was very flexible and accommodating. The party was a HUGE success and comfortably housed 70 guests. We enjoyed the stage and sound system as well as the karaoke setup. It was a perfect day!!


The space was amazing and your bartenders were absolutely wonderful! Thank you for everything! We will be sure to have another event there!


Fantastic venue for my event! I would not hesitate to hold another event at FBC in the future. Super friendly and flexible staff, very accommodating! Everything went without a hitch. Thanks for helping us make some memories!


We hosted an event at Fairport Brewing Company for 120 people. Tim and Kristen worked through our many change requests effortlessly, and not once did they balk at our ideas. They went above and beyond to meet with us and our outside vendors when necessary and were very accommodating with our schedules. In addition, they were very flexible about rearranging the space to meet our needs. The staff was amazing with our guests and made everyone feel welcome. The atmosphere in the space was warm and appealing. We highly recommend this venue. Even though 5 stars in the highest rating, Fairport Brewing Company deserves a 10!


We had our 10 year high school reunion at Fairport Brewing Company downtown and it was AMAZING! Kristen handled all of my questions wonderfully and was such a huge help. Our bartender, Julia, was so great! She made the evening even better. I would highly recommend booking them for an event! 

We had our wedding at FBC and it turned out amazing and beautiful. The owner was super nice and Kristen the event coordinator was awesome and easy to work with! Highly recommend this place.

Just had our company holiday party at the University Ave location, and it was fantastic! Super easy to work with, answered all my questions, and the space itself can really be anything you want it to be. Also, their drink menu offers plenty of options, so everyone in our group found beverages they could enjoy. If you're looking for a great space to hold a get-together of any kind, I'd highly recommend FBC! I will definitely use them again in the future!


We had our office holiday party at FBC. Kristen was terrific to work with in advance and day of; all very accommodating.
The venue space is great- everyone enjoyed it SO much! I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a venue.


For the second year in a row, Fairport Brewing Company has outdone itself!! We hosted our school's annual holiday party at FBC, and everyone had a wonderful time! The staff at FBC are accommodating and friendly, the venue is perfect for any party, and there is an excellent set-up for karaoke (which we took full advantage of). Thank you so much for hosting our holiday party again! We will be back next year!


Fantastic venue for my event. I would not hesitate to hold another event at FBC in the future. Super friendly and flexible staff, very accommodating with requests. Everything went without a hitch. Thanks for helping us make some memories!


If you are looking for an event space where you can creatively make it your own, work with owners who are kind and caring, where your guests can dine on delicious eats from your favorite licensed caterer or restaurant, and bop to the beats you curate, well look no farther...FAIRPORT BREWING COMPANY is Rochester's go to event space!!!! We had our mom's 65th country western birthday party at FBC and ALL  of our guests were thrilled with the space and the welcoming and kool vibe. So much so that an event was booked by the end of the night...Yes sir, yes ma'am...FAIRPORT BREWING COMPANY is the choice for all things celebration!!!!


A Very Pleased Customer

Melissa, David Kaplan, CPA

Our firm held a corporate event here and it was perfect! Staff was kind and accommodating. Our crew had fun utilizing the karaoke free of charge. A great time had by all!!!!


Kristen, I want to thank you and Hilary for making our experience at your venue so wonderful. You have a beautiful space, and made things so easy for us. Hilary was fun and professional, she was a delight to have behind the bar and was so accommodating to all our guests and their needs.   

You all made the night very special and everything we could have hoped for, we hope to book more events with you in the near future! 


Excellent venue! We had a couples baby shower and could not have been more pleased with the venue and management team!  Kristen and Tim were great to work with, super responsive, flexible and supportive.  Always available for questions or follow up, they offered suggestions when we asked and made our event better. Our guests loved the custom drinks named for the guests of honor (and their dog) and took advantage of the brewery’s offerings.   We were able to show the football games that some of the guests wanted to see and also had enough tvs to have a slide show at the same time.   The stage was perfect for announcements and displaying presents and were easily able to decorate to personalize for our guests of honor.   Highly recommend!


