Allentown Bohemian Buffalo

Explore the artistic vibes

If Elmwood is the movie star of Buffalo neighborhoods, then Allentown is the artist. Wall-size murals flank the district’s many live music bars, neighborhood galleries, restaurants and shops. Beautiful brick buildings and colorful characters give the neighborhood a creative energy unlike anywhere else in the city. The First Fridays gallery walk is the perfect way to experience the neighborhood’s youthful energy, creative spirit and neighborly hospitality.

At a Glance

A walk through one of Buffalo’s many neighborhoods can be stimulating, entertaining and a chance to see how the locals live. For most travelers, shopping is near the top of the list of things to do while away from home, and everyone is always looking for the next spot to relax and re-energize after getting in some serious steps. With that in mind, here are some suggestions about where to sip, shop and savor while in the BUF.


Casa Azul

An imaginative taqueria that crafts numerous Mexican favorites in a creative new light.

Billy Club

A polished full-service restaurant and whiskey bar that’s both funky and chic.

The Old Pink

A classic dive bar. Stop in for a steak sandwich and a cold one with the locals.


Trend Up

Standout brands fill this contemporary street fashion destination.

Ms. Eye Candy Boutique

Look no further for go-to accessories and fierce attire at this charming, one-stop boutique.

Saibo African Imports

Discover vibrant merchandise and stunning African goods that will leave you in awe.


Gabriel’s Gate

Ranked as one of the best wing spots by locals. Stop in and see what all the buzz is about.

Allen Burger Venture

Looking for a designer hamburger with peanut butter and jalapenos? Look no