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Dan Almasi


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For those looking to stop by several of Buffalo’s many drinking destinations in afternoon or night, there are many fun, unique and safe transportation options. Whether you want to zip from Buffalo RiverWorks to Lafayette Brewing Company in a sputtering, open-air motor cart or hit up Lakeward Spirits and Pressure Drop Brewing at the Barrel Factory before busing to Flying…

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Matinee "theatrical craft beer bar" is a homegrown, community-defined establishment playing a vital supporting role in the rejuvenation of Buffalo's theater district. Smooth jazz plays over an early 20th century black-and-white movie, now public domain. A couple at the bar sips craft beer out of cuvee glasses and chat about Wes Anderson's new film "Isle of Dogs." A grou…

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Craft beer connoisseurs can take the next step in craft-beer-geekery by crafting their very own brew at Windy Brew in Strykersville, the first custom brew center in the state. Ten miles east of East Aurora, Windy Brew is a pleasant, 40-minute country drive from downtown Buffalo. As soon as you spot a tall, white windmill (the inspiration for the microbrewery's name and …

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Cocktail bar meets club at Savoy, a tiny hotspot near the corner of Allen Street and Elmwood Avenue featuring DJ sets three nights a week including Sunday, top-notch cocktails, more than 150 whiskeys and a recently buffed wine list ripe with world-class Cali cabernets and more. Dark red cherry wood, copper and candles create a warm, sophisticated feel. The atmosphere is…

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The signature ‘EAT ‘EM HOT AT SAL’S’ sign out front at Sal’s Lounge in Depew has been replaced, but inside, patrons still eat ‘em hot and wash ‘em down with 23-ounce draft beers. Hot wings, of course. Sal’s is famous for ‘em. This hole-in-one hole-in-the-wall checks out as a first-rate neighborhood bar. Friendly bar staff will remember your drink well before your nam…

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You may have gone to Buffalo RiverWorks for a meal or a pre-game drink with your friends. Perhaps you've been there to cheer on the Queen City Roller Girls, see an MMA fight or for ice skating. Maybe you've brought the kids to a family event like the recent two-day Totally Buffalo 716mas festival. Since opening in June 2015, Buffalo RiverWorks has become a game-ch…

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As the local craft beer scene booms and Elmwood Village evolves, Mister Goodbar remains a longstanding, mostly unchanged linchpin in both realms. Since opening in 1968, Goodbar (formalities aren’t necessary here) has changed hats through several owners, but has never lost an identity rooted in both strong tradition and trademark physical elements. “When the owner dec…

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Radio station Alternative Buffalo is celebrating its fourth anniversary in the best way it knows: with a concert. The "Alternative Buffalo Birthday Show" takes place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Buffalo RiverWorks with a triple bill of music featuring national acts Foster the People and Misterwives and local up-and-comers Wild Things. Reflecting on the station’s first fo…