Clubs, Restaurants and Cafes

Gay, straight or somewhere in between, it’s no secret that 140 Alex is the place where everyone feels welcome to drink, play, dance, sing, laugh, and hang out together.

With some of the hottest and friendliest staff around, our famous Karaoke that’s now on Tuesdays & Saturdays, and kitchen featuring an amazing menu of weekly specials, it’s no wonder everyone loves this bar!

* 140 Alex Bar and Grill proudly displays The Empty Closet Newspaper and also participated in the 2012 Gay Alliance DinesOUT event.

Abilene believes in the power of good music and you should too.

Wear your dingy jeans and saddle up to the bar, have a cold brew to soothe your belly and take in some tunes to ease your mind. lose yourself for a bit… it’s good for you.

Live music. No cover charge. Free parking.

Abilene proudly displays The Empty Closet newspaper.


aja noodle co. offers a new twist on the classic “noodle house” theme. We invite you to enjoy our traditional Asian noodles that we combine with abundant fresh vegetables, flavorful spices and a variety of proteins like pork, chicken or tofu. aja noodle co. also features the finest appetizers, soups and rice dishes from the cuisine’s of Japan, China, Vietnam and Thailand. All our meals are individually prepared and professionally served within minutes of ordering. The portions will lend themselves to sharing and take home as well.

aja noodle co. offers a total dining experience. The dining room design is Feng Sui inspired. It looks contemporary, urban and chic – but mostly it is fun. aja noodle co. sits in the heart of the Brighton 12 corners district with plenty of parking and easy access for take-out. aja offers customers tremendous value. Choose from a wide variety of entrees priced below $8.00. A full bar with special beers and wines from Asia compliment every meal. Not only are the prices reasonable, but also they are generous – the aja customer will leave the restaurant with a full stomach, a doggie bag, and change for a movie.

aja noodle co. is a fun place to dine and it is a fun place to work. We value our staff and insist that all employees be treated with same dignity and respect with which we treat our guests. Our company core values elaborate on this ideal. If you want full or part time work, a career or some extra spending money, aja provides you a great opportunity for hard work, learning, making friends and participating in an exciting new company.
(585) 244-1052

Pool table, darts and outdoor seating available. Diverse crowd. “Two For One” nights have traditionally been on Thursdays from 10PM until 1PM or 2. Friendly, neighborhood bar atmosphere, good afterwork spot. Happy hour prices differ from regular prices, as well.

* Thank you to the Avenue Pub for participating in DinesOUT for the Gay Alliance 2014! The Avenue Pub is also a proud sponsor of Roc Pride 2013!


The Bachelor Forum is a leather/levi bar in the heart of Rochester’s ArtWalk district at 670 University Ave. A major public monument to the LGBT liberation movement is just outside the door. Like cities throughout NY state, Rochester prohibits smoking in bars and restaurants, but allows it in outdoor spaces. We are open 7 days a week from 2pm to 2 am. Traditionally, 2 for 1 night is Tuesday, and the official “Bar Night” for the leather club The Rochester Rams is the third Saturday of every month. This night often draws very large crowds to the bar of all different backgrounds.

* The Bachelor Forum proudly displays The Empty Closet newspaper, participates in the Gay Alliance DinesOUT event and is a proud sponsor of Roc Pride and Ride For Pride!!!

Balsam Bagels opened on June 2nd, 2004. Balsam Bagels is owned and operated by Ron and Rebecca Malek, who can be found baking or preparing the daily specials 7 days a week.

* Balsam Bagels proudly participates in the Gay Alliance DinesOUT event.


The Bamba Bistro (formerly the Rio Bamba), located in a beautifully restored building in downtown Rochester. Whether you are looking for an enjoyable lunch, an early dinner before seeing the latest show or concert, a place to host your very special event, or just a leisurely dining experience, our team can accommodate your plans.

The Bamba Bistro offers the best quality in food and service. We represent an integral part of the value and flavor of our city.

* The Bamba Bistro proudly participated in the Gay Alliance DinesOUT event.

Where every day is Mardi Gras!

Specializing in authentic New Orleans cuisine and a flair of award winning pit-smoked BBQ filling the air makes for a great dining experience. A full bar, with some top-shelf bourbons, complemented by a far-reaching wine list rounds out your full experience. Oh yeah, Classic Rock & Blues is the music of choice.

* Thank you to The Beale for participating in DinesOUT for the Gay Alliance 2014!

Benedettos is located at 289 Alexander Street on Rochester’s historic Restaurant Row. The two story brick Victorian building is charming, warm, and intimate; formerly Lloyd’s restaurant, the building itself is full of history & nostalgia.

* Benedettos proudly participated in the 2012 Gay Alliance DinesOUT event!