We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brennan's Bowery Bar & Restaurant

4401 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
+1 716-633-9630
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“beef on weck” (8 reviews)
“wings” (23 reviews)
“loaded fries” (2 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
4401 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
Write a Review
Reviews (100)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 100 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service were fine. The atmosphere was good for a night out drinking. Loud, impersonal and crowded( which would indicate that it has found its niche).

Thank david d
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...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank MAFestus
Reviewed 8 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...More

1  Thank mph2015
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Jonathan F
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...More

Thank golfer328
Reviewed 27 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...More

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...More

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...More

1  Thank Marian R
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Tampachris25
Nearby Restaurants
Buffalo Brewpub
260 reviews
.39 km away
Duff's Famous Wings
84 reviews
.43 km away
Bill Gray's
10 reviews
.41 km away
Amaretto Bistro
53 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Glen Falls
146 reviews
4.13 km away
Patriots and Heroes Park
48 reviews
1.57 km away
Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area
10 reviews
4.40 km away
Saints Peter & Paul Church
16 reviews
4.53 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Courtney B
Do they accept reservations?
27 April 2017|
Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You could call and ask.
is there a dress code?
8 July 2016|
Response from aggada | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I really don't know. Ate there once. Why not give them a call?
is there a dress code?
8 July 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Mimi O | Reviewed this property |
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:15
11:00 - 03:15
11:00 - 03:15
11:00 - 03:15
11:00 - 03:15
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
  • E-mail
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.