Taps: 36 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by oberon:
3.75/5 rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$$
I searched this place out last week looking for some good bars in Buffalo since I will be relocating to the area shortly.Its located on Elmwood Ave newr Buffalo State college in kind of a cool artsy neigborhood with other eaterys and bars.First off when you walk in you can tell this place is old but full of charm old college penneants up on beams old college memorbilia everywhere (where was the Michigan stuff?).Anyways like the old interior we sat at the old school wooden booths that were quite small.The server had no one else really to wait on but took her time reaching us and did not tell me there were other taps besides what was on the chalkboard I had to find out for myself.A good tap selection it was,Ithaca Cascazilla,Brooklyn Fortitude,EBC Two Bothers PaleAle,Erie Rail Bender just to name a few.Food was decent no frills Buffalo fare the beef on weck was alright.With Mr. Goodbar next door another place to get a good beer from what I hear this could be a nice 1-2 punch block after work.
04-10-2006 12:35:26 | More by oberon
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Been going to Cole's for years. Food is great, everything, from brunch to dinner to chicken wings. Draft list rotates very well and they do a good job of keeping some local beers on the list most of the time. The bar is long, but there is only six feet of room behind the bar stools and a lot of the time the people who end up at the bar are not very welcoming to you ordering a beer around them. Bartenders are slow at times and do not know a great deal about the beers(rotating taps so I understand). Most of a time its a great place to go for a drink and some food, but the bar can be very crowded and that is my only real complaint.
05-20-2014 00:48:47 | More by timmy2b
4.88/5 rDev +15.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This is my favorite bar and restaurant in Upstate NY!!! Perfect location on Buffalo's hippest and best neighborhood with a college theme. Incredible draft beer selection and bottle selection. Love this place because 45 year old conservative wife slightly uncomfortable with the hip bar. I cannot say enough about this place. If I lived in this neighborhood I would be there Thursday through Sunday.
10-14-2013 03:34:09 | More by EdFlynn
S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.
4.13/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Very popular bar with the beer and non beer crowd alike. Likely the best American craft tap list in the area. At times can be overwhelmingly busy and hard to get a beer at. Servers run from knowledgable to clueless as you would expect. Food is slightly aboe average "pub" food. Expect to see a lot of suits and their "dates". Usually a slightly older crowd compaired to Goodbar. Never a bad choice as there's always something new to tick.
06-09-2013 09:47:35 | More by sliverX
4.65/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
The first beer bar I've tried in Buffalo, compared to places I've been in Ontario this was stupendous. A whopping 35 taps and a massive 100+ bottle list left me in awe of my options.
Luckily our server was extremely and let my buddy and I try a few samples before we each settled on the Brooklyn Brewmaster's Reserve which went amazingly well with our meals. Food was solid and tasty and went down a treat.
We'd hoped to try Blue Monk that afternoon but it doesn't oapen till thee. Seems it is the same owners who manage both Coles and Blue Monk.
We sat in the bar area and its a sweet, dusty place with a definite emphasis on the beer but the food is no joke either. I'll be back often.
12-28-2011 14:01:08 | More by PeerlessMark
Coles in Buffalo, NY
93 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.