The Complete Guide to WNY Breweries

Beer, City Guide, Drink, Food & Drink


Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Published on September 9, 2019

Thin Man Brewery

Thin Man Brewery / Photo x Colin Gordon

If you’ve been reading Step Out Buffalo you know there’s lots ‘brewing’ in Buffalo and Western New York. So, we thought we’d ‘hop’ to it and get you sorted out with a comprehensive list of (open) breweries and brewpubs crafting beer in the area. It’s the ‘yeast’ we could do. Malt. Criteria that must be met to be considered a brewery: brewing beer on site. Enjoy!



Beer flight of 12 Gates Brewery Beers

12 Gates Brewing Co. / Photo x Jessica Kelly

12 Gates Brewing Company

Williamsville / Northtowns

80 Earhart Dr, Williamsville NY, 14221

Brewery   Bar

Opened in December 2015, 12 Gates Brewing is a bit difficult to find as it’s tucked way back off the road in an industrial park (just FYI). Once you do, you’ll be greeted by friendly bartenders, soft lighting, reclaimed wood decor, and a glass backdrop behind the bar displaying the vessels that brew. Light fare (similar to Resurgence or Hamburg) is available as are some pretty hardcore flights.

What we had to say: 12 Gates Brewery Shakes Up Williamsville Bar Scene

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 11pm, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm


42 North Brewing Company, Step Out Buffalo

42 North Brewing Co. / Step Out Buffalo

42 North Brewing Co.

East Aurora / Southtowns

25 Pine St, East Aurora, NY 14052

Brewery   Bar

This beautiful brewery opened in October 2015 off Main Street in the Village of East Aurora. It features a long bar with plenty of room and tables and couches for hanging out, a good selection of food from Roots Kitchen, a full view of the brewhouse just off the taproom, board games galore, pinball, shuffleboard, a spectacular beer garden and of course, some interesting locally brewed beer. 42 North are also the first brewery in WNY to offer an overnight stay right in the brewery courtesy of The Lofts At 42.

What we had to say: Now Open: 42 North Brewing in East Aurora

Hours: Tuesday  – Thursday: 4pm -11pm, Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 12am, Sunday 11am – 8pm

Belt Line Brewery & Kitchen

Buffalo / Larkin District

545 Swan St., Buffalo, New York 14204

Brewery   Bar

Belt Line Brewery & Kitchen, located in the Larkin neighborhood just across from Buffalo Brewing Company, features something for everyone. There’s a long L-shaped bar perfect for grabbing a pint, as well as plenty of table seating to accommodate the whole family. Add to that a selection of spirits, wine on tap and a full kitchen, and you have the makings of a good time.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am – 8pm


Big Ditch Brewing Co. in Buffalo NY -

Big Ditch Brewing Co.

Big Ditch Brewing Co.

Business District / Downtown

55 East Huron, Buffalo, NY

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

Big Ditch opened their tap room in Spring of 2015 and has it all – tons of their own brews on tap at all times, a full dinner menu with great food and a really cool taproom with three different sections for eating, lounging and drinking. A great option if you’re looking for a delicious meal to go with your local beer experience.

What we had to say: Now Open: Big Ditch Brewing Company’s Tap Room

Hours:  Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm, Friday: 11am – 12 am, Saturday: 12 pm – 12 am, Sunday: 12pm-8pm

Big Inlet Brewing Company

Mayville / Southern Tier

6169 Elm Flat Rd, Mayville, NY 14757

At Mayville’s Big Inlet Brewing, who specialize in small batch, handcrafted beers brewed with NYS and locally grown/produced ingredients, you can enjoy a fresh pint while surrounded by nature. You’ll find live music and food trucks most every weekend, and if not, feel free to bring in your own food. There’s also wine for non-beer drinkers. You may never want to leave!

Hours: Thursday: 3pm-9pm, Friday: 3pm-10pm, Saturday: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 12pm-6pm

BlackBird Cider Works

Barker / Niagara County

8503 Lower Lake Rd, Barker, NY


This Niagara County farm cidery is 30 minutes northeast of Lockport overlooking Lake Ontario. On site you’ll find a tasting room with several varieties of cider to try and an apple orchard which feeds production of BlackBird’s craft hard ciders. You can even take a private orchard tour (must be scheduled ahead of time).

Hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 5pm, Saturday: 11am-6pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 6pm


Brickyard Brewing Company


436 Center St, Lewiston, NY 14092

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

As Lewiston’s only brewery, Brickyard Brewing Company are quickly making a name for themselves in the local beer scene with their variety of IPAs, sours and barrel aged beers. The taproom offers two floors of seating for both drinking and eating, with full views of the brewhouse. Pair a pint with a burger or wood-fired pizza or go next door to the Brickyard Pub & BBQ to get some traditional BBQ.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 4pm-10pm, Saturday: 11am-11pm, Sunday: 10am-2pm, 4pm-9pm

Buffalo Brewing Co.

Larkin District / Buffalo

314 Myrtle Ave, Buffalo


A modest operation that opened summer 2016 just down the street from Larkin Square. These guys are doing things a bit differently than some other breweries on this list. While there isn’t food, you can grab a flight or a pint and head out to their new beer garden, which features picnic tables, custom made high top keg tables and wooden Adirondack chairs, all housed under a giant shade sail. Don’t forget to snap a beer selfie on their giant yellow chair! Plus, when it comes to beer they aren’t necessarily taking the same hop-heavy approach as their contemporaries, rather they’re focusing on investing in buying quality malts.

What we had to say: New in Larkin District: Buffalo Brewing Co.

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday: 4pm-8pm, Friday: 4pm-10pm, Saturday: 1pm-10pm, Sunday: 1pm-6pm


Buffalo Brew Pub

Williamsville / Northtowns

6861 Main Street, Williamsville, NY

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

New York State’s oldest brewpub that’s been around since before craft brewing was cool (1986!), the Buffalo Brew Pub has long been a staple for beer lovers in the Northtowns. All that craft beer experience adds up to a well-curated beer list, including a number of seasonal in-house brews. Visit for a cold beer and lunch or dinner seven days a week.

Hours: Sunday- Thursday: 11:30am – 12am, Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 1am


Buffalo Cider Hall

Buffalo / Black Rock District

155 Chandler St Suite 4, Buffalo, NY 14207

Cidery  Bar

The Buffalo Cider Hall, the second home of BlackBird Cider Works, sits across the street from Thin Man Brewery’s second location, and offers a selection of NYS hard ciders as well as local craft beer, wine and small plates. After you decide on what cider to order, step out back and try your hand at bocce on their full sized bocce court and take in the views of their impressive wall murals.

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm-10pm, Friday: 3pm-11pm, Saturday: 12pm-11pm, Sunday: 12pm-6pm



Flight of Community Beer Works beer

Flight of Community Beer Works beer at Hydraulic Hearth

Community Beer Works

West Side / Downtown

520 7th St, Buffalo, NY 14201

Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 3pm-10pm, Friday: 3pm-12am, Saturday: 11am-12pm, Sunday: 11pm-8pm


CBW’s new home on Seventh Street features just about everything you’d want out of a brewery experience – a long bar with lots of space to sidle up (20 beer taps, cocktails or wine available), plenty of tables to sit, drink and eat (CBW’s kitchen offers sandwiches, salads, pretzels, burgers and the like), a shuffleboard table, two patios with corn hole boards, fire pits and even more seating and more.

Community Beer Works @ Hydraulic Hearth

Larkinville / Downtown

716 Swan St, Buffalo, NY

Bar   Restaurant

CBW has a satellite brewing operation at Hydraulic Hearth that features an exclusive in-house beer. Hang out in Hydraulic Hearth’s beer garden in summer months and pair Community Beer Works brews with some wood-fired zaa, shuffleboard, craft cocktails and other general revelry. This is a perfect spot for Food Truck Tuesday.

