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Active Beers: 6
Beer Ratings: 32
Beer Avg: 2.78
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PuckLSHS:
2.4/5 rDev -31.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$$
As some of the other people wrote, STAY AWAY unless you can't find anywhere else to go in the area or live close enough to walk. This place is not really worth the visit.
I tend to prefer Pearl Street over the Buffalo Brewpub anyday. The location is out of the city and has one of the painted Buffalo on its roof. The drive to get there is just not worth seeing the Buffalo on the roof or the beers.
I ordered a veggie sandwich and Wheat (as it was the only thing on the menu that sounded decent). The drinks came slowly and they weren't fantastic. The beer was overpriced for what it was and the atmosphere was kind of abnoxious. Maybe the service just made me upset though, which can have an effect on the atmosphere for me.
There is really nothing special about the place and we didn't stay very long. We got right back in the car and head right back to Cole's on Elmwood because we knew the beer was good and the service was there.
Unless you are in the area, I would suggest going somewhere else for the night. Sorry to say, it just didn't do anything for me.
04-20-2006 06:56:12 | More by PuckLSHS
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Went there for a welcome home party. Great atmosphere, food was on point. As well as the beer. Wish they had more selection, but overall a great place to go and kick back.
I would recommend the buffalo chicken wing Mac and cheese paired with one of their ales.
04-28-2014 01:54:57 | More by Tyler200587
3.54/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25 | $$
I like going to the brew pub and I have a mug there.
The Atmosphere is decent. People are friendly, but it can get a little crowded.
The tap list does not change that much. If it was just the beers they brew that did not change, but as a brew pub I would like to see a little more turnover on the draft list.
Service is great and the bartenders seem to be very well informed about the beers and the differences between beers of the same style.
Food is good and the price is reasonable. Anyone not from buffalo looking for the best of what we offer should grab the sample plate of Beef on Weck and Chicken Wings. It will not disappoint!
01-25-2014 05:12:23 | More by timmy2b
4.29/5 rDev +22.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$$
I love this place. I go frequently and can't think of a single time that I did not enjoy myself.
Atmosphere: The bar is very big and sits about 25-30 people (it even has a smaller bar for those who prefer to be closer to the wine selections). If it is extremely busy, there is a long shelf/ledge with stools to sit at directly behind the main bar if you can't find a space right away. It is all dark wood finish with great lighting (dim but not too dark either). The dining area isn't huge but it fits a decent number of people. There are two dart boards for additional entertainment.
Quality: The food is great. The beers can be somewhat pricey but then again compared to the other bars/restaurants in the area, its not that bad. Usually, none of the beers will exceed $5 in price.
Service: Admittedly, when the place gets busy (and it usually is on Thrus/Fri/Sat nights) the service can slow a bit. There are usually anywhere from 2 to 4 bartenders working on the busy nights. Ordinarily the bartenders are extremely responsive. They make sure you're doing alright with your beer as you get low. They are extremely knowledgeable in the beer selection and although a bartender usually hates the question, "what's good on tap?", they have no problem pointing out the beers that they think are good or even asking what you usually like in which case they make a suggestion.
Selection: They have 34 beers on tap at any given time, 4 of them are house brews. I've been told by a few people that they think the beers they do have are not extra-ordinary. I don't find this to be the case. They frequently have new beers on tap (usually 2-3 new ones every 2 weeks or so) and I always see something new that I haven't tried before.
The house brews tend not to be outstanding.
Food: The bar offers free peanuts/popcorn. The food is excellent. I suggest the Burgers.
Overall the place is a great bar to stop into if your looking for a quality place to drink with a great selection of beers.
04-09-2013 01:01:45 | More by jdibbs
2.75/5 rDev -21.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
I used to frequent this brewpub a lot a few years ago but its been in a steady decline for a while now, which is a shame because of the poetential it has being the areas first brewpub. Most importantly the beer is average at best which is unacceptable for a brewpub and for the price being charged per beer. I've been in the establishment many times and at all different times and have never seen any activity around the brewing equipment at all. From what I've been told the beer was much better when the pub first opened and because of money it started to decline. With any business, especially the restaurant business, it can be very difficult to keep your head above water; however, this place does a good business and charges a lot for all their beer. I think the owners need to reevaluate their plan for the brewing portion of their establishment, as Buffalo becomes more "embeered" and knowledgable of the beer culture in WNY they will choose to spend their money elsewhere. At this point its just a good beer bar.
11-13-2011 00:52:10 | More by alexkeil
2.6/5 rDev -25.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$
I've lived in Buffalo for a few years, but have never ventured out to the Buffalo Brewpub until I recently went for a friends birthday...
The Buffalo Brewpub was crowded (which I was told by the hostess is pretty standard). We wandered up to the bar and ordered 2 rounds of drinks before our table was ready.
After we were seated, we ordered, and the food came out in a reasonable amount of time. But the selection and the quality of the grub was far from impressive. Our server was nice, and attentive, but no one in our party was particularly satisfied.
And the beers... Awful! All the "In-House" beers are made by Custom BrewCrafters. And they are all terrible. I tried their Amber and Pale Ale and was supremely disappointed with both. It strikes me as weird that they contract out, but have all the brewing equipment on premises. I guess it's just for show.
I will not be making a return trip the Buffalo Brewpub in the future.
07-09-2011 17:24:03 | More by trxxpaxxs
Buffalo Brewpub in Williamsville, NY
82 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.