Gene McCarthy’s has served the 

Old First Ward since 1963


Under the not-so-new ownership of a team of local craft beer enthusiasts, the long time bar is now featuring a brewery next door, which provides locally brewed beer to its customers.

In addition to our OFW draughts, Gene McCarthy’s Brewing & Kitchen will continue to feature New York State brewed beers, bringing its excellent collection of ales and lagers closer to home.

The new owners have also succeeded in showcasing a stellar pub menu, using creative flavors to serve traditional Buffalo fare.

Bicycle and outdoor seating friendly, the brewpub welcomes all lovers of locally crafted beer and food, partaken in an atmosphere that celebrates the Old First Ward’s history, and its continued cultural milieu.Garden Empty

Monday May 13, 2013 was the official ground breaking of the Old First Ward Brewing Company’s brew house!


Our beer is flowing and the beer garden is open. Enjoy a pint outside in the historic Old First Ward.