More info: Larkinville Festivities Extend to Hydraulic Hearth

Brewery Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 3pm – 10pm, Friday: 3pm-12am, Saturday: 4pm-12am


Ellicottville Brewing Co., Best Buffalo Brewery Guide, Step Out Buffalo

Photo from Ellicottville Brewing Co.’s Facebook

Ellicottville Brewing Company

Ellicottville / Southern Tier

28 Monroe Street, Ellicottville NY

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

With a full menu and fresh-built patio/beer garden, EBC is one of the most established local breweries for a reason. Visit for a tour, meal or just a few beers.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 10:30pm


Five and 20 Spirits & Brewing

Westfield / Southern Tier

8398 West Main Road (Rt. 20), Westfield, New York

Brewery   Distillery

These guys down in the Southern Tier have their hands full as New York State’s first combination winery, distillery and brewery as of 2015. Five and 20 offers an array of house-brewed and barrel aged craft beers, but stop by for a taste of all sorts of alcoholic beverages and relax on their patio overlooking vast fields of green during warmer months.

Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday-Saturday: 10am-8pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm


Flying Bison Brewing CO.. Best Buffalo Brewery Guide, Step Out Buffalo

Photo from Flying Bison’s Facebook

Flying Bison Brewing Company

Larkinville / Downtown

840 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY

Brewery   Bar

As one of Buffalo’s most mature brewing companies, Flying Bison is on the hit list of locals and visitors alike. Their new space in Larkinville has an on-site tasting room serving pints and samples during Larking Square’s Food Truck Tuesday events during summer months. Plus they offer a weekly cask tapping on Friday (3pm) and an in-house art gallery featuring work from local artists (Flight Gallery).

What we had to say: Grand Opening Celebration for Flying Bison’s New Location

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 3pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 10pm


Four Mile Brewing

Olean / Southern Tier

202 E Greene St, Olean, New York

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

For some Buffalonians, this may be pushing the boundaries of how far you’ll travel to try a new craft beer, but if you’re willing to trek an hour and a half south to Olean, or if by chance you find yourself there at some point, visit Four Mile Brewing for locally made beer and pub food.

Hours: Thursday-Saturday: 12pm-11pm; Sunday 10am-7pm


Froth Brewing Co.


700 Military Rd, Buffalo, NY 14216

Brewery   Bar

Since their opening in January 2019, Froth Brewing has quickly become a favorite destination of Buffalo beer drinkers. Known for their adjunct stouts, fruity, innovative sours and juicy hazy bombs, the Military Road beer haven also features wine and food offerings.

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday: 12pm-11pm, Sunday: 12pm-6pm


Gordon Biersch


P102 Galleria Drive, Cheektowaga, NY

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

Although Gordon Biersch is a chain restaurant, their brewers are bound by the German tradition of Reinheitsgebot, which means only including four ingredients in their beer: water, hops, malt and yeast. Gordon Biersch also hosts a number of beer dinners and other brewery events. Stop in for a tall pint and a great meal today.

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11am – 12am, Friday – Saturday: 11am – 1am, Sunday: 11am – 11pm


Hamburg Brewing Co., Best Breweries in Buffalo, Step Out Buffalo

Hamburg Brewing Co.

Hamburg Brewing Co.

Hamburg / Southtowns

6553 Boston State Rd. Hamburg NY

Brewery   Bar

This chalet-style brewpub with a snack-focused menu offers a great selection of house-made brews and tours of the brewery, including the infamous train room. During the winter, cozy up by the fire. In the summer, bask in the sun in their beautiful waterfront beer garden. A visit here will leave you very pleasantly surprised with Western New York.

What we had to say: Unmatched Beer Sipping Venue at Hamburg Brewing

Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 3pm-10pm, Wednesday-Saturday: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 12pm-8pm

In The Mix Brewery & Creamery

Barker / Niagara County

1693 East Ave, Barker, NY 14012

Brewery   Bar   Creamery

Housed inside the former Barker Brewing, In The Mix is a brewery/creamery hybrid specializing in both house made crafts beers and house made beer-infused frozen custard. For instance, try their 4 Layer S’mores Stout, then try the custard version. And the cherry on top of all that alcoholic custard? In the Mix offers a huge selection of burgers. Beer, frozen custard and burgers? What more do you need? Well, you can get wine and cocktails too.

