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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2011, 07:26:28 AM »
3 days in Buffalo await. What's fresh in town?

Nothing.

Go to Toronto or Cleveland.
Toronto's next month. Some Cleveland beer's usually around the town (Great Lakes). But...look on the bright side...Sly Fox (including Saison Vos) is also usually available at Premier. There were a couple of things I saw last trip over there but it's like it was over a year ago so "outlook hazy, try again later." :magic8ball:

B-lo has some nice spots... I really don't know whats going on out there right now - haven't been out thataway in a couple of months.

After 26+ in that area... I really do not have anything positive to say about it  :shrug:
I enjoy hitting the old country a great deal every few months. I was there for school and a few years afterwards. All in about what...9 years I guess. Some of my best friends are still there and good beer, food (I said good, not healthy) and music are always abundant (and inexpensive). Too abundant almost, because whenever we stay the weekend the Monday morning after hits like a blessed sledgehammer.

There's definitely a lot of Shakedown Street in the town. The worst part is watching the countless empty storefronts and catching the bitter chill and the ride on the way to the airport in the late fall on the way out of town. It's pretty much frigid tundra at that point, and yeah...it's &*(%ing depressing. Still, there are solid schools there and for those that do build a career there, it...is...&*(%ing...cheap...to live. For an occasional visit with friends, it's always a great time and a reminder that I'm not 23 anymore.

Besides, to me, Rochester is a lot worse... :banned:

I like Roche better... but can see how you could feel that way.  B-lo is a cheap place to live, no doubt, and there are some good people out there... but yeah, depressing with no future to be seen.  CNY isn't any better, but I dig Ithaca.  Diversity, a good place to raise a child.

All that said - NOBODY drinks as a community like WNYers.  Crazy bastards.  Wake up, grab a thirty of something cheap, go about your day.  Pick up more beer in the evening, then hit the bar.  Rinse, repeat. 
... And the weekends - the weekends are for serious drinking.  Craft beer has it's spots in the area, but as a whole is kinda frowned on as snobby with a "why would anyone spend that kind of $$$ on a few beers when you can get 30 for the same $$$" mentality.  If your a homebrewer... well, they will revere you, as self-sufficiency is golden to their conservative mind-sets.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2011, 07:26:54 AM »
I have to ask those that our from that area what was Buffalo known for? I mean it was a busy city with a booming population at one point but like Cleveland and Detroit has fallen on hard times and lost considerable population numbers. Was there a big industry that was there that went under?
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2011, 07:29:55 AM »
I have to ask those that our from that area what was Buffalo known for? I mean it was a busy city with a booming population at one point but like Cleveland and Detroit has fallen on hard times and lost considerable population numbers. Was there a big industry that was there that went under?

It was a booming steel city at one point.  When Bethlehem Steel closed, the city fell and never recovered.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2011, 07:34:18 AM »
I have to ask those that our from that area what was Buffalo known for? I mean it was a busy city with a booming population at one point but like Cleveland and Detroit has fallen on hard times and lost considerable population numbers. Was there a big industry that was there that went under?

It was a booming steel city at one point.  When Bethlehem Steel closed, the city fell and never recovered.

that makes sense  I thought it was similar to Pittsburg in that sense
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2011, 07:44:25 AM »
I have to ask those that our from that area what was Buffalo known for? I mean it was a busy city with a booming population at one point but like Cleveland and Detroit has fallen on hard times and lost considerable population numbers. Was there a big industry that was there that went under?

It was a booming steel city at one point.  When Bethlehem Steel closed, the city fell and never recovered.

that makes sense  I thought it was similar to Pittsburg in that sense

Up until the 60's, Bell Aircraft employed a much of the people as well - my father was an aeronautical engineer working on one of the very first VTOL projects in the world there throughout the fifties.  That manufacturing facility, like most in the area, sits vacant and crumbling.  WNY is the reason for my stance today on jobs, job retention and worker rights.

Railyards and shipping played a major part in B-lo's history as well.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2011, 10:01:32 AM »
I have to ask those that our from that area what was Buffalo known for? I mean it was a busy city with a booming population at one point but like Cleveland and Detroit has fallen on hard times and lost considerable population numbers. Was there a big industry that was there that went under?

