Larkin Square

Larkin Square, Buffalo: Hours, Address, Larkin Square Reviews: 4.5/5

Larkin Square
4.5
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
About
Larkin Square is on the site of the former Larkin Soap Co. It is host to popular events such as Food Truck Tuesdays, Live at Larkin Concerts, and the Larkin Square Author Series, The Filling Station Restaurant, two breweries on the street and a distillery. Whimsical outdoor seating, pickleball, hula hoops and more! Now open through the fall, Larkin Links, a nano-sized public art golf course with 11 artist designed golf holes. Free to play. Open across the street from Larkin Square is the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery at 716 Swan Street with an outdoor beer garden that includes two shuffleboard courts. The Beer Garden is a great spot to enjoy house brewed Community Beer Works and listen to the concerts across the street at Larkin Square. Live music on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Saturday lunch in the beer garden with a food truck. Seasonal Bread + Coffee, pop up coffee shop served out of an Airstream Camper weekdays. Free fitness classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30pm in Larkin Square as part of the Fitness in the Parks program, June - August.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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ProfessorOT
Hamilton, Canada553 contributions
Love this site for food truck Tuesdays!
Jul. 2019
Food truck Tuesdays quickly became a regular event over the summer. Larkin Square is the best venue with its seating, bandstand, and space for the food trucks. We appreciated the seating around the bandshell ad around the square. A great place to spend time with family and friends.
Written 16 November 2019
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brenda w
Buffalo, NY26 contributions
fall festival
Sep. 2019
this is a wonderful place to hang out and enjoy good food and good music. offer many things to do with the family or hanging with your friends.
Written 4 November 2019
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Anand G
Kochi (Cochin), India1,887 contributions
For info and entertainment
Jul. 2019
While all sorts of artistic entertainment takes place in the locality, it also offers insight to the industrial past of the city. It is maintained as a charming beauty in almost the middle of the city. It can be part of roaming around in the city.
Written 23 September 2019
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skdmw4642
Avon, NY11 contributions
Surprise for us
Jul. 2019
Went to a wedding. What a great area. Lots to see and do nearby. Great place to walk from place to place.
Written 31 August 2019
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Laurie K
West Seneca, NY373 contributions
Was ok but very expensive bring your bank account
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We haven't been to food truck Tuesday in about 4 years so we decided to give it another try. The first time we went there was only like 6 food trucks, now there is over 20 but the thing that stinks is about 8 food trucks were about 2 blocks away from all the action, we didn't know they were there till we were in the car heading home, and it wasn't posted anywhere more trucks down the street.

DRINKS..........I can see $3 or $4 for a simple plastic cup of beer but $6 that's a bit steep, (but Buffalo people love to drink so they pay it)

The food trucks are very pricey too at my standards for what you get, desserts were from $4.75 to over $7.00 and the pieces were tiny. Dinner plates started around $8 and went to $14 again for the portion you get I personally didn't think it was worth what you paid, sure it tasted good but not for $12.00 for a salad.

It gets super crowded super fast so if you are smart you will bring your own lawn chair that way you are guaranteed a seat. We arrived at 5:15 (it runs from 5-8) and all the tables, seats and chair were spoken for already.

They have a band that plays under a coverered patio, but go on site to see what kind of band is playing.The band on July 16th was mediocure at best, but it was just nice to sit outside and enjoy the weather as summer is so short here in Buffalo.

There is a small section for kids to do things and security does check your license to give you a wrist band to prove you are old enough to drink.

It was fun for one night but at those prices you can't afford to do it every week unless you are just going to listen to the music then go elsewhere to eat. We ate something small then went for ice cream where the cones are much bigger and the prices much cheaper.
Written 17 July 2019
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Jim D
5 contributions
best eats in town
May 2019 • Family
did food truck tuesdays and the variety quality and selections were great. the value for the most part was well worth it.
Written 10 June 2019
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KrissyPitt
Buffalo, NY21 contributions
Awesome venues
Jul. 2018 • Family
Went there for food truck Tuesdays, lines are LONG, but worth it. Also been there for Live at Larkin (music) great variety of music each week.
Written 8 August 2018
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Nancy M
Toronto, Canada56 contributions
Food Truck festival
Jul. 2018 • Solo
Lots of variety, music and families enjoying themselves. I had a good time. Something fun to do on a weeknight. Tuesday I think. Check the dates and times. There is a bus that takes you there and back. Not sure of the number. Bus schedules are at the station. Uber too if you like. Too far to walk from downtown.
Written 23 July 2018
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charlene h
Buffalo, NY21 contributions
Great Place & Food
Jun. 2018 • Solo
Wonderful outdoor spot to visit especially during spring, summer...plenty of food trucks with wide assortment of foods to try. Plenty of outdoor seating.
Written 25 June 2018
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Jim K
Buffalo, NY31 contributions
Explore Buffalo Tour of Larkinville
Apr. 2018
If I did not take the tour of the area under the direction of the Explore Buffalo docent, i would not have realized how important this area was to the Buffalo economy from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Most notable part of the tour was visiting the site of the Administration building, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. While the building was sadly demolished mid century, the loss served to galvanize what became the Buffalo preservation movement. Today, many of the former company buildings have been re-purposed and the area now boasts a healthy mix of business, retail, residential and entertainment
Written 14 June 2018
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