Thank you so much we had such a wonderful time! You and Tim were so accommodating and my guests absolutely loved the venue!!! I look forward to the next event as I will certainly be booking again in in future!! 

Brighton High School Class of 1982 Reunion Committee

We highly recommend FBC University as a venue! Kristen and her staff were easy to work with, very responsive to our many questions and provided guidance to help make this event a success. The space is fun, casual and worked well for our 100 or so guests, and the bartenders were friendly and attentive. Everyone agreed this venue was terrific! Definitely recommend! 


I couldn't have asked for a better venue than Fairport Brewing Company to host my disco-themed birthday bash! 

The staff at FBC  truly went above and beyond to ensure that everything ran smoothly. They were attentive, friendly, and accommodating; making sure that all of my guests felt comfortable and had a fantastic time. Special shout-out to the bartenders who crafted some incredible cocktails, served up some of Fairport Brewing Company's delicious craft beers, and even went above and beyond to curate a drink menu specifically for our 70’s theme. 

We had a DJ and a band at the event. Both Kristen and Tim made sure that the talent knew exactly what FBC had for them to utilize when it came to sound, to make sure that everything would run smoothly on the day of the event. I couldn't have asked for a better venue or team to make it happen. Thank you for going above and beyond to create a memorable experience for me and my guests!


My wife and I had our rehearsal dinner, followed by a wedding welcome party at FBC on University this past weekend. The space was great for our 35 guests at the rehearsal, but also worked great for approximately 85 guests for the bigger party following the rehearsal. Kristen was organized and accommodating! There was a good variety of beer, full bar, and N/A drinks available. There was plenty of space for our caterer to setup, etc. as well. Would definitely use Kristen and the FBC space for future events!

Suzanne, Carrier Enterprise Northeast

Fairport University offered a fun, flexible space for our corporate customer appreciation event. The staff were more than helpful. We were able to bring in large pieces of equipment to demo. Our presenter made good use of the sound system and stage. The beverage selection was varied and yummy. Our customers left feeling happy -- and, I’m sure, appreciated!


If you're looking to throw a party, FBC is the place. We just recently threw our son’s first birthday party. The space is huge and comfortable, extremely clean and there was so much to do for the few kids that attended. We played cornhole, darts and lots of games were available with space for the kids to run. Hilary the bartender was absolutely amazing, so helpful and accommodating. There were drinks to fit everyone's needs! Kristen, Thank You so much for making the process so stress free and easy! We will definitely be renting the space again!


5 stars!!! We chose FBC for a birthday party and couldn’t have been happier! Kristen answered all of our many questions and was easy to work with. 
She even created a signature cocktail the  day of the party once she saw our theme! We were so pleased with how smooth and perfect the day went! 

Hope (@rocthecitywithhope)

I loved working with FBC for my event! The staff were all very welcoming, responsive and helpful along each step of the way! I have been telling everyone I know in the events world about the value of being able to host an event at FBC and will definitely keep them in mind for future events!

Kevin and Nancy

Kristen, You and your FBC staff are fabulous and such a pleasure to work with! We appreciated your organization, quick responses, and flexibility. Julia was fabulous behind the bar, so friendly and helpful from start to finish. A shout out to Hilary as well. She was working the couple times we stopped in to do our planning and strategizing about the space. She also is so friendly and helpful with good ideas that helped our planning. We had many comments from our guests about how nice the space is. We will definitely spread the word and keep it in mind for our future events!

Brandie and Kevin

My husband and I loved hosting our coed baby shower at this space. Our guests still keep talking about it. All of my questions via email were answered so quickly leading up to our event. We can't say enough amazing things about the space and the owners. It was a low stress, relaxing evening with all of our friends and family thanks to Kristen. They have the perfect operation here for any event no matter the size. 


