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Ulrich's Tavern
Buffalo's Oldest Tavern

It's A Secrect
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
is filming at Ulrich's Saturday Jan 10th at 7:30 PM
It's for real

Next Live Music
Fri-Jan 9th 6:30PM The Frankfurters (German)
Fri-Jan 16th 7 PM The Leftovers
(Irish) Dash Board Jesus give Away Night

   Jimmy And Erika
1956  New Years Eve     
Ulrich’s Tavern has the distinction of being Buffalo’s oldest documented continuously operating tavern/restaurant having been established in the fall of 1868 and operating for over 50,000 days. Today it sits in the middle of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus at its original site and building at 674 Ellicott St., corner of Virginia St. It’s the German Restaurant with the Irish Pub. Featuring homemade German-American food and a great draught beer selection anchored by Buffalo’s home town brewery, Flying Bison Brewery and the finest beers of Europe. The Daley family has run Ulrich’s for over 50 years and is now second generation owned. Ulrich’s purpose for over a 140 years has never changed, to provide a public house where one can enjoy food, drink and camaraderie. Ulrich’s stands as a sentinel to Buffalo’s glorious past as well as its ever changing and hopeful future. We salute the 15 owners, hundreds of employee’s, and countless customers over the course of Ulrich’s history. To persevere is to conquer!

Ulrich's has been open since  Sept. 1868
Over 51,000 Days
  • 51,211 days can be converted to one of these units:
    • Or 140 years, 2 months, 16 days excluding the end date

      Alternative time units

      51,211 days can be converted to one of these units:
      • 4,424,630,400 seconds
      • 73,743,840 minutes
      • 1,229,064 hours
      • 7315 weeks (rounded down)

        Long Sleeeve T Shirts are in
         at Ulrich's
        long sleeved t-shirts
        Ulrich's Tavern - Ulrich's University
        and a special deal on Ulrich's Gift Certificates
        $60 of gift cert for $50
        $120 of gift cert for $100

        It  has Begun
        Walls and Ceiling in the dining room are done. Restored to the old look.
        Pictures going back up soon.
        Floor remodeling is 95% complete
        just a few trim pieces to finish
        Restrooms are starting to look
        very nice.
        check it out!
        What is 21/19

Ulrich’s News



What is 21/19 project

It’s a major facelift to Ulrich’s.

21/19 stands for making Ulrich’s work in the 21st century but keeping all of the 19th century charm.

Relax; we are not taking away anything that makes Ulrich’s



First Phase


We will be painting and re-staining the walls and ceilings

A new floor throughout building  Completed

Updating the Restrooms -in progess

 In the first weeks of November, all the pictures will be coming down

Do not worry; we will be putting all the good stuff back up

With a lot more stuff pertaining to Ulrich’s history

We have worked very hard to keep Ulrich’s old charm,

We are just removing its present shop worn look.


Second Phase


We are getting rid of the 70’s look on the outside.

We are returning to a classic 1920’s look

With new windows –doors and siding

Ask to see picture at the bar of Artist concept

Of Ulrich’s Exterior


Third Phase

 We are bringing back the side dining room off the bar

Which now is a storage room.

It will seat 20

And have lots of windows.


Time Frame

The interior will be done by the end of November.

Exterior by next spring completely.

 Hopefully, the  front of building and side dining room, will be complete and in use by Feb.2009

Fully done by spring of 2009



 We trust you will be pleased in our restoration project,.

It’s a fine line between hold,ing on to the best of the past, while moving forward into the future

For we believe That Ulrich’s greatest days are still yet to come.

We worked hard to balance it.

Live Music

Dec 26th Tom Callahan
Irish Boxing Day
wrap a pipebomb and box it up
for a Englishman party.
Free boxes and wrap on Ulrich's
Kindred (Irish)
Friday Jan 2nd 6:30
Frankfurters (German)
Friday Jan 9th 6:30
The Leftovers (Irish)

All music starts at 6:30 or 7 PM
Hear The Hassenpfeffer Mens Choir
& Helicopter Wolf Hunting Ensamble
Click Below
YouTube - Panzerlied (fixed sound)

Now Open on Saturdays
Coupon for Saturday Nights
Saturday Hours
Bar opens at 3 PM
Dinner 5-9 PM

Voted Buffalo Best Potato Pancakes
Buffalo Spree 2008

Ulrich's Voted Buffalo Best German Food by Art Voice for 2008
Thanks for your votes!

Ulrich's featured in Buffalo Food Video
Nelson Starr in Buffalo

Mike Ulrich's secret signature sausage
recipe discovered in Ulrich's basement
Hot Buffalo Sausage reborn.
go to  whats new,  to read rest of story

Jimmy thinking this guy is going run the place someday.
God Help Us!

Hours of Operation
Lunch- Monay-Friday 11:30-2:45 PM
Dinner- Thursday-Friday-Saturday  
5-9:30 PM
Reservations Accepted
Bar- Monday-Friday 10am-11pm (Later on Fridays)
Closed Saturdays July & August
Sundays closed
All Menu items can be had for take out
Visa-Master Card-American Express- Discover accepted
Phone- 716 855-8409
674 Ellicott Street, Downtown Buffalo NY, 14203

Ulrich's, Buffalo’s oldest bar enjoys new prosperity at Ellicott and Virginia

Buffalo News Front Page Tuesday Jan 29th 2008  

Gov. Spitzer celebrates 74th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition at Ulrich's
Dec. 6th 2007
Read the story

Octoberfest 1962
Digger mans the keg

Ulrich's named one of the top 27 Restaurants in WNY by Buffalo Spree Magazine
Buffalo Spree Magazine

and one of the top 50 Restaurants by Marky's gourmet

      Ulrich's Tavern Logo

    Ulrich's in 1924 , during prohibition, Mike Ulrich in front

    Below. Jimmy "Hoops" Daley 1956

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