Guide to the Best Brewery Patios in WNY

Beer, Drink, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Guides, Nightlife


Written by Sean Bermingham

Published on August 11, 2021
Photo courtesy of Rusty Nickel Brewing

Sipping an ice cold beer on a brewery patio immersed in the outdoors is the definition of how we want to spend the summer and fall months in Buffalo. Western New York is widely renowned as an emerging epicenter for craft-beer, and lucky for us, several of these places have an outdoor patio where you can kick back, put your feet up, and relax. If you’re looking to unwind over a frosty brew while you cherish this warm weather, we’ve got you covered with this killer list and so do these breweries.

Hamburg Brewing Company

6553 Boston State Road Hamburg, NY 14075 // More Info

Hamburg Brewing Company was established in October 2013, and has served the local community great beer since. This production brewing facility features a taproom and a striking outdoor patio. Here, you can enjoy your beer to the soft sounds of the fountain as you are greeted by mist and euphoria with every sip. This place offers the perfect reprieve from the stresses of daily life with live, local music. Their mission is simple: ‘to provide high quality and innovative brews and have a good time doing it’.


Resurgence Brewing Company

55 Chicago Street Buffalo, NY 14204 // More Info

Resurgence Brewery has provided Buffalonians with high quality craft beer for over seven years. Their outdoor patio is equipped with spacious picnic tables in the shade. They call this the ‘Beer Garden’ where countless memories grow as the local community congregates here at one of Buffalo’s finest breweries.

Rusty Nickel Brewery

4350 Seneca Street West Seneca, NY 14224 // More Info

When it comes to local brewery patios, Rusty Nickel is top notch. Surrounded by beautiful flowers and greenery; This atmosphere is one of a kind. There is plenty of room, patio chairs, stools, and a campfire encompassed by woodland scenery and architecture. Recently, patio innovations took place which enables the outdoor patio to be covered and heated. Rain or shine this patio will be rockin’ and you don’t want to miss out!


42 North Brewing Company

25 Pine Street East Aurora, NY 14052 // More Info

East Aurora’s premier brewery has established itself as top-tier brewery in our great city of Buffalo- and it’s clear why. From citrus filled hops, to spicy Saisons, to dark chocolate malts, 42 North offers a variety of signature delicious brews to ‘satisfy the taste of any and every beer enthusiast.’ Enjoy a casual beer on the outdoor patio before taking one to go on a leisurely stroll through this comfy village where there is no open container law.

Pearl Street Grill

76 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 // More Info

Of course this list has to include Buffalo’s top-rated Brewpub. The Pearl Street Grill’s outdoor patio stands majestically over the city parallel to the skyway. Ornamented with fresh flowers and dim lights, this is certainly the perfect place for a date night with your spouse. The ambiance here is truly one of a kind. Widely renowned for their mouth-watering wings, and delicious beers on draft, it doesn’t get much better than this!


New York Beer Project

6933 South Transit Road Lockport, NY 14094 // More Info

The New York Beer Project was designed to resemble an old Brewing Warehouse in New York City. This authentic atmosphere is coupled with the eclectic feel of the city to create a unique atmosphere that’s perfect for Buffalonians to be a part of. The facility is home to an outdoor patio with a cozy fire pit bar, a tiki bar, and plenty more amenities. If you enjoy live music and seafood check out their ‘clammin and jammin’ evenings that take place weekly throughout the summer!

Thin Man Brewery

4922 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, 14222 // More Info

As you settle into your roof top seating, the summer breeze brushes gently upon your face before you are served an ice cold beer at Thin Man Brewery. With over twenty beers on draft there are several options here to satisfy your taste buds. Since 2016, this brewery has been serving up blissful brews across Western New York at three separate locations. You’ll want to add this patio to your summer bucket list for sure!


Buffalo Riverworks

359 Ganson Street Buffalo, NY 14203 // More Info

What once stood as a Grain Silo has been revitalized as a brewery located upon the waterfront. Buffalo Riverworks is the perfect summer destination for your family. The atmosphere is both spacious and welcoming featuring an outdoor patio that has earned itself high praise. Settle into your seat as you appreciate the views of the waterfront that illuminate the beauty of our city.

Britesmith Brewing

5611 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 // More Info

Britesmith Brewing has been serving up perfectly polished pints to the community for years. It’s unique location within a Blacksmith shop from the 19th century creates a dim, rustic atmosphere. Their patio is definitely a hidden gem- featuring an outdoor bar, several tables with stools, and secluded by trees for the best experience possible. Come find out why this place was voted as ‘Buffalo’s Best New Bar’ in 2021!

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

190 Scott Street Buffalo, NY 14204 // More info

Buffalo’s Hofbrauhaus is calling your name. With live music every night, a wonderful German menu, and ice cold beer brewed right in haus, it’s safe to say this is an inviting ambiance for any beer lover in Western New York. The spacious outdoor patio ensures you will find the perfect place to settle in. Here you’ll enjoy the utmost quality brew, which is held to the procurement standards required by the Hofbrau Brewery in Munich.




Ellicottville Brewing Company

28 Monroe Street Ellicottville, NY / 34 West Main Street Fredonia, NY // More Info

Ellicottville Brewing Company is ‘brewed to entertain’ featuring house ales that pair with creative, global pub grub with a splendid outdoor patio. This place has a plethora of beers on tap ranging from drafts, hoppy IPAS, stouts, and sours. Every dimension of your taste buds are covered at EBC. The Patio is beautiful- plenty of flowers, space, and comfortable seating for your pleasure. EBC is the place to be!

Gene McCarthy’s Old First Ward Brewing Company

73 Hamburg Street Buffalo, NY 14204 // More Info

Gene McCarthy’s traditional Irish pub is home to The Old First Ward Brewing Company. This brewery exemplifies the proud Irish heritage ingrained within Buffalo’s legacy. The outdoor patio is perfectly placed to observe the Old First Ward Silos, or witness a passing train. Choose from nine delicious beers that available on tap every day with Live Music happening every Saturday at 7pm. This patio is dog friendly so feel free to bring your four-legged companion!

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Sean Bermingham</a>

Written by Sean Bermingham

Sean is a SUNY Fredonia graduate with his Bachelor's Degree in English. As a Buffalonian born and raised, Sean is an avid sports fan, writer, outdoors enthusiast, and lover of music. His hobbies include hiking with his yellow lab, spending time with family, and making an impact in our wonderful community.
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