Big Ditch Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
513 Ratings
Big Ditch Brewing CompanyBig Ditch Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

55 E Huron St
Buffalo, New York, 14203-1632
United States

(716) 854-5050 | map
bigditchbrewing.com

Notes:
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BEER STATS
Beers:
36
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
513
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.13/5
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
40
pDev:
9.44%
 
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by paulish:
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of Matt23
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Doublicious
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Knotman58
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Always a great time, great beer!

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Photo of Beerguy2273
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

The mood is a bit downtown upity....not a bad thing but not awesome! Food is on point but it's not somewhere that the food gets raced about. The beer selection is incredible and only going up from here....cheers!

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Photo of Beginner2
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Upon arriving, I reviewed the brochure "Buffalo: Your Brewcation Destination" with some 30+ brewers in the area. Big Ditch was one of the few downtown; the others scattered thru the region (a pattern that makes downtowns hard to survive.)

Having just had a can of Big Ditch's American Brown with a good addition of rye, I had to stop by the taproom. (I was in Buffalo on a 24 hour urban renewal tour, so I didn't have the free time to stop for a flight and a meal. But two blocks away from Big Ditch on the still checkered revival of Main Street, I ditched the group.) Very impressed by the life that Big Ditch was bringing back to its block, I really wanted to get comfortable there.

I walked around inside and observed closely their attention to detail. At 3PM, the crowd was thin; but I could see the potential energy other reviews describe. While it is a common business practice for a taproom not to offer other brewers' wares (I saw none on Big Ditch's beer menu), I think it is a good idea as it creates a comparison that can lead to world-class brews. From their website, I am a big admirer of how they tie the Big Ditch (Erie Canal) to Buffalo's rich past and revived future (still in process.)

Time in Buffalo was too short and I hope to return there and to the Big Ditch and see how much more it helped bring people downtown again... also to live.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Lenawiedemann17
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of RichardCheryl
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great place to stop for brew and food. Industrial decor and plenty of seating here. It was pleasantly quiet (late afternoon)
They have a knowledgeable and pleasant wait staff, Delicious food - including some unique menu choices and house-made dipping sauces that were excellent. The beer selection was very good (we had no trouble ordering two flights of 5) We definitely plan to return.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

This place has a lot of space including two floors of seating , two bars, and a separate room with more tables. They had about 12-15 beers on tap that were all very tasty. The service was excellent with a very classy upscale staff. The food was awesome and big servings! They have a small gift shop off to the side featuring T-shirts, sweat shirts, hats, stickers, growlers, and beer glasses. I had an excellent time with my friends at this brewery and I definitely will be returning next time that I'm in Buffalo. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of beerswillingIPAfan
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Ryften
4.97/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of fishguyac
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of generallee
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Marker7
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ctruskey
4.09/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of J_Lark
3.23/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Photo of jophish17
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of zrroot
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of nater919
4.46/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of coombski
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of kruggiero
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Large, open dining area and tap room, lots of energy but not overly loud. Good service, and very good beer. Fits in beautifully with the surrounding neighborhood. Beer is extremely good and getting better, and the food options are solid. One of the best breweries to visit in western new york.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

A cool spot in the downtown area near the hotels and arena/stadium. Vibe is cool with an interesting 2 story open concept set up. The beer is very average though. Had a tasting flight and they all ranged from slightly above average on the top end to well below average on the low end. The selection itself was good with about 10-12 options and a nice variety of styles.

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Big Ditch Brewing Company in Buffalo, NY
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 513 ratings