CBW Elmwood & Bidwell

The future is bright, Community Beer Works is growing. We’re opening a second location in the heart of the Elmwood Village at 976 Elmwood Ave that is set to open later this year. Community is the core of who we are, and as we embark on our next chapter we’re going to build something special for the city of Buffalo.



Our new location at Elmwood & Bidwell will be a vibrant hub for our city. The space will serve as an extension of the park
and will offer dynamic beer & food pairings, unique collaborations, events, curated grab & go options, plus so much more! Our current home at 520 7th Street isn’t going anywhere & will remain open! As we grow there’s an opportunity for us to reimagine how we use our current location. The possibilities are endless.



We believe in brewing world-class beer here in the city of good neighbors and are committed to building community in all that we do. We strive to empower our supporters to love their own fate and to spark joy through our shared love of beer. As we grow we embrace change while staying true to our values. There’s so much to be excited about, we can’t wait to see you at the intersection of possibility & promise where all are welcome.


Is this a new location for Community Beer Works?

Yes! This is our (literal) third space located at 976 Elmwood Ave at the corner of Bidwell Parkway.

When will you be opening?

We hope to be open in the late fall of 2023 – stay tuned on our social media channels for continual updates on this exciting new chapter for us!

Will you have parking?

As with many businesses on Elmwood Ave, we only have on-street parking on Elmwood Ave and surrounding side streets. Our neighborhood has plenty of places to park and is located on one of the most walkable streets in Western New York.

Will you have bicycle parking?

Absolutely! Bicycle parking is integral to our neighborhood and we will have plenty of spots for you to lock up your beloved steed.

What is happening with your location at 520 7th Street?

520 7th Street on Buffalo's lower west side is and always will be our main production facility! This is where we brew and package all of our beer, is the home of our barrel aging program, where we do large scale food prep, host weddings, corporate events, and whatever you can dream up. 7th St isn't going anywhere, it's getting better!

What can we expect from the new Community Beer Works?

Our new facility will be the main hub of CBW activity. It will be the main place of social gathering, offering a park friendly menu, robust beer list full of collaborations, fresh baked bread on-site, live entertainment, and more. It is a new chapter for Community Beer Works and we couldn't be more excited to share what we have in store as the buildout progresses.

What is your favorite color?

PMS 7737 C of course!