Very good beer selection and large food menu with many daily specials make this one of the destinations for craft beer enthusiasts (the other being Blue Monk). Often have special cask nights (Ballast Point) with rare offerings.
hopson (11) Williamsville, New York | February 28, 2008
The best beer bar in Buffalo. Hands down. Undoubtedly, you will be pleasantly surprised with both the tap and bottle selection. Its extensive, and Coles has stuff you simply cannot get by visiting other beer stores and bars in the area. Mike the owner is a friendly guy who is really into beer, and it shows. food aint bad either. A must stop if in the area.
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!
Great menue, my picky wife found several things to order. Pretty fair beer selection, but not as good as i epected. Ambience is pretty cool, you can watch the freak and college hotties walk down the street or sit back and watch the game one the TV food was very good, but I have 3 problems with this place 1. It’s in the city, 2. no parking, see 1. 3. service absolutly sucked, probably the worst service i have ever had anywhere.
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.
JB84 (6) Kitchener, Ontario | January 31, 2011| Updated February 1, 2011
I will rerate this at another time, as I was there my only time for the Barleywine Festival last weekend, and didn’t 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 you’re ready to open your franchise in Akron, Mike, you let me know!
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
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
Finally made it over to Cole’s and holy crap they have some great beers on tap! Their draft list is about 20 long, including 5 designated to beligian ales. there’s 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!