Cole’s | Buffalo, New York
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Excellent based on 59 ratings
Type: Restaurant

1104 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York United States 14222 [ print map ]
716 886 1449

Hours: M-Sat 11am-4am, Sun 11am-10pm

Mayor: swoopjones (41) | Taps: 36 | Bottles: 150


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Beer Available At Cole’s (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods 70, Stone Stochasticity Project Master of Disguise 93, Stone 18th Anniversary Golden Brown IPA 95, He’Brew Mazel Hops 61, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #51 - Cambridge Uncommon 90, Community Beer Works Singularity: Palisade , Big Ditch Innovation Series: Imperial Smoked Porter , Big Ditch Vanilla Oatmeal Stout , Evil Twin / Stillwater Classique Imperiale 85, Jack’s Abby Hopstitution XPL #3 Calyptra 96, Community Beer Works Cole’s 80th Anniversary IPA , 21st Amendment Blah Blah Blah IPA 94, Lavery Madra Allta IPA 67, Lavery The Devil’s Pumpkin Ale 63, Southern Tier Buffalo Local (2013) , Peak Organic Hop Harvest Oktoberfest 43, Oskar Blues Christmas Chub 77, Oskar Blues Station 3 51, Oskar Blues Old Chub (Rum Barrel) , Oskar Blues G’Dales
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59 reviews for Cole’s
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  77%
 Selection  83%
 Food  80%
 Value  76%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (510) 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.
  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
  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.
  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
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
TearsforBeers  (12) Ohio | July 18, 2010
Nice old bar that apparently used to be a car show room. The bar tenders are fairly expedient and kindly, but not particularly knowledgeable about what they’re serving. What they’re serving is great - many taps of excellent excellent beer. The best part is a flight of 4 4oz’ers for $6. Score.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 8/20
toddaheath  (2) | July 12, 2010| Updated December 23, 2010
Good beer selection, about 50 taps that change often. Beer list is usually out of date though. Bar tenders are friendly but not beer experts. Food is okay but nothing great. Prices are reasonable.

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