Gene McCarthy's is an old time tavern built around the turn of century, located in the Old First Ward of Buffalo, NY. We have a rich history of Irish, Polish and Italian immigrants who worked as grain scoopers, railroad and steel workers.
As far back as our oldest patron can remember (Joe is 93), the Irish bar of Gene McCarthy's, established in 1963, was previously run by a Polish woman named Julia.
We hope to honor the history of the area and invite new comers to enjoy the food and beer. At Gene McCarthy's, we focus on New York State craft beers on tap. Local equals fresh!
Not only do we have great breweries from around the state, but we have started pouring our own beer here at the Old First Ward Brewing Company! The small 3.5 barrell system serves our bar directly from the huge tanks in the cooler. Direct and fresh!