Delicious Downtown Deals for Basketball Fans

| Events, Food & Drink

Fans descend upon the City of Buffalo for NCAA Basketball March Madness beginning Wednesday and we want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information on where to eat, drink or watch the game. The list below showcases delicious specials being offered by downtown (and surrounding area) establishments where you can get your fill and quench your thirst. We’ll be updating this list with more participating restaurants as the week goes on:

Ballyhoo, 211 South Park Ave. 716-240-9901
House made sausages & sides, fresh cocktails, craft beer. Specials: $5 Ringside Lager and $2 sides with ticket stub. Open early Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am

Brawler’s Deli, 76 Pearl St. (lower level of Pearl Street Grill) 716-939-3670
Easy and fast counter service; breakfast 7am-11am, pizza & wings by slice or pound, Lenten options; full bar with micro brews; TVs

Buffalo Bites Food Tour in Elmwood Village 1-800-656-0713
Eat, explore and experience Buffalo on a walking food tour of the Elmwood Village on Friday 3/17. Use discount code HOOPSBUF for 10% off.

Buffalo Iron Works, 9 Illinois St. 716-200-1893
Official 97 Rock College Basketball viewing party on Thursday and Saturday. 16 foot theatre screen, food & drink specials, giveaways and raffle items. $5 all ages.

Panorama on Seven, 95 Main St. (7th floor at HARBORCENTER) 716-852-0049
Grab-and-go meal station and an extra bar.


Homemade links at Ballyhoo

Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St. 716-342-2292
20 foot TV, 3 bars with TVs, grab-and-go concession stand, 60,000 square feet of space.  Affordable parking options-first come, first served and all you can eat buffet for $17 per person.

Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen St. 716- 240-9359
Beer & cocktail specials; world famous smoked wings are half price with ticket stub.

Expo Market Food Hall & Bar, 617 Main St. 716-220-8468
5 restaurants, 1 bar, open before, during & after games. 1911 Hard Cider tasting 4pm-6pm on Thursday. St. Patty’s Day street party/basketball shoot-out on Friday with a chance to win tournament tickets for a March 18th game.

Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, 41 Virginia Pl. 716-887-2971
$2 Labatt Blue Light, Miller Lite drafts; $2.50 select domestic bottles and $4 16 oz. Bud & Miller Lite bottles; ½ off bar menu on Thursday and Saturday.

Frankie Primos +39, 51 W. Chippewa St. 716-855-3739
$3 Labatt Blue & Blue Light bottles; flat screen TVs to watch all the tournament action.


Smoked wings at Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar

Harbor Bistro & Bar at Adams Mark, 120 Church St. 716-845-5100
2 for 1 beer; free lunch shuttle on Thursday and Saturday; pick up front of Arena to Harbor Bistro and return during lunch break. Six TVs showing game in Players Sports Bar.

Hilton Garden Inn, 10 Lafayette Sq. 716-848-1000
Buy one app, get one ½ off ; $.50 wings, bucket of beer $17, $5 house wine, $2 off craft beer w/ticket stub, St. Patty’s Day corned beef & cabbage, Reuben and Buffalo fish fry.

Osteria 166, 166 Franklin 716-858-3118
$25 fast break buffet: salad, fresh baked bread, pizza, baked pasta, chicketta, meatballs, dessert station; $4 local pints, $3 Miller & $3 flaming pig shots!

Pan American Grill & Brewery, 391 Washington 716-856-0062
Double sided bar, micro brews, $3.50 pints, eclectic pub food and TVs!

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St. 716-856-2337
5 floors with 7 bars, TVs in all areas, draft micro brews, pub style menu. All-You-Can-Eat Buffalo Buffet / Drink Specials for $17 including tax and gratuity.


A juicy burger at Soho Burger Bar

Soho Burger Bar, 64 W. Chippewa St. 716-856-7646
20 oz. Labatt Blue & Blue Light drafts $5; 16 TVs to watch all the tournament action!

Tap House Pub & Grill, 85 W. Chippewa St. 716-332-2433
5 flat screens; happy hour on Monday to Thursday from 3pm-7pm; $2 domestics, $3 wine, $3 well. Basketball fan specials $3 Blue & Blue Light drafts, $3 shot specials, $4 16 oz. Miller Lite.

Tewksbury Lodge, 249 Ohio St. 716-840-2866
off the menu brunch from 10-am-2pm (reservations required). Beer Specials / Taste of Buffalo Buffet Thu & Sat 2pm-7pm $18.95 inclusive includes one beer.

Toutant, 437 Ellicott St. 716-342-2901
100” high def projection screen. Bar open 4pm (happy hour) until midnight on Thursday; food until 1am on Friday and Saturday, bar until 2am. Draft beer and whiskey specials, $5 tournament bar menu.

Patina 250 at the Westin, 250 Delaware Ave. 716-290-0600
Free shuttle from hotel and restaurant to KeyBank Center.