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The Complete Guide to Breweries in Buffalo & WNY

Beer, Drink, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Guides, Nightlife

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Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Published on March 2, 2022
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Thin Man Brewery / Photo x Colin Gordon

If you’ve been reading Step Out Buffalo you know there’s plenty ‘brewing’ in Buffalo and Western New York. So, we thought we’d ‘hop’ on it and get you sorted out with a comprehensive list of breweries and brewpubs crafting beer in the area.

It’s the ‘yeast’ we could do. Cheers!

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12 Gates Brewing Company

80 Earhart Dr Buffalo, New York 14221 • $$

BreweryPub Food

North Towns

Bar

We proudly feature all of our staple and seasonal beers, as well as light fare and snacks. Our beers can be found in bars throughout Erie and Niagara counties ...

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42 North Brewing Company

25 Pine Street East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$

Beer Bar/HallBrewery

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Drawing from the history and prestige of the 42nd parallel, 42 North Brewing Company in East Aurora, NY is brewing handcrafted beer, unmatched in quality, ...

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810 Meadworks

113 W Center St Medina, New York 14103 • $

Brewery

Other

Bar

At 810 Meadworks, we start with honey, and make mead with black currants, pomegranates, cucumbers, coffee beans, ghost chilis, tea leaves, hops, lavender ...

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Belt Line Brewery and Kitchen

545 Swan St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $

BreweryAmerican

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

From the late 1800's to the end of the first World War, Buffalo's Belt Line made moving around Buffalo a welcome part of everyday life. Working dutifully ...

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Big Ditch Brewing Co.

55 E Huron St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

BreweryAmerican

Online

Casual Table Service

Big Ditch Brewing Co. is one of Downtown Buffalo's shinning stars when it comes to brewery/restaurant combos. The tap room is huge, yet welcoming and does ...

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Big Inlet Brewing

6169 Elm Flat Rd Mayville, New York 14757 • $

Brewery

Southern Tier

Scheduled to open in Late-Summer, 2018, Big Inlet Brewing is the result of years of brainstorming by close friends and relatives. Randy Henderson, Brent ...

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Brickyard Brewing Company

436 Center St Lewiston, New York 14092 • $$

BreweryAmericanBeer Bar/HallBurgersDeli-SandwichesPizza3469

Niagara County

Casual Table Service, Bar

Temporarily Closed We look forward to serving you your first BBC pint! If you're tired of the same old Lewiston scene, this is the place for you. ...

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Britesmith Brewing

5611 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

BreweryBeer Bar/HallPizza

North Towns

Casual Table Service

Located in an 1800's blacksmith shop in Williamsville, NY, BriteSmith Brewing takes its name from the subset of Blacksmiths known as 'Brite Smiths'. Just ...

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Buffalo Brewing Company

314 Myrtle Ave Buffalo, New York 14204 • $

Brewery

Buffalo

Bar

We started this company with the vision to provide our friends, family, & neighbors with the highest quality, freshest beer in Western, New York. We ...

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Buffalo Brewpub

6861 Main St. Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

Beer Bar/HallBreweryAmericanBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

North Towns

Casual Table Service

At Buffalo Brewpub we brew our own beers! New York State's Oldest Brew Pub dedicated to Fine Beer, food, and fun! Renowned for its fabulous beer and savory ...

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Coming Soon: Brazen Brewing

5839 Genesee St Lancaster, NY 14086 • $

Brewery

Cheektowaga and East

Bar

Brazen Brewing, as the name would suggest, was born of a desire to do whatever it takes to strike out on our own and build a unique venue in the beer community. We’re ...

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Coming Soon: Griffon Brewery and Gastropub

115 S Water St Lewiston , NY 14092 • $$

Pub FoodAmericanBrewery

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

The Griffon House in Lewiston is moving to the former Water Street Landing location along the village's waterfront. They are looking to open the new location ...

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Coming Soon: Sad Boys Brewing

567 Exchange St. Buffalo, NY 14210 • $

Brewery

Buffalo

Bar

Coming Soon! Your family here at Sad Boys understands that drinking can get lonely. That is why we make it our personal mission to strengthen comradery ...

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Coming Soon: Spotted Octopus Brewing

41 Edward Street Buffalo, NY 14202 • $

Brewery

Buffalo

Bar

Coming Soon! New Nano-brewery planned for Buffalo, NY focusing on experimental brews and constantly rotating flavors and styles ...

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Coming Soon: Wayland Brewing Co.

