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List of WNY Bars & Restaurants That Permanently Closed in 2022

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on December 7, 2022
Photo courtesy of Riley Street Station

We truly hate to see locally owned and operated restaurants close. While plenty of new places opened this year, sadly we had to see some staples in our community close.

Consider this a sorrowful goodbye to restaurants, restauranteurs, and staff who generally put in a lot of hard work and heart. RIP, restaurant friends. You will be missed.

Friendly reminder to visit the places you love (old and new) and want to see remain open for the long haul – you never know when it’ll be too late to support your neighborhood spot or favorite destination.

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Restaurants, Bars & More That Closed in 2022

Bar
Closed

810 Meadworks

113 W Center St Medina, New York 14103 • $$$$$

Other

  • Brewery

At 810 Meadworks, we start with honey, and make mead with black currants, pomegranates, cucumbers, coffee beans, ghost chilis, tea leaves, hops, lavender ...

  • Bar Area
  • Patio
Full Service
Temporarily Closed
Closed

Armor Inn Tap Room

5381 Abbott Road Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • BBQ
  • American

The Armor Inn, located at the intersection of Abbott and Armor Duells Roads in Hamburg, has been beautifully restored with a spacious first floor dining ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Take-out
Fast Casual
Closed

Barney’s Classic + Plant Based Ice Cream

756 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Ice Cream
  • Vegan
  • Plant-based

Classic + Plant Based Ice Cream. All Ice Cream & Cones are GF. Elmwood Ave. Buffalo NY. ...

  • Family Friendly
Full Service
Closed

Bidwell

242 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • New American

Bidwell is opening in late January 2022 at 242 Allen Street in Buffalo, NY. It will be an intimate, 12-seat restaurant offering a fine dining experience ...

  • Farm to Table
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Reservations
  • BYOB
Full Service
Closed

Bocce Club Pizza on Hertel

1488 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Pizza

Bocce Club Pizza uses only the freshest and most natural ingredients from 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese to dough made from scratch and hand stretched ...

  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Full Service
Closed

Brennan’s Bowery Bar

4401 Transit Rd Williamsville, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

Brennan's Bowery Bar and Restaurant was established in 1888 in New York City. Brennan s is an Irish Pub now bringing The Old Irish Tradition to Williamsville ...

  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
Full Service
Closed

Buffalo Soul

454 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Southern
  • Soul Food

Restaurant $ Lounge in Buffalo, NY specializing in scratch made soul food and local Buffalo favorites. Taste the Soul of 716!!! ...

  • Bar Area
  • Take-out
Bar
Closed

Cathode Ray Buffalo

26 Allen St Buffalo, NY 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

Cathode Ray has been Buffalo's premiere Gay Bar & Nightclub for over 25 years. We are open every day and feature Video DJ's playing all of your favorite ...

  • Bar Area
  • Late Night

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Closed

Crave Bubble Tea Cafe

5735 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

We offer everything from traditional bubble teas to our own unique custom teas that our customers have come to love! Whether you're stopping for bubble ...

  • Lunch
Cafe / Coffee Shop
Closed

Daily Planet Coffee

1862 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee

'At Daily Planet Coffee Company, our primary focus is to celebrate coffee and all that it encompasses. Coffee is warm and inviting, and we want to provide ...

  • Breakfast
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
  • Patio
Bar
Closed

DBGBs The Deuce

256 Allen St Buffalo, NY 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Pub Food

Carrying on the tradition of Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar (DBGB) Allentown's original late night party bar, open 8pm-4am every day. And now serving Bocce ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Live Music
  • Late Night
  • Patio
Full Service
Closed

Dos on The Lake

3800 Hoover Rd Blasdell, New York 14219 • $$$$$

Online

  • Mexican
  • Seafood

According to The Hamburg Sun on Jan 20, 2022, "Dos on the Lake will not reopen as a bar/restaurant under current ownership, leaving some wondering what ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Boat Friendly
  • Happy Hour
  • Private Parties
  • Reservations
  • Waterfront
Cafe / Coffee Shop
Closed

Early Bird Bakery & Cafe

85 Central Ave. Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Bakery

Cute cafe in the village of Lancaster with an old time vibe. Specializing in cakes and cookies. Pastries and cupcakes served daily. Delicious breakfast ...

