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The Complete Guide to Breweries in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Published on March 2, 2022
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Thin Man Brewery / Photo x Colin Gordon

If you’ve been reading Step Out Buffalo you know there’s plenty ‘brewing’ in Buffalo and Western New York. So, we thought we’d ‘hop’ on it and get you sorted out with a comprehensive list of breweries and brewpubs crafting beer in the area.

It’s the ‘yeast’ we could do. Cheers!

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12 Gates Brewing Company

80 Earhart Dr Buffalo, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Brewery
  • Pub Food

We proudly feature all of our staple and seasonal beers, as well as light fare and snacks. Our beers can be found in bars throughout Erie and Niagara counties ...

  • Happy Hour
  • Patio
  • Private Parties
Fast Casual

42 North Brewing Company

25 Pine Street East Aurora, New York 14052 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Brewery

Drawing from the history and prestige of the 42nd parallel, 42 North Brewing Company in East Aurora, NY is brewing handcrafted beer, unmatched in quality, ...

  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Take-out
  • Patio
  • Live Music
  • Happy Hour
Fast Casual

Belt Line Brewery and Kitchen

545 Swan St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery
  • American

From the late 1800's to the end of the first World War, Buffalo's Belt Line made moving around Buffalo a welcome part of everyday life. Working dutifully ...

  • Patio
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Big Ditch Brewing Co.

55 E Huron St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery
  • American

Big Ditch Brewing Co. is one of Downtown Buffalo's shinning stars when it comes to brewery/restaurant combos. The tap room is huge, yet welcoming and does ...

  • Brunch
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Private Parties

Big Inlet Brewing

6169 Elm Flat Rd Mayville, New York 14757 • $$$$$

Southern Tier

  • Brewery

Scheduled to open in Late-Summer, 2018, Big Inlet Brewing is the result of years of brainstorming by close friends and relatives. Randy Henderson, Brent ...

  • Live Music
Fast Casual

Brazen Brewing

5839 Genesee St Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Brewery

Brazen Brewing, as the name would suggest, was born of a desire to do whatever it takes to strike out on our own and build a unique venue in the beer community. We’re ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Patio

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Brickyard Brewing Company

436 Center St Lewiston, New York 14092 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Brewery
  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pizza

Temporarily Closed We look forward to serving you your first BBC pint! If you're tired of the same old Lewiston scene, this is the place for you. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Patio
Full Service

Britesmith Brewing

5611 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Brewery
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Pizza

Located in an 1800's blacksmith shop in Williamsville, NY, BriteSmith Brewing takes its name from the subset of Blacksmiths known as 'Brite Smiths'. Just ...

  • Lunch
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Take-out
  • Patio
  • Brunch
  • Waterfront
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Buffalo Brewing Company

314 Myrtle Ave Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery

We started this company with the vision to provide our friends, family, & neighbors with the highest quality, freshest beer in Western, New York. We ...

  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Buffalo Brewpub

6861 Main St. Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Brewery
  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pub Food

At Buffalo Brewpub we brew our own beers! New York State's Oldest Brew Pub dedicated to Fine Beer, food, and fun! Renowned for its fabulous beer and savory ...

  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
  • Good for Beer Lovers

Coming Soon: Frequentem Brewing

225 Louisiana St Buffalo, NY 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery

We’re a small brewery focused on producing quality beer while exploring modern and traditional beer styles! ...

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Coming Soon: Lost Creek Brewing Co.

1335 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Brewery

Scheduled for summer 2022 ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers

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Coming Soon: Marquee Brewing

12 S Main St Portville, NY 14770 • $$$$$

Southern Tier

  • Brewery

Coming Soon: Brewery bringing hard seltzer to Portville, NY. ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers

Coming Soon: Mystic Hills Brewing

10959 Allen Road East Concord, NY 14055 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Brewery

A brewery born from years of meticulous passion, Mystic Hills Brewing aims to create the absolute best small batch craft beer you’ve ever had. Once we’re ...

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Coming Soon: New York Beer Project – OP

Windward Road Orchard Park, New York 14127 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Brewery
  • American
  • Pizza
  • Pub Food

Coming Soonish! Celebrating the unique and vibrant global beer culture. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Good for Beer Lovers
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Coming Soon: Sad Boys Brewing

567 Exchange St. Buffalo, NY 14210 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery

Coming Soon! Your family here at Sad Boys understands that drinking can get lonely. That is why we make it our personal mission to strengthen comradery ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
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Coming Soon: Sentient Brewing

38 Tremont Ave Buffalo, , NY 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery

New Microbrewery coming to the West Side ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
Fast Casual

Coming Soon: Wayland Brewing Co.

3740 N. Buffalo St. Orchard Park, NY 14127 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Small Plates
  • Pizza
  • Brewery

Coming Soon! We hear the name will be Wayland Brewing Company. The team behind The Grange Community Kitchen (Hamburg) and West Rose (Ellicottville) ...