3740 N. Buffalo St. Orchard Park, NY 14127 • $$

Small PlatesPizzaBrewery

South Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Coming Soon! We hear the name will be Wayland Brewing Company. The team behind The Grange Community Kitchen (Hamburg) and West Rose (Ellicottville) ...

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Coming Soonish: New York Beer Project – OP

Windward Road Orchard Park, New York 14127 • $$

BreweryAmericanPizzaPub Food

South Towns

Casual Table Service

Coming Soonish! Celebrating the unique and vibrant global beer culture. ...

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Community Beer Works Brewery & Taproom – 7th Street

520 7th St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBrewery

Buffalo

Bar, Casual Table Service

We're Buffalo's first nanobrewery, making (really good) beer in (very) small batches since 2012. We're expanding in 2018 because we believe that if we ...

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East Aurora Brewery

667 Oakwood Ave. East Aurora, NY 14052 • $

Brewery

South Towns

EAB is a "Hyper Local", certified Farm Brewery & Farm Cidery in East Aurora, NY. Superior quality Beer & Hard Cider locally grown/brewed/served. ...

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Ellicottville Brewing Company

28 Monroe St Ellicottville, New York 14731 • $$

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBreweryBuffalo FoodBurgers

Southern Tier

Ellicottville Brewing was established in 1995 by our beer-loving founder after a ski trip to Vail, CO. Inspiration had struck: an authentic craft brewery ...

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Five and 20 Spirits and Brewing

8398 W Main St Westfield, New York 14787 • $

Brewery

Southern Tier

For 40 years, Mazza's main focus has been creating Lake Erie wines of distinction, beginning with Mazza Vineyards in North East, PA. In 2005, we began ...

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Flying Bison Brewing Company

840 Seneca St Buffalo, New York 14210 • $

Brewery

Buffalo

Bar

Flying Bison Brewing Company is a packaging brewery located in the city of Buffalo, and the first stand alone brewery to operate in the city proper since ...

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Froth Brewing Co.

700 Military Rd Buffalo, New York 14216 • $

AmericanBrewery

North Buffalo

Bar

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Hamburg Brewing Company

6553 Boston State Rd. Buffalo, New York 14075 • $

BreweryAmerican

South Towns

We are proud to say we are producing some beers with New York State grown ingredients! Check out our Beers page to see which beers feature NYS grown barley ...

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Ellicottville Brewing Company

28 Monroe St Ellicottvile, New York 14731 • $$

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBreweryBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

Southern Tier

Casual Table Service

Guests will enjoy the semi-private space of our upstairs private dining room, along with a great staff attending to you and your guests dining experience. ...

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Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

190 Scott St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $

Beer Bar/HallGermanBrewery

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

The ninth American franchise of Munich's famous Hofbrauhaus, the Buffalo operation features live German music nightly, long tables and benches, beer hall, ...

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Labatt Brew House Tasting Bar – SPECIAL EVENTS ONLY

79 Perry St Buffalo , NY 14203 • $$

Beer Bar/HallBrewery

Other

Bar

The Labatt Brew House will open for major events in the area. An updated calendar of events is posted on the Labatt Brew House website. The Labatt Brew ...

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Lafayette Brewing Company in Hotel @ Lafayette

391 Washington St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$

BreweryAmericanBeer Bar/HallSmall Plates

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Bar

We are a Brewery located in Downtown Buffalo inside of the historical Hotel Lafayette. Two large bars connecting the dining room and tap room. Directly ...

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Live Edge Brewing Company

2100 Coomer Rd Burt, New York 14028 • $$

Brewery

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

Live Edge Brewing Company is a wonderful taproom located off the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, next to the famous Schulzes Winery. We promise to offer ...

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New York Beer Project

6933 S Transit Rd Lockport, New York 14094 • $$

BreweryAmericanPizzaPub Food

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

Celebrating the unique and vibrant global beer culture, New York Beer Project is found in the town of Lockport, New York at the epicenter where two counties, ...

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Old First Ward Brewing Co.

73 Hamburg St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $

Brewery

Buffalo

Old First Ward Brewing Co.is devoted to the creation and continual improvement of our beers. While we have several house beers they are the result of months ...

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Other Half Brewing at Seneca One

1 Seneca St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $

Beer Bar/HallBrewery

Online

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Other Half Brewing at Seneca One is open for on-premise drinks and drinks to-go! Swing by and hang with friends and family for both can and bottle pours ...

