11 Unique Food & Drink Flights You Need to Know About

City Guide, Drink, Food & Drink


Written by Courtney Kelly

Published on August 12, 2020
Margarita flight / Photo courtesy of DOS on the Lake

Are you in the mood to catch a flight? Well, you’re in luck! We know everyone loves a good ole beer flight, but there are actually a ton of other unique flights you can try right here in the 716.

From ice cream to frozen margs, you’re not going to want to miss these flights: 

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1. DOS On The Lake 


3800 Hoover Rd, Blasdell, NY 14219 | (716) 823-8247 | WEBSITE

If you haven’t been to DOS On The Lake, it needs to be apart of your summer bucket list ASAP. Their spacious patio area has a great waterfront view of Lake Erie. Not to mention, their patio is the perfect summer hangout area with couches, fireplaces, and delicious mouth-watering seafood food and boozy drinks. 

Most importantly, when you dine at DOS On The Lake, you’re going to need to try their flight of four frozen margaritas. Marg flights are $18, and you can choose from six flavors, including: prickly pear, peach, mango, strawberry, raspberry, and classic lime. Plus, their colors are incredible and totally Instagram worthy

flights: Becker Farms
Wine and Cupcake flights / Photo courtesy of Becker Farms

2. Becker Farms Brew Pub

3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067 | (716) 772-2211 | WEBSITE

Whether you’re headed out to hike the trails at Becker Farms or you’re participating in a Winery/Brewery Tour, make sure you stop at the Brew Pub before you go! Becker Farms Brew Pub has $5 flights (and yes, you read that correctly) of mix and match alcohols. Try one of their craft beers, hard ciders, or wines made on the farm. Your flight comes with four tastings so that you can try four beers, four ciders, four wines, or try one of each (+ one)! 


Beer Flight / Photo courtesy of New York Beer Project

3. New York Beer Project 

6933 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094 | (716) 743-6927 | WEBSITE

NYBP is all about the flights! When you dine on their spacious patio or inside seating area, you can start your night by choosing a flight of beer, margs, or martinis. Once you choose your flight, pair it with one of their many food flights.

There’s a lot that we could say about these insanely delicious food flights, but instead, we’ll just describe them for you : 

  • Destination Flight: Smaller versions of NYPB’s most popular burgers: Upper East Side, Times Square, and Willamsburger. 
  • Flight to Buffalo: Four chicken wings, a roast beef slider on weck, Buffalo Mac + Cheese.
  • NYBP Taco Flight: Chicken, ground beef, and fish.
flights: hertel ave
Freak Flight / Photo courtesy of Hertel Ave Poutine and Cream

4. Hertel Avenue Poutine and Cream

1488 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 | (716) 551-6995 | WEBSITE

If you’re on Insta, you’ve probably seen one of the delicious freak shakes from Poutine and Cream. There are so many insanely unique flavors; it can be hard to choose just one. Well, luckily we’re here to share the inside scoop with you. Right off of their secret menu, you can order a Freak Flight. With every flight, you can taste four delicious freak flavors decorated the same way as the standard shake just a little smaller. Each freak flight is only $12 and perfect to share with the family! 

flights: Allen Burger Venture
Burger and Beer flights / Photo courtesy of Allen Burger Venture

5. Allen Burger Venture

175 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14201 | (716) 768-0386 | WEBSITE

Burgers, beer, and bourbon, we dare you to name a more iconic trio. If you love this combination just as much as we do, you need to check out Allen Burger Venture. With dozens of whiskeys available, it’s safe to say that there are plenty to choose from. ABV has created ten amazing whiskey, bourbon, and scotch flights, each consisting of one 1/2 ounce pour of each spirit. Trust us; you will be amazed. 

flights: sato brewpub
Beer flights / Photo courtesy of Sato Brewpub

6. Sato Brewpub 

110 Pearl St, Buffalo, NY 14202 | (716) 248-1436 | WEBSITE

Squeezed in the underground basement of the Dun Building, Buffalo’s first skyscraper, hides the Sato Brewpub. From lagers to fruit beers, Sato brews many unique styles of Japanese inspired beers. Grab a flight of four because you won’t want to miss out on an opportunity to try these incredible beers. Plus, once you find the one you love, you can also grab a crowler to go! 


flights: buffalo cider hall
Cider flight / Photo courtesy of Buffalo Cider Hall

7. Buffalo Cider Hall

155 Chandler St Suite 4, Buffalo, NY 14207 | (716) 240-9689 | WEBSITE

Making cider since 2011, BlackBird Cider Works has truly blessed us with delicious tart ciders. BlackBird Cider Hall is Buffalo’s first cider hall, and it has over 30 different ciders and beers on tap with a focus on local and New York State. Sip on a flight of four ciders while enjoying small plates such as caramel with pretzels and apples, or a delicious cheese board! 

flights: Lakeward spirits
Seltzer flights / Photo courtesy of Lakeward Spirits

8. Lakeward Spirits

65 Vandalia St, Buffalo, NY 14204 | (716) 541-1454 | WEBSITE
Have you heard the news? The Lakeward Laboratory is now open! Now you can try Lakeward Spirits’ new Seltzer and Cider Bar. Try unique seltzer flavors like: Strawberry Basil, Mango Cream Soda, Kaffir Lime Mint, Bare Naked, Tart Cherry Vanilla, and Blackberry Rose Hibiscus. Order your seltzer flight for just $14! 

flights: main street ice cream
Main Street Ice Cream Flights / Photo x Step Out Buffalo

9. Main Street Ice Cream

35 Main St A, Hamburg, NY 14075 | (716) 649-2970 | WEBSITE

If you haven’t seen our past post about Main Street Ice Cream, you don’t know why we love them so much. Well, three words, “ice cream flights.” NBD but Main Street offers ice cream flights, allowing you to get four smaller than normal scoops of ice cream in a boat-styled dish. A flight of four is slightly more expensive than a bowl of two scoops, but go ahead and treat yo’ self


flights: the galley Lounge
Sake flights / Photo courtesy of Fresh Catch Poke and The Galley Lounge

10. Fresh Catch and The Galley Lounge

305 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202 | (716) 697-7653 | WEBSITE

The first poke restaurant in Buffalo has more than just poke, it has sake flights! If you’ve never had sake before, it is a Japanese rice-based wine. The Galley’s sake flights are only offered as a Saturday night special so make sure to plan ahead.

flights: Soho
Bourbon and beer flights / Photo courtesy of Soho

11. Soho

64 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202 | (716) 856-7646 | WEBSITE

Do you love bourbon and beer? Head to Soho to grab a flight! Match it with their burger trio and you’ve got yourself a pretty perfect pairing.

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