15 New(ish) Patios to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

Thin Man Brewery
Thin Man Brewery / Photo x Colin Gordon

It’s summertime in Buffalo and for most of us, that means venturing outside of our caves houses and soaking up some sun. Since we also require bomb food and delicious drinks, there’s no better way to spend a nice day than on a beauuutiful new patio.

New restaurants are coming left and right, so here’s a list of all the coolest new(ish) patios making us feel a whole lotta Buffalove.


The Terrace / Step Out Buffalo

The Terrace at Delaware Park

Delaware Park is undoubtedly one of Buffalo’s greatest gems, so obviously, a gorgeous terrace overlooking the views of Hoyt Lake and the historic museums would be a must-visit. The Terrace has a shared plate menu, so you order a few different gourmet options and share them with your table. Sharing is caring.

Where: 199 Lincoln Parkway Buffalo, New York

Price range: $$$

Website: http://terracebuffalo.com/



Thin Man Brewery
Thin Man Brewery Patio / Photo x Colin Gordon

Thin Man Brewery

Thin Man prides themselves (and rightfully so) as the only brewery located in the Elmwood Village. Not only do they have a nice, long list of all their own brewed creations, with bonus points for funny names like Arrogant Bastard and Big Enough Umbrella, but they also have an extensive food menu of all the best American classics you want when enjoying a cold one. Not to mention they throw cool events like a music festival, music-themed brunches, and even a Star Wars anniversary party. Loving the variety.

Where: 492 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York

Price range: $$

Website: thinmanbrewery.com


Patina 250 / Photo from Facebook

Patina 250

Patina will give you major interior design envy, in a nutshell it’s drop-dead gorgeous. It’s spacious, bright and airy, with super high ceilings and beautiful decor. Of course, a large patio as well with gorgeous views of downtown Buffalo. If you’re looking to have a hot date night, and you want to be #couplegoals then this is your place. The menu features unique salads, wood-fired grill items, and some gourmet small plates.

Where: 250 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, New York

Price range: $$$

Website: patinagroup.com


Bica e Vinho
Bica e Vinho / Step Out Buffalo

Bica e Vinho

Nestled next to a waterfall in East Aurora (doesn’t get much cozier than that folks) is this Portuguese wine and coffee bar. Menu highlights include The Artisanal Chef’s Board, an array of elegantly prepared seafood and meats, salads, and soups.

Where: 261 Mill Road East Aurora, New York

Price range: $$

Website: facebook.com/BicaeVinho



The Grange Community Kitchen // Photo x Francesca Bond

The Grange Community Kitchen

Located in Hamburg, The Grange gives you a feeling of instant relaxation as soon as you walk in. Ahhhh. With a calming interior of whites and natural wood, to an open kitchen, and of course, a patio, the Grange is one place you must check out. As for the food, the menu changes all the time with what’s in season and always contains delicious, wholesome options.

Where: 22 Main Street Hamburg, New York

Price range: $$

Website: grangecommunitykitchen.com


The Burning Buffalo Bar and Grille / Photo from Facebook

The Burning Buffalo Bar and Grill

Located right in the heart of Hertel Ave, The Burning Buffalo features a spacious bar and patio, with some pretty unique food options as well. Feeling adventurous? Enjoy a wild game burger, which depending on the special, could be alligator, elk, ostrich or wild boar. We think Anthony Bourdain would be proud.

Where: 1504 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, New York

Price range: $$

Website: theburningbuffalo.com


New York Beer Project / Photo from Facebook

New York Beer Project

Possibly one of the largest restaurants around, NYBP, located in Lockport, has a large brewery, upstairs event space, two bar areas and a very large patio featuring live music (and a brand new fire pit!!) Basically, they have it all. The interior is themed after NYC’s Grand Central Station and menu has a lot of variety and some highlights include pulled pork mac and cheese, a crab cake sandwich, brisket, and salads. Can we try it all?

Where: 6933 South Transit Road South Lockport, New York

Price range: $$

Website: nybeerproject.com

Falley Allen // Photo x Instagram

Falley Allen

Falley, located in the core of Allentown, serves up contemporary American dishes that will absolutely make your mouth water. Pear and gorgonzola flatbread, chimichurri meatballs, burgers and steak? Say no more I’m there. Not to mention the atmosphere is classy AF.

Where: 206 Allen Street Buffalo, New York

Price range: $$$

Website: falleyallen.com



MTK (Midtown Kitchen) / Photo from Facebook

MTK (Midtown Kitchen)

MTK, located on the Elmwood strip, is a bar/restaurant that transitions from a classy restaurant to a classy nightclub by the end of the night. Perfect to spend your day outside in the sun, or to spend your night outside enjoying the atmosphere and breeze, since it’s open until 2 am for late night shenanigans.

Where: 451 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York

Price range: $$

Website: mtkbuffalo.com


100 Acres // Photo via Facebook

100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry

100 Acres is the brand new Hotel Henry’s gourmet kitchen. Featuring a menu of fresh, seasonal and regional foods and a patio overlooking the historic Richardson Olmstead Complex, 100 Acres is a must-visit.

Where: Corner of Rockwell Road & Cleveland Circle Buffalo, New York

Price range: $

Website: 100acresbflo.com


The Dapper Goose / Photo x Colin Gordon
The Dapper Goose / Photo x Colin Gordon

The Dapper Goose

Located on Amherst St, The Dapper Goose brings delicacies to American dining. You will feel like a regular foodie with special cheese platters and carefully curated small plates (that will make for totally insta-worthy photos), oh and satisfied stomachs as well.

Where: 491 Amherst St. Buffalo, New York

Price range: $$

Website: thedappergoose.com


Tap House Pub and Grill // Photo x Facebook

Tap House Pub and Grill

While the Tap House has been a Chippewa staple for a while, they have opened a brand new patio and it definitely makes our list. They’re calling it a “secret” patio tucked away behind the pub. Enjoy your beer with friends and escape the busy Chippewa bustle at this little gem.

Where: 85 W Chippewa St Buffalo, New York

Price range: $

Website: taphousepubandgrill.com

Deep South Taco, Step Out Buffalo, Buffalo Restaurants
Deep South Tacos / Step Out Buffalo

Deep South Taco – Hertel

Equally as good as the killer Ellicott Street patio is Deep South Taco’s newer Hertel Ave version. They’ve got margs, loaded (and we mean loaded) nachos, and tacos, so really what more could you want?

Where1707 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, New York

Price Range: $

Website: deepsouthtaco.com


Carte Blanche
Photo x Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche

Part second floor balcony, part alleyway oasis complete with a cozy fire pit. Probably one of the best places to enjoy a cocktail in the Village of Hamburg. Did we mention they have a bomb Sunday brunch too?

Where: 61 Buffalo St, Hamburg, New York

Price Range: $$

Website: carteblanchehamburg.com


Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub // Photo x Facebook

Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub

Located on Seneca Street, Blackthorn is debuting their brand new patio and beer garden June 3rd! With a menu full of Irish pub classics like corned beef and Sheppard’s Pie that will make your mouth water, this patio is a must.

Where: 2134 Seneca St Buffalo, New York

Price Range: $


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