Black Rock Distinctive Charm

Experience our character

In its early years, Black Rock was its own village just north of Buffalo, rivaling its southern neighbor for economic prominence. It wasn’t until 1853 that Buffalo annexed Black Rock; over 150 years later, this neighborhood still retains its own distinct charm. From classic taverns and diners to a religious artifacts museum, innovative restaurants and the “honkiest tonkiest beer joint in town,” the businesses of Black Rock reflect its unique character and history.

At a Glance

A walk through one of Buffalo’s many neighborhoods can be stimulating, entertaining and a chance to see how the locals live. For most travelers, shopping is near the top of the list of things to do while away from home, and everyone is always looking for the next spot to relax and re-energize after getting in some serious steps. With that in mind, here are some suggestions about where to sip, shop and savor while in the BUF.


Thin Man Brewery

Famous for their award-winning beer and delicious food, this expansion brewery offers a variety of experimental brews. 


Buffalo Cider Hall

This roomy cider hall features over 30 ciders and beers on tap and has a detailed focus on serving local and New York State products.


Casey’s Black Rock

A longtime neighborhood hang-out that’s been reinvented as a sports bar with plenty of arcade games.



Packed with whimsical items, antiques and other decorative materials, CooCooU is a must-see showroom if you’re looking for that special something. 

The Story Garage

Every piece has its own story at this timeless furniture retailer.

Gothic City Collector’s Cove

From architectural artifacts to vintage signs, stained glass and more, there’s plenty to uncover at this collector’s paradise.



With a menu full of craveable, technique-driven dishes, Waxlight curates unforgettable food and drink experiences.

Southern Junction

You’ll find this Texish smokehouse flaming mouthwatering delicacies daily, with an unexpected South Indian twist.

Dapper Goose

An upscale dining experience featuring hand-crafted cocktails, and a comfortable patio.

Black-Owned Business

What’s Pop-In Gourmet Popcorn

1239 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14213

(716) 597-8129

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William K’s at Acqua

2192 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14207

(716) 874-5400

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WRA Buffalo Wingspot

426 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14207

(716) 877-0101

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Xtreme Wheels Indoor Skate Park

356 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14207


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