Ebenezer Ale House
Where: 4348 Seneca St., West Seneca (ebenezeralehouse.com, Facebook)
Happy Hour: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with $3 imported and craft drafts, $2 domestic drafts and bottles, $2 well drinks, $3 house wines. Select half-price appetizers.
Extras: $3.50 pints of Beer of the Month all month long. Monday Madness $10 buckets mix-and-match domestic beer; 30 cent wings. (More than 18 sauces to choose from, add 25 cents for specialty sauces). Sunday Funday with food and drink specials during football season and select sporting events. Visit Facebook for special events, tap takeovers, beer sampling and live music.
Business hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to close.
By Emeri Krawczyk
Special To the News
Established in 2011, Ebenezer Ale House has quickly become one of Western New York’s busiest establishments for food and drink, with an offshoot in Eden and one planned for Akron.
The West Seneca location features a long bar that flows into the dining room, giving the place a fun, pub feel. There are plenty of HD TVs to catch Bills and Sabres games, along with other major sporting events.
Beer is the name of the game at the Ale House. With 21 taps and 81 bottles and cans of beer, you can commune with your inner beer god or goddess at just about any level.
Beers change periodically, and the menu is updated online. Featured beers range in price from $3 to $6. Taps include plenty of local choices, including Flying Bison and Southern Tier. The bottled category is where it gets interesting, with 12- to 25-ounce bottles that range in price from $4 to an eye-opening $30.
Cans are for the “fun” crowd, with selections including Boddingtons Pub Ale Nitro, Bud Light Lime-A-Rita, Coors Light Summer Brew and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy at a whopping $9. Cider choices include McKenzie’s, Stella Artois Cidre and Woodchuck.
For nonbeer drinkers, EAH offers a unique variety of martinis. The Upsidedown Cake is made with Three Olives Cake Vodka, pineapple juice and Chambord with graham cracker on the rim, and the Chocolate Covered Pretzel is made with Whipped (Cream) Vodka, Frangelico, Dark Crème De Cacao with a salted rim.
Specialty cocktails include an Alehouse Bloody Mary made with Bacon Vodka and Parrot Bay Pineapple Rum, muddled pineapple, mint and lime.
When it comes to bar food, the menu features nachos, loaded fries, Bavarian pretzels and wings, which come regular or char-grilled with a multitude of sauces. Pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and “baskets” provide a feast for the famished.
Claiming to host “The Southtowns’ Best Happy Hour,” Ebenezer Ale House delivers atmosphere, a variety of drinks and good food. For the summer months, it’s one of the better patio experiences in Western New York.