Coleís | Buffalo, New York
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Excellent based on 60 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 (43) | Taps: 36 | Bottles: 150


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Beer Available At Coleís (arranged by most recent)
Ellicottville St. Caberlicious , Allagash Session Brett Ale 98, Community Beer Works ABV IPA , Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 99, Hamburg Oak Barrel Aged Small Town , Southern Tier 2XPRESSO 91, Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale 98, Brooklyn Quadraceratops 83, Southern Tier Tripel Cafť 89, Smuttynose Smuttlabs Grisette 74, Captain Lawrence Pilot Batch Moor Monk Fresh Hop IIPA , Community Beer Works Singularity: Galaxy , Boulder Beer Slope Style Winter IPA 65, Smuttynose Tripel 90, Oskar Blues Icey Pale Ale (Icey.P.A.) 93, Green Flash Green Bullet 98, Smuttynose / Stone Clusterís Last Stand 96, Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods 76, Stone Stochasticity Project Master of Disguise 94, Stone 18th Anniversary Golden Brown IPA 95
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60 reviews for Coleís
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  77%
 Selection  83%
 Food  79%
 Value  75%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  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 Iím not a fan of the college type crowd that you may find there. YMMV however.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83  (9) Jamestown, New York | August 25, 2014
Back rating. Visited on a Friday, but it was still early so it wasnít very busy and half of the tables on both sides were empty. Thatís why Iím surprised the service was so slow. Had to keep flagging down server and would see her just standing and talking to other employees and not paying attention. Super friendly and nice, just not very attentive. Food was superb, beer list was insane, and price and value was decent. This and Blue Monk are great places to go.
  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
gwpom  (5) Akron, New York | February 16, 2007
I will rerate this at another time, as I was there my only time for the Barleywine Festival last weekend, and didnít sample their food. But from what I saw I was very impressed, and hope to make it back downtown for dinner. Met Mike at the festival, and quite enjoyed the time he spent with us, trying the beers himself, getting acquainted, just discussing good beers. When youíre ready to open your franchise in Akron, Mike, you let me know!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
alexkeil  (4) New York | November 20, 2008
Favorite bar ever...bartenders and servers are always friendly and helpful, selection of beer goes on and on and on...where else in Buffalo do you have to decide between Orval or Rochefort? Classic bar that has been there forever and will always be
  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
Coleís 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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
chris21274  (4) Buffalo, New York | September 8, 2009
This place rocks. Even though I live in the city I try to hit this place up as often as possible. Great beer selection good food and great atmosphere. Props go out to swoopjones! Great job!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
tagz  (3) Alabama | May 21, 2007
Finally made it over to Coleís and holy crap they have some great beers on tap! Their draft list is about 20 long, including 5 designated to beligian ales. thereís restaurant seating, bar tables and a packed bar. it was pretty packed when we stopped in but we had a beer at the bar and they got us a table in 15 minutes or so. had some great burgers and wings and a some great weizens! definitely worth checking out. i might hit it up on a weekday to avoid the crowds. plus, drafts are $3 on wednesdays!
  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 doesnít 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 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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