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By Christopher Schobert » Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Perhaps the ultimate sign that we are now a craft beer nation is that the perennials, the restaurants those born and raised in Western New York recall being dragged to as wee ones, are now craft... Read More

By Lisa A. McPartland » Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What appears to be a quiet dive bar from the outside turns out to be a fun, rambunctious neighborhood gathering place once you step inside. Longneckers in the Village of Lancaster was bustling... Read More

By Qina Liu » Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Pearl Street Grill & Brewery is like a cruise ship, looming in downtown Buffalo’s Canal district. She’s an old ship (originally built in the mid-1800s), but she’s been renovated with... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Northtowns needed Moor Pat, and needed it badly. As craft beer meccas have sprouted up throughout Western New York, things up north have been relatively quiet. There are a few go-tos with... Read More

By Lisa A. McPartland » Wednesday, February 25, 2015

It’s karaoke night, and karaoke is king.The televisions above the bar flicker with muted hockey games. The pool table is covered with a board to add table space. Darts remain unflung. About... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The griffon – a mythic half eagle/half lion creature – represents among other things, wisdom. With this in mind, Significant Other and I figured why fight for bar space on a Saturday... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My first trip to San-Dee’s Pub on Grand Island was a bit of an adventure. If you aren’t an Islander (is that even a real phrase?), then you might need a GPS to get there, which is part... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My first trip to San-Dee’s Pub on Grand Island was a bit of an adventure. If you aren’t an Islander (is that even a real phrase?), then you might need a GPS to get there, which is part... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You need more than lamppost banners and 50 nights of business a year to start a bar district.The establishment of such requires investment, vision and blind ambition, all focused on generating... Read More

By Lisa A. McPartland » Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It’s the kind of place where the pool table remains unlocked for a couple of rounds after two quarters are invested. The kind of place where a regular can gain possession of the remote to the... Read More

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