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ABV: Music, Whiskey, Burgers, Beer

Buffalo’s ever-resurging bar/restaurant scene welcomed its newest addition last week, when ALLEN BURGER VENTURE officially opened its doors.

Inspired by hipster havens in New York, Chicago, and Montreal, owner Mike Shatzel’s latest venture is the realization of an idea that had been brewing long before he opened BLUE MONK or LIBERTY HOUND.

Allen Burger Venture Three Weeks Away

ALLEN BURGER VENTURE, Mike Shatzel’s heavy-metal burger joint at 175 Allen St., aims to open in three weeks.

“The front of the house is pretty much done,” said Shatzel, a partner in Blue Monk and Coles. He’d like to open ABV around Feb. 23, but there are inspections remaining, he said.

Allen Burger Venture Opens for St.Patrick’s Day

ALLEN BURGER VENTURE opened its doors in time for St. Patrick’s Day festivities Saturday, with 24 draft beers (see beer list below) and an arsenal of canned beers. At 175 Allen St., it offers beer collection that’s heavy on craft brews, but there is also Blue Light.

Buffalo Rising A.B.V. Burger Restaurant

Allentown is on its way to getting a tricked out burger bar. Allen Burger Venture is owned by restaurateur and craft beer enthusiast Mike Shatzel, and will be run by General Manager and iconic rocker Johny Chow. The two are childhood friends and formerly played Little League baseball together.

ABV Mentioned in the Toronto Star

BUFFALO —This city smells like toasted Cheerios.

Buffalonians get a secret thrill out of the sweet scent of the General Mills plant making the iconic cereal. Heck, they’ve even made T-shirts celebrating this quirky fact.