  • Breakfast
  • Take-out
  • Family Friendly
Bar
Closed

Fat Sal’s Pub and Eatery

11986 Main Street, Newstead Town Village of Akron, New York 14001 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Pub Food

Fat Sal's is an American bar and grill specializing in Burgers and 'logs'. Other than the wings and fingers, everything is home made. We offer the best, ...

  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
Fast Casual
Closed

Flaco Taco

4211 N Buffalo Rd Orchard Park, NY 14127 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Mexican

From the guys that brought us Fattey Beer Co,  a new restaurant concept called Flaco Taco Co. The taqueria is located in the Village of Orchard Park in ...

  • Take-out
  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Healthy Options
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Patio
Fast Casual
Closed

Fry Baby Donuts

336 S Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Plant-based
  • Vegan
  • Bakery
  • Pizza

Fry Baby is a Buffalo based donut company that specializes in handmade vegan donuts. 100% PLANT BASED AND HANDMADE DONUTS, PIZZA AND PASTRIES ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Take-out

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Full Service
Closed

Get Smoked

1418 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216 • $$$$$

Online

  • BBQ

Smoked meats and handheld sliders with  unique topping that won’t find anywhere else in Buffalo. Join the wave or get left behind with your taste Buds. ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Take-out
Full Service
Closed

Great Wall

914 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Asian

Great Wall is a Chinese restaurant in Buffalo, New York offering all your Chinese favorites. Only accepts phone orders, please call directly. ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Full Service
Closed

Hamlin House

432 Franklin Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Seafood

SOB says: I'm a sucker for stunning old Italianate style mansions with food. To me the Hamlin House is like a slice of Buffalo chopped and served on a ...

  • Bar Area
  • Breakfast
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Take Out Only
Closed

IRUSU Noodles and Sushi

110 Webster St North Tonawanda, NY 14120 • $$$$$

Online

  • Asian
  • Japanese-Sushi

Offering Chef crafted noodles & sushi. Place your order on-line. We will let you in, but you need to take it to go. All orders are for Pick-up ...

  • Take-out
Full Service
Closed

Local Kitchen and Beer Bar

88 W Chippewa St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Online

  • American
  • Buffalo Food

Step Out's 2 cents: Local Kitchen $ Beer bar is a new tribute to local food and beer in Buffalo. A huge selection of local beer on tap and handsome ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Patio
  • Reservations
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Closed

Lumber City Winery and Bistro

889 Erie Ave. North Tonawanda, NY 14120 • $$$$$

Niagara County

Lumber City Winery & Bistro offers a collection of contemporary Italian infused cuisine and American comfort food. We take pride in using our local ...

Full Service
Closed

My Dad’s Bar & Restaurant

6850 Main St Buffalo, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Seafood

My Dad's Bar $ Restaurant is full service. We offer diners dine-in, carry-out Breakfast, lunch and dinner. We offer a diverse menu including steaks, seafood, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Breakfast
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Take-out
Full Service
Closed

Nola Buffalo

297 Franklin St Buffalo , NY 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cajun
  • Creole
  • Southern

Owners of The Quarter have opened a New Orleans style restaurant with live music in the former Bambino Kitchen & Bar building next to The Dinosaur.   ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music

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Full Service
Closed

Radigan’s

4170 Southwestern Blvd Orchard Park, NY 14127 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Irish
  • Pub Food

Join us for exceptional Irish home-style cooking! Radigan's has a long tradition of delicious food, great service & everlasting ...

  • Bar Area
  • Live Music
Full Service
Closed

Riley Street Station

27 Riley St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

Opened in May of 1987 by founder David Neff, Riley Street Station occupies what used to be the Pennsylvania Railroad Station in the heart of downtown East ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Fast Casual
Closed

Roots Coffee and Tea

1685 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee

We curate a seasonal menu of coffees from quality-focused roasters that rotate as we find new and exciting things to share. These coffees express dynamic ...

