Tried and True: Allen Street Hardware

When you think of Allen Street Hardware, you probably picture late nights and lots of dancing. While we love getting down on Saturday night as much as the rest of Buffalo, we also love a laid-back weekday dinner and drinks and Hardware is great for both.


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Go for dinner

Go to Allen Street Hardware for dinner and thank us later.

So many people know that Hardware is a great place to be on weekend nights, but not enough people take advantage of their delicious dinner menu.

For an appetizer, order the grilled vegetables with goat cheese. It’s the perfect balance of salty and creamy, with the added benefit of being healthy. Not into that? Try the fried calamari.

Yes. We are suggesting that you try the seafood. In fact, when you order your dinner check the specials menu. One of the best entrees that we’ve ever had at Hardware were perfectly cooked scallops, and there are few things more heavenly than perfectly cooked scallops.

If seafood isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Hardware also has specialty burgers, and you can even build your own. There’s also salads, sandwiches, and paninis as well as fried chicken, strip steak, and meatloaf.

Talk to the bartenders

Photo from Instagram @allensthardware

Photo from Instagram @allensthardware

A lot of people seem to be surprised when we tell them that Hardware is one of our favorite craft beer bars. Maybe it’s because they only have room in their bar for a couple of draft handles.

The refrigerators behind the bar, however, have room for well over 100 different craft bottles and cans.In fact, there can be as many as 130 or 140 choices at once and the selection is constantly being rotated and updated.

Does the sheer amount of choice overwhelm you? We’ve all been there. Luckily the bar staff is highly knowledgeable.  If you like craft beer, or even in you’re just curious, sit at the bar and ask for Patrick. He is full of facts, antidotes and and all sorts of cool tidbits about the beer and breweries that Hardware carries.

Let us know what you think

Check out hardware for dinner or happy hour drinks and let us know what you think! Take pictures and tag us in them for a chance to be featured on our Facebook and Instagram.


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