Woodcock Brothers Serves Great Beer in a Gorgeous Setting | Restaurants
I heard about Woodcock Brewery’s opening a couple months ago because of an article by Buffalo Spree’s Julia Burke, but I had no idea where Wilson was (I still kind of don’t) and I assumed I’d probably never visit. Luckily a couple weeks ago my in-laws decided they wanted to visit the brewery for dinner and offered to drive us there, so we of course said yes. I didn’t see any pictures of the brewery or look at the menu before hand, so I was impressed when we pulled up to a massive building (a former Cold Storage facility) that appeared to have been seriously renovated.
Walking into the restaurant/brewery, I was really taken back. The bar/restaurant/open kitchen/dining rooms are gorgeous. When we arrived on a Sunday afternoon, the restaurant was pretty quiet (it became more crowded as the night went on), so we literally just walked around taking a look at everything. The brewery/restaurant has decided to keep most of the old cold storage facility in tact. There are exposed beams, large steel doors and our table that we dined at was a converted freight elevator (very cool). The owners have done a remarkable job making the restaurant feel new and hip while also keeping the spirit and history of the building alive. You can sit at their long bar that oversees the brewery below and on occasion you can watch the brewing process.
We arrived a little early and had to wait a couple minutes for their ‘dinner menu’ to be available, so we decided to order a couple appetizers to snack on while we waited. We tried out their Spent Grain Pretzels ($8, below), Poutine ($9), French Onion Soup ($7) and 2 Beer 2 Cheese Soup ($6).
To see more pictures and read more of our review, check out our post on Buffalo Eats!