Kristen and the staff at FBC on University were amazing! They were so flexible and accommodating for my event and provided such great service to our large group. Thank you for all your hard work and amazing facility. This is such a great place for kids to play games and allow adults to enjoy themselves as well. If I ever needed an event space again, I would definitely book with them again. 10/10 Highly recommend!!

Betsy and Mary

Fairport Brewing Company made an excellent choice for an anniversary party for 35 people.  The venue is spacious and had games available for people (corn hole, board games, etc..).  There were plenty of tables and chairs and we could play our own music.  Thank you to the team for making the experience easy. We would highly recommend this venue!

Tiffany C, Miltenyi Biotec

If you’re thinking of hosting a private event in Rochester, NY—this is the place to do it! My company hosted a local biomedical customer appreciation event and the Fairport Brewing, University Ave location, in June 2023. Not only was the staff and owner overly accommodating to our every question, request and demand, but they went the extra mile at every possible opportunity (e.g. letting us ship items overnight to store and recommending caterers as we came from out of town etc.). The beer and hard Kombucha were a hit, staff was professional and courteous, the space was clean and vast, contained no rental fees and had games, stage and was equipped with TVs for slideshows.

I would 100% recommend this location for events or just to stop and have a nice time—just don’t forget to grab Root Beer and libations to-go! Most of my staff took some home to their significant others and they all already asked for replenishments next time we visit the area on a business trip. Special thanks to Kristen and Tim at Fairport—you are both incredible, cheers!

August and Tyler G.

Fairport brewing company was an amazing place for our wedding! They accommodated everything. They were always responsive and answered any question we had. It’s a fun environment. The event went very well! I would 10/10 have another event here! Thank you to Tim and Kristen for helping us with our perfect day by giving us the perfect place!

Andrew, RCN Board & Community Relations Coordinator

Kristen and Tim were generous, flexible and extremely easy to work with.  They were responsive to our needs, answered our million-and-one questions and accommodated our last-minute changes and rearrangements.  Everyone on the Fairport Brewing Team really went above and beyond.  Thanks Kristen, Tim and Andie for helping our event come off without a hitch!

Lisa, Showcase Sound

Just wanted to say thank you again so much to you and your team. I've never had so many guests rave about how much fun they had, everyone LOVED it! Your venue is amazing and was the perfect setting. 

Kelly, LeMans Corp

We hosted a corporate event at the Fairport Brewing University location which turned out fantastic! I worked with Kristen to plan the event and she was very helpful. Our guests had a wonderful time and Tim the bar owner was on site to make sure the evening went just as planned. They have a great space and everyone loved the beer options. We would not hesitate to plan another event at Fairport Brewing.

Clay and Deb

We hosted a surprise party at Fairport Brewing Company and would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a space to celebrate any occasion! Kristen was super amazing to work with, right from the start, and she was happy to answer all of our many questions in the planning phase. The event space was perfect for the 100 or so people we invited, and Kristen and Tim were very accommodating and attentive to all of our needs during the party. There’s something to do for everyone: the front area with various games, the fully stocked bar, the many tables and chairs for eating, and the stage for displaying our photo slideshow. Thanks again, FBC, for a successful surprise birthday celebration!!

Deb S

We cannot say enough about what an amazing space and party location Fairport Brewing Company is for any special occasion! Our kids threw us a party for our 50th birthdays, and it was such a success! From the very beginning, Kristen was so easy to work with and made the entire process simple and stress-free. Everyone at the party loved the space, the bar, and the live musicians we hired who performed on the stage. Tim, Kristen and Travis were so friendly and went above and beyond to take care of our guests at the bar throughout the night. Guests enjoyed the sitting areas, as well as darts and cornhole. We 100% recommend this venue! We will definitely be looking to host more of our family’s special events at FBC in the future!


We just finished our second event at FBC in two years!  Last year FBC hosted our first event after returning from Covid and it went so well we decided to hold our 2023 event with them again.  Tim, Kristen and our bartender, Hilary are absolutely terrific to work with.  Their hospitality and concern for our event along with a communication level you don't always experience with other venues was topshelf.  We cannot wait for our 2024 event.  And yes, the beer is excellent!


