Cole’s

Mayor: swoopjones (10) | Taps: 36 | Bottles: 150
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Beers At Cole’s

NameABVEntered
Perennial Abraxas10%4/30/2016
Muskoka Hefe Weissbier5%4/30/2016
Stone RuinTen IPA10.8%2/6/2016
Sierra Nevada Harvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus6.5%12/29/2015
Galaxy Hop Something Huell Melon IPA0%9/28/2015
Community Beer Works Singularity: Equinox0%9/28/2015
Great Lakes Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPA4.8%8/24/2015
Community Beer Works Singularity: Hallertau Blanc7.2%8/18/2015
Ommegang 2015 Belgian Independence Day Dry-Hopped Tripel9.2%8/18/2015
High Water Campfire Stout6.5%8/18/2015
Captain Lawrence Effortless IPA4.5%8/17/2015
Captain Lawrence Grapefruit IPA6.2%8/17/2015
Tröegs Scratch 1846.9%7/17/2015
21st Amendment Hop Crisis!9.7%7/17/2015
Community Beer Works Spelt Saison0%7/13/2015
Community Beer Works Singularity: El Dorado7.2%7/13/2015
Otter Creek Over Easy4.6%6/16/2015
Otter Creek Backseat Berner IPA7%6/16/2015
White Hag Beann Gulban7.5%6/16/2015
White Hag Meabh Rua8.2%6/16/2015
Southern Tier 2XONE (2015)8.1%6/7/2015
Sly Fox McBane’s Fussed Over Porter0%6/7/2015
Empire Grapefruit DIPA9%5/29/2015
Empire Cream Ale5.8%5/29/2015
Empire White Aphro5.6%5/29/2015
Empire Liv and Let Rye5.6%5/29/2015
Ommegang Nirvana IPA6.5%5/27/2015
Stone Ruination IPA 2.08.5%5/13/2015
Flying Dog Bloodline Blood Orange IPA7%5/13/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | April 19, 2011
Cole’s is a must-visit beer destination in Elmwood Village. It has an awesome Cheers-style ambience with a large, busy bar adjacent to some wooden tables and booths and a bright, open dining room. When we first came on a Sunday afternoon, we were seated with a bunch of college kids who seemed to be grabbing their hangover breakfasts. The atmosphere was quite loud, almost raucous, but we rolled with the punches and ended up having a great time. Second visit was much more laid back, we sat at the bar and received quick, affable service from a middle-aged man who knew a lot about the brews he was pouring. Beer selection is 35 taps and a massive 100+ bottle list of mostly U.S. micros. Over two days I had Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale, Bear Republic Old Scouters Barley Wine, and Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet Black I.P.A. on draught and Green Flash West Coast IPA in the bottle. The bartender also gave me a small sample of Harpoon Island Creek Oyster Stout. Unfortunately the food was mediocre: my eggs were overcooked, the hash browns were soggy, and my girlfriend’s salad had way too much goat cheese in it. However, Cole’s is simply a fantastic place to drink in with the best selection of American craft beer that I’ve encountered thus far. And similar to Blue Monk, its lively and approachable vibe appeals to beer geeks and non-beer-drinkers alike. We really enjoyed ourselves here and we’ll be back on future trips to Buffalo.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost  (26) Pouring Bus, New York | March 8, 2011
First time at coles. Counted 36 taps. Mostly boring stuff... what you’d expect to see in any decent craft beer bar. MacGregors in Rochester puts this place to shame. Having said that, if i lived in the shit hole that is Buffalo, I would probably go here often. Food was good.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
poppap7  (4) New York | February 28, 2011
Cole’s for me is where my love for craft beer started. always going there for dinner with the family when i was younger always keep me interested in the beer. then when i was able to drink it was game on. if you enjoy great food and a awesome American style beer selection look no further than coles
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 17, 2011
Old sort of dive bar with a crusty dude working behind the bar. Lots of locals in here chewing the shit. The beer list is pretty awesome in here though. They knew what they were pouring but they weren’t really interested in chatting about it. Still, I managed to kill a few hours in here and I would come back here in a heartbeat. Food is basic pub grub - cheap but tasty.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JB84  (6) Kitchener, Ontario | January 31, 2011| Updated February 1, 2011
Pending a revisit
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
buffalobrewer  (2) New York | January 9, 2011
Laid back feel, above average tap selection and some bottles too. Food has been excellent each trip. Only thing that doesn’t hold up to the rest of the establishments positive attributes is the service at the bar a few times was less than spectacular. Day shift both times. Night crew even when getting slammed seems to be much more familiar with the selections available.
76
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
RayOhm  (32) Fergus, Ontario | January 9, 2011| Updated January 14, 2011
kind of a crummy looking place. the beer selection was awesome, many american craft brews, had Southern Tier’s Unearthy. didnt try any food. would love to go back just for the beer selection
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) Ontario | December 18, 2010| Updated January 3, 2011
Very nice bar. Man was alittle slow serving us, but it was busy, he did a good job of pouring our pints. Lots of beers to choose from. Recommend a trip here for any beer lover.
78
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
SlimEagan  (10) New York | October 21, 2010
The beer selection and food here are definitely fantastic. Service is very quick and friendly, if not the very knowledgable. Ambiance is okay, with some nice decor, however I’m not a fan of the college type crowd that you may find there. YMMV however.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
RyanBflo  (20) New York | August 7, 2010
This is the kind of place the corporations try to reproduce when building there chains. But what they never get right is the food, beer selection or the authentic neighborhood crowd.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | August 1, 2010
Went on a slow Saturday night. Initially, service sucked but it got better the longer we stayed. The draft list was pretty impressive and it had many beers I was interested in trying... and that isn’t an easy thing to do. Food was very good - high end pub grub. I enjoyed this place quite a bit.

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