Brewing Buffalo Bus Tour


General Admission: $60
Explorer Pass Holders; $55

Upcoming Dates:

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Reservations are required – space is limited!

Saturday, October 22 – 1 PM: Cancelled

Saturday, November 12 – 1 PM

Saturday, December 3 – 1 PM


Special Thanks to our Brewery Partners:









Space is limited for each tour – advance reservations are encouraged. Call (716) 245-3032 to make your reservation today!

Join us for a four-hour bus tour to learn about the history of brewing in the Queen City while visiting four craft breweries for interior tours and product samples. Each local brewery will offer the opportunity to sample their unique craft beer.

Brewing in Buffalo has continually evolved from its beginnings in the early 1800s to its present-day revival. At its peak in the early 1900s before Prohibition, Buffalo’s brewing industry included nearly 30 independent breweries producing millions of gallons of beer each year. Today, Buffalo’s brewing culture is returning, with the opening of numerous craft breweries around the city. An Explore Buffalo docent will provide an overview of this history as the tour moves from stop to stop.

The tour meets at Gene McCarthy’s at 73 Hamburg Street, Buffalo, NY, 14204, where the tour will also end. Ample free street parking is available on Hamburg, Republic, and other nearby streets in the First Ward neighborhood.

Tour Details

  • Tour participants must be 21 or older. 
  • Reservations are required for this tour! Space is limited on the bus.
  • Samples are included at each of the brewery stops on the tour; light appetizers will be provided at the final stop.
  • This tour is approximately four hours in length.
  • The tour proceeds rain or shine.