Buffalo drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in Buffalo

Resurgence Brewing Company

Housed in a former engine factory that was later to became the city's dog pound, Resurgence typifies Buffalo's skill at adaptive reuse of its infrastructure. The beers ($8 for a tasting flight) are excellent, with s…
Cocktail Bar in Buffalo


The rustic, Italian-style pizzas are good, but the creative (and, at $10, startlingly affordable) classic cocktails are what draw the crowds to this cozy Elmwood Village nightspot.
Bar in Buffalo

Founding Fathers

Any questions about American history? Ask the knowledgeable owner of this laid-back neighborhood bar with a presidential theme. You'll also find free popcorn and nachos and good sandwiches ($9).
Bar in Buffalo

Allen Street Hardware Cafe

One of the more sophisticated options in Allentown, with a good restaurant (mains $17 to $22) and eclectic local music which usually begins around 9pm.
Cafe in Buffalo

Sweetness 7

On Buffalo's edgier west side, this indie cafe is known for its coffee, freshly baked goods and other light meals. The atmosphere is relaxed and arty.