  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service
Closed

Sato Brewpub

110 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Brewery
  • Japanese-Sushi

Brewpub, Japanese restaurant with small plates, yakitori, izakaya, ramen, brewery. A Word from Sato Brewpub We are a small brewpub $ Japanese izakaya ...

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service
Closed

Solidays

6935 Ward Road, Niagara Falls NY Niagara County, New York 14304 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Pizza
  • Pub Food

Soliday's is a locally-owned $ operated restaurant. Our promise: to maintain above standard cuisine! Soliday's has perfected 'Bar Food'. But we know it ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
Closed

Squire’s Tap Room

127 Niagara Street Tonawanda, NY 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

Squire’s Tap Room is a restaurant in Tonawanda, NY that has a little bit for everyone. A place where people can take their family and enjoy a great ...

Full Service
Closed

The Bayou

1500 Cleveland Dr Buffalo, NY 14225 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Cajun
  • Southern
  • American

A true, southern style kitchen, with an authentic New Orleans atmosphere ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Take-out
  • Patio
Full Service
Closed

The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar

367 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY, United States Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • New American

The Black Sheep Restaurant $ Bar is truly a WNY stand out, not only in their uniquely fine cuisine, but their 'unrelenting commitment to locally sourced ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Reservations
  • Special Occasion
  • Brunch
  • Farm to Table

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Full Service
Closed

The Chocolate Bar

114 Chippewa Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • New American
  • Pizza
  • Seafood
  • Wine Bar

We have a passion for great food and desserts. Combine our incredible drinks, a sexy hip atmosphere and a trendy location and that's the Chocolate Martini ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Patio
  • Reservations
  • Special Occasion
Fast Casual
Closed

The Healthy Scratch – Buffalo General Medical Center

100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Juice Bar
  • Health Food

The Healthy Scratch serves smoothies, acai bowls, a wide assortment of fresh cold pressed juices, salads, wraps, overnight oatmeal, yogurts and other healthy ...

  • Healthy Options
Fast Casual
Closed

The Healthy Scratch – Harborcenter

7 Scott Street Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Juice Bar
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Health Food

The Healthy Scratch serves smoothies, acai bowls, a wide assortment of fresh cold pressed juices, salads, wraps, overnight oatmeal, yogurts and other ...

  • Breakfast
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
  • Healthy Options
Fast Casual
Closed

The Healthy Scratch – Roswell Park

Carlton Street at Michigan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14263 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Juice Bar
  • Health Food

The Healthy Scratch serves smoothies, acai bowls, a wide assortment of fresh cold pressed juices, salads, wraps, overnight oatmeal, yogurts and other healthy ...

  • Healthy Options
Dive Bar
Closed

The Llama Dive Arcade

26 Virginia Pl Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cajun
  • Creole

A late night bar-cade with Zo's Late Night Kitchen inside. Game room that includes, a customized Sabre's Bubble Hockey, Pool Table, 3 Dart Boards, Shuffleboard, ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Late-Late Night
Full Service
Closed

Tokyo II

2236 Delaware Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Asian
  • Japanese-Sushi

Tokyo II Dine-in and take out, Tokyo II is now serving beer,wine $ sake. ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Handicap Access
  • Take-out
Full Service
Closed

Tony Rome’s Globe Hotel

711 Main St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Seafood

Tony Rome's Globe Hotel Tony Rome's Globe Hotel and Restaurant is East Aurora s oldest local business still operating in its original location. Established ...

  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Temporarily Closed
Closed

W.T. BBQ

4224 Maple Road Ste 122 Amherst, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Chinese

We are the only authentic spot in Buffalo that specializes in Xinjiang (Northwest) Chinese style BBQ skewers. W.T. in Chinese stands for What The. BBQ ...

  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Full Service
Closed

Water Street Landing

115 S. Water St. Lewiston , New York 14092 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Seafood

Whether you are in the mood for a Surf & Turf with a fine bottle of wine, or a Fish Fry with a cold brew, Water Street Landing can match your ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Waterfront
Full Service
Temporarily Closed
Closed

Water Valley Inn

6656 Gowanda State Rd Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Seafood

The Water Valley Inn has been affectionately known as the ditch by locals since the 18 Mile was a trickle; more because it's in the valley than anything, ...

  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Take-out

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