Ebenezer Ale House

8 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

4348 Seneca St
West Seneca, New York, 14224-3169
United States

(716) 674-2337 | map

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Added by sliverX on 08-15-2011

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Hibernator:
Photo of Hibernator
4.45/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I visited Ebenezer Ale House last Friday night while on a trip to Western New York. We arrived around 5 PM and sat at a table, there is also a lengthy wooden bar in the front area. There is a downstairs area for seating as well. We stayed for a couple of hours and by the time we left the place was packed with a long line to get in.

The bar is nicely decorated with breweriana on the walls, including a few signs that would make great additions to my man cave. The atmosphere was relaxed with candles on the tables and people having a good time.

In terms of the beer selection, you can expect about 20 craft beers on tap and another 60-70 bottles. In addition to the great beer options, they also have martinis and cocktails. Some of the draft options during my visit included Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Anchor Our Special Ale, Brooklyn Winter Ale, Southern Tier IPA, Flying Bison Aviator Red, Clipper City Loose Cannon, Victory Donnybrook Stout and Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. They offered Happy Hour prices during my visit, so all drafts were $3!

I tried three different appetizers including the Cajun Angels (bacon wrapped shrimp), Mediterranean Platter and the Stuffed Hot Peppers. All of the food was excellent, especially the Stuffed Hot Peppers that were absolutely phenomenal. The peppers were lightly coated and fried with cream cheese, blue cheese, parmesan, mozzarella, Italian sausage, garlic, onion, roma tomato, black olive salsa and herb crostini. These peppers had a serious bite too, which I enjoyed. If you like hot Italian peppers, you must try these. All appetizers were half price, an incredible bargain for the quality of food that you get.

My trip to Ebenezer Ale House was awesome and I can’t wait to go back next time I’m in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Hutch97
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of generallee
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of penguinjive7
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of sliverX
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Always busy, crowd can be a bit too far on the fist pumping and let's get blackout drunk side. Odd usually with a mix of 20 somethings and 50 somethings. Beer slection can range from pretty nice to you have how many wheat beers on tap???
Food has always been excellent. Service can be iffy, have had food dropped off with a low beer and no offer of another on more than one occasion. Seems we always get the waitress with better things to do than her job. Patio would be nice to use if it wasn't full of bro's pounding carona and ultra.
I go for the burgers and that they generally are very accomodating on the gluten free other half. Have skipped having beers with dinner because of a shitty tap list more than once, but the food is worth it and the reason we go.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Decided on Ebeneezer's based on the reviews here on BA and the fact I was staying in town on a business trip.

Franziskaner Hefe, Maredsous Blonde, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, Ommegang BPA, Sam Adams Angry Orchard, Southern Tier IPA, Ithaca Flower Power, Great Lakes Erie Monster, Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout, Ellicottville Mowmasters Ultra Pale Ale, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale, Flying Bison Aviator Red, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's, Empire Brewing IPA, Victory Donnybrook Stout, Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Stella Artois, and the token Labatt Blue Light & Coors Light., and 21 different bottles available.

Four large screen TV's behind the bar with sports going, wood floor, lots of windows in the back of the bar, outdoor seating, and the place was completely packed. Driving into a full parking lot was a very good sign, this seems to be a local favorite and a very good suggestion from the previous two reviewers.

Very extensive food menu that goes beyond the typical bar fare (that's available too if you want it). Nice selection of sandwiches, salads, pizza's, burgers, and entrees. The bartenders were bubbly, friendly, and seemed to really enjoy what they were doing. The only down side would be the noise level because of the wood floor and low metal ceiling, very noisy...then again the majority of beer bars (or bars in general) are.

Definitely worth a stop and I'll stop by there again next time I'm in the area.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

this place just recently opened within the last year, it used to be called ebenezer onion years ago. now i believe its under new ownership. everything appears to be new and remodeled. kind of a small, but brand new looking bar in the middle of the restaurant with seating for maybe 15-20. plenty of tables to eat at and plenty of flatscreen tv's spread throughout the place. we had a pretty big group and we did not have to wait really at all to be seated, even on a saturday night. lots of old beer signs and what not on the walls, and a few dart machines and what not. there is an outside patio and i think even tables upstairs (this looks like it was someones old house at one point).

our service was pretty good, our waitress seemed to have somewhat average knowledge of the beers they had on tap. about 20 or so taps with a pretty good selection of a few belgians and german beers, some good IPAs and other american offerings. a small bottle list. i enjoyed a pint of oskar blues-deviant dales IPA (amazing!) and middle ages- 10th anniversary DIPA. i didnt know it at the time, but the middle ages DIPA was about 7 years old and definatly tasted like it was. not sure if they were expirimenting with aged beers or got a good deal on the keg, im guessing the latter.

they seemed to have a pretty extensive menu, including burgers, sandwhichs, fish, entrees, and even several kinds of pizzas. everything looked really good, exspecially the burgers. i ordered a rueben and although it wasnt bad, ive definatly had better. maybe not enough corned beef? they also had many differnet cocktails and wine, including a beermosa (hefewiezen and orange juice) sounded good!

ill definatly be back to this place again. over the summer they will be doing cruise nights which ill definatly be taking part in.

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Photo of buffalobeerfan
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The Ebenezer Ale House is a unique establishment within West Seneca. It seems to pride itself on craft beer rather than the standard domestic macrobrews. The beer selection is abundant between draft and bottle. The drafts consist of german and belgium styles and various IPAs just to name a few. They have approx. 20 taps at any one time. Their bottle list is quite extensive as well.

Food is spectacular. They offer everything from pub grub to full entrees. Great burger and pizza selections as well as vegetarian options.

Every time I have been here, it has been packed, with wait times for a table no more than half hour.

Best experience was during happy hour. They offer half-price on select appetizers and all beers, which is a great way to sample their selection without breaking your budget. This place is a must for avid craft beer drinkers!

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Ebenezer Ale House in West Seneca, NY
Place rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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