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Ultimate Guide to Wine Bars in WNY

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Written by Andrea Diedrich

Published on January 18, 2023
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When we think of grabbing a drink in Buffalo, the beverage that comes to mind is beer. This makes sense. We all know that Buffalo has quite the killer beer scene. I mean, it’s so good, we’ve got a whole district downtown dedicated to perfecting it. But, if beer isn’t your first choice of alcoholic beverage, we’re not here to judge. In fact we’re here to tell you that for all you wine lovers out there, WNY is full of wine bars to meet all your drinking pleasures.


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These fancy little joints make for the perfect night out on the town. I think we could all agree that nothing compares to coming home from a 9-5, throwing on some sweats, and poppin’ open a  [insert your drink of choice] , but, we’d have to say this takes a close second. When we say wine bar, we really mean it, these places aren’t just your typical wine tasting experience. They’re bringing on flights, tasty eats, and bar atmosphere that is only expected in Buffalo. Are we speaking your language? Then you’ve come to the right place.

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174 Buffalo

174 Buffalo St Hamburg, NY 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American
  • Burgers
  • Wine Bar

174 Buffalo (formerly Craft and Cork) is a lively gathering spot featuring creative comfort food, delicious cocktails, cold beers and a unique wine list ...

  • Bar Area
  • Patio
  • Family Friendly
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Happy Hour
  • Handicap Access
  • Private Parties
  • Reservations
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Alchemy Wine & Beer

50 Buffalo St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • Wine Bar
  • Small Plates

Alchemy is a bottle shop with affordable, place driven and delicious wines, beers and ciders made by families who care a great deal about what it is they're ...

  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Patio
  • Private Parties
  • Brunch
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Good for Beer Lovers
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Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant

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

Buffalo

  • American
  • New American
  • Wine Bar

Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is Buffalo's premier location for great food and unparalleled service. Featuring creative and flavorful dishes created ...

  • Romantic
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Private Parties
  • Reservations
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Romantic
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Bella Rose Tasting Room

300 3rd St Niagara Falls, NY 14303 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Wine Bar

Bella Rose Vineyard & Winery now has a tasting room located on Old Falls Street in Downtown Niagara Falls. As a sister store to the main location in ...

  • Patio

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Cabernet’s Wine Cafe

9 N. Ellicott Street Williamsville, NY 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Wine Bar

Cabernet’s Wine Cafe’s, or “Cab” as it’s been nicknamed by regulars, showcases the best in wine in an intimate home-like setting, perfect at ...

  • Bar Area
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
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Carte Blanche

61 Buffalo St Hamburg, New York 14075 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American
  • Wine Bar

Carte Blanche makes great use of the outdoors with dining and lounge space on a first floor alley patio and a second floor alley deck. The second floor ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Reservations
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Chateau Buffalo

1500 Clinton Street, Suite 175 Buffalo, NY 14206 • $$$$$

Other

  • Wine Bar

Bringing local wine and edibles to enlighten the palate has been our purpose since day one. After visiting various wineries in New York ...

  • Bar Area
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Just Vino

846 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Italian
  • Small Plates
  • Wine Bar

Just Vino is Buffalo's Wine Bar! We feature an ever-changing list of 80 wines by the glass, plus 10 beers, and tapas style food items to compliment the ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs

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Mambrino King Wine Coffee Chocolate Cafe

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

South Towns

  • Wine Bar

Mambrino King offers, wine, cocktails, espresso coffees, hand made chocolates, small plates and desserts. All small batch made. We also have gluten free ...

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Rizotto Italian Eatery & Sweetery

930 Maple Road Williamsville, NY 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Bakery
  • Italian
  • Wine Bar
  • Pizza
  • Pub Food
  • Dessert

Rizotto Italian Eatery & Sweetery has proudly served Western New York for nearly 10 years.  They offer a casual dining experience in a simply elegant ...