Fairport Brewing Company on University Avenue was the absolute perfect location for an after-work retirement party!  The space is modern, comfortable, offers full bar options including all of their own tasty products, and has all of the amenities such as clean bathrooms, a stage, music, and the ability to decorate for your theme.  Kristen made the planning and the evening run so smoothly.  I would recommend this venue for any type of event and received so many compliments on where we chose to have the party.  If you are looking for a fun, affordable, convenient, contemporary space to hold any type of event, FBC on University is the place to have it!  This is now our go-to location!


I 100% would recommend your facility again and again to everyone for every kind of event!! The two bartenders! They were AMAZING! Not only friendly, happy, and had a great vibe to match the crowd, they were ABOVE and BEYOND helpful. They moved tables and chairs, helped set up, kept me informed on bar bill throughout the event. Thank you for an amazing staff and event space, where we were able to thoroughly enjoy ourselves and not worry about a thing!! Thank you!!

Kevin and Cindy

The FBC venue was fantastic !!!  Everyone said what a great place it was !!! Hilary was the BEST and it was Taylor's 1st night and she was also great !!!  It set up beautifully and everyone was so friendly, accommodating and welcoming, we would highly recommend FBC to anyone !!!!  Thank you to you and everyone for a great night !!!! 

Alissa R

We recently hosted a Sip and Shop vendor event at the Fairport Brewing company at the University Ave location. The space held our 24 vendors comfortably and the event ran very smoothly. Kristen was very communicative when emailing me back and forth, no matter what time of day it was. She was knowledgeable about the space and was able to answer all of my questions quickly and effectively. When we arrived at the venue, the staff working that day went above and beyond to help us move tables and rearrange the space to suit our needs. She kept everyone happy and well served during the event. While we were cleaning up she was incredibly helpful with moving things back into place before we left as well. Planning an event with FBC was a breeze, I highly suggest the venue to others. We look forward to working with them again!


Fairport Brewing Company hosted the Highland Emergency Department for our Holiday Party. The Venue was SPECTACULAR! The staff was attentive, energetic & quick to accommodate all of our needs. We did Karaoke on stage & danced the night away! Great Beer & a FULL BAR!

Andrew K.

Thank you so much for making our 40th Birthday celebration a huge success! The entire process of booking and hosting our party - from the first phone call to clean up - was easy, professional and exactly what we needed. I worked with Kristen to find a date that would work for us and FBC. She was very accommodating and helped me with band suggestions, drink options and details of our night. I couldn't be happier with the night of the party. Kristen and Tim took care of all of our guests during the night. They kept us up to date on the bar tab and made sure we had everything we needed. Top notch service from the moment we walked in! I am already thinking about our next event and when we can book another party with FBC. It is definitely my new favorite place! Thank you so much again, we could not have asked for a better venue and team to celebrate a milestone birthday! 

Kimberly H., 13WHAM

We hosted a station event @ FBC (University Ave) on Saturday March 18th.  I can not say enough great things about this location.  The venue itself is awesome.  Great wide-open spaces for large gatherings with such a unique "feel".  They offer a wide variety of drinks/beer (and delicious pretzels 😊!).  The FBC organizer (Kristen) is amazing.  She was always available to help me with the small details which made my job so much easier.  The location also offers unique options (corn hole / photo wall / stage (mic) / karaoke / ability to play your own soundtracks).  Basically, you can customize your own event!  The option to bring food into this venue also makes it easier to provide food for various preferences/dietary restrictions.  Our employees loved it so much we've already booked an October event.  If you're looking for a place to hold your next event, check them out!!!  Kimberly H.  (13WHAM)

Amanda Lee Peers

Our original venue fell through and I'm glad it did! Fairport Brewing in Rochester was the perfect venue for our event and we were blown away by how accommodating and kind all the staff was. We will absolutely recommend to everyone we know. Thank you again!

