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Buffalo Brewpub

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BA SCORE
82
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30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 17.09%
Active Beers: 6
Beer Ratings: 32
Beer Avg: 2.78
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

6861 Main St
Williamsville, New York, 14221
United States
phone: (716) 632-0552

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(Place added by: pezoids)
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Reviews by oberon:
Photo of oberon
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%

I had been in this place a few years back when visiting the in laws now I work close and stopped in after work last Friday.You can tell the place on the outside by a big Buffalo in front it was pretty busy on Friday I could tell alot of regular patrons with their numbered mugs ans such,I found one spot down at the end of the bar.Their own beel slection consisted of a pale ale,oatmeal stout,amber,and weisse "like Blue Moon" written on the menu....oh no please dont oh nevermind.Had the oatmeal stout and pale ale neither impressed at all so went for other outside slections afterward.I had a CBC 19th hole ale,and Flying Bison mai bock I believe they had around 20 taps with only a few macros.There were alot of people drinking the standard Labatt blue over half would be my guess,the bartender was hot but not knowlegable about the beer being poured whatsoever.Four bucks a pint and nothing outside of the Flying Bison mai bock near worth it,the guys from work like going here and know hardly anything about craft beer if that says anything, my money will be going to the Pizza Plant right around the corner from where I work for now on.

oberon, May 22, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of woopigscotty
4/5  rDev +14%

woopigscotty, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +14%

generallee, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of icw70
5/5  rDev +42.5%

icw70, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Tyler200587
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

Tyler200587, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Kzd
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Kzd, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%

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!

timmy2b, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of jdibbs
4.29/5  rDev +22.2%

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.

jdibbs, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of alexkeil
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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.

alexkeil, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of trxxpaxxs
2.6/5  rDev -25.9%

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.

trxxpaxxs, Jul 09, 2011
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Buffalo Brewpub in Williamsville, NY
82 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.