The Allen Street Hardware Cafe: Is it the Left Bank in Paris? The East Village in New York? Or is it Allentown, in Buffalo, New York? Food, drink, and atmosphere that's cool and creative. Allen Street at the corner of College. In addition to a stellar wine list, Allen St. Hardware's full service bar features some great top-shelf liquor and great beers. Fantastic small, seasonal menu with daily specials; we recommend trying their regularly appearing cheese board with a pint of Flying Bison or a Belgian triple. There's a small patio perfect for Allentown people-watching, and come the weekend a healthy late-night bar scene is paired with thumping music spun by guest DJs.