Buffalo Spirits Roundup: Black Button Opens & There's a New Patio in Town

Drink, Food & Drink, Spirits, Things to Do


Written by Brian Campbell

Published on August 31, 2017

Black Button Distilling

Black Button Distilling has opened the doors on its new Buffalo location, and is excited to invite the Queen City to enjoy its small-batch spirits. President and head distiller Jason Barrett says Buffalo was a no-brainer for a second location. “Buffalo has always been very receptive to our craft spirits, but we wanted to become more than just a Rochester company doing business in Buffalo,” Barrett told Step Out Buffalo. “We wanted to become a western New York company with a home in both cities. In order to truly become a part of the fabric of Buffalo, I felt that we had to have a home base there.”  Black Button is located at 149 Swan Street, and is open Thursday thru Sunday at 11am.
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Buffalo Brunch Bash

Partnering with Buffalo Iron Works and Clean Air Coalition of WNY, Lockhouse Distillery is sponsoring Buffalo Brunch Bash on September 3. Featuring Lockhouse drink specials, the event will include brunch dishes from Buffalo’s best restaurants and music from jazz ensemble Gravy. Tickets for the fundraiser will cost $15, and will benefit CACWNY in their varied campaigns to fight for public health and environmental compliance. Lockhouse’s commitment to community service has become the standard for Buffalo businesses, and the team at the Columbia Street distillery stand at the forefront.
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Lakeward Spirits Opens its Patio

Nestled in the Old First Ward’s Barrel Factory, Lakeward Spirits announced the opening of its outdoor patio just in time to enjoy the waning summer. The awning-covered open-air seating gives visitors an opportunity to mix finely craft cocktails with spirited conversation and a touch of nature, while remaining protected from the notoriously fickle Buffalo weather. Enjoy Lakeward’s patio from 5-6pm daily for happy hour specials. $5 craft cocktails made with Lakeward’s vodka, as well as a handful of New York State craft beers. Soon, the drink menu will be expanding, as Lakeward has been hard at work this summer on their Inland Sea Rum.
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Pyramid at Buffalo Distilling Company

On September 15, Buffalo Distilling will host DJ consortium Pyramid.  The four-man team of Kyle Moody, Charlie Abbott, Chad Lock and Nate Howell will begin to shake the Seneca Street brick walls at 10pm. Entry will cost visitors $5 and will guarantee four hours of Buffalo’s most unique dance music.Indoor and outdoor seating is available for those who resist the urge to dance, and Buffalo’s first straight bourbon flows freely. Also available are the distillery’s varied spirits, which include their new OFC Moonshine.

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Brian Campbell</a>

Written by Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell is co-founder and Brand Manager of the Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).
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