Beer in Buffalo
In the 19th century, massive amounts of grain came into Buffalo from the Great Lakes, to be transferred to Erie Canal boats bound for the East Coast. But not all of that grain left town – some helped fuel a strong brewing industry. Today, small producers like the Flying Bison Brewing Co. and the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery pay homage to this proud heritage. And if you’re looking for a trappist ale or the perfect stout, you’ll find it at bars like the Blue Monk, Colter Bay Grill and Cole’s.
A list of our local pubs (and stores) serving up the suds are below.
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- 612 Fillmore Avenue
- Buffalo, NY 14212
- Phone: (716) 847-0839 Visit Website
Try a visit to Mickiewicz Hall if you long for a truly European experience. Don't be surprised if you don't hear a word of English. Outside of a healthy schedule of social activities, the lounge is…more
- 245 Allen Street
- Buffalo, NY 14201
- Phone: (716) 882-8843 Visit Website
The Allen Street Hardware Cafe: Is it the Left Bank in Paris? The East Village in New York? Or is it Allentown, in Buffalo, New York? Food, drink, and atmosphere that's cool and creative. Allen Street…more
- 55 Crosspoint Parkway
- Amherst, NY 14068
- Phone: (716) 625-7100 Visit Website
Amherst Pizza & Ale House is a popular full service restaurant & sports bar. Known to locals as a place for award winning pizza & wings serving overgenerous portions made from top quality ingredients.…more
- 75 Edward Street
- Buffalo, NY 14202
- Phone: (716) 855-8944
Just on the edge of Allentown, Founding Fathers offers a relaxed atmosphere for a drink or dining.
- 1110 Elmwood Avenue
- Buffalo, NY 14222
- Phone: (716) 882-4000
Whether it's dancing, live music, a place to socialize or a relaxed bar atmosphere that's your forte, Mr. Goodbar offers it all.
- 391 Washington Street
- Hotel @ The Lafayette
- Buffalo, NY 14203
- Phone: (716) 856-0062 Visit Website
Lushly decorated with original 1900's decor, the Pan American Grill & Brewery is a restaurant brewery with seating for 300-plus with a new mezzanine-level bar evoking the rich history of the former…more
- 76 Pearl Street
- Buffalo, NY 14202
- Phone: (716) 856-2337 Visit Website
A fun, historic brewpub, featuring signature beers and award-winning entrees. A favorite spot for watching sports game and listening to live music, Pearl Street offers multiple levels of indoor bars…more
- 1535 Hertel Avenue
- Buffalo, NY 14216
- Phone: (716) 881-1080 Visit Website
The Village Beer Merchant is the most unique and complete gourmet food and specialty beer one stop-shop in the City of Buffalo. Located in the heart of Hertel Avenue, VBM offers more than 1,200 crafts…more