It was the Erie Canal that put Buffalo on the map, because it was then the gateway for transporting goods from the midwest to the east coast.   And because of it's proximity to the Niagara Falls hydro power plant, it was one of the first cities in the country to have widespread access to electricity in homes and businesses.

Among the most prominent industries were shipping (trains, ships, and canal), grain mills, steel and iron, auto manufacturers, chemicals, aerospace technology, and organized crime. 

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2011, 10:06:15 AM »
I have to ask those that our from that area what was Buffalo known for? I mean it was a busy city with a booming population at one point but like Cleveland and Detroit has fallen on hard times and lost considerable population numbers. Was there a big industry that was there that went under?

It was the Erie Canal that put Buffalo on the map, because it was then the gateway for transporting goods from the midwest to the east coast.   And because of it's proximity to the Niagara Falls hydro power plant, it was one of the first cities in the country to have widespread access to electricity in homes and businesses.

Among the most prominent industries were shipping (trains, ships, and canal), grain mills, steel and iron, auto manufacturers, chemicals, aerospace technology, and organized crime. 

I forgot about the Canal which was a major feat for its time...
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2011, 11:21:32 PM »
Just noticed this right now...I'll try to remember to respond tomorrow to whatever comments are in here.

When are you in town?  We should meet up...
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2011, 08:37:40 PM »
I have to ask those that our from that area what was Buffalo known for? I mean it was a busy city with a booming population at one point but like Cleveland and Detroit has fallen on hard times and lost considerable population numbers. Was there a big industry that was there that went under?

It was a booming steel city at one point.  When Bethlehem Steel closed, the city fell and never recovered.

that makes sense  I thought it was similar to Pittsburg in that sense

Up until the 60's, Bell Aircraft employed a much of the people as well - my father was an aeronautical engineer working on one of the very first VTOL projects in the world there throughout the fifties.  That manufacturing facility, like most in the area, sits vacant and crumbling.  WNY is the reason for my stance today on jobs, job retention and worker rights.

Railyards and shipping played a major part in B-lo's history as well.
:lol: I have a client that occupies like 1/10th of the Bell Aerospace building...it's so cool looking...just a looming, old, beatdown and cracked building.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2011, 08:38:27 PM »
I have to ask those that our from that area what was Buffalo known for? I mean it was a busy city with a booming population at one point but like Cleveland and Detroit has fallen on hard times and lost considerable population numbers. Was there a big industry that was there that went under?

It was the Erie Canal that put Buffalo on the map, because it was then the gateway for transporting goods from the midwest to the east coast.   And because of it's proximity to the Niagara Falls hydro power plant, it was one of the first cities in the country to have widespread access to electricity in homes and businesses.

Among the most prominent industries were shipping (trains, ships, and canal), grain mills, steel and iron, auto manufacturers, chemicals, aerospace technology, and organized crime. 
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2011, 08:40:22 PM »
3 days in Buffalo await. What's fresh in town?

Nothing.

Go to Toronto or Cleveland.
Toronto's next month. Some Cleveland beer's usually around the town (Great Lakes). But...look on the bright side...Sly Fox (including Saison Vos) is also usually available at Premier. There were a couple of things I saw last trip over there but it's like it was over a year ago so "outlook hazy, try again later." :magic8ball:

B-lo has some nice spots... I really don't know whats going on out there right now - haven't been out thataway in a couple of months.

After 26+ in that area... I really do not have anything positive to say about it  :shrug:
I've never understood the Buffalo hate....what's not to like about it here?  I'll probably have to move at some point, just because of work, but I really, genuinely like it here.  It's a great place to live...
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2011, 11:27:15 PM »
3 days in Buffalo await. What's fresh in town?

Nothing.

Go to Toronto or Cleveland.
Toronto's next month. Some Cleveland beer's usually around the town (Great Lakes). But...look on the bright side...Sly Fox (including Saison Vos) is also usually available at Premier. There were a couple of things I saw last trip over there but it's like it was over a year ago so "outlook hazy, try again later." :magic8ball:

B-lo has some nice spots... I really don't know whats going on out there right now - haven't been out thataway in a couple of months.

After 26+ in that area... I really do not have anything positive to say about it  :shrug:
I've never understood the Buffalo hate....what's not to like about it here?  I'll probably have to move at some point, just because of work, but I really, genuinely like it here.  It's a great place to live...

