Dragonfly Tavern

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Location dragonfly.jpgDragonfly sign on Park Ave, 03-2010
725 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 [Directions]
Hours (as of April 2010 per Website)
Bar Hours:
Monday - Friday: 5:00PM to Close
Saturday & Sunday: Noon to Close
Pizza Kitchen Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00AM to 2:00AM
Limited Menu: 12:00AM to 2:00AM
Sunday Brunch: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
585 563 6333
No dragonfly-door.jpgDragonfly entrance
[WWW]2009-01-23 City Newspaper review
[WWW]Rochester Pizza Blog

Dragonfly Tavern is a bar that opened in January 2009 on Park Avenue; in the spot formerly occupied by The Park Bench.

The bar has two dartboards, a touch screen game, ATM, internet jukebox, and a large patio out front.

As of December 2009, the bar room of Dragonfly has been expanded, connecting to the front part of the building formerly occupied by Pontillo's and is called Dragonfly Pizza Factory. It appears to be open as late as the bar serving Pizza, appetizers, salads and burgers - same phone number, delivery available.

Free Wifi!

Owner also owns The Bug Jar and Silver Iguana Cantina.


  dragonfly-bar.jpgDragonfly bar area dragonfly-patio.jpgDragonfly's patio


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2009-12-02 12:11:31   Ordered pizza and wings. The pizza was just OK- the crust was tasteless, but toppings were good. The wings were big and the sauce was tasty. But I was disappointed that they used styrofoam plates to serve the pizza with and disposable plastic containers for the wings. Seems like in this day in age that they could use something better for the environment. The decor and feel of the bar is really nice, but the price of beer seemed to be higher than other comparable places so probably will not be back anytime soon. —lilBiscotti

2010-01-13 15:52:22   The cheesesteak was awesome. Loved the onion straws too. Munchie loves dragonfly!! —junkyardmike

2010-05-07 13:08:49   I ordered delivery from here and got the onion straws and a pizza. What I got was sliced onions soaked in oil almost no batter on them, it makes no sense! The pizza sounded nice but was mediocre at best. The only thing enjoyable was my diet pepsi and the ranch sauce that came with it. —eduardojavier

2010-05-28 23:05:14   This place is worth a return trip mainly because of the nice outdoor patio on Park Ave. Service was very casual: i.e. friendly but slow. A decent selection of craft beers on tap, though the waitress didn't know what most of them were. They required a credit card before we could place our orders, which was a bit odd. The garden salad was enormous. And the 16" pizza was enough to satisfy 3 hungry people, and was pretty tasty. The crust was neither too thin nor too thick. And I like how they allow you to order half a pizza in one style and half in another, at no extra charge. However, I agree with the previous comment regarding the plastic silverware and styrofoam plates - all other Rochester restaurants that charge similar prices provide real silverware and plates. All in all, it's worth visiting for the atmosphere - that is, if you aren't in a hurry and enjoy sitting outside people-watching on a warm summer evening. —AJH

2010-06-08 15:38:59   Went to Dragonfly often last summer/fall for trivia night on Tuesdays, which was fun. It gets crowded, so go early if you want a table or spot at the bar. The atmosphere was laid back, friendly, a good mix of younger college types and "grown ups." The food was decent, nothing out of the ordinary but decent bar food with a few unique selections. This is one of the few bars in Rochester where you can get a good salad — if you're into that sort of thing.

Unfortunately, I stopped into D'fly last month on a Saturday afternoon when I had some time to kill before a hair appointment. I felt so uncomfortable there that I would hesitate to go back. There was a young couple with a child having lunch at the bar and other than that, I was the only customer. As soon as I sat down (two seats away from them) they got up and moved all the way to the other end of the bar. The bartender took my order without any pleasantries, then went and ate lunch with the other customers. I definitely got the bitch whiff from her, as though I was interrupting their lunch together. I drank my beer quickly and left — no "goodbye" or "thanks" from the bartender as I did so. It was an offputting experience to say the least. So, mixed feelings about this place. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to go back, unless a group of friends was meeting for trivia again. —ZeldaPinwheel

2011-04-10 13:11:48   Stopped by this place today for their Sunday Brunch advertised on the website (10am-3pm). We arrived at 10:30 and one of the staff was just putting out the 'Open' flag by the front door. He asked if we were going in, and then said they were opening at 11:30 - no apology, and he seemed to think we were stupid for showing up. Totally puzzled by this - why put up the Open sign when you won't be open for another hour?!? We went elsewhere, as this wasn't the first time we've had crappy and rude service from this place.

They say they deliver, but it appears to be only between the hours of 6pm and 9pm - and even then, only when their driver bothers to show up. The food is not bad, but the unreliable service and the out of date information on the website has turned me off completely. Avoid like the plague. —UpstateBrews

2011-05-09 14:58:51   Stopped in on a Sunday night fairly late. Place was surprisingly busy. Was able to get drinks quickly. All in all nothing special about this place. I'd be interested to stop back when the weather is warmer and check it out again. —Sage

2011-07-02 12:04:10   Sickening. That's all i can say. My friends and i stopped in here last Wednesday night on a semi decent night.
There were 2 bartenders on and we were two of 9 people sitting at the bar. We waited while sitting at the bar for over 20 minutes before the snotty, disrespectful bartender gave us any attention at all. First of all, she had no idea what the hell she was talking about. I simply asked if i could get a wheat beer and she gave me a Blue Moon. Blue Moon is NOT a wheat beer. She didn't even know what she was talking about. What kind of bar employs over made up, fake tanned, morons? Well, this one i guess.
So, we got our beers and told them we were going to sit at a table and look at a menu. I ordered some wings, and my boyfriend ordered a pizza of some sort. The food took an insanely long time, and for the price...the food was completely disappointing. The pizza crust was a horrible, dense, foamy bread. I’ve had better pizzas than this pie from the frozen food section at the Supermarket. In terms of taste, the wings tasted fine but we really do eat with our eyes first so I'm sure they would have tasted much better had they been presented properly...i'm pretty sure the people in the kitchen were blind.
The customers were obnoxious and belonged on some other planet. And then employees were a bunch of small minded assholes.
I actually got a chance to meet one of the owners. He was a condescending twit as well. He actually started hitting on me while my boyfriend was standing RIGHT there.
My friends and i are never coming here again.
They should probably relocate this bar to East and Alexander....or on another planet. —sarajenski2

2011-07-02 17:30:24   Blue Moon is a wheat beer and is marketed as such. Check [WWW]wikipediaDamianKumor

2011-10-12 23:13:46   Went there for dinner and then later that night... had the Buffalo Chicken pizza and it was great. Later that night the bar scene was absolutely packed. Being able to drink outside was nice, though. —DE

2012-04-20 11:23:14   I like the atmosphere here. Great service, nice food, yummy beers. —cuttothechase

2012-09-04 06:07:21   To the Sunday and Monday female bartender (brunette) - get off your damn phone and serve drinks!!!!!! —AlexBellum