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The Irish Times

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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38 Swan St, Buffalo, NY 14203-2615
+1 716-854-2199
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
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Brampton, Canada
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178 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must do before a Bisons game. Fast, friendly, service and fair prices help make this place a bit busy before the games. That just seems to add to the local flavor. Also a great place to score tickets.

Thank Scott5551212
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

So we went here after the baseball game for a quick drink and to check out the new spot.. UM hello my husband will not C block any one.. but can I tell your Uncle that you spent the entire time trying to pick up a woman making chicken wings for her... and planning to bring her back after you... More 

Thank xmsbby76
Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We went to the Union Pub (Irish Times) yesterday before the Bandits game and immediately loved how the new place looked. The new owners are awesome and very friendly, and are doing everything they can to bring back the old Buffalo look inside the place. With the beautiful brick stones on the walls from back in the days, it gives... More 

Thank TravelingManBuff
Burlington, Canada
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223 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Gets busy before sabres games, usually my fall back if washington square is busy. Staff is friendly, if busy will open upstairs for food. Good beer selection, wings are good, are large. Reasonably priced.

1 Thank agac
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Before or after, a Sabres game, or Bison's game this is a great spot for meeting friends for a cold one or a bite to eat. Friendly, fair prices, clean etc...

Thank 669mike
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stopped in for a few drinks. The bartender Sal was terrific not like the bartenders at Washington Square Pub!

Thank debdazmike
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We were in town for a concert and came across this place to stop and have a beer and a quick dinner. Staff was very friendly and made you feel at home. The food was good. Prices were not bad either. If ever in town again we would go back.

Thank Karen M
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Go here every time I go to a Bison's game. the beer is reasonable, cold and refreshing. The server is fast and the food is good and large serving. They provide free popcorn to get you into the baseball game mode.

Thank Wray T
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Right across the street from Coca-Cola Field, the Irish Times offers a variety of beers on tap and in bottles for reasonable prices. While there is plenty of seating, this "order at the bar" atmosphere encourages lively interactions. It is a great place for a quick drink before the stadium opens and a great place to celebrate a Bisons win... More 

Thank anglican225
Niagara Falls, ON
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Went here instead of the Washington Square prior to a Sabres game, because we thought we would try something different for a change. BIG mistake. Drinks, well you can't really screw up bottled beer. But the food? It was bad, and both of us felt awful afterwards. We ordered nachos as the picture looked great & there were tons of... More 

Thank LL44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Swan St, Buffalo, NY 14203-2615
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-854-2199

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?