I have many, many reasons... none I care to post here, sorry (it's a long car ride to Tenn.)
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2011, 11:37:17 PM »
Ithaca > Syracuse > Rochester > Buffalo

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2011, 07:31:08 AM »
Ithaca > Syracuse > Rochester > Buffalo

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #64 on: April 12, 2011, 07:52:29 AM »
Ithaca > Syracuse > Rochester > Buffalo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hartford
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #65 on: April 12, 2011, 08:47:55 AM »
3 days in Buffalo await. What's fresh in town?

Nothing.

Go to Toronto or Cleveland.
Toronto's next month. Some Cleveland beer's usually around the town (Great Lakes). But...look on the bright side...Sly Fox (including Saison Vos) is also usually available at Premier. There were a couple of things I saw last trip over there but it's like it was over a year ago so "outlook hazy, try again later." :magic8ball:

B-lo has some nice spots... I really don't know whats going on out there right now - haven't been out thataway in a couple of months.

After 26+ in that area... I really do not have anything positive to say about it  :shrug:
I've never understood the Buffalo hate....what's not to like about it here?  I'll probably have to move at some point, just because of work, but I really, genuinely like it here.  It's a great place to live...

Pay no attention to the haters .... they're just jealous.   :thumbdown:

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #66 on: April 12, 2011, 09:10:13 AM »
Ithaca > Syracuse > Rochester > Buffalo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hartford
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #67 on: May 27, 2011, 07:14:20 PM »
Buffalo Beer Week - June 19-26

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #68 on: July 27, 2014, 10:01:03 PM »
Ithaca > Syracuse > Rochester > Buffalo
lol at Syracuse and Rochester being objectively "better" than Buffalo.

Ithaca sure, but that's not a fair fight.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #69 on: July 28, 2014, 10:58:14 AM »
Ithaca > Syracuse > Rochester > Buffalo
lol at Syracuse and Rochester being objectively "better" than Buffalo.

Ithaca sure, but that's not a fair fight.

holy thread resurrection.

i'm sure that has changed in THREE YEARS.

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #70 on: July 28, 2014, 02:04:39 PM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

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« Reply #71 on: July 28, 2014, 02:08:37 PM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

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« Reply #72 on: July 28, 2014, 03:12:12 PM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

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« Reply #73 on: July 28, 2014, 03:15:36 PM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

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I've been gone for so long, I don't know shit about food & beer there anymore.  Just make sure you go to Cole's at least once. 

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« Reply #76 on: July 28, 2014, 03:26:25 PM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

Dive-bar place with great bar food (burgers and wings) that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is Grover's in East Amherst. I always make it a point to stop there when I'm in town to scout games.

Duff's for wings is also a solid choice.

Neither are craft beer or booze meccas, and they're a long way from trendy white table cloth dining. But both are damn good at what they do.

Pete and I met up at Gene McCarthy's when I was in town a couple weeks ago. Very much dive bar, with a small brewing system in back. Their beer wasn't OMG stellar, but it was solid and I enjoyed the south-side neighborhood joint vibe.

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« Reply #78 on: July 28, 2014, 03:34:31 PM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

Dive-bar place with great bar food (burgers and wings) that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is Grover's in East Amherst. I always make it a point to stop there when I'm in town to scout games.

Duff's for wings is also a solid choice.

Neither are craft beer or booze meccas, and they're a long way from trendy white table cloth dining. But both are damn good at what they do.

Pete and I met up at Gene McCarthy's when I was in town a couple weeks ago. Very much dive bar, with a small brewing system in back. Their beer wasn't OMG stellar, but it was solid and I enjoyed the south-side neighborhood joint vibe.

All sounds good.  :excited:

Mostly I was just joking to bump Pete's thread up. I know he's got a list of things he wants to take me to do. My only requests were good beer, buffalo pizza and the best wings, I don't even care if we go to anchor bar or not, I just want the best ones.  Excited to visit him and maybe even be the first internet friend to meet his girlfriend.

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #79 on: July 28, 2014, 04:52:46 PM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

Dive-bar place with great bar food (burgers and wings) that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is Grover's in East Amherst. I always make it a point to stop there when I'm in town to scout games.

Duff's for wings is also a solid choice.

Neither are craft beer or booze meccas, and they're a long way from trendy white table cloth dining. But both are damn good at what they do.