Hours: Wednesday: 4pm-9pm, Thursday & Friday: 2pm-10pm, Saturday: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 12pm-8pm



Labatt Brewhouse / The Draft Room

Buffalo / Downtown

79 Perry St, Buffalo, NY 14203

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

The Labatt Brew House, Labatt USA’s first innovation brewery, houses a number of different bars to grab a beer, and no it’s not just Labatt Blue and Blue Light. Choose from nearly a dozen test batch beers brewed on site and served straight from eight brite tanks. Sit down for a meal while you’re in, visit the beer garden for a game of corn hole and check out The Draft Room and learn the story of Three Fingered Abe.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm


Photo from Lafayette Brewing’s Facebook

Lafayette Brewing Company

Business District / Downtown

391 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

The Pan-American Grill is literally built atop Buffalo history within the Lafayette Hotel. The brewpub inhabits the hotel’s former grand dining room and mezzanine. It also features beers from its sister brewpub Pearl Street Grill.

What we had to say: 12 Best Fireplace Bars, Restaurants and Cafes

Hours: Sunday- Thursday: 11am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am – 11pm


Lilly Belle Meads

Clarence / Northtowns

11 W Main St, Lancaster, NY 14086


As the area’s own meadery, Clarence’s Lilly Belle Meads offers a variety of meads, an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops. From the lighter end of the spectrum at 7% (Strawberry Basil) to the heavier side at 13.5% (Bobby) and everything in-between, you can find it at Lilly Belle, along with craft beer, cocktails and small plate food. They also have live music on Fridays.

Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 4pm-10pm, Saturday: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 11am-3pm


New York Beer Project

6933 S Transit Rd, Lockport

A project if we’ve ever seen one! This huge brewery/tap room/restaurant/community hub has multiple bars, floors, and unique spaces galore. They serve food, have oversized games, tons of chalkboards, and part of the space is open to the production floor. NYBP was supposedly built on the property of Lockport Legend, Walter Kohl. They even have a Kolsch style beer named after “the iconic man”.

What We Had to Say: NYBP Brings Brewery & Gastropub Experience to Lockport

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm, Sunday: 10am-10pm


Best Buffalo Brewery Guide, Step Out Buffalo, Gene McCarthys OFW Brewing Co.

Photo from Gene McCarthy’s Facebook

OFW Brewing @ Gene McCarthy’s

Old Frist Ward / South Buffalo

73 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

An Old First Ward staple pub with a full menu and family-friendly atmosphere. They brew the OFW beer right next door to the pub. The beer garden outside backs up to the Gene McCarthys bar where they have an uber-convenient beer window. The beer garden also provides views into Old First Ward Brewing’s brewhouse via the brewery’s large front window. And it’s pet friendly.

What we had to say: The Best Spots to Bike for a Bite or a Brew in the Old Neighborhood

Hours: Sunday – Friday 11am – 12am, Saturday: 11am-1pm


Pearl Street Grill

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery

Pearl Street Grill and Brewery

Business District / Downtown

76 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

With multiple floors and balconies overlooking downtown Buffalo providing some of the best views of the city, Pearl Street Grill and Brewery is by far the biggest brewpub in Western New York, featuring a full menu and spaces for weddings and other large events. There’s also tons of televisions, pool tables and dart boards around, as well as Brawler’s Deli nestled in the basement.

What we had to say: Pearl Street Grill and Brewery is a Downtown Staple

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm, Sunday: 12 pm – 10pm


Pressure Drop Brewing

Buffalo / Old First Ward

65 Vandalia St, Buffalo, NY 14204

Brewery   Bar

Pressure Drop Brewing, located inside the Lakeward Spirits taproom at the Old First Ward’s Barrel Factory, literally offers something for everyone. Beer, wine, courtesy of Leonard Oakes Winery, craft cocktails, cider courtesy of Bar Cultivar, also located inside Barrel Factory, pinball, board games and more. After you grab a drink, make sure you grab a spot by the fireplace – you can thank us later.

