Over the next few minutes you will be going on a deep dive into where you can buy wine, liquor, and beer in Buffalo. Our only real goal is to cover as much as we can in this alcohol guide.
Kicking this off will be a list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in your area. Those that are ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will be filled in first so they can get the party started soon.
Once the stores are out of the way we will get into the best breweries and beer bars, and a list of Buffalo wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards will get a shout out, and we will round this all out by mentioning some of the best happy hours near you to buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for your area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. You are all welcome to check out some of our other blogs on wine, liquor, and beer around the region.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Buffalo
Our favorite liquor stores and wine shops in Buffalo to buy vodka, tequila, a case of beer, or a bottle of wine would be:
- Cazenovia Liquors at 2348 Seneca St
- Parker Liquor Store at 1859 Hertel Ave A
- Elmwood Village Liquor and Wine at 1064 Elmwood Ave
- Key Liquors at 97 Rossler Ave
- On The Rox Liquors at 4382 Bailey Ave
- Out The Door Liquors at 2788 Bailey Ave
- Shepherd’s Liquor Store at 3177 Bailey Ave
- City Wine Merchant at 715 Main St
- Paradise Wine at 435 Rhode Island St
- Amherst St. Wine & Liquor at 601 Amherst St
- Winkler & Samuels, Wine & Spirits at 500 Seneca St #115
- Premier Wine & Spirits at 3900 Maple Rd
- Caputi Wine and Liquors at 3015 Sheridan Dr
Founded in 1943 Cazenovia Liquors is known for its large assortment of both domestic and imported wines and beers at reasonable prices. They are open Monday to Saturday from 11am to midnight and on Sunday from noon to 6pm.
Elmwood Village Liquor and Wine carries a huge collection of famous wines and spirits to choose from and is open from 11am to 12am Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 9pm on Sunday. Key Liquors has been proud to supply wines and spirits to your local community at low prices since 1994 and currently they offer curbside pickup available every day.
For over 50 years On The Rox Liquors has given your area a good variety of wines, beers, and spirits along with a TakeOut Taxi service to get your favorite drinks delivered straight to your door. Shepherd’s Liquor Store offers a range of accessories in addition to a vast selection of fine wines and spirits.
The City Wine Merchant brings some of the world’s greatest wines to your door at the most competitive market prices such as collectible and rare back-vintage wines or the best new releases. Amherst St. Wine & Liquor is a one-stop shop with an incredible assortment of wines and spirits near you to suit any budget.
Winkler & Samuels, Wine & Spirits provides a variety of services, including private wine storage in their cellar and curated cases to help you choose your desired bottles. You may also attend a tasting event or take educational courses to learn more about the wines and recommended recipe pairings.
Caputi Wine and Liquor stocks a broad variety of exquisite wines and spirits for all discerning tastes plus they have a free delivery service. They are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm and on Sunday from 12pm to 7pm.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
There are some nice breweries and beer bars in your area like:
- Thin Man Brewery at 492 Elmwood Ave
- Big Ditch Brewing at 55 E Huron St
- Buffalo Brewing at 314 Myrtle Ave
- Gene McCarthy’s Old First Ward Brewing at 73 Hamburg St
- Community Beer Works at 520 7th St
- Resurgence Brewing at 55 Chicago St
- Pressure Drop Brewing at 65 Vandalia St
- Bottle Rocket Beer Reserve at 2182 Seneca St
Thin Man Brewery has consistently produced creative beers while focusing on quality since its debut in 2016 and they also have a keg on tap, fresh housemade food, and some of the greatest beer in town. Big Ditch Brewing is committed to delivering the local community and beyond with high-quality, flavorful, innovative, and drinkable craft beers. Their taproom could even host events of all sizes and occasions like rehearsal dinners, corporate gatherings and meetings, birthday parties, fundraisers, and more.
If you are a beer lover seeking a pint of premium craft beer or just a brewery tour Buffalo Brewing is the place to go. Gene McCarthy’s Old First Ward Brewing is open from 11am to midnight and serves a diverse assortment of craft beers, wines, ciders, non-alcoholic beverages, and delectable food. In the summer you can listen to live music in their garden every Saturday night at 7pm while sipping your favorite drink.
A quality award-winning beer and a delectable menu are available every day at Community Beer Works which can be delivered or picked up by the curbside. Resurgence Brewing Company exhibits good craft beer to be enjoyed on-premise, in their garden, or at home. They have a pop-up beer garden which is ideal for any outdoor event like weddings, fundraisers, private parties, and even public gatherings. Whether you want to mix and match a six pack, grab a growler to go, or have a pint at the bar Bottle Rocket Beer Reserve is a good option for all your craft beer needs.