Pete and I met up at Gene McCarthy's when I was in town a couple weeks ago. Very much dive bar, with a small brewing system in back. Their beer wasn't OMG stellar, but it was solid and I enjoyed the south-side neighborhood joint vibe.

All sounds good.  :excited:

Mostly I was just joking to bump Pete's thread up. I know he's got a list of things he wants to take me to do. My only requests were good beer, buffalo pizza and the best wings, I don't even care if we go to anchor bar or not, I just want the best ones.  Excited to visit him and maybe even be the first internet friend to meet his girlfriend.

when are you going up in october? we definitely want to see a bills game this year in buffalo, but i can also be persuaded to go up there and eat the best poutine ever at blue monk.

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« Reply #80 on: July 28, 2014, 06:38:04 PM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

Dive-bar place with great bar food (burgers and wings) that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is Grover's in East Amherst. I always make it a point to stop there when I'm in town to scout games.

Duff's for wings is also a solid choice.

Neither are craft beer or booze meccas, and they're a long way from trendy white table cloth dining. But both are damn good at what they do.

Pete and I met up at Gene McCarthy's when I was in town a couple weeks ago. Very much dive bar, with a small brewing system in back. Their beer wasn't OMG stellar, but it was solid and I enjoyed the south-side neighborhood joint vibe.

All sounds good.  :excited:

Mostly I was just joking to bump Pete's thread up. I know he's got a list of things he wants to take me to do. My only requests were good beer, buffalo pizza and the best wings, I don't even care if we go to anchor bar or not, I just want the best ones.  Excited to visit him and maybe even be the first internet friend to meet his girlfriend.

I ALMOST got to meet her... :kickrock:

In my couple visits Anchor Bar is a waste of time (tourist trap). I truly thought Duff's had the top-rung wing, but after having them at Grover's for the first time (the day after having Duff's) I'd push theirs ahead. Both are great, don't get me wrong.

But Petey will be able to possibly guide you to an even better spot. :shrug:

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #81 on: July 29, 2014, 09:18:03 AM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

Dive-bar place with great bar food (burgers and wings) that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is Grover's in East Amherst. I always make it a point to stop there when I'm in town to scout games.

Duff's for wings is also a solid choice.

Neither are craft beer or booze meccas, and they're a long way from trendy white table cloth dining. But both are damn good at what they do.

Pete and I met up at Gene McCarthy's when I was in town a couple weeks ago. Very much dive bar, with a small brewing system in back. Their beer wasn't OMG stellar, but it was solid and I enjoyed the south-side neighborhood joint vibe.

All sounds good.  :excited:

Mostly I was just joking to bump Pete's thread up. I know he's got a list of things he wants to take me to do. My only requests were good beer, buffalo pizza and the best wings, I don't even care if we go to anchor bar or not, I just want the best ones.  Excited to visit him and maybe even be the first internet friend to meet his girlfriend.

when are you going up in october? we definitely want to see a bills game this year in buffalo, but i can also be persuaded to go up there and eat the best poutine ever at blue monk.
He's coming up the week of the Vikings game (October 19).  When we last spoke, you were planning on the Patriots game (October 12), I believe?
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #82 on: July 29, 2014, 09:21:08 AM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

Dive-bar place with great bar food (burgers and wings) that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is Grover's in East Amherst. I always make it a point to stop there when I'm in town to scout games.

Duff's for wings is also a solid choice.

Neither are craft beer or booze meccas, and they're a long way from trendy white table cloth dining. But both are damn good at what they do.

Pete and I met up at Gene McCarthy's when I was in town a couple weeks ago. Very much dive bar, with a small brewing system in back. Their beer wasn't OMG stellar, but it was solid and I enjoyed the south-side neighborhood joint vibe.
I have still never been to Grover's.  We tried going there once while we were living at UB but got really confused and the place was packed....they like don't have a host/hostess and you write your name on a chalkboard.  We didn't know what to do so we left and now it's a trek from where we live.  I have heard the burgers are great though.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #83 on: July 29, 2014, 09:27:39 AM »
Duff's is better than Anchor Bar but there are other places that are better than both.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #84 on: July 29, 2014, 09:28:34 AM »
Duff's is better than Anchor Bar but there are other places that are better than both.

Been to Gabriel's Gate lately?

