St. Paul Quarter
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On St. Paul and Water streets, between the Inner Loop and Main, hulking brick factories once housed Rochester’s venerable clothing companies and tool-and-die shops. This is where the city became a manufacturing center of national repute. A hundred years later, the St. Paul Quarter was the first city neighborhood to convert these factories into loft apartments, tech startups and a growing number of bars and restaurants.
The early-evening crowd can find martinis and dinner in the quarter’s eclectic eateries. St. Paul also is home to an impressive collection of dance clubs, and Rochesterians come here to let loose to salsa, techno or the live offerings of touring bands. Tucked behind St. Paul on a tiny side street not far from the river, Water Street Music Hall and the Club at Water Street bring rising stars and established bands with a loyal following
Live music: The Club at Water Street; Tapas 177; Venu Resto-Lounge & Nightclub; Water Street Music Hall