10 Perfect Places For Valentine’s Day Drinks

City Guide, Drink, Food & Drink


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on February 4, 2014

It can be difficult to rack your brain at the last minute of all the places you once made a mental note of bringing your next date to. Maybe the place had the best drinks around, a nice cozy bar that forces practically public snuggling or a fun atmosphere that sets the mood for the rest of the night. If you can’t quite remember, or if you can – we’ve pulled together a lineup of spots that are sure to fit into your pre-dinner plans.

Joes-deli-valentines day drinks

Joe’s Deli

1. Joe’s Deli

Neighborhood: Elmwood Village

534 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY

Tips: Delightful ambiance, casual, cozy bar + high top tables.


2. M Lounge @ Mangia

Neighborhood: Orchard Park

475 ELLICOTT STREET BUFFALO, NY | (716) 332-2928

Tips: New, above Mangia Ristorante.

Just Vino

Just Vino

3. Just Vino

Neighborhood: Main Downtown

846 Main Street Buffalo, NY  | (716) 725-0166

Tip: Try one of 4 wine flights for $12.


4. Wine on Third

Neighborhood: Niagara Falls

501 Third Street Niagara Falls NY  | (716) 285-9463

Tip: Enjoy Spanish tapas while you drink!


Salumi Plate from Salumeria Belsito

5. Osteria 166

Neighborhood: Downtown

166 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14202 | (716) 858 – 3118
 Tips: Try an app while you get drinks.

Salumeria Belsito

6. Salumeria Belsito

Neighborhood: Hertel

1368 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY | (716) 240-9273

Tips: While you sip on Italian wine try the Salumi Plate – Three Italian coldcuts: Prosciutto; Hot Casalingo Salami; and Hot Cacciatore Salmi. Three Italian cheeses: Parmigiana-Reggiano, Fontina, and Mozzarella. ($18)


7. Vera Pizza

Neighborhood: Elmwood Village, Downtown

220 Lexington Ave. Buffalo NY 14202 | (716) 551-6262

Tips: The best cocktails in town. Enough said.


8. Martin Cooks Charcuterie Bar

Neighborhood: West Side

346 Connecticut Street Buffalo, NY 14213 | (716) 259-9306

Tip: Experience some great people watching – chef, staff & guests. Plus they have a nice selection of cheeses & pates to order before your main event.

9. Riley St. Station

Neighborhood: East Aurora

27 Riley St. East Aurora NY 14052 | (716) 655-4948

Tips: Nice place with a lovable pub atmosphere. So I guess you could say, you would be feelin’ the love all around…


Blue Monk

10. Blue Monk

Neighborhood: Elmwood Village

727 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY | (716) 862-6865

Tip: Perfect for your beer-loving date


Do you have anything to add to the list? Please comment below.

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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