Cocktail Culture

Buffalo has seriously upped its libation game. Great news for those of you looking for innovative drink options in hip, new spaces. Each has a unique vibe and offers classic and seasonal drinks from cocktails to cabernets. Here are 8 places that flex their mixology muscle.


Dapper Goose
Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail and a small plate in the French cottage feel of the Dapper Goose dining room or on its back patio on a perfect summer evening.


Marble + Rye
Creatively-named concoctions like the “Teenage Wedding” or “Shake Senora” and killer burgers make Marble + Rye one of the city’s most popular bistros.


Looks can be deceiving. Don’t let that stop you from trying one of Ballyhoo’s refined cocktails and scrumptious housemade sausages. And the ice cream sandwich. Don’t forget to try the ice cream sandwich!


Lloyd Taco Factory
Lloyd has been slinging funky cocktails and amazing tacos since 2015. Try its famous Snozzberry Mule alongside a Dirty South taco.


Lucky Day Whiskey Bar
More than 400 different types of whiskey line the rustic interior of Lucky Day where Old Buffalo meets the New.


The Little Club
This neighborhood gem prides itself on introducing patrons to wines from under-represented regions and serving it to them in an atmosphere that is approachable, hip and inviting.


Just Vino
The relaxed, neighborhood vibe, 80 different varietals and tapas-style snacks keep Just Vino’s customers coming back again and again.


The Grange Community Kitchen
One step inside the Grange and you instantly feel at home. The bright, open and airy interior is the perfect setting for an evening cocktail and friendly conversation.