What we had to say:  Pressure Drop Brewing Is About To Change The Local IPA Game

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm-10pm, Friday: 4pm-11pm, Saturday: 12pm-11pm, Sunday: 12pm-6pm


Prosper Brewing

North Tonawanda

72 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120


Prosper Brewing, the first brewery to open in North Tonawanda in nearly a century, located at 72 Webster Street, across the street from the historic Riviera Theatre, continues the tradition of Prosper Peuquet, the region’s legendary brewmaster of the late 1800s and early 1900s with 11 house made beers on tap, as well as cider. You can grab a bite to eat as well from their kitchen.

What we had to say: Everything You Need to Know About Prosper Brewing North Tonawanda

Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 4pm-11pm, Friday: 4pm-12am, Saturday: 12pm-12am


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Resurgence Brewing Co. / Step Out Buffalo

Resurgence Brewing Co.

West Side / Downtown

1250 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY

Brewery   Bar

Resurgence Brewery opened in the summer of 2014 to a whole lot of excited Buffalonians waiting to get their hands on the fun flavors this local brewery brings to the table (think Loganberry Wit and Sponge Candy Stout). These guys have made a name for themselves by having several beers on tap, a solid snack-focused menu and a family-friendly environment in a beer hall style space. Plus, their epic beer garden “where like-minded people can share ideas over a delicious and refreshing brew that was carefully crafted just few feet away” doesn’t hurt. They also have giant games inside and out like Jenga and Four Square.

What we had to say: A Huge Taste of Resurgence

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm, Friday: 1pm – 11:30pm, Saturday: 12pm – 11:30pm, Sunday: 12pm – 7pm



Resurgence Brewing Co.

Buffalo / Old First Ward

55 Chicago St., Buffalo, NY 14204

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

Resurgence Brewing’s massive new home in the Old First Ward, located at the historic Cooperage complex, features a two-story taproom, multiple bars, full kitchen, banquet spaces for parties of all sizes, open-air beer garden, rooftop patio and so much more. There’s a mezzanine overlooking the brewhouse, as well as seating located directly inside the brewhouse, next to the canning line. You can’t get that kind of access anywhere else.

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 3pm-11pm, Friday: 3pm-12am, Saturday: 12pm-12am, Sunday: 12pm-10pm

Photo courtesy of Rusty Nickel

Rusty Nickel Brewing Company

West Seneca / Southtowns

4350 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY

Brewery   Bar

One of the smaller breweries in WNY, Rusty Nickel offers a cozy tasting room in front and an expansive secluded beer garden out back. Grab some food at the neighboring Ebenezer Ale House (they share a parking lot) and enjoy a fresh pint of beer or cider, order a glass of local wine or try one of Rusty Nickel’s signature Mixology drinks.

What we had to sayDoors Open at Rusty Nickel Brewing Co.

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 10:30pm, Friday: 3pm – 11:30 pm *seasonally*, Saturday: 12pm – 11:30pm, Sunday: 11am-9pm


SATO Brewpub

Buffalo / Downtown

110 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

SATO Brewpub opened in the fall of 2017 in the basement of the historic Dun Building inside the former Soundlab space, with a unique selection of Japanese-influenced Belgian beers on tap. SATO Brewpub offers a unique menu of authentic Japanese cuisine, as well as a full bar with a selection of wine, sake and cocktails.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10pm, Friday: 11:30am12am, Saturday: 2pm-12am


Southern Tier Brewing Co, Best Buffalo Brewery Guide, Step Out Buffalo

Photo from Southern Tier Brewing Co.’s Facebook

Southern Tier Brewing Company

Lakewood / Southern Tier

2072 Stoneman Center, Lakewood, NY

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

Southern Tier’s The Empty Pint brewpub is a bit of a trek from Downtown Buffalo, but the brewing company’s array of beers is all there, with a “pub grub” menu to match. Visit during the summer months to enjoy their pet-friendly patio.

Brewpub Hours: Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm


Steelbound Brewery

Ellicottville / Cattaraugus County

6600 Rte 219, Ellicottville, NY 14731

Brewery   Bar  Distillery  Restaurant

If you’re looking for a little getaway, good food and drinks, and atmosphere, Steelbound is your next stop. With a full bar featuring their in-house distilled spirits as well as dozens of taps serving their own freshly brewed beer, this brewery is an ideal stop if you’re looking to grab a meal overlooking the brewhouse or catch a sporting event on their giant projection TV. Don’t sleep on their brand new beer garden either!