  • Patio
  • Family Friendly
  • Take-out
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Special Occasion

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Community Beer Works Brewery & Taproom – 7th Street

520 7th St Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Brewery

We're Buffalo's first nanobrewery, making (really good) beer in (very) small batches since 2012. We're expanding in 2018 because we believe that if we ...

  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Patio

East Aurora Brewery

667 Oakwood Ave. East Aurora, NY 14052 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Brewery

EAB is a "Hyper Local", certified Farm Brewery & Farm Cidery in East Aurora, NY. Superior quality Beer & Hard Cider locally grown/brewed/served. ...

Full Service

Ellicottville Brewing Company

28 Monroe St Ellicottvile, New York 14731 • $$$$$

Southern Tier

  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Brewery
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers

Guests will enjoy the semi-private space of our upstairs private dining room, along with a great staff attending to you and your guests dining experience. ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Reservations

Five and 20 Spirits and Brewing

8398 W Main St Westfield, New York 14787 • $$$$$

Southern Tier

  • Brewery

For 40 years, Mazza's main focus has been creating Lake Erie wines of distinction, beginning with Mazza Vineyards in North East, PA. In 2005, we began ...

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Flying Bison Brewing Company

840 Seneca St Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery

Flying Bison Brewing Company is a packaging brewery located in the city of Buffalo, and the first stand alone brewery to operate in the city proper since ...

  • Patio
  • Good for Beer Lovers
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Froth Brewing Co.

700 Military Rd Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • American
  • Brewery

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  • Bar Area
  • Patio

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Full Service

Griffon Brewery and Gastropub

115 S Water St Lewiston , NY 14092 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Pub Food
  • American
  • Brewery

The Griffon House in Lewiston is moving to the former Water Street Landing location along the village's waterfront. They are looking to open the new location ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Waterfront
Fast Casual

Hamburg Brewing Company

6553 Boston State Rd. Buffalo, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Brewery
  • American

We are proud to say we are producing some beers with New York State grown ingredients! Check out our Beers page to see which beers feature NYS grown barley ...

  • Bar Area
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Fireplace
Full Service

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

190 Scott St Buffalo, NY 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • German
  • Brewery

The ninth American franchise of Munich's famous Hofbrauhaus, the Buffalo operation features live German music nightly, long tables and benches, beer hall, ...

  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Live Music
  • Patio
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Reservations
  • Family Friendly
  • Private Parties
  • Late Night
  • Late-Late Night
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
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Labatt Brew House Tasting Bar – SPECIAL EVENTS ONLY

79 Perry St Buffalo , NY 14203 • $$$$$

Other

  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Brewery

The Labatt Brew House will open for major events in the area. An updated calendar of events is posted on the Labatt Brew House website. The Labatt Brew ...

  • Bar Area
  • Tasting Menu
Full Service

Lafayette Brewing Company in Hotel @ Lafayette

391 Washington St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery
  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Small Plates

We are a Brewery located in Downtown Buffalo inside of the historical Hotel Lafayette. Two large bars connecting the dining room and tap room. Directly ...

  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Live Music
  • Happy Hour
  • Fireplace
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Lilly Belle Meads

11 W Main St, Lancaster, Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Brewery
  • Small Plates

Lilly Belle Meads is a farm meadery located in the Village of Lancaster, NY, owned and operated by Patricia and Joe Marshall. The farm meadery’s story ...

  • Bar Area
  • Patio
  • Dog-Friendly Patio

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Live Edge Brewing Company

2100 Coomer Rd Burt, New York 14028 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Brewery

Live Edge Brewing Company is a wonderful taproom located off the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, next to the famous Schulzes Winery. We promise to offer ...

  • Patio
Full Service

New York Beer Project

6933 S Transit Rd Lockport, New York 14094 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Brewery
  • Pub Food

Celebrating the unique and vibrant global beer culture, New York Beer Project is found in the town of Lockport, New York at the epicenter where two counties, ...

  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Bar Area
  • Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Private Parties
  • Rooftop Patio

Old First Ward Brewing Co.

73 Hamburg St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery

Old First Ward Brewing Co.is devoted to the creation and continual improvement of our beers. While we have several house beers they are the result of months ...

  • Patio
  • Good for Beer Lovers
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One-Eyed Cat Brewing

5893 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Brewery
  • BBQ

One-Eyed Cat Brewing specializes in lovingly brewed craft beer in a variety of traditional styles.  This neighborhood brewery located on Main Street ...

  • Bar Area
  • Brunch
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Lunch
  • Live Music
  • Family Friendly
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Patio
Fast Casual

Other Half Brewing at Seneca One

1 Seneca St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Brewery

Other Half Brewing at Seneca One is open for on-premise drinks and drinks to-go! Swing by and hang with friends and family for both can and bottle pours ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Take-out
  • Patio
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
Full Service

Pearl Street Grill & Brew Pub

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

Buffalo

  • American
  • Brewery
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pub Food

Pearl Street Grill $ Brew Pub is the second largest brew pub in America.Premier spot downtown for pre/post Sabres, Bison or Bandits games, any First Niagara, ...

