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Top bar recommendations from locals

Sushi Restaurant
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“World renowned Sushi. No reservations and always a wait for this highly sought after foodie hot spot.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Within walking distance. Local gem. Gastropub. Urban nook with seasonal New American eats & clever cocktails, plus Sunday brunch & outdoor seating.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Trendy hipster bar across Richmond Ave into the West Side. Great juke box and pool table... Warm dive bar atmosphere.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
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“Amazing farm to table style menu with eclectic small plates and craft cocktails. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“The one the only creator of the chicken wing. funny story. Dan's Mom was a cook at this bar when they were invented. we still make them exactly the same. cook them crisp, smear a bowl with butter, add desired amount of Franks hot sauce, cover with a plate and shake. Don't dirty another plate serve them on the won you used. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Happy Hour from 3 to 5 pm for discounted beers and $5 food menu. Excellent wide variety of house beers and collaborations.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great greek food, love their breakfasts too. Make a right on Elmwood about 6 blocks down on your right.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“European style café great for coffee, bagels, pastries, lunch and more! its at the corner of the street. Great place to just hang out and people watch.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great martinis and appetizers. Also great dinners. i recommend catching one of their specials and enjoying appetizers, sort of like you would at a Tapas bar.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“SATO is Buffalo, NY's premier Japanese restaurant with traditional roots. At our upscale yet casual restaurant, located in the heart of the Elmwood Village, you can enjoy Japanese food that is scratch-made, fresh, healthy, and sophisticated, with authentic Japanese flavors blending with local and seasonal ingredients. Our Elmwood location has a diverse Japanese food menu ranging from sushi, ramen, Japanese curry, tonkatsu pork cutlet, salad etc. with a wide array of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free items. (from website but agree that their food is delicious.)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine dining in the national historic landmark, The Richardson Complex. Farm to table. Within walking distance. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great bar for 20 somethings. Make a left on Elmwood about 3 blocks on your left.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Great neighborhood bar, eclectic mix of clientele. At the corner of the street.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Awesome restaurant, bar and entertainment venue that holds live music. Located in the heart of the Elmwood Village at 522 Elmwood Ave”
  • 3 locals recommend