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Pearl Street Grill & Brew Pub

76 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AmericanBreweryBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-SandwichesPub Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Pearl Street Grill $ Brew Pub is the second largest brew pub in America.Premier spot downtown for pre/post Sabres, Bison or Bandits games, any First Niagara, ...

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Pressure Drop Brewing

65 Vandalia St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $

Brewery

Buffalo

Bar

New WNY brewery located in The Barrel Factory of the Old First Ward. Come and enjoy our new recipes in the tasting room & get a growler to go if you ...

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Pressure Drop Brewing Tasting Room

1672 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$

BreweryBeer Bar/Hall

Buffalo

Bar

Pressure Drop Brewing on Elmwood will serve Pressure Drop beers on tap, as well as New York state cider, wine, and liquor. They have a full kitchen that ...

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Prosper Brewing, LLC

72 Webster St North Tonawanda, New York 14120 • $$

AmericanBrewery

Niagara County

Bar

We are a small Brewpub (capacity of 40) located in the heart of downtown North Tonawanda across the street from the Historical Riviera Theater. We are ...

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Resurgence Brewing Company

55 Chicago Street Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$

BreweryBeer Bar/HallAmerican

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Bar

Resurgence Brewing Company and Beer Garden brews high-quality craft beer to be enjoyed in our taproom, beer garden or at home. Buffalo has always been ...

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Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. – West Seneca

4350 Seneca St West Seneca, New York 14224 • $$

Brewery

South Towns

Bar

Rusty Nickel Brewing Co is a proud NYS Farm Brewery, crafting locally sourced beer and cider since it opened in 2015. The brewery has been awarded for ...

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Sato Brewpub

110 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

AsianBreweryJapanese-Sushi

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Brewpub, Japanese restaurant with small plates, yakitori, izakaya, ramen, brewery. A Word from Sato Brewpub We are a small brewpub $ Japanese izakaya ...

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Steelbound Brewery & Distillery – Ellicottville

5873 US-219 Ellicottville, New York 14731 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodPizzaBrewery

Southern Tier

Casual Table Service

They will open will a full line of beer on tap, including BETA Juice and Last Minute IPA's, Double Dog Dare Ya DIPA, Fat Porter, Nutty Blond Blonde Ale ...

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Steelbound Brewery & Restaurant – Springville

243 West Main Street Springville, NY 14141 • $$

BreweryAmerican

South Towns

Casual Table Service

This whole idea all started when we began brewing in 2015. The novel goal of crafting a sense of home, and making our friends feel comfortable in that ...

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Tappo Pizza @ Thin Man Brewery (Chandler)

166 Chandler St Buffalo, New York 14207 • $$

BreweryPizzaBuffalo Food

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Take Out

Serving wood-fired pizzas and more for Thin Man Brewery's Barrel Room. ...

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The Draft Room

79 Perry St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$

AmericanBreweryBurgersPizzaPub Food

Buffalo

Bar

'Beer and the Buffalo Sabres are a match made in hockey heaven so it only makes sense that our friends at Labatt USA would open up a flagship brewing operation ...

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Thin Man Brewery

492 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$

BreweryAmericanBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

Buffalo

Casual Table Service, Take Out, Bar

Western New York has long been a birthplace of invention. The grain elevator. The streetlight. The pacemaker. The crash test dummy. Created in 1949 ...

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Wandering Gypsy Brewing Co

3301 Braley Rd Ransomville, NY 14131 • $

Brewery

Niagara County

Wandering Gypsy Brewing Company is located at 3301 Braley Road in Ransomville, New York. ​Though beer is our first love and primary focus, we will continue ...

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West Shore Brewing Company

10995, Main Street, Clarence NY 14031 Erie County, New York 14031 • $

Brewery

North Towns

Bar

Brewery and tasting room featuring 6 to 12 custom made beers as well as different events every week. ...

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Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company

638 Lake St Wilson, New York 14172 • $$

AmericanBeer Bar/HallBreweryBuffalo FoodBurgers

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

One crazy idea. Two brothers and their wives. One old cold storage building in a historic town. And a lot of good beer. This pretty much sums up who we ...

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Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company – Wurlitzer, NT

Niagara Falls Blvd North Tonawanda,, New York 14120 • $$

AmericanBreweryBuffalo FoodBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

Niagara County

One crazy idea. Two brothers and their awesome wives. Two old, kick-ass locations. A cold storage building and a music factory in historic towns AND A ...

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Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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This post was originally published in 2019 and has been updated.

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Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer based in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood who has been covering local food and culture for the Step Out Buffalo over the past six years. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for exploring and understand the many diverse corners of Western New York.

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