Open since 1997, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery is one of the few brewpubs in Buffalo, and it’s hard to not have a great time here, with three floors of bars, dining rooms, three elevated patios, billiard tables and electronic games, plus a knockout view of Lake Erie. Signature beers include the Trainwreck (a German-style amber), Lake Effect pale ale, Street Brawler Stout and Lighthouse Premium Blonde, plus a variety of seasonal and specialty beers. To accompany the brews, start with smoked Gouda beer and cheese soup, made with house-brewed beer. Other appetizers/munchies may include deep-fried sausage ravioli, Buffalo wings, pizza logs and pub fries with jack and cheddar cheeses. Also available are various salads, half-pound burgers and hearty sandwiches, plus entrées such as beer-braised pot roast, fried fish, steaks and salmon. The beer-braised kielbasa and six-cheese bow tie pasta are considered some of the city’s best meat and pasta dishes, respectively.