Hours: Monday: 4pm-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 12pm-8pm; Friday: 12pm-11pm, Saturday: 11pm-11pm, Sunday: 11am-9pm


Thin Man Brewery

Thin Man Brewery

Thin Man Brewery

Elmwood Village, Downtown

490 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

Thin Man’s Elmwood headquarters comes complete with multiple bars, floors, patios, and decked out from top to bottom in a crash test dummy theme. Great food and beer are bountiful at Thin Man, and not just their own beer either – they have plenty of options to choose from, whether it be national or international. Pro tip: They have complimentary parking in Gallagher ramp across from Thin Man Brewery. Save your ticket and have it validated by their staff, and your parking will be free!

What We Had to Say: Elmwood Hits the Jackpot with Thin Man Brewery

Hours: Monday–Thursday: 3pm-1am, Friday: 3pm-2am, Saturday: 11am–2am, Sunday: 11pm–12am


Thin Man Brewery at Chandler Street

Buffalo / Black Rock District

166 Chandler St, Buffalo, NY 14207

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

Thin Man Brewery’s second location features a large taproom with a heavy industrial feel, complete with plenty of bar space, seating and games, Tappo Pizza restaurant, an increased production facility, which includes a dedicated canning line, increased brewing capacity with room to grow, banquet facility, barrel-aging room and graffiti-emblazoned outdoor beer garden.

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4pm-10pm, Friday: 4pm-12am, Saturday: 12pm-12am, Sunday: 12pm-10pm


Windy Brew


733 US-20A, Strykersville, NY 14145


Strykersville’s Windy Brew, which boasts the first Custom Brew Center in New York State (where you can brew a beer at the brewery), have been quietly and consistently honing their craft, becoming one of the better kept secrets of the Western New York beer scene. There’s also a small food menu that includes pizzas (the crust is made from their own beer), pretzel sticks, and tater tot poutine. From a light ale, and seasonal brews to many styles of IPAs, there will be something for everyone’s taste.

Hours: Thursday: 4pm-9pm, Friday: 2pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm


Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company

Wilson / Niagara County

638 Lake Street, Wilson, NY

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

A revitalized former cold storage space that serves house-brewed craft beers north of Buffalo. If you’re stopping in for some beers, make sure you grab some food too as Woodcock specializes in wood fired pizzas (their Prime Rib sandwich specials are to die for all well).

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday: 12pm-10pm; Sunday: 12pm – 7pm


Woodcock Brothers Brewing at Wurlitzer

North Tonawanda / Northtowns

908 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Brewery   Bar   Restaurant

Woodcock Brothers’ new facility inside the historic Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda houses a full restaurant, kitchen, beer garden, bar and over a half-dozen beers brewed in-house, as well as cider, mead and root beer. There’s plenty of high top tables and seating, a long bar with dozens of bar stools, digital board and classic chalkboard for specials and announcements, a handful of flat screen televisions behind the bar and an entire section of booths for seating that is perfect for families. Woodcock’s new restaurant will feature a vegan menu, wood-fired pizzas (just like at their Wilson location) and will specialize in Raclette cheese dishes.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-10pm, Saturday: 11:30am-11pm, Sunday: 12pm-8pm


West Shore Brewing Company

Clarence / Northtowns

10995 Main St., Clarence, NY 14031


With tons of beers to try, you will find yourself having a great time with friends at Clarence’s West Shore Brewing. Although there is no food offered, feel free to bring your own munchies with you! They offer a wide variety of handcrafted brew, including their flagship Green Flyer IPA and any number of fresh-fruited sours. They also have food trucks and live music at the brewery on a regular basis.

Hours: Thursday: 5pm-9pm, Friday: 4pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-9pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Are we missing your brewery? Did you just open a brewery and it hasn’t been added to this list yet? Email us at!

Written by <a href="" 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 the 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.

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