Category Archives: Restaurants/Bars

Places where you can get a good whiskey out on the town.

Bellwoods Boogie Monster

One of BWG’s favorite Toronto spots is a beautiful little tucked away place called Bellwoods Brewery. Bellwoods is soon set to significantly expand, but as of this writing their modestly inviting street-side open-air brew house and restaurant is our place … Continue reading

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BWG’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This theory is just partly true. To reach the complex, muntifaceted modern man’s heart, his significant other must know the ins and outs of his hobbies, his wish-lists … Continue reading

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Allen Burger Venture

Allen Burger Venture (ABV) is Mike Shatzle’s (Blue Monk, Coles, Moor Pat) latest endeavor. Located in the heart of the Allentown district of Buffalo, ABV is a first-rate example of modern-style restaurant and bar. It’s harmonious, yet anomalous among the … Continue reading

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Moor Pat

Moor Pat is a new craft beer bar located in the Village of Williamsville, a suburb just east of Buffalo. Craft beer enthusiasts Peter Braun and Mike Shatzel (the latter of Cole’s and Blue Monk local craft beer fame) wanted to … Continue reading

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189 Public House

BWG was recently alerted of new whiskey bar in East Aurora that models itself after the famous Chicago whiskey destination Delilah’s. Naturally, we drove straight there. 189 Public House is nestled right between WNY staple Bar Bill and craft beer Mecca … Continue reading

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Gene McCarthy’s / Old First Ward Brewing

Over the summer months, BWG kept hearing about how good the beer was at Gene McCarthy’s (a Buffalo restaurant staple since 1963), who just opened a brewhouse earlier this year. We contacted brewer Alex Placito who graciously invited us down … Continue reading

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Crabapples Micro Brew Pub

Crabapples Micro Brew Pub located just outside of Buffalo, is considered one of the premier local destinations for craft beer. Just two years ago, principal owner Peter Orfanos, or “Brewmaster Pete,” as know by Crabapple regulars, took a basic 10 tap, … Continue reading

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