  • Patio
  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Parties
  • Reservations

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Pressure Drop Brewing

65 Vandalia St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery

New WNY brewery located in The Barrel Factory of the Old First Ward. Come and enjoy our new recipes in the tasting room & get a growler to go if you ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Bar Area
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Pressure Drop Brewing Tasting Room

1672 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery
  • Beer Bar/Hall

Pressure Drop Brewing on Elmwood will serve Pressure Drop beers on tap, as well as New York state cider, wine, and liquor. They have a full kitchen that ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Bar Area
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Prosper Brewing, LLC

72 Webster St North Tonawanda, New York 14120 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • American
  • Brewery

We are a small Brewpub (capacity of 40) located in the heart of downtown North Tonawanda across the street from the Historical Riviera Theater. We are ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Resurgence Brewing Company

55 Chicago Street Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • American

Resurgence Brewing Company and Beer Garden brews high-quality craft beer to be enjoyed in our taproom, beer garden or at home. Buffalo has always been ...

  • Lunch
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Patio
  • Brunch
  • Tasting Menu
  • Take-out
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Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. – West Seneca

4350 Seneca St West Seneca, New York 14224 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Brewery

Rusty Nickel Brewing Co is a proud NYS Farm Brewery, crafting locally sourced beer and cider since it opened in 2015. The brewery has been awarded for ...

  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
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Spotted Octopus Brewing

41 Edward Street Buffalo, NY 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery

New Nano-brewery, Spotted Octopus focuses on experimental brews and constantly rotating flavors and styles. Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
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Steel Leaf Brewing Company

4545 Transit Rd Buffalo, NY 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Brewery
  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Burgers

Steel Leaf Brewing Company is everything a brewery should be, and more. Their unique beer selection is all brewed in house by the owner and head ...

  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Steelbound Brewery & Distillery – Ellicottville

5873 US-219 Ellicottville, New York 14731 • $$$$$

Southern Tier

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Pizza
  • Brewery

They will open will a full line of beer on tap, including BETA Juice and Last Minute IPA's, Double Dog Dare Ya DIPA, Fat Porter, Nutty Blond Blonde Ale ...

  • Patio
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Bar Area
  • Family Friendly
Full Service

Steelbound Brewery & Restaurant – Springville

243 West Main Street Springville, NY 14141 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Brewery
  • American

This whole idea all started when we began brewing in 2015. The novel goal of crafting a sense of home, and making our friends feel comfortable in that ...

  • Take-out
  • Happy Hour
  • Bar Area
  • Family Friendly
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Tappo Pizza @ Thin Man Brewery (Chandler)

166 Chandler St Buffalo, New York 14207 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Brewery
  • Pizza
  • Buffalo Food

Serving wood-fired pizzas and more for Thin Man Brewery's Barrel Room. ...

  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Take-out
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Live Music
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The Draft Room

79 Perry St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Brewery
  • Burgers
  • Pizza
  • Pub Food

'Beer and the Buffalo Sabres are a match made in hockey heaven so it only makes sense that our friends at Labatt USA would open up a flagship brewing operation ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Live Music
  • Patio
  • Reservations
Full Service

Thin Man Brewery

492 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery
  • American
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

Western New York has long been a birthplace of invention. The grain elevator. The streetlight. The pacemaker. The crash test dummy. Created in 1949 ...

  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Private Parties
  • Rooftop Patio

Wandering Gypsy Brewing Co

3301 Braley Rd Ransomville, NY 14131 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Brewery

Wandering Gypsy Brewing Company is located at 3301 Braley Road in Ransomville, New York. ​Though beer is our first love and primary focus, we will continue ...

  • Breakfast
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West Shore Brewing Company

10995, Main Street, Clarence NY 14031 Erie County, New York 14031 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Brewery

Brewery and tasting room featuring 6 to 12 custom made beers as well as different events every week. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Good for Beer Lovers
Full Service

Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company

638 Lake St Wilson, New York 14172 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Brewery
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers

One crazy idea. Two brothers and their wives. One old cold storage building in a historic town. And a lot of good beer. This pretty much sums up who we ...

  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out

Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company – Wurlitzer, NT

Niagara Falls Blvd North Tonawanda,, New York 14120 • $$$$$

Niagara County

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

One crazy idea. Two brothers and their awesome wives. Two old, kick-ass locations. A cold storage building and a music factory in historic towns AND A ...

  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/brett-smith/" target="_self">Brett Llenos Smith</a>

Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer based in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood who has been covering local food and culture for Step Out Buffalo over the past six years. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for exploring and understand the many diverse corners of Western New York.