Wine Bars In Buffalo
Visit wine bars near you for a date night, a business meeting, or for a gather with friends:
- Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant at 56 W Chippewa St
- Just Vino at 846 Main St
- The Little Club at 1197 Hertel Ave
- Wine On Hertel at 1370 Hertel Ave
Bacchus has a large selection of nearly 375 wines and an inventory of over 4,000 bottles and offers classic prepared dishes from small plates to full dinners served to perfection by a well-trained staff. With over 80 wines by the glass available Just Vino is a nice meeting spot after a day exploring the city or to get an evening of theater or music started.
Every month the Little Club features a new variety, region, or producer for you to sample. Wine On Hertel features roughly 20 different wines hand selected and catered to accommodate everyone’s pallet.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
Head to one of these wineries or vineyards near you to see how the sausage gets made:
- Ten Thousand Vines Winery at 8 S Buffalo St
- Arrowhead Spring Vineyards at 4746 Town Line Rd
- Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery at 3617 Lower Mountain Rd
- Freedom Run Winery at 5138 Lower Mountain Rd
- Pellicano Vineyard Hamburg Winery at 6736 Boston State Rd
- A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard at 4515 Baer Rd
- Black Willow Winery at 5565 W Lake Rd
- Chateau Niagara Winery at 2466 W Creek Rd
Ten Thousand Vines is a micro-winery that produces small-batch drinks using juices sourced from across the world with over 50 different varieties to choose from. Aside from their retail store and tasting area they also have a vast selection of kits and supplies as well as a course for those interested in learning more about creating wine at home.
Arrowhead Spring Vineyards uses traditional techniques with little intervention to produce wines that are true to their terroir. Glasses of wine, flights, light bites, locally brewed beers, ciders, and stunning vistas are all available.
Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery is a good option whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, escaping for the weekend, or looking the right wine pairing. Visit for a tour or tasting and join a club for exclusive discounts.
The relaxed environment of Freedom Run Winery allows you to explore wine tasting by glass or bottle, beer, or even a cocktail while admiring the grandeur of the vineyards and apple orchards. The tasting room near you is open from noon to 8pm on Friday and Saturday.
Enjoy a wine-pairing meal menu every day or pasta and hot food specialties on some nights while listening to live music at Hamburg Winery Pellicano Vineyard and their tasting room is open Wednesday to Sunday from 3pm to 9pm. A Gust of Sun Winery makes small-batch limited-release wines from grapes farmed locally and there are also wine slushies, food pairings, and a variety of other artisan beverages to choose from. They host private events solely on Thursday and Saturday from 6pm to 9pm.
Black Willow Winery strives to give fans unique artisan wines and mead at reasonable rates that pair nicely with chocolate or cheese. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, class reunions, birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate meetings, and other events are all possible at the tasting room which is open all year.
Best Local Happy Hours
You can buy cheaper alcoholic drinks if you know when and where the best Buffalo happy hours are:
- Lucky Day Whiskey Bar at 320 Pearl St
- Breezy Burrito Bar at 1000 Elmwood Ave
- Shango New Orleans Bistro & Wine Bar at 3260 Main St
- Forty Thieves at 727 Elmwood Ave
- Providence Social at 490 Rhode Island St
Experience a full dining service in a warm atmosphere at Lucky Day Whiskey Bar which is open from 4pm to midnight Tuesday through Saturday with a happy hour from 4pm to 6pm. Breezy Burrito Bar features a full bar with a focus on excellent tequila, mezcal, margaritas, a rotating selection of eight local seasonal brews, and Tex-Mex cuisine.
Shango New Orleans Bistro & Wine Bar is open from 5pm to 9pm Tuesday through Saturday, serving soulful cuisine, 170-bottle wine lists, and a finely curated beer menu in a pleasant setting. The happy hour at Forty Thieves is from 3pm to 7pm every day.
Grab a pint or host a private dinner in a casual yet sophisticated setting where traditional cuisine are given a modern American twist at Providence Social. The happy hour is from 11am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm on Thursday and Friday, 10am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm on Saturday, and 10am to 3pm on Sunday.
You can read more of our posts on:
- Wine Shops & Cocktail Bars In Toronto
- Wine Shops & Cocktail Bars In Rochester
- Wine Shops & Cocktail Bars In Albany
- Wine Shops & Cocktail Bars In New York City
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Buffalo
We wish we had more to share but we will try to keep this page as up to date as we can. Hopefully you learned at least a little something about all of the local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Don’t be afraid to let us know if you found anything incorrect on this page in the comments, we want to keep this info as accurate as we can. Now go have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Buffalo.