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #85 on: July 29, 2014, 09:40:06 AM »
Duff's is better than Anchor Bar but there are other places that are better than both.

Been to Gabriel's Gate lately?
I haven't eaten there in like a year but I was there for drinks not too long ago.  Their wings are probably in the better-than-Duff's tier IMO.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2014, 09:51:33 AM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

Dive-bar place with great bar food (burgers and wings) that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is Grover's in East Amherst. I always make it a point to stop there when I'm in town to scout games.

Duff's for wings is also a solid choice.

Neither are craft beer or booze meccas, and they're a long way from trendy white table cloth dining. But both are damn good at what they do.

Pete and I met up at Gene McCarthy's when I was in town a couple weeks ago. Very much dive bar, with a small brewing system in back. Their beer wasn't OMG stellar, but it was solid and I enjoyed the south-side neighborhood joint vibe.

All sounds good.  :excited:

Mostly I was just joking to bump Pete's thread up. I know he's got a list of things he wants to take me to do. My only requests were good beer, buffalo pizza and the best wings, I don't even care if we go to anchor bar or not, I just want the best ones.  Excited to visit him and maybe even be the first internet friend to meet his girlfriend.

when are you going up in october? we definitely want to see a bills game this year in buffalo, but i can also be persuaded to go up there and eat the best poutine ever at blue monk.
He's coming up the week of the Vikings game (October 19).  When we last spoke, you were planning on the Patriots game (October 12), I believe?

hmm i don't remember this, but that doesn't mean that it didn't happen. :) are  you guys actually going to the game? i will talk with adam tomorrow when he gets home so we can start planning!

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #87 on: July 29, 2014, 09:57:08 AM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

Dive-bar place with great bar food (burgers and wings) that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is Grover's in East Amherst. I always make it a point to stop there when I'm in town to scout games.

Duff's for wings is also a solid choice.

Neither are craft beer or booze meccas, and they're a long way from trendy white table cloth dining. But both are damn good at what they do.

Pete and I met up at Gene McCarthy's when I was in town a couple weeks ago. Very much dive bar, with a small brewing system in back. Their beer wasn't OMG stellar, but it was solid and I enjoyed the south-side neighborhood joint vibe.

All sounds good.  :excited:

Mostly I was just joking to bump Pete's thread up. I know he's got a list of things he wants to take me to do. My only requests were good beer, buffalo pizza and the best wings, I don't even care if we go to anchor bar or not, I just want the best ones.  Excited to visit him and maybe even be the first internet friend to meet his girlfriend.

when are you going up in october? we definitely want to see a bills game this year in buffalo, but i can also be persuaded to go up there and eat the best poutine ever at blue monk.
He's coming up the week of the Vikings game (October 19).  When we last spoke, you were planning on the Patriots game (October 12), I believe?

hmm i don't remember this, but that doesn't mean that it didn't happen. :) are  you guys actually going to the game? i will talk with adam tomorrow when he gets home so we can start planning!
Either you or Adam mentioned it to me late during Unicornfest because your friends (can't recall their names :bag: ) were considering coming up for the Patriots game on October 12.

I have not purchased tickets to the game yet, but he's booked a plane ticket already.  I want to buy the tickets in the next few days before the preseason hype gets going.  The first 2 games are almost sold out.  This game will sell out at some point but I wouldn't expect it to for a little bit longer.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #88 on: July 29, 2014, 10:02:33 AM »
I'm going to visit some dude up there in October. Where should I drink and eat? TIA.

Dive-bar place with great bar food (burgers and wings) that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is Grover's in East Amherst. I always make it a point to stop there when I'm in town to scout games.

Duff's for wings is also a solid choice.

Neither are craft beer or booze meccas, and they're a long way from trendy white table cloth dining. But both are damn good at what they do.

Pete and I met up at Gene McCarthy's when I was in town a couple weeks ago. Very much dive bar, with a small brewing system in back. Their beer wasn't OMG stellar, but it was solid and I enjoyed the south-side neighborhood joint vibe.

