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20 Underrated Bars in WNY According to Our Readers

City Guide, Drink, Food & Drink

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Written by Courtney Kelly

Published on May 9, 2019
Photo courtesy of Moor Pat

Updated April 2020

It’s no secret that Buffalonians love to drink, and in our defense, we have plenty of reason to. We will defend our favorite sports team and wing spots until the day we die, but we don’t hear enough about our favorite bars – dive, cocktail, sports, and otherwise. Western New York has what feels like a bajillion bars to choose from, some more popular than others. We asked our readers what they think the most “underrated” bars are in the area, and man did we get some responses in a variety of categories. This list offers classy vibes, dark spaces, beer heavy drink lists, old school atmospheres, cool kid hangouts, and literally everything in between.

Without further ado, here’s *our readers’* guide to Buffalo’s most underrated bars (in no particular order), for the next time you’re in need of… you know… a drink.

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1. Moor Pat

78 E Spring St, Williamsville, NY 14221

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2. Jordan’s Ale House

107 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY 14220

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3. Craving

1472 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

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4. Forty Thieves

727 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

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5. Buffalo’s Best Grill

3700 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, NY 14127

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6. Wine on Hertel

1370 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

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7. Mo’s Place

1318 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

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8. Founding Fathers

75 Edward St, Buffalo, NY 14216

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9. Left Bank

511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213

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10. The Old Pink

223 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201

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11. Essex Street Pub

530 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213

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12. Wellington Pub

1541 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

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13. Burning Buffalo

1504 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

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14. Pine Lounge

164 Clinton St, Cowlesville, NY 14037

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15. Old School Bar

1263 Clinton St, Buffalo, NY 14206

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16. Murray’s Tavern

2455 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

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17. Buteras Pizza

32 Main St, Hamburg, NY 14075

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18. Bacchus Wine Bar

56 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202

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19. Froth Brewing Co.

700 Military Rd, Buffalo, NY 14216

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20. Public House on the Lake

4914 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/ckelly/" target="_self">Courtney Kelly</a>

Written by Courtney Kelly

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