• Welcome to Matinee
  • Good Times, Great Vibes

The Original Theatrical Craft Beer Bar
Locally Owned & Operated

698 Main Street, Buffalo, NY

Sunday, Monday: Closed

Tues - Sat:
6pm - 12am


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About Matinee

Owned and operated by friends and business partners Ryan “Rex” Keppel and Kevin Shanahan.    Any patron of the bar will immediately notice a couple of things when they walk in. First, they’ll notice the decor, which includes comfy leather couches, vintage stage props, a small stage, and the centerpiece—a handmade bar. Second is the fairly extensive beer collection, which at last count was up to 125 different bottles and cans.   The bar that the beers are served atop is made of pine and cherrywood, and underneath the glass bar-top are an array of antique theater stage plots—drawings or blueprints that stage carpenters would use as a guide while building their sets. The partners were given the blueprints when they helped the owner of a nearby storage unit clean it out.

Special Events

Looking for a venue for your party? We will host it! Get in touch and let us know what you are looking for and we will do our best to accommodate you and your guests.


  • Fantastic! You walk in and are immediately welcomed -- not only by the cozy decor, but by the owners. Huge beer selection. And they know their stuff! So glad it's right across the street from where I work!
    Jill Marquis Muenzner
  • Great place and very knowledgeable bar tenders. Awesome place to go before Shea's.
    Colleen Jakubowski
  • One of the best beer selections out there! Great atmosphere too!
    Edward Sniezak
  • Kev and Rex have a amazing knowledge and selection of beers, that coupled with the chill atmosphere makes this place the prefect for a night cap or just a relaxed beer tasting session.
    Vincent B.