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Bars and nightlife in Buffalo

Top bars

Bar
“A beloved Buffalo favorite, Betty's offers a delicious brunch and also has an extensive list of vegetarian and vegan options.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Amazing Sushi. Very small restaurant so not great for big groups and can get crowded at times. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Fun place on the water go grab a drink, bite to eat or walk around & explore!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Gabriel's Gate reflects the quirky eccentric appeal of Allentown, replete with mounted animals and year-round Christmas statues from your favorite Christmas claymation films. While Anchor Bar has gained the reputation of being home to the first buffalo wing, it stops there for the locals. Gabriel's Gate hails some of Buffalo's biggest, juiciest (yet crispiest) wings. Try the BBQ flavored wings and you won't be disappointed! Not a wing fan? Their menu offers a wide variety of options, and they're known for the French Onion soup as well as their wings!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Within walking distance. Local gem. Gastropub. Urban nook with seasonal New American eats & clever cocktails, plus Sunday brunch & outdoor seating.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the new and burgeoning micro breweries located in the heart of downtown Buffalo...great food and drink at the establishment named after the ERIE CANAL...”
  • 14 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Great place for craft beers and some tasty food. There is also a whole wall of whiskeys and bourbons for you to try.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best dive bars I’ve been to. Get the PLT if you’re hungry! Free darts and pool.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Dive Bar
“Live music 7 nights a week featuring local and regional bands. This is a neighborhood hole in the wall that will have you coming back for more.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Lounge
“Very eclectic bohemian urban hang out with great food, music, and ambiance.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Live jazz. Not over amplified. Wonderful musicians. Wine, sandwiches and desserts. Not too loud. Sit at the bar for conversation. Rapt listeners stake out front room to watch musicians at work.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine dining in the national historic landmark, The Richardson Complex. Farm to table. Within walking distance. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 7 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Night Club
“ Contemporary bar serving classic cocktails & Italian small plates amid dark hues & eclectic art.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Music venues

Event Space
“Canalside has plenty of activities, I suggest checking out their website for the most current events! In the winter, canalside offers plenty of outdoor activities including ice skating, curling, and ice bikes. In the summer canalside offers concerts, the naval park, and great waterfront views!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Event Space
“Lots to do here, come for a ice cream. Ice skating/bicycle ice in winter Summer bummer cars/remote boats”
  • 39 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Home of the nationally recognized Buffalo Philharmonic. A beautiful music hall designed by famous architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen . ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“Live music 7 nights a week featuring local and regional bands. This is a neighborhood hole in the wall that will have you coming back for more.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Live jazz. Not over amplified. Wonderful musicians. Wine, sandwiches and desserts. Not too loud. Sit at the bar for conversation. Rapt listeners stake out front room to watch musicians at work.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“ Explore upcoming live performances, and purchase tickets for Mohawk Place shows- usually metal but these kids play good!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in the heart of Fort Erie, the Old Bank Bistro offers excellent seafood, steak and pasta dishes. Specializing in Mediterranean, Greek and Italian cuisine, you can be sure to find your favourite with an array of tantalizing creations. Friendly service and unique courtyard atmosphere ensures a delightful casual dining experience you're sure to love, because it's always better at the bistro, you can bank on that!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends