The Barrel Factory is a wonderful multi-use entertainment facility located in the old first-ward in Buffalo, NY. The location includes snowy owl kombucha, Lakeward spirits, Buffalo’s best Cucina, pressure drop brewing, elevator alley kayak and an event center. The restoration of the 115-year-old factory was a huge undertaking and they did an incredible job with this facility; having to almost completely gut the inside of the building. The Barrel Factory earns a 4.5 out of 5 Wheelz for accessibility.
12 Gates Brewery is tucked away in a business park in a Williamsville, NY, making it both an odd location and difficult to find. Upon finding the brewery, they did a great job with accessibility of the location. 12 Gates earns a 4 of 5 wheelz rating!
Amherst Pizza and Ale house is a popular destination to watch a sporting event, especially a Bills or Sabres game. It has a wonderful vibe and atmosphere with a many TVs, and several jerseys hanging on the wall. Amherst Pizza and Ale housedraws a 4 out of 5 wheelz rating with some minor issues.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is located at 301 Franklin Street in downtown Buffalo. The restaurant has an old retro feel to it with lots of signs, pictures and other memorabilia. Dinosaur was very impressive in customer service and accessibility and earns a 5 of 5 wheelz rating. Having gone to Dinosaur-B-Que with a family member who has an egg allergy I was very impressed with how they handled the situation and the knowledge of the wait staff which made the experience that much better.
Ru’s Pierogi, located at 295 Niagara Street in downtown Buffalo, does a wonderful job with the food and the atmosphere. The building has a modernized-old school feel to it; with original style windows mixed with brickwork. Owner Andrew Ruszczyk has taken his family recipe and turned it into a successful business. A pierogi warehouse employs about 30 people from Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc. Ru’s has some minor issues that they are working on regarding their lift, but earns a 5 out of 5 wheelz for outstanding customer service and overall accessibility.