ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Flower City has been named on a list of top 10 cities for nightlife.

According to, Rochester came in at #8 in a tie with San Francisco. The two cities beat out Minneapolis at the bottom with Las Vegas coming in at #1. New York City didn't make the list.

So what made Rochester worthy of mention? The reasons have been known to local residents for years. mentions Rochester's art, culture and music scenes. It mentions the city's multiple museums like The Strong and elite music institutions such as the Eastman School of Music as well as events like the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Of course, there are Rochester's numerous bars and restaurants in neighborhoods like the East End and South Wedge with popular spots like Lux Lounge and nightclubs like Vertex.

All of it adds up to an offering that is hard to resist for any night owl that enjoys a crowd.

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