Crafting a Better Experience
Our Promise to You

The Empty Pint is now open for limited indoor and outdoor dining.

Reservations are not required and are not being taken at this time.
Limited food menu. Full beer menu.

With nearly 20 years in the craft beer and cider businesses, we have seen a lot of challenges, but nothing like we’ve faced over the last few months. Like you, we are looking forward to reopening our doors, and feeling the buzz of excitement rushing through our taproom on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

As excited as we are to reopen, COVID-19 has reminded us that providing a SAFE environment for all of our guests and staff is ALWAYS our top priority. While this has always been our focus here at The Empty Pint, this pandemic has required us to raise our demanding standards to an even higher level. Therefore, for our reopening, we are implementing a multi-layered safety approach designed to meet and, in some cases, exceed what is being recommended by our state government, the CDC and other health authorities. And, we listened to you, our guests, for guidance. We fielded a survey asking you what you wanted and needed in order to feel safe when you come back to visit us. The over 7,000 responses that we received greatly influenced our reopening plan. So, thank you.

When you join us for a pint and bite, this what you can expect to see when you enter our facilities:

Clean Common Areas

Strict systems in place for cleaning common areas such as the to-go beer cooler, door handles, restrooms and all other high touch areas throughout the taproom.

Masks & Gloves

All staff, including bartenders, servers, and runners wearing masks and gloves, in addition to enhanced hand washing protocols.

Sanitized Surfaces

All tabletops, chairs and bar tops sanitized after each use and prior to being reseated.

6ft of Distance

Indoor seating configured to ensure tables are 6 feet apart.

Access to Hand Sanitizer

Easily accessible hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility.

Single-use Menus & Pens

All menus will be one-time use and pens will be properly sanitized after each use.

Modified Cash-out Procedures

Streamlined cash out process with staff washing and sanitizing hands and POS screens.

Dedicated Food & Beverage Runners

Dedicated food and beverage runners to streamline process and reduce touch points for service staff.

Sanitized Glassware & Plate Ware

Diligent temperature and chemical sanitation for all glassware & plateware.

Beyond focusing on safety measures, we have also been preparing to re-open in a manner that provides you, the guest, with a better experience. Let’s face it, after all this time in quarantine, everyone deserves a little bit more. Here are some of the things that we are doing to elevate your experience.

New Menu

Will be re-opening with a new menu with new craveable items, that also maximizes our ability to maintain proper social distance and cleanliness in the kitchen.

Training for New Health & Safety Measures

Welcomed our staff back early to practice execution of our new menu and cleaning procedures while executing our enhanced curbside carryout program.

More Space, More Convenience

Revised floorplans ensuring adequate space to add additional points of access to purchase beer throughout the location minimizing potential wait times.

Focus on Personal Wellness

Above all else, we are taking the personal wellness of all our people – guests and staff -very seriously, ensuring that the experience you crave is the one you receive.

beer menu

We offer a wide selection of cold packaged beer to go, along with growlers and crowlers of 14 draught beers, a gift shop, and killer pub fare.

Wine also available- Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Red Blend, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Moscato, Riesling & Sweet Red

food menu

We’re here for beer, but our lunch and dinner menu is widely known for pairing perfectly with your beverage of choice. Our sandwiches and tacos are piled high with meats from a hickory fired in-house smoker.

The Empty Pint


The Empty Pint
2072 Stoneman Circle
Lakewood, NY 14750
(716) 763-5479

Store Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Day of the WeekHours


The Empty Pint

The Empty Pint is the taproom at our state-of-the-art production brewery in Lakewood, New York. Since our founding in the early 2000s, The Empty Pint has poured fresh beers and served as the launching point for Saturday brewery tours. Our expansive outdoor beer garden is open seasonally.

Located above gleaming steel vessels, The Brewhouse Tasting Room is open to the public on Saturdays (serving beer flights) from 12-6pm and is the endpoint of our Saturday tours. Featuring gorgeous views of the brewhouse and picturesque woodlands, the Brewhouse Tasting Room also offers visitors a small gift shop and growlers to go.

Saturday Afternoon Tours

$15 | 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

Purchase tickets at The Empty Pint beginning each Saturday at noon. Visitors enjoy a guided walk through the brewery that ends with beer samples in our Brewhouse Tasting Room overlooking our primary production vessels.

Parties & Large Groups

Looking for a place to host your next private event? The Brewhouse Tasting Room can accommodate up to 50 people and is available most Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Reservations are made by contacting us.



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