FANtastic Places to Watch the Game

By Visit Buffalo Niagara

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Buffalo is almost in a constant state of fandemonium. Couldn’t snag tickets to the game? No worries – we’ve got you covered. When you can’t get to the game, pony up to any of these establishments, where the sports are always on for you to watch your team snatch the W.

Southern Tier Brewing

7 Scott St, Buffalo

Let’s start with the place where bigger is better! Located within HARBORCENTER, in close proximity to Key Bank Center, and built by Bills & Sabres owner, Terry Pegula, this place knows sports. Boasting nine TVs behind the bar, including a two-story, 38-foot projection screen, your worries of watching multiple games at once are a thing of the past.

Southern Tier Brewing

Buffalo Iron Works

49 Illinois St, Buffalo

Located in the Cobblestone District right next to KeyBank Center, Iron Works is known for its almost daily concerts, but during gametime this place will be a haven for those looking get loud when their team scores big. Check this place out if you’re into lots of local beers on tap and a menu full of tasty treats.

Bada Bing

42 W. Chippewa St, Buffalo

Grab your closest friends and gather around Bada Bing’s Jumbotron – a ginormous TV filled box that resembles the video board hanging over the ice at KeyBank Center. With all of the sports packages, Sunday Ticket, Center Ice, UFC and boxing, there’s always a reason to pop in to this Chippewa bar.

Big Ditch Brewery

55 E. Huron St, Buffalo

A quintessential downtown hangout, you’ll find plenty of jersey-clad patrons here when the game is on. Ranked one of New York State’s best breweries, the tasty beers are always flowing at Big Ditch. You’ll be hoping for overtime just so you can stay a little longer!

Big Ditch Brewing Company

Soho Burger Bar

64 W. Chippewa St, Buffalo

This “burger bar” is a reliable go-to for happy hour, an excellent meal and, yep, game time celebrations. Located on the Chippewa Strip, this corner bar and restaurant has been supplying downtown Buffalo with good times for years!

Buffalo RiverWorks

359 Ganson St, Buffalo

An absolutely massive space situated along the Buffalo River and in the heart of Buffalo’s historic grain elevator district, you’ll be enthralled during the game with plenty of entertainment, food and beers from their on-site brewery to keep you busy during intermissions. PS – adventure-seekers can even take a wild walk on their covered ropes course between games.

Colter Bay

561 Delaware Ave, Buffalo

Re-opened in recent years by local beer connoisseur, Mike Shatzel, Colter Bay has all of the craft beer selection you’ve come to expect from a Shatzel joint AND a revamped food menu. The warm, lodgy atmosphere is perfect for a comfortable game time experience.

Colter Bay

The Banshee Irish Pub

257 Franklin St, Buffalo

Every day feels like St. Patrick’s Day at the Banshee! Step inside this traditional Irish Pub for a pint of Guinness, comfort foods like corned beef and shepard’s pie and Buffalo favorites including wings and beef on weck.

Sports City Pizza Pub

1407 Niagara St, Buffalo

Sports City Pizza Pub on Niagara Street is the classic sports bar; 24 beers on tap, thirteen flat screen TVs and, of course, pizza. With a large space able to accommodate huge parties, this is the go-to family friendly sports outing location.

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