  • Bar Area
  • Tasting Menu
  • Take-out
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Reservations
  • Order Online
  • Patio
  • Live Music
  • Happy Hour
  • Catering
  • Family Friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Private Parties
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Savoy

149 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • International
  • Wine Bar

Savoy would like to invite you to indulge yourself in one of our specialty cocktails and enjoy European inspired fare with loved ones and friends. ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
  • Good for Whiskey Lovers
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Shango Bistro

3260 Main St. Buffalo, New York 14214 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • American
  • BBQ
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Wine Bar

SOB Says About Shango Bistro: Shango is one of my favorite restaurants in WNY. Simple, unassuming, comfortable with great food and a superior beer list. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Patio
  • Special Occasion

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Share Kitchen & Bar Room

5590 Main St Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • New American
  • Wine Bar

FOOD IS BETTER SHARED Guests at Share Kitchen $ Bar Room are encouraged to share their experience with those they know as well as those they don't; both ...

  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Family Friendly
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Farm to Table
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Six Friends Cabernet

5259 Broadway Ave Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Wine Bar

We are a Premier Wine Tasting Room and Restaurant located in Lancaster, NY featuring New York Wines, New York Foods, Desserts and a relaxing atmosphere. ...

  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Reservations
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Symposium Wine Bar

19 W Main St Suite 400, Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Small Plates
  • Wine Bar

In addition to wine from around the world and craft beer from local producers, Symposium offers small bites, charcuterie, flatbreads and brunch items. Read ...

  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
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Tappo

338 Ellicott St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Italian
  • Wine Bar

Tappo, Italian for cork, is proud to welcome our guests to downtown Buffalo to enjoy great American Italian cuisine, wines in an urban chic atmosphere. See ...

  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Reservations
  • Take-out
  • Rooftop Patio
  • Special Occasion
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The Little Club

1197 Hertel Ave Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Italian
  • Small Plates
  • Wine Bar

The Little Club says: Our goal is to help you discover something you love to drink in the company of people who make you happy. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Romantic
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Patio
  • Farm to Table
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Waxlight Bar àVin

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

North Buffalo

  • New American
  • Wine Bar

Waxlight Bar à Vin is a modern, wine-focused restaurant in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo. We're led by a team of owner-operator sommeliers ...

  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Reservations
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Brunch
  • Farm to Table
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Webster’s Bistro

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

Niagara County

  • American
  • French
  • New American
  • Seafood
  • Wine Bar
  • Steakhouse

SOB Says: In our estimation Webster's Bistro is an excellent representation of French cuisine in Western New York. Their creations are not only a work ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Reservations
  • Private Parties
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Wine On Hertel

1370 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Pub Food
  • Wine Bar

Wine on Hertel is located on the corner of Hertel Ave and Saranac. Stop in to enjoy quality wines and craft beers. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Patio
  • Live Music
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Happy Hour
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Wine On Third

501 Third Street Niagara Falls, New York 14301 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Seafood
  • Wine Bar

Wine on Third is the premier fine dining, tapas, and wine bar in Niagara Falls, New York USA. Wine on Third offers food quality unmatched anywhere in Western ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Patio
Bar

Winery of Ellicottville

14 Monroe Street Ellicottville, NY 14731 • $$$$$

Southern Tier

  • Wine Bar

Visit the Winery of Ellicottville Wednesday-Sunday in the heart of downtown Ellicottville, NY. We offer wine tastings, wine flights, wine by the glass, ...

  • Bar Area
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Dog-Friendly Indoors
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Reservations
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Patio
Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated.

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/andrea-diedrich/" target="_self">Andrea Diedrich</a>

Written by Andrea Diedrich

Andrea is a Content Coordinator and writer for Step Out Buffalo. By day she enjoys using her creative side and researching all things Buffalo. By night you’ll find her exploring Buffalo’s waterfront, dining with friends or catching the latest show/concert in town.

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