Kickstand Culture is located in East Aurora, NY... a quaint and fun village less than 20 miles from Buffalo. We chose to establish our business here because of East Aurora's biking enthusiasm, its classic all-American Main Street business district, its overall cool vibe, and... its beer. East Aurora is worth the trip for a day or a weekend!
One of the must-visit places to shop is Kickstand Culture, of course! But we don't want you to only visit our store... we want you to experience more of what East Aurora has to enjoy so that you will come back to say hello again and again! It's not possible to create an all-encompassing list of places to visit, so we'll share just some of our favorites. And, they're all close by and bikable. Let's get to it!
Kickstand Culture - Our Bicycle Lifestyle Boutique offers goods and gifts that appeal to people that ride bikes, and to those that do not. You don't have to be a cyclist to appreciate the beauty of a bowl made of repurposed bicycle gears or a bottle opener made of bike chain. We have apparel and bike accessories too. There's something for everyone. 654 Main St 716-249-2453
Vidler's 5 & 10 - This retail phenomenon is known across the country. It's a gigantic variety store that gives you the warm and fuzzies because of its Americana charm and the way it evokes wonderfully nostalgic memories. 676 - 694 Main St 716-652-0481
Bella Casa - A charming and eclectic collection of home decor items 668 Main St
Beulah's General Store - Gifts, accessories, apparel... most with a sense of humor! 726 Main St 716-714-9322
Copper Shop Gallery - Located on the Roycroft Campus (a national historic landmark), The Copper Shop houses work from over 100 local, national, and international artisans. The spirit of Roycroft and the American Arts & Crafts movement gives the Gallery its unique flair. 31 S Grove St 716-655-0261
Chain Ring Rhythm - A "Bicycle and Guitar Emporium", Chain Ring Rythm is not only the only place in the village that sells bicycles, but it also sells musical instruments. If you're in the market for either, head on over and tell 'em Kickstand Culture sent you. 245 Main St 716-714-5952
There's plenty more shopping than this... just walk down Main Street and explore (especially the historic district between Elm Street and Pine Street).
FOOD & DRINK
Elm Street Bakery - Not just a good bakery, but also a restaurant with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Good craft beer on tap. 72 Elm St 716-652-4720
Rick's On Main - Upscale (and hip) dining in an old house. Quite delicious. Indulge in perfectly mixed drinks in their elegant bar. 687 Main St 716-652-1253
42 North Brewing Company - If you like IPAs, get over there and order a Borderland. They offer lots of other varieties as well. If porters are in your repertoire, the Asylum is delicious. They also have a small menu of great delicious food offerings. 25 Pine St 716-805-7500
Yoshi - Sushi!!!! They also have great non-sushi offerings if sushi ain't your thang. But, Sushi!!!! 33 Elm St 716-714-9372
Bar Bill Tavern - A consistent winner in the perpetual best wings in WNY mortal combat, "the bill" is an institution. Also get the waffle fries. There's usually a wait. 185 Main St 716-652-7959
Mambrino King - It's a wine bar. It's a restaurant with lighter fare. It's chill. It's friendly. 720 Main St 716-714-9293
Aurora Brew Works - Part beer bar, part beer store. Ever wonder what beer to bring to a beer aficionado's house? Stop in and ask for recommendations. 191 Main St 716-652-2337
That's an abbreviated list. There are more watering holes for you to explore, including a hard-to-find, small, unmarked, basement bar. (Mysterious, isn't it?)
Hampton Inn - You know how they roll - it's a national chain and a pretty good one too. Fireplaces and whirlpools in rooms. Swimming pool. No restaurant but many walkable dining spots nearby. 49 Olean St 716-655-3300
Roycroft Inn - This is an old inn from the Arts & Crafts era, born at the epicenter of the American Arts & Crafts movement. If you have an eye for aesthetics and an appreciation of history and culture, book yourself a room, pronto. Order yourself a drink at the bar, then go sit in front of the fireplace.
There are some good options on airbnb too.
Knox Farm State Park - Trails through the woods, paved walking paths, a library hidden amongst the trees, rolling meadows, lots of deer and birds, a coffee house... a gem. 437 Buffalo Rd 716-652-0786
There are more parks, including one with a playhouse that puts on wonderful local productions.
There you have it... our brief, and likely soon to be updated, crack at where to collect new life experiences in EA, USA. Hope to see you soon!