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Buffalo has always had a reputation for being a city that knows how to party. With a number of distinct nightlife districts spread across town, you'll never be far from a wealth of watering holes and a whole night to find them, with last call at 4 a.m. There are plenty of nightspots found on Allen Street, along Elmwood Avenue, in University Heights and on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo, but the region's nightlife mecca is the Chippewa Entertainment District in the heart of downtown. This multi-block strip of bars, clubs, restaurants and coffee shops serves up an eclectic menu of entertainment options.

 You’ll find plenty of people any night at the trendy SoHo Burger Bar and caffeinated cool at Spot Coffee

In the summer months, check out Skybar, a rooftop patio and nightclub that sits high above the city, offering unbeatable views. Or check out a concert at the Town Ballroom or the Tralf in the Theatre District. These hip venues feature musical performers of all genres - both underground and mainstream.

If you're interested in sampling some interesting twists on barley and hops, check out Buffalo's craft beer scene. 

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189 Public House

The whiskey bar will house a microbrewery, host up-and-coming musicians on the brink of making it big, and serve cocktails alongside an “Americana menu”.

4Play Nightclub & Bar

  • 45 West Chippewa Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 852-0171

The former "Big Shotz," 4Play Nightclub & Bar is newly remodeled with a new sound and light system.

67 West

  • 67 West Chippewa Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone: (716) 842-0281

Located on the corner of Franklin and Chippewa, 67 West is a favorite bar to meet friends that features an expanded outdoor patio in the summer.

Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle

Try a visit to Mickiewicz Hall if you long for a truly European experience. Don't be surprised if you don't hear a word of English. Outside of a healthy schedule of social activities, the lounge is…more

Allen Street Hardware Cafe

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…more

Alternative Brews

Alternative Brews was founded in June of 1995 by Paul Madsen. We offer the largest selection of beers of any pub in the Buffalo area featuring 150 different beers, cigars, and live Blues Music!

Amherst Pizza & Ale House

Amherst Pizza & Ale House is a popular full service restaurant & sports bar. Known to locals as a place for award winning pizza & wings serving overgenerous portions made from top quality ingredients.…more

Armor Inn Tap Room

Award winning BBQ and the best juke joint in Western New York featuring local and national entertainment. Check out our website for a live music schedule.


Celebrating 40 Years as Western New York's premier summertime performing and visual arts destination, located on 150 acres overlooking the breathtaking Niagara River Gorge in Historic Lewiston.…more

Arty's Grill

  • 508 Peckham Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14212
  • Phone: (716) 856-6027

Located across the street from Buffalo’s Central Terminal. A community meeting place for more than 80 years. An Arty’s Tradition: Don’t miss the church bulletins near the front door (St. Stan's,…more

Aurora Brew Works

  • 191 Main Street
  • East Aurora, NY 14052
  • Phone: (716) 652-2337

Aurora Brew Works is part beer store and part bar, you will find a large selection of craft beers that are available for purchase as 6 packs and single bottles. For just an extra $1 you can pay a…more

Bar Louie

This casually cool neighborhood restaurant and bar specializes in over-sized signature sandwiches and hand-crafted specialty cocktails in addition to an extensive selection of small and large plates.…more

Barker Brewing

After years of preparation and planning Barker Brewing is thrilled to provide great beers, delicious BBQ and excellent customer service. The perfect place to enjoy dinner with your family, or spend…more


  • 256 Allen St.
  • Buffalo, NY 14201
  • Phone: (716) 884-1030

A tavern in the Allentown District, this bar opens daily at 4 p.m. and features open mic on select Wednesdays.

Big Ditch Brewing Company

Big Ditch Brewing Company is a start-up of a production craft beer microbrewery located in downtown Buffalo, NY that is dedicated to providing quality, delicious, innovative, and drinkable craft beers…more

Big Tree Inn

  • 4277 Abbott Road
  • Orchard Park, NY 14127
  • Phone: (716) 649-9892

Casual atmosphere for dining or nightlife. In close proximity to Ralph Wilson Stadium. *Part of the Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway (

Blue Lantern Lounge

Restaurant, lounge and bar in Elma featuring great food and live music

Blue Monk

A Belgian Beer Bar with 35+ beers on tap with the majority being Belgian. The bar has a full kitchen and there are plans to incorporate a beer garden in the back. The menu is beer oriented offering…more

Bobby McGee's

  • 4224 Maple Road
  • Amherst, NY 14226
  • Phone: (716) 831-7832

This locals bar and restaurant is centrally located in the University Plaza, across from UB's South Campus. Featuring live music. Call for schedule.


  • 1735 Hertel Avenue
  • Buffalo, NY 14216
  • Phone: (716) 551-6499

An upscale cosmopolitan bar and restaurant, Fiamma features an extensive wine, martini and cosmopolitan list in a trendy atmosphere. From their modern decor to glass floors overlooking the wine…more

Bottoms Up

Located in downtown Buffalo's Entertainment district. Casual Atmosphere.

Broadway Joe's

Broadway Joe's is dedicated to the music scene in Buffalo. We feature a variety of genres, be it Hardcore, Hip Hop, JamBands, Reggae, Prog Rock, Jazz, Rock, and anything in between - on any day of the…more

Buffalo Brewpub

New York State's oldest Brewpub, since 1986, with 34 taps pouring fresh pub beer along with a huge selection of draft and bottled beer. Homemade "pub grub" menu is available daily from 11:30am.

Buffalo Iron Works

-Live music every day featuring the best local bands and performers as well as touring acts -Full service kitchen -A great choice of beer, wine and cocktails -Outdoor patio

Buffalo Proper

Cocktail bar with New American cuisine.


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