Unique Craft Beer Made in Upstate, NY


Our Brewery & Bistro

Roots Brewing Company opened its doors in  August 2014 by friends Jason Parrish and Russell Scimeca.  Jason's experience in product research & development at Brewery Ommegang and Russ's passion for homebrewing sparked an idea- opening the first craft brewery in Oneonta, NY.  This downtown location was chosen because of the diverse artistic community- many artists, authors, and independent thinkers gather here over a pint.  

Jason serves as brewmaster and Russ as business manager (and occasional brewer).  A rotating selection of our own craft beers are made on site.   We have custom designed a 5 barrel brewhouse to create one-of-a-kind brews for the Oneonta community.  Using that brewhouse we craft solid, well-balanced beers that reflect traditional brewing methods, as well as a fusion of flavors to create something new and taste-worthy. 

Our bistro focuses on using regional, organic and sustainably produced ingredients and products when possible.  Roots doesn't serve typical brewpub fare, but many of the menu offerings are created from scratch in our small kitchen.  Head chef, Hope Von Stengel, specializes in Indian and vegetarian cooking.  However, our bistro serves up other tasty fare- like chili or artisanal cheese plates.  





(607) 433-2925


175 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820


January Hours 

Mon-Thurs closed  

Fri 4p-11p
Sat 12p-11p

Sun 4p-9p



Check out our new Bottled Beer selection!  

Events At Roots Brewing Company

Wednesdays- Game Night Hosted by the Bearded Dragon Games & Comics.  Bring your own game or play one of ours!  Families and small groups welcome.  Back in February!  

Thursdays- $4 Pint Roots Tee Night Wear a Roots' T-shirt and get $4 pints/tulips all night.  Back in February!  

Saturday, January 14th- James McIlroy Art Opening 7-9pn

Sundays- We rotate Bingo & Trivia every Sunday - this Sunday- Harry Potter Trivia hosted by Huntington Memorial Library 6pm

Friday, January 20th- Hanford Mills Fundraiser 6-9pm



Need a space for your event?  Roots has held everything from wedding rehearsal dinners to birthday parties and reunions.  Email to book your event!  


Contact Us:

Phone: (607) 433-2925


For questions regarding the menu or our Indian Dinner Buffets, email