Buffalo Bill's Brewery
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 2,402
Beer Avg: 3.2
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3.46/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $$$
It's been a while, so I'm going off of memory here.
I've been to Buffalo Bill's on two occasions. Both times I went with a buddy who has gone there many times, and had a good impression of the restaurant.
Atmosphere: On the first trip, we ate outside (it was warmer on that day). Typical metal outdoor chairs. Outdoor heaters for when it's colder (though I seem to remember them being on on that day, which was unnecessary). On the second trip, we ate inside. Just to the left of the entrance they have a pretty standard bar. Several smaller tables off to the right. Brewing equipment (supposedly the actual equipment used to make the beers, but I can't imagine that's true, for health reasons) towards the back, with the kitchen and restrooms just beyond that. Lights were slightly dim.
Service: Mixed bag here. On the first trip, the waitress was attentive and quite polite/nice. On the second trip, the waitress (different girl) was a little short, and seemed a little annoyed.
Selection: They don't have very many beers, but enough options to suit different tastes. Except, they don't have any sours. IIRC, they only serve their own beer. Then again, I wasn't interested in trying non-BB beers when I went, so...
I had the Imperial Pumpkin Ale on the first trip (very good!), and the Strawberry Blonde w/ Ginger (better than other strawberry blondes I've tried, but just decent) on the second.
Food: On the first go, had the apple sausage pizza, which was awesome! Thinly sliced apple and chicken sausage, with pesto sauce. I forget which pizza I went with on the second trip (jambalaya?), but it wasn't as good. Not bad, though.
Value: It was a little pricey, but not outrageously so.
Oh, and if anyone from BB's is reading this: Sell the Imperial Pumpkin at retail!!
09-23-2013 07:05:56 | More by TruePerception
3.78/5 rDev +15.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This was definitely a Beer By BART location, being only four blocks from the station. Located near the corner of "B" Street and Foothill Blvd., they had an outdoor patio surrounded by a waist high wrought iron railing. Entering, the m.d.s. was straight ahead with the bar area up a short flight of steps along the left wall. A buffalo head was mounted above the back bar, leading me to wonder if I should pay in buffalo head pennies. Booth seating ran down the center line with tables and chairs along the right wall. Center and right aft, was the kitchen. Center and left, aft, was the brewhouse. For a relatively small place, they were really busy. Loads of growler sales. I had the Turkey and Provolone sandwich for lunch.
Beers: BUF Beer; Hayward Hefe; Tasmanian Devil; Ricochet Red: Alimony Ale; Johnny Midnite Oatmeal Stout; and Blueberry Oatmeal Stout. At least 3 quest taps - POR Organic Honey, Scrimshaw and Guinness.
11-26-2009 13:37:19 | More by woodychandler
2/5 rDev -39%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 1 | food: 4 | $$$
I went here after spending a few hours at the Bistro right down the street because I was told they had good food which was about the only good thing about this place I came to learn, the atmosphere was pretty lame, they pretty much brew in the middle of the restaurant with no glass or enclosed area, just right out in the open, lots of tables and a pretty small bar, place seemed a bit unsanitary to me and the bathrooms were pretty disgusting, glasses had residue around them, saw the bartender give somebody else a beer in a glass that looked half clean, service was terrible and they did not have near enough people working, they screwed up my food order and it took nearly an hour, beer selection was terrible and they only have their house brews along with Guinness, stay away from their beer as it is some of the worst I have had in quite some time, I ordered the pastrami sandwich which came with about a dozen tortilla chips instead of fries, there was two small sandwiches on rye instead of one big one, bill was over twenty bucks for a few samples, a pint, and a sandwich, I do not mind paying that when everything is at least decent tasting but that was not the case, I will never go back here even if I am at the Bistro and know it is one hundred yards away, worst place I visited in Northern California
02-07-2009 17:42:56 | More by Floydster
3.25/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
I liked the atmosphere of this place. Nice people coming in for a lunch and beer. I went in January 2nd 2008 with my wife.
Our waitress was not very friendly but I did notice other waitresses to be very friendly, I think we just got a grumpy one, and that happens sometimes.
My wife and I both had ther IPA and it was not on the menu but I asked if they had an IPA. It was a decent IPA, not great, but very drinkable. I probalby should have tried one of there other beers but next time I will. Its a nice place with a decent bar. My wife did comment on the smell, she did not like it.
I would like to go back again and give this place a second chance and try more of there signature beers.
01-03-2009 20:16:18 | More by mattffrost
3.7/5 rDev +12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I went here as my first stop on my San Fran trip about a month ago. Went on a Thursday night and it wasnt too crowded but a decent amount of people.
The atmosphere felt like a sort of chain brewery like BJ's or something.
Service was ok. Nothing special and the selection of beers was ok with not a ton to offer. Their oatmeal stout was pretty good and the orange cream ale that they sell even at the grocery store down the street from where I live was just ok. Nothing special. I was dissapointed I coulnt get the pumpkin ale but I'll just buy it in so cal when its the season again.
If your in haward check it out for sure but there isn't a real good reason to go just for the beer. The pizza was pretty good though and the appetizers as well. A fun place to go though...
06-01-2008 05:28:20 | More by PeprSprYoFace
3.73/5 rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
It's an ok place. Not a place that wows you, but not a place that you go out of your way to avoid.
What you would expect from a brewpub. Kinda like pyramid brewery, but in hayward.
Their beers are crap, the food is better, dont go out of your way to go here.
The service was good and I liked the fact that they are old, established and still thriving, their guest beers were guiness, and portland honey ale.
Not the best beers, decent food, good service. Have brick, wood floors, flat screens,Whatever.
02-17-2008 04:11:19 | More by Murchmac
Buffalo Bill's Brewery in Hayward, CA
81 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.