Welcome to Matinee

698 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14202

The original Theatrical Craft Beer Bar! Specializing in 100+ bottled and canned craft beers from around the world. Located at Main St. & Tupper St. in beautiful downtown Buffalo, NY. Matinee is a convenient spot to visit before any show in the area as a means of beating the parking madness that can ensue (or to avoid the traffic afterward.)

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In the heart of the Theatre District

Good Times. Great Vibes.

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Photos Courtesy of Anthony Chase: theatretalkbuffalo.com

Locally owned and operated

About Matinee

“Smooth jazz plays over an early 20th century black-and-white movie, now public domain. A couple at the bar sips craft beer out of cuvee glasses and chat about Wes Anderson’s new film “Isle of Dogs.” A group of 20-somethings relax while sharing a bottle of wine in the front area. Filled with big comfy chairs and couches and antiques, it feels like your wealthy grandparent’s living room.”

-Buffalo News

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Looking for a venue for your party? We will host it! Get in touch and let us know what you are looking for and we will do our best to accommodate you and your guests.

Very cute place. Some theater history. Love to go here after a show to wait for traffic to clear from the parking lots. They always remember us and what we drink.

Karen Penziul

Easily my favorite dudes in the Buffalo community. Their expertise in knowledge of craft beers is nothing short of astounding. They also know how to party.

Adam Hinckley

Strongly recommend. Went before a show and it was awesome. Hope that Kevin or Rex are there. They are the best. Great selection of drinks. Very good atmosphere.

Jeff Brown

Great place and very knowledgeable bar tenders. Awesome place to go before Shea's.

Colleen Jakubowski

Fantastic! You walk in and are immediately welcomed -- not only by the cozy decor, but by the owners. Huge beer selection. And they know their stuff! So glad it's right across the street from where I work! Fantastic!

Vincent B

One of the best beer selections out there! Great atmosphere too!

Edward Sniezak