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Top bar recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“Local Brewery, Flower Power and Apricot Wheat are good. They have good food also.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Café
“Best brunch option. Also great for dinner. Hyper local. Explore their back vintages of FLX wine. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Solid local food, with many Veg / Vegan options. Also, always a great draught beer selection.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“My personal favorite restaurant in Ithaca. Just a Taste is a Tapas (multiple, small plates) restaurant that always seems to impress. A great place for a couple or small group, you can peruse the menu and order a flight of wine, a few different appetizers, entrees, and desserts, and get a taste of what the Ithaca food and drink scene has to offer. Just a Taste is located on Ithaca's central culinary street, next to The Commons.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Maxie's offers a classier option for dinner, with a raw oyster bar and a full Cajun menu loaded with options. The menu features killer po'boy sandwiches and a Tuesday night fried chicken special, plus a full cocktail bar. Live music some nights, but not usually on Tuesdays.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Sunset beer stop that can't be missed. Enjoy the deck and incredible view. Try a roast beef sandwich with horseradish- the only menu item. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
“Menu always impresses. Great drinks too. Music some nights. Brunch spot. Kid friendly. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“This is our go-to first stop on a date night. When you step into the Inn, you think you're in a different country. The drinks, the setting, the live music... In the summer, there's often a food truck serving food on the back patio. They've also just opened the Warehouse next door, which has a stunningly designed lounge, as well as great drinks and light food fare.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“Eat, drink, and bowl at this local favorite spot! This is one of our favorite places to eat in Trumansburg - you can find a healthy, delicious meal, and it is a fun atmosphere! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“Great restaurant, bar, wine tasting, and cooking school! Also, tastings events - well worth a visit. Also, wonderful private dining room for entertaining privately or for bigger function. Lovely tent outside for events - seasonal use.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Viva is one of our all-time favorite restaurants. Located right on The Commons, it provides a chill and friendly atmosphere. Not only that but the Mexican/Southwest fusion food will be sure to win over even the pickiest eater. We go there regularly and have never been disappointed by the service or the food!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pub
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“Casual outdoor seating area is bustling in the summer months. There's often a food truck on site, or you can order takeout from Saigon Kitchen next door.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Fun bar, usually music and dancing, sometimes live music, karaoke, drag shows….just depends on the night! Beer “garden” in alley outside (no garden, just a place to smoke cigarettes and drink at the same time). ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bistro
“Cozy place. Curated comfort food, with a tight bar staff. Great place to be.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Same owners as Ithaca Bakery. Same delicious coffee, snacks, baked goods and sandwiches.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great beer and drinks but also amazing food to go with it. casual and fun next to the Commons!”
  • 18 locals recommend