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Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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4401 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
+1 716-633-9630
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11:00 - 03:15
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 03:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 03:15
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Williamsville, New York
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went on a Saturday afternoon for lunch - there were 5 of us. My two boys started out sharing an order of loaded fries. They said they were good, but the plate they came on could have been bigger. And the individual plates they brought were really small, too. The burgers were pretty big and the fries were delicious. Everyone... More 

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Thank Debbie M
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

UGH! very strange smell when we walked in the door. Should have been the red flag to turn around at that point! It smelled kind of sour and pungent at the same time. Were pressed to find something when the power outage was happening so decided to stay and try it. VERY VERY VERY GREASY FOOD! you know when the... More 

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Thank MAFestus
Clarence, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Brennan's used to be a good Irish Pub, now it is hit or miss. The pub grub is below par. They did not even get corned beef and cabbage right. A bar is a bar is a bar. They need to get their food back up to snuff to set themselves apart and thrive.

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Manistee
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

They have a full menu and bar. Their wings are good (You are in Buffalo). What gets me to go back is their steamers. They are as good as you will get in Essex, MA. (I have had them in both places in the same weeks).

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Thank Dan L
Big Lake, Minnesota
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454 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Food was good but not exceptional or unique. Overall service was good, food was good and beer was cold. Looking for a place to get some good pub grub and wet your whistle this fits the bill.

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Thank Jonathan F
buffalo, ny
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We frequent Brennan's for a late lunch or a beer about six times a year. They always have a good selection of draft and bottled beer and the menu offers a wide variety pub food. Our favorite snack is the Guiness Muscles. It's obvious the the place is home to many regulars but it is also very welcoming for newcomers.

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Albany, New York
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Alright, where do I start? Service was absolutely miserable. 10 minutes for a drink order at the bar when not particularly busy and I wasn't seen again for over 20 minutes. I gave up trying to order food and went somewhere else because the service was so bad.

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Thank cl1994
SuburbanDave, Owner at Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry about the inattentiveness during the busy holiday season & wish you Happy New Years 😇 Please try us again so we might redeem our selves & service. Please call & ask for Dave 523-9879.... I apologize once again and hope you give us another try next time your in the WNY area🍀 More 

Highlands Ranch
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221 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is the kind of restaurant in a mall that you would drive right by. Glad that our local "tour guide" suggested it. Wide menu with a lot of local choices, but we were here for the beef on weck. It didn't disappoint. Soft and salty -- these are some of the best kummelweck rolls I have ever had. Great... More 

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1 Thank Marian R
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279 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I have been going to this place for years and have some very fond memories here growing up. The food has and probably always will be wonderful. It is so nice to see a neighborhood bar still in operation. The menu has many, many choices with some healthy options which is nice to see.

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Lancaster, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The food is excellent. They give us a large room, separate checks and never push us out the fee door.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 03:00
Monday
11:00 - 03:15
Tuesday
11:00 - 03:15
Wednesday
11:00 - 03:15
Thursday
11:00 - 03:15
Friday
11:00 - 03:15
Saturday
11:00 - 03:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4401 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-633-9630
Description
Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant has been a neighborhood gathering spot and thriving restaurant since 1970. The Bowery started as a small NY City pub; yet NOW is a large 10,000 sq ft restaurant offering our full menu available for lunch, dinner, banquets, meetings, catering and accommodations for most any size group. When looking for the spot to meet with friends, family &/or co-workers; "Brennan's Bowery Bar" is the place for you. Located at the corner of Main St. & Transit Rd.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?