Essex Pub

(716) 883-2150

6 Essex St, Buffalo, NY | Directions   14213

42.913404 -78.882887

Bars & Pubs, Bars & Clubs, Taverns  more

Neighborhoods: Front Park


Reviews for Essex Pub

over a year ago

Quintessential Buffalo Dive – I can't believe no one has reviewed the Essex!

The Crowd: There are a lot of the same faces night after night but is not a bar only for "regulars" - and regular is not a term I'd use to describe them... it tends to be a cross section of laid-back black-clad 20-somethings (male and female) and older male hardcore alcoholics. I've seen a few people get tossed out of the Essex (anyone remember Jack?) but have never seen a fight there.

The Scene: Small pool table in front (sign up on the chalkboard to get a turn) and dartboards in back, but the main purpose of most of the clientele is inebriation. Terrific jukebox with a much more eclectic mix that you'll find in most bars - I was especially pleased at the punk selections.

The Food: Only for the brave or the stoned.

I love the Essex - I closed the place countless times when I lived across the street and still return there everytime I'm back in Buffalo. You should learn to love this scrappy little gem.


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