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Happy Hour: Lenox Grill

The Lenox Grill
140 North St.

Happy Hour: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday includes $2.50 domestic and Canadian bottles, $3.25 well drinks, $5 wine, seasonal cocktails are $5. Half-priced appetizers from 4 to 7 p.m. Fifty-cent wings Mondays with purchase of a beverage. Tully “$2sdays” Shots of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey for $2.

Bar hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. (Bar hours may vary.) Kitchen opens at 4 p.m.

The Scene: Have a historic happy hour.

Extra: Happy hour specials also run during Sabres game. Kitchen serves late-night food until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Tuesday euchre club. Call for details.

Opened as a luxury hotel in 1896 near Buffalo’s Millionaire Row, the Lenox Hotel served the wealthy, and is truly representative of the Gilded Age.

Across the street sits another iconic building, the Butler Mansion, once owned by the founder of The Buffalo Evening News, Edward H. Butler. Prior, it was the home of banker George E. Williams, who was to play host to a dinner for President William McKinley during his visit to Buffalo for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. Unfortunately, we all know he did not make that dinner.

Standing at the corner of Delaware Avenue and North Street in Allentown, the Lenox is often at the heart of some of Buffalo’s biggest events, like the St. Patrick’s Day parade and Allentown Art Festival, which happen right outside its door. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends before, during and after any downtown events.

Loaded steak sandwich at the Lenox Grill. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)

Loaded steak sandwich at the Lenox Grill. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)

Located in the lower level of the hotel, the Lenox Grill features a warm and inviting atmosphere. Open 365 days a year, with 365 choices of beer [see the full list here], the Lenox notes, “It’s no coincidence.” More than 50 bottles are a whopping 16.9 to 25 ounces. Coming soon: Big Bottle Wednesdays.

As you can guess, it will feature the bigger bottled beers.

At the Lenox guests can drink steeped in history. And while we cannot be sure there aren’t ghosts lurking around, we are sure this place will become a favorite haunt by individuals seeking a historic happy hour break.

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