Cole’s | Buffalo, New York
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Excellent based on 57 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 (50) | Taps: 36 | Bottles: 150


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Beer Available At Cole’s (arranged by most recent)
Captain Lawrence Pilot Batch #116 Red IPA , Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA 90, Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-) 98, Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout 89, Goose Island Ten Hills 82, Green Flash Hop Odyssey White IPA 93, Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA 96, Dark Horse Sarsaparilla Six 69, Great Lakes Spacewalker American Belgo 83, Victory Hop Ticket #3 Dry Hopped Pils 92, Three Heads Tre Kind Triple IPA 93, Smuttynose Smuttlabs Imperial Stout 99, Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97, Stone Saison 88, Elysian Dayglow IPA 97, Bayou Teche Loup Garou 91, Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA 100, Bayou Teche Biere Joi Barrel Aged , Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA 98, Stone Go To IPA 97
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57 reviews for Cole’s
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  78%
 Selection  83%
 Food  80%
 Value  76%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
kasselrock  (11) | December 29, 2009
Cool little place thjat has not tunred into the typical college place. Beer selection is awesome and I gave the food a 9! This is because of the Buff Calamari....its my recipe that i gave to a bartender at Brennans! A few months later i return to Buffalo and its on both of there menus! Give credit where is due....or at least a few free beers!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270  (67) Henrietta, New York | October 17, 2009
Incredibly beer selection. Many hard to find beers on tap and a very expansive bottle selection. Ambiance is really nice. Lots of interesting stuff on the walls as well as plenty of TV’s to watch sports. Definitely going to stop back to try the food, which smelled really good.

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