Important Update regarding COVID-19 and current Federal and NYS Restrictions

Currently, based on the most recent update to the Executive Orders, a food purchase is required with the purchase of an alcoholic beverage.  We know there will be challenges to implementing the restrictions put in place to allow us to open.  Our plan is to follow the state and local guidelines that are required for us to open the Tasting Room, and update policies as often as we need to, to remain in compliance.  Our space is fairly small and narrow, and not designed with social distancing guidelines in mind.  We’ve done our best to allow for as much of it as possible.

This is new for all of us, please be kind and patient and we will do the same

Policies will be explained upon your arrival:

–We miss you all terribly, but please DO NOT VISIT if you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of illness, or if you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19.

-What to expect – When you arrive, please enter through the main door. All guests, in a maximum group size of 8, will be sat at tables by a host; Please do not seat yourself. You will be greeted by a member of our staff.  They will direct you to your table for seating or the bar for ordering and takeout, and give you further instructions.  Late arrivals may join you, but your table may not exceed 8 people, or the number of seats at that table – Please do not move or re-organize tables or take chairs from another table.  Tables will be cleared and cleaned prior to the next party being seated.

-Reservations – Although we are allowed to operate at 50% capacity, leaving 6 feet between tables allows us only about 25% capacity.  We are taking reservations for all indoor tables, please call (315) 907-6060 during business hours.  We will have two single barstools for walk-ins.  If reservations are not full, tables will be seated first come first served.  Additionally, our three outdoor tables that seat 4 are first come first served.  Due to limited capacity and an inability to re-seat guests inside, we may not seat outdoor tables if inclement weather is expected.

-As our seating is so limited, we ask that you please be on time for reservations.  Reservations will be for up to a 1 ½ hour window.  If you are unable to keep your reservation, please notify us as quickly as possible.  If you will be more than 15 minutes late, please call us to hold your reservation.  If we are not contacted within this time frame, your reservation will be considered vacated, and the table may be seated for walk-ins.

–Face coverings – Per the current NYS Executive Order and reopening guidelines, all guests must wear a face covering except when seated.  If you cannot wear, or refuse to wear a face covering, you can call 315-907-6060 to order and we can bring a to-go order to your car.

–Please maintain a 6-foot distance between other customers and groups to the extent possible, and practice responsible social distancing.

–Children are welcome but must be able to remain seated (except restroom breaks).

We are still doing online ordering for takeout and curbside pickup, Orders can be placed online HERE

It’s been far too long, we hope to see you all soon!  

Talking Cursive Brewing Company



Our vision is a brewery where you can always try something new, but where you can also count on a few favorites to be available.  Come try them all and decide which one is your next favorite!

Spirit of Light

American Light Pilsner with 96% NYS Malt & 100% NYS Hops

Malt: Excelsior Pilsner, Finger Lakes Flaked Corn from New York Craft Malt, Batavia, NY, Carafoam

Hops: NY Vojvodina from Chimney Bluffs Hoppery, Wolcott, NY, Cascade from Clark Hollow Hops, Fabius, NY

4 % ABV


New York Rye Pale Ale brewed with 100% NYS Malt and Hops

Malt: Erie Canal Pale 2-Row, Hudson River Rye from New York Craft Malt, Batavia, NY

Hops: Glacier, Yakima Gold from Pedersen Farms, Seneca Castle, NY

5 % ABV


Scottish Export Ale

Malt: Golden Promise, Abbey ,CaraHell, Honey, Roasted Barley, New York Craft Malt Chautauqua Chocolate and Plumwood Smoked, Batavia, NY

Hops: UK Challenger, NYS Cascade from Clark Hollow Hops, Fabius, NY

7.5 % ABV

Wait For The Blackout

Black India Pale Ale / Cascadian Dark Ale

Malt: 78% NYS Malt - Erie Canal Pale 2-Row, Chautauqua Chocolate, Hudson River Rye, and Wicked Dark Wheat and Red Wheat from New York Craft Malt, Batavia, NY, Biscuit, CaraRed, Flaked Rye

Hops: Chinook, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, Ekuanot Cryo

6.5 % ABV

Hop Flash

American IPA

Malt: 96% NYS Erie Canal Pale 2-Row, Genesee Valley Vienna from New York Craft Malt, Batavia, NY, , CaraFoam, Melanoidin

Hops: Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, Warrior

6 % ABV


  • We will strive to serve unique, thoughtfully crafted beers. We believe that brewing is an art, and we use life and the world around us as our palette.
  • We will join the growing community of breweries that are dedicated to bring brewing back to the Greater Syracuse / Central New York area, and help it become a beer destination while celebrating it's rich history of brewing.
  • We will build a culture that supports involvement in our community from both our employees and our patrons.

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Hero Beer Thursday

Every Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM we say “Thank You” to our local heroes. All EMTs, firefighters, military, teachers, nurses, residents, police officers, and other heroes receive a BOGO beer with their first Talking Cursive draft beer.


For the most up to date list of Downtown Syracuse parking, please refer to the Downtown Committee’s parking map We are nearest to the Washington Street Garage and the Federal Lot, and there is metered on-street parking on Erie Blvd W just to the west of our entrance and behind our building on W Washington St.

Come on In!

Hours of Operation

** Hours subject to change **

Monday          Closed
Tuesday          4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday    4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday        4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday             3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday        12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday           Closed



(315) 907-6060



301 Erie Blvd W

Creekwalk Commons

Syracuse, NY 13202