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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“This is the classic unchanged Pearl Street locals know and love. 4 Floors of great classic food and beer staples. With their stamp on the iron patio's, makes for a gorgeous sunset view and a great place still to hang out with a crowd.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“European style café great for coffee, bagels, pastries, lunch and more! its at the corner of the street. Great place to just hang out and people watch.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Urban hangout with seasonal, small & large New American plates & an extensive rye whiskey selection.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“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.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“This Italian spot in a restored industrial space offers $16 bottles of wine and a larger rooftop”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Voted the number one "Ameripolitan" venue on the planet 2018. Twelve shows a week. Local and national acts. Everything from Country to Big band.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Small but as local as you can get. Free nachos and an owner who will keep you on your toes with trivia mean this is a must do.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious food-an iconic Buffalo Restaurant. Restaurant is a bit more fancy and romantic where bar is yet more relaxed and cozy. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the finest restaurants in the city, the service, ambience, and dining at TEMPO can't be beat. For those who would like to experience the place without going all in on a full meal, they have a small, elegant bar that is one of the hidden gems of the city.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Casino
“Near the waterfront is a casino. Newly built and with even newer additions, the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino provides gambling games for those so inclined. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Very eclectic bohemian urban hang out with great food, music, and ambiance.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the most exciting openings in all of Western New York in 2016, Billy Club features a stylish dining room and bar with a small but ever changing menu from Chef Scott Crombie (Buffalo Proper) and a great whiskey & cocktail list put together by owners Dan Hagen and Jake Strawser. This is a great spot for dinner before a show or just a nice place to sit down with a Manhattan and some friends.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another great option for Vegetarian food. This place even has reverse osmosis water, if that's your kind of thing. Budget tip - check out their happy hour specials on the sides and drinks!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“The epitome of Buffalo’s Dive bar scene, plus the best steak sandwich you will ever try!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Oven Fired thin italian style Pizza's and great draft and drink list. In nicer weather their outdoor area and shuffle board is a great place to hang out and listen to some music.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Hip local cafe chain serving coffee drinks, breakfast & desserts, plus sandwiches, salads & pizza.”
  • 9 locals recommend