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The Village Beer Merchant

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The Village Beer MerchantThe Village Beer Merchant

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]

547 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York, 14222-1815
United States
phone: (716) 881-1080

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2008)
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Reviews by MrDanno96:
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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I stopped here while I was visiting Buffalo last week and was very impressed. They have an immense selection of American micro-brews, a fairly extensive selection of English, Belgian, and German beers, as well as 12 growler taps. I picked up a Rocheforte 10, Fullers 1845, Old Rasputin, and Caracole Saxo. They also have a decent selection of fine meats and cheeses and there is a deli built right into the store. I wish I lived in Buffalo so I could stop by here on weekends to get a sandwich and some fine beer. There was only one person working when I visited, and she seemed a little overwhelmed with all the customers, but it wasn't a big deal. They were also out of bread while I was there, which I though was kind of odd for a Deli, but o well. I would definitely recommend this place.

10-17-2009 05:53:16 | More by MrDanno96
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiberianray

New York

5/5  rDev +15.2%

06-17-2014 00:13:44 | More by Tiberianray
Photo of hailgob

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-16-2014 16:18:04 | More by hailgob
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$$

A very classy shop, near Cole's bar and therefore right off the Peace Bridge. This allows a new option for Canadians to shop for bottles if they can't get far enough to Premiere. The comparisons start. Premiere has more selection, particularly with their very liberal singles policy, much spottier service,more food and soda with your beers, more parking, and closer to the main though more expensive Buffalo shopping haunts. Village is more navigatable aisles, slightly better pricing, and of course a different part of town.

06-09-2014 13:18:02 | More by Sammy
Photo of HoppyBastard2


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-08-2014 11:25:00 | More by HoppyBastard2
Photo of GreesyFizeek

New York

3.64/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

A bit disappointed. Nothing here that I couldn't find elsewhere. The selection would be good for somebody who hadn't tried as much beer. Still a good selection nonetheless, just nothing crazy when I went.

They have a good looking growler area that I didn't patronize. Glassware available for purchase as well.

01-24-2014 21:08:48 | More by GreesyFizeek
Photo of Wompus

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-11-2013 20:34:31 | More by Wompus
Photo of deviousdannyg

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-25-2013 14:53:35 | More by deviousdannyg
Photo of Michael_D

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | $$$

2 Village Beer Merchants around here. They have a pretty good selection at both stores, especially compared to other stores in the city. The only issue is they are a few dollars more expensive on average. Sometimes it's worth it for the close drive. Employees are cool, but they aren't always around to shoot the stuff with.

01-31-2013 03:05:10 | More by Michael_D
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by here on my way through town. Some great finds that I was glad to find. I walked out with some Cantillion (on the shelf no less), Great Lakes Blackout Stout four-pack, and a growler of St. James Stout from Ellticotville.

Nice atmosphere, like a gourmet shop vibe. Great looking selection of NY locals on one shelf, US on other, Foreign offerings on another. Nice glassware and other gourmet item inventory too, but I didn't look too closely at that stuff. Service was friendly, but I found that I knew a lot more about their inventory than the guy that was helping me.

A nice shop with a few finds I was hoping to come across on my trip.

01-09-2012 23:22:24 | More by soze47
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The Village Beer Merchant in Buffalo, NY
95 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.