All sounds good.  :excited:

Mostly I was just joking to bump Pete's thread up. I know he's got a list of things he wants to take me to do. My only requests were good beer, buffalo pizza and the best wings, I don't even care if we go to anchor bar or not, I just want the best ones.  Excited to visit him and maybe even be the first internet friend to meet his girlfriend.

when are you going up in october? we definitely want to see a bills game this year in buffalo, but i can also be persuaded to go up there and eat the best poutine ever at blue monk.
He's coming up the week of the Vikings game (October 19).  When we last spoke, you were planning on the Patriots game (October 12), I believe?

hmm i don't remember this, but that doesn't mean that it didn't happen. :) are  you guys actually going to the game? i will talk with adam tomorrow when he gets home so we can start planning!
Either you or Adam mentioned it to me late during Unicornfest because your friends (can't recall their names :bag: ) were considering coming up for the Patriots game on October 12.

I have not purchased tickets to the game yet, but he's booked a plane ticket already.  I want to buy the tickets in the next few days before the preseason hype gets going.  The first 2 games are almost sold out.  This game will sell out at some point but I wouldn't expect it to for a little bit longer.

i don't think they are planning on going up for that game, they are farming so they probably wouldn't go up until the farming season is over.

i think i would rather go to the vikings game, vs the patriots. the patriots is not going to end well for the bills. i will get back to you asap pedro!

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #89 on: July 29, 2014, 10:55:04 AM »
Duff's is better than Anchor Bar but there are other places that are better than both.

Been to Gabriel's Gate lately?
I haven't eaten there in like a year but I was there for drinks not too long ago.  Their wings are probably in the better-than-Duff's tier IMO.

Agreed.  I like their sauce a bit better (the hot is perfect IMO) and they are usually cooked perfectly.

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #90 on: July 29, 2014, 01:23:48 PM »
Duff's is better than Anchor Bar but there are other places that are better than both.


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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #91 on: August 23, 2014, 03:27:04 PM »
Finally checked out Resurgence Brewing this week.  Absolutely beautiful space on the West Side.

The beer was only okay.  Drinkable but not like exceptional.  I'd say it's a "should-visit" just for a beer or two just to check it out.  They've got a big indoor space with a bunch of picnic tables.  Outdoor beer garden with seating for easily like 60-70 people.

Huge range of ages there too, from your early 20s college kids to people in their 60s.  Very cool.

They had like 8 different beers on tap.
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Buffalo, NY?
« Reply #92 on: October 01, 2014, 11:49:41 PM »
I am going to be in Buffalo for a couple days next week.  Are there any must hit food/beer places?   :cheers:

Beermapping has a couple of places with ratings in the 80's, but any experience from peeps here?

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Re: Buffalo, NY?
« Reply #93 on: October 01, 2014, 11:54:58 PM »
You should really eat/drink at Pepper Pete'stm

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Re: Buffalo, NY?
« Reply #94 on: October 01, 2014, 11:59:37 PM »
You should really eat/drink at Pepper Pete'stm

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Re: Buffalo, NY?
« Reply #95 on: October 02, 2014, 09:46:00 AM »
I'll just be missing you. I'm visiting Pete the weekend after next.

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Re: Buffalo, NY?
« Reply #96 on: October 02, 2014, 09:55:45 AM »
bar bill tavern for the best wings and beef on weck.

down the street in aurora there is a nice little bottle shop/bar - i can't remember the name of it but it was solid.

blue monk for the best poutine ever and awesome tap list.

pedro will fill in the rest. :)

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Re: Buffalo, NY?
« Reply #97 on: October 02, 2014, 11:28:26 AM »
bar bill tavern for the best wings and beef on weck.

down the street in aurora there is a nice little bottle shop/bar - i can't remember the name of it but it was solid.

blue monk for the best poutine ever and awesome tap list.

pedro will fill in the rest. :)

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Re: Buffalo, NY?
« Reply #98 on: October 02, 2014, 11:35:09 AM »
bar bill tavern for the best wings and beef on weck.

down the street in aurora there is a nice little bottle shop/bar - i can't remember the name of it but it was solid.

blue monk for the best poutine ever and awesome tap list.

pedro will fill in the rest. :)

OC, you need to try beef on weck.  Poutine, however. :-X

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Re: Buffalo, NY?
« Reply #99 on: October 02, 2014, 11:43:47 AM »
bar bill tavern for the best wings and beef on weck.

down the street in aurora there is a nice little bottle shop/bar - i can't remember the name of it but it was solid.

blue monk for the best poutine ever and awesome tap list.

pedro will fill in the rest. :)

OC, you need to try beef on weck.  Poutine, however. :-X

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