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Neighborhood Guide: How to Spend the Perfect Weekend on the Elmwood Strip


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Think local first – that’s the whole idea behind the Elmwood Strip organization. If you or someone you know is spending a weekend in Buffalo, keep reading. We have the perfect weekend itinerary if you’re spending time on Buffalo’s fave strip.

 

 

InnBuffalo / Photo courtesy of Elmwood Strip

Book Your Stay at InnBuffalo off Elmwood

The InnBuffalo is elegantly urban and very charming. A stay in this historic mansion will transport you to another time circa 1898. Many of the original elements have remained untouched for the last 120 years. Each of the suites is uniquely beautiful and the location is prime for exploring purposes.

 

Lexington Co-op / Photo courtesy of Lexington Co-op

Stock Up on Groceries at Lexington Co-op

You can find all the essentials for your stay here. This member-owned market offers a fresh selection of locally produced products. Fresh organic produce arrives daily. The chefs and bakers stay busy keeping the prepared food section stocked with delicious meal options.

 

Get a Workout in at BikeOrBar

This spin studio is next level. The workouts are challenging, the music is motivating, and the vibes are everything. Working out here is an all-around good time. Beyond spinning there’s rowing, TRX, barre, aerial, and weight lifting classes. There’s a class called ratchet twerk in the dark. Not kidding. This place knows how to get down.

 

Brunch at Cole’s / Photo courtesy of Cole’s

Make Brunch Plans

Brunchin’ in the Elmwood Village is the best. The brunch game here is strong. The hardest part? Picking just one place – so don’t. We never judge a 4 or 5 meal day. If you’re ready to Sunday Funday, go bottomless at Cecilia’s for $10. If you’re all about Bloody Mary’s, check out the selection at Cole’s or hit up the Bloody Mary bar at Pano’s.

 

 

Rent a Bike at Campus Wheelworks

Buffalo is a super bike-friendly city. If you’re not quite ready to commit to buying a bike, rent instead. Campus Wheelworks has road bikes, hybrids, mountain bikes, and fat bikes all available for rent so you can choose how you cruise. And for only $15 an hour or $50 a day, it’s an affordable transportation option.

 

Go on a Shopping Spree for Apparel & Accessories

The local shopping scene is a solid 10/10, especially on the Elmwood strip. With so many shops to choose from, we recommend a full on local shop crawl. Kinda like a bar crawl but with shopping. Pick an end and shop ‘til you drop, stopping only for food and drinks along the way. If you hate street parking, your bike rental will come in handy here. Some of the top apparel shops to check out include Anna Grace, Buffalo Fleece, Half & Half, Jolie Jolie, Pasteurized Tees, Red Siren, Shoefly, SoleMan, Turnstyle Designs, and Visualeyes.

 

Fern and Arrow / Photo courtesy of Fern and Arrow

Grab Adorable Home Decor & Gifts

If you’re in the market for one of a kind home goods, presents for the holidays, or a hostess gift perhaps, Elmwood is the best place in WNY to visit. Stop by Poster Art, ShopCraft, Thin Ice, Ten Thousand Villages, Neo Gift Studio, Everything Elmwood, and Fern and Arrow and you won’t leave empty handed. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.

 

Grab a great meal – Lunch or Dinner

Like we mentioned, stop only for food and drinks. Globe Market is the perfect quick lunch spot while SATO and Taste of Siam are two sit-down dinner options on the strip.

 

 

Get a New Look

Fellas, check out Rust Belt Barbering for a fresh fade. Ladies, head to Jennifer Julia Salon,  Salon Evoke, or Studio 806 for a cut and color. The stylists at these local places love giving guys and gals brand-new looks.

 

Head to Happy Hour

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! The Elmwood Village loves to happy hour. If you do too, head over to JT’s for half-price pizzas and $2 off all drinks until 6:30 p.m.

 

Photo courtesy of Village Beer Merchant

Fill Your Fridge After a Trip to Village Beer Merchant

This local bottle shop is a craft beer drinker’s dream come true. You will discover new and different brews when you come here. The staff is always happy to share a recommendation if you’re overwhelmed by all the options. P.S. Cider lovers, you’ll find lots of local options here too.

 

Treat Yourself to Something Sweet

Sponge candy lovers, you must add Fowler’s and Watson’s Chocolates to your weekend itinerary. Both spots are famous for their small batch sponge candy. And when it comes to sweets, we always say the more the merrier.

All in all, we love supporting our local community and we are glad there’s an entire organization dedicated to promoting our local businesses. If you love shopping local as much as us, check them out. And if you’re a local business owner, talk to them about getting involved.

 

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This article is a paid promotion by one of our advertisers. With these paid articles our goal is to share valuable information with our readers that we think you’ll find useful and interesting.

 

 

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