At Alchemy, we’re all about celebrating craft in an approachable way. Craft wine, beer, cider, cheese, cured meats and more. We’ve worked with vitners, brewers and cheesemongers from around the world to purvey the best possible products for Alchemy’s tables. Here classic standards meet new twists. A little familiar. A little unexpected. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to this, or if you’re in our trade. There’s no pressure here. If you want to be educated, we’ll teach you. If you don’t, carry on and salute!
Endless combinations of artisanal meats and cheeses alongside a seasonally rotating small plates menu. Comfortable, beautiful and most importantly delicious.
Step Out Buffalo
Just when you thought Hamburg was at it’s all-time best … here comes Alchemy Wine & Beer.
“…It’s a passion project being done on the side by the two who work in sales and advertising. It really stems from our hobbies, which is food, travel and wine. We’re both in the corporate world and love business and we’ve always wanted to give something like this a shot.” Co-Owner, Nicole Casell
“Absolutely love it here. We went for Boozy Jazz Brunch and it was such a great atmosphere. Everyone was super welcoming and explained how they work since we had never been before. The Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict was amazing, and their seasonal sangria was perfect!” -Caitlyn A
Fence plans causing controversy for brand new mural in Hamburg
Hamburg, N.Y. (WKBW) – A new mural in the Village of Hamburg is causing controversy between two businesses.
Alchemy Wine & Beer, which opened today on Union Street, features a bright mural on one side displaying a woman with grapes around her head. The mural, which cost the new business owners $5,000, was crafted by local artist Chuck Tingley.
But the mural may not be visible for long. The owners of Alchemy say a nearby business, John and Mary’s, plans to build a fence directly in front of it. The fence would cut off pedestrian access to the parking lot and restrict anyone from viewing the public art piece.
“Having drinks and a charcuterie board at the trendy eclectic bar restaurant elicited a New Orleans vibe. Sitting outside on the patio with beverages around a beautiful fire pit with friends and chatting is making me think that this is our new place to chill.” -Patricia B
Now Open: This New Wine Bar Has Low-key NOLA Vibes
With their new Alchemy Wine & Beer tavern, Nicole Casell and Anne McIntosh said they want to bring a little bit of New Orleans to Hamburg.
No, they’re not looking to bring the beads, dayglo daiquiris and oontz-oontz-oontz music of Bourbon Street. They’re looking to bring the more low-key, blue-collar side of the Crescent City. The one that feels a bit more like Buffalo, and less like spring break.
Casell said Alchemy was particularly inspired by Bacchanal, a restaurant that bills itself as New Orleans best backyard party. “The reason why we love Bacchanal and we love New Orleans is because it’s all approachable,” she said. “The food and drink is elevated, refined and amazing, but it’s done in an approachable, non-pretentious way.”
‘Tasteful tribute’ is a good way to describe Alchemy. The NOLA influences are there: luxurious food, smart drinks and life-affirming music. But that’s about it. You won’t find painstaking attempts to masquerade as a jazz club in the Treme or a gumbo shop in the French Quarter. Sometimes, efforts to recreate a place get lost in translation, and thankfully that isn’t even an issue here.
“Making Hamburg Great again one new business at a time. Beautiful atmosphere, highly recommend the shrimp or meatballs. Wine wine wine and more wine. Great concept!” – Jessica K
The Brains and Beauties Behind Alchemy Wine & Beer
Its Thanksgiving week and while I have many things to be thankful for I thought I would kick off the week by featuring two women who I was lucky to meet a couple weeks ago. Nicole Casell and Anne McIntosh are the beauty and the brains behind the AMAZING Alchemy Wine & Beer in Hamburg.