1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pearl Street Grill And Brewery

Not Rated.
Pearl Street Grill And BreweryPearl Street Grill And Brewery
BA SCORE
84
good

65 Ratings
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 214
Beer Avg: 3.45
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: John)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 51 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by spark3148857:
Photo of spark3148857
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

spark3148857, Jun 07, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of marcy222
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

marcy222, Monday at 10:10 PM
Photo of Danny511
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Danny511, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of qcbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

qcbrewer, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of abrodsky
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

abrodsky, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of cmwright33
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

cmwright33, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of bgeisel
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

bgeisel, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +7%

generallee, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of km000
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

km000, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%

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 -6.4%

Dee13, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Cylinsier
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%

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 +0.3%

vermilcj, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of boszormeny
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%

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
Photo of deviousdannyg
4/5  rDev +7%

deviousdannyg, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Bnjmnlws
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Bnjmnlws, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Wortman1998
3.48/5  rDev -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
Photo of BeerBucks
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

BeerBucks, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of JakeSz44
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%

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 -13.6%

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 -16%

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 +5.1%

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 -3.7%

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 +12.8%

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 +10.4%

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
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Pearl Street Grill And Brewery in Buffalo, NY
84 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.