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Gene McCarthy’s

Gene McCarthy’s

WHY HERE: Situated in Buffalo’s historic First Ward, McCarthy’s has changed hands a few times over the century since it opened (the name has stuck since the 1960s), but it’s still a favorite watering hole for blue-collar locals. Craft beer nerds started showing up when the adjoining brewery, Old First Ward Brewing Co., opened in 2012.

WHY NOW: Fish fries, classic wings and beef on weck shouldn’t be limited to dingy old bars with dirty taps. This is the best of both worlds.

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73 Hamburg St.
Buffalo, NY 14204