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Pearl Street Grill And Brewery

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Pearl Street Grill And BreweryPearl Street Grill And Brewery
BA SCORE
85
very good

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 214
Beer Avg: 3.45
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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[ Brewery, Eatery ]

76 Pearl Street
Buffalo, New York, 14202
United States
phone: (716) 856-2337

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Reviews by PuckLSHS:
Photo of PuckLSHS
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%

Pearl Street holds fond memories for me since I used to live in Buffalo for 2 years and frequent this establishment quite often. Every time I go back to Buffalo, Pearl Street is a stop on the tour for sentimental reasons.

I always order their Trainwreck, Waterfront Wheat or the Triple Double Bock depending on what is on the board and what the weather is like. Since the weather is not great out there, I opt for the heavier beers in the winter to put a little meat on the bones, if you know what I mean.

The food menu is rather good and their fish and chips are fantastic, but I am a fan of their portabello mushroom sandwich.

At times, Pearl Street is pretty hoppin', as it is right next to where the Sabres play. On a hockey night, the place gets rather packed before and after the game. The other nights, it is pretty dead, so they sometimes close early due to the lack of clientele. The service is pretty good, depending on how busy they are and if they have a band in the place or not.

There are three floorst to the restaurant. The top floor is really the game room with the pool tables, the darts and the other odds and ends bar toys. They have a bar upstairs and a almost new patio for the smokers and for the 2 months of the year that the weather is fairly decent.

The main dining room is just that, a dining room and a bar area. It is a little less noisy downstairs unless it's a game night. Then, if you want to have a party, there is another floor downstairs for private groups. It has a couple pool tables and a nice little food area.

Pearl Street is really a rather nice place to go in Buffalo if you want some brews made on premises. I do miss it and hope to be back very soon for another run at the beers.

PuckLSHS, Apr 20, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

qcbrewer, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

abrodsky, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

cmwright33, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

bgeisel, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

generallee, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

km000, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

spark3148857, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%

Local Brewery that is a great place for pre or post game for Sabres, Bandits or any event at the Arena or outdoor concert venue downtown. There are two levels, and an outdoor patio (late spring, summer and Fall) that are open to the public. There are also 2 other areas for rentals for parties, wedding receptions, etc. The Service at the bar varies between the bartenders on at the time, but they have a wide selection of different styles at all times (including blue and blue light for friends who don't take risks). The servers are fairly attentive and every meal that I have had has been good, Chicken Wings are excellent. The price for the beers is great $4.60 each last night. The price of food is a little bit higher that other places, but not overpriced for a brewery.
The beers are decent, nothing out of this world, but there is something for everyone which makes this a great meeting place pre or post event!

timmy2b, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Dee13
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Dee13, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Cylinsier
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%

Passing through Buffalo, stopped here for dinner and some brews, really enjoyed the place. Service was fast and friendly, food tasted good, prices were reasonable. Their house beers were overall pretty good and I hope to go back the next time I am passing through.

Cylinsier, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

vermilcj, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of boszormeny
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

Stopped in before a Sabres game. This is the place to go, only a block away from the rink. The main level was full, but they told us we could seat ourselves in the heated outdoor patio. I was a little concerned when they told us this, but they have a full bar and lots of room. We didn't feel the cold, but that could have been the beers that helped. We had to go to the bar to get our own drinks and order our food, but its a good system because the food was quick considering how busy the place was. The beer selection was overwhelming, which isn't a bad thing in my books. There were 10-12 taps and lots of selection from light to dark beer. I tried a double IPA and a raspberry stout. Both were very tasty. Food was average pub food, but well done. We had wings, fries and other finger foods.

boszormeny, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

deviousdannyg, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bnjmnlws, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Wortman1998
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

It's a good stop for a good cold beer and a good burger. It is a really nice, comfortable atmosphere - laid back... Pretty decent selection of beers, locals, crafts and all. They seem to always have some Great Lakes on tap - good for me. I'd recommend this stop. we have enjoyed it the few times we've been there.

Wortman1998, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

BeerBucks, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of JakeSz44
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

Food and Atmosphere are the reasons to come here. It has a very laid-back brewpub feel making it very easy to relax and enjoy a few beers. Gone here a few times for lunch and was always satisfied with the food especially the wings and their specialty pizzas.

JakeSz44, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of strengthdoc
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%

I stopped by here for lunch on a recent business trip to Buffalo. The atmosphere was very good, but I was fairly disappointed after that. I had the filet mignon sandwich which was chewy and over cooked, but I got the gouda soup instead of the fries and it was excellent. I tried the sampler of 10 - 2 ouce beers and they were OK at best. I wanted to like the Saber's Edge DIPA, but it was below average. The best beer I tried was probably the Don Cherry and I would give it a 3.5 out of 5. I asked about the growler prices out of curiosity and seemed to confuse the bartender. Once she recovered and found the prices they were very high. They had a big display with several items to buy and since I usually purchase a pint glass when I visit a new brew pub on the way out I asked the hostess about getting a pint glass and she seem very confused about the process and didn't know what I should do. I ended up leaving without a pint glass or a satifying beer.

strengthdoc, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of vonnegut21
3.14/5  rDev -15.8%

Pearl Street Grill and Brewery is located in a beautiful building in downtown Buffalo. The atmosphere is excellent and is by far the biggest selling point of this place.

The beers are average at best. I'm not sure I had one of their beers that I thought was "good." Street Brawler stout was fine, but nothing special. The selection is varied, so there are a lot of options to find a good beer. I just wasn't able to.

The service was pretty good, which is impressive because they're generally very busy. The food is good, typical brewpub fare, but a bit pricey.

Overall, an OK option if you're friends/family want to get food and a beer, but by no means worth making a special trip to go here.

vonnegut21, May 18, 2012
Photo of alexkeil
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%

The repurposed building this brewpub is in is the coolest part of the experience here. An old manufacturing building, they kept some of the old equipment to make an interesting ceiling fan system. The original hard wood floors and brick walls give a historic and tough look that is decidedly Buffalo. There are many floors to explore or have parties or different functions in: there is a basement bar, banquet facilities, several levels of patio space. The food is what you would expect for a brewpub, especially one in Buffalo: wings, roast beef, burgers, sandwiches, fish fry. The beer is well made: one of the flagships is a german altbeer which is excellent. There is always a good selection of in house beers and there is really no reason to order anything that isn't made there. They also occasionally host a homebrew competition with the winner's recipe served on tap. The location is also great: within walking distance of the First Niagara Center and Coca Cola Field.

alexkeil, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

I've been here a few times in the last couple of years. The atmosphere is always a good time, especially for pre-game and post-game during the hockey season. The place is usually packed, but Pearl Street is so expansive that you can usually get a drink and be seated within 20 mins.

The beers are decent, but nothing special. The summer seasonals are probably the better of the offerings. If your a beer freak/geek than this isn't the place for you. I've been to worse brew pubs and I've been to better. The food is good, but it's just standard American eats and their aren't too many stand-out dishes.

If you're planning a fun night in downtown Buffalo and you want to grab a bite and a beer, this isn't the worst place you could choose. But don't plan on making Pearl Street your one and only destination.

trxxpaxxs, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of southsider
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%

My better half and I planned on visiting this brewpub at noon while seeing Niagara Falls in the summer of 10.
Downtown street parking was a little iffy. The building was huge with several levels nicely decorated. We sat at the bar and were well treated by the staff as well as one of the assistant brewers that chatted with me about brewing for 15 minutes or so.
The food was very good,my wife having the fish and chips paired with a nice oatmeal stout and I had the pot roast which was braised with their excellent german amber,a glass of which I had with my meal. After lunch I had their IPA which I found to be only so-so. The real finds were the chocolate and rasberry stouts that we really enjoyed. Nice to see three kinds of stout in one place especially in the summer.
The meal,drinks and growler to go were a little pricey but the quality of food and service we recieved made it well worth it.

southsider, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of excalibur
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%

It is a large place but still has a lot of wood and seemed cozy. I enjoyed a sabre beer and thought it was great with high gravity, nice color and good complex flavor. My wife had a double IPA which was also very good and hoppy. We stopped for lunch and had stuffed peppers and gouda soup which were very nice. Our waiter was very attentive and even showed us around the place, as it was slow. We enjoyed our visit here and would recommend it to other thirsty travelers, especially during their off hours.

excalibur, Sep 29, 2010
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%

My wife and I spent one day in Buffalo and stopped at several beer places in the city. Pearl Street was within walking distance of our hotel in downtown, so we gave it a try on a Friday night at 1am. They were about to close but still up for a couple of beers.

The place is huge! But we just hung out at the bar. Nice chalkboard with all the available beers on tap. Good service despite being last call, attentive bartender. Didn't try food but enjoyed the beers.

Had the Billy Bonka Chocolate Stout, which was alright but not great; the Lake Effect IPA, which we really enjoyed, and the Sabres Edge Double IPA- very good! I've read some reviews that say the beers are only average. Maybe, but they're more than good enough! And not many brewpubs have DIPA's on tap, so I'm all for it.

All in all, we enjoyed our late-night visit to Pearl Street and will most definitely go back when we're back in Buffalo.

DoubleSimcoe, Aug 03, 2010
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Pearl Street Grill And Brewery in Buffalo, NY
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