Kateri Whirtley

We recently held a retirement party at Fairport Brewing Company in the space located on University Ave. From our initial inquiry to the very end of the party, we couldn’t be happier with our experience. We initially reached out and received a response about our date within a few hours. Kristen was in consistent communication, and answered all of our (many!) questions in detail. She was very willing to help and ensured that we were happy with our plans. We were impressed with the customer service we received from each member of their team, and it was obvious that each person was willing to pitch in to help make our event a success.  
We were slightly concerned about whether the party would be interrupted as the brewery remained open during our event, but the way that the space is set up perfectly partitioned us from the general public. Their team set up the bar so that patrons could be served on one side without entering our side of the space. We were able to set up in advance, and the FBC staff were very flexible,  allowing us to decorate and utilize the space to the fullest.
Being able to utilize the stage, the televisions, and music allowed us to customize our event and add personal touches. We played slideshows of over 200 photos from our retiree’s many years of employment adding a sense of nostalgia of our event. The space was large enough that it didn’t feel crowded, but intimate enough that everyone was able to connect easily.
FBC has a great selection of beer, hard kombucha, cider, wines, and mixed drinks, making it so that there was something for all partygoers to enjoy! Being able to bring in our own food was so convenient and made the party more affordable. The location is very centralized, close to other bars and restaurants, and within 15 minutes of most suburbs in Rochester. Parking was plentiful and easily accessible. The service during the party was excellent, and we frequently heard how impressed attendees were with the space, and how they couldn’t wait to return as patrons.
On the day of, Kristen went above and beyond with her assistance and ideas, even helping to correct one of our bar signs, and taking the time to recreate it to match our theme. Her attention to detail was appreciated, and showed how much she cared about the success of our event. Especially given that we did not have to pay a rental fee, we greatly appreciated how much their team seemed to care about our experience. We highly recommend this space to anyone looking to throw an event, Kristen and her team are awesome!

Shannon Harte

The venue was great. I hosted my best friend's baby shower there. Working with Kristen and Tim made everything easier, from start to finish Kristen checked in multiple times leading up to the shower to make sure I was good to go. We had a little hiccup the day of and they both stepped up to help us out. This venue will be at the top of my list for future events that I host and I highly recommend it to others.

Are you looking for a unique space to host an event? Well you have come to the right place and we can accommodate!

Host your event at our University Ave taproom!   
Located back by the railroad tracks at 1044 University Avenue in our 10,000 square foot craft beverage production facility.  Accommodates up to 249 people, perfect configuration for events of any kind - small or large, casual or formal!

We have everything... tables, chairs, games, full stage, sound system with mixing board, microphones, smart TV's, 10’ screen,  Bose, huge bar for food set-up, tons of parking .…and of course all the beverages you need - Craft and Commercial Beer, Wine, FULL Bar, Mead, Hard Kombucha, Specialty Cocktails, NA Kombucha, Craft and Commercial Sodas, NA Beer, Lemonade/Juice …. and more! Let us know what else you need for your event!

We can do...

  • Banquets 
  • 21+ Birthday Parties 
  • Holiday Parties
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Bridal Showers
  • Baby Showers
  • Company Happy Hours
  • Welcome Parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Corporate Events
  • Live Music
  • Receptions
  • Seminars
  • Trade Shows
  • Training Sessions
  • Reunions
  • Weddings
  • and more....

All you need to do is get your event on the books! Fill out the form below - give us as much information as you can! Once the form below is submitted, you will receive a personal response (email or call) within 24 hours*. You will also receive a detailed information packet about our venue with FAQs.
*If you don’t receive a response within 24 hours, it may be that we did not receive your form due to an occasional website glitch. Therefore, if you do not receive a response from FBC within 24 hours, please directly email

Important note:  Please understand that filling out the form is not a confirmation that an event is booked. A direct contact between the event host and FBC Event Coordinator, mutual confirmation of the event, and $150 deposit* is required to lock- in a date on our event calendar. Instructions for the deposit will be communicated to the host by the event coordinator. The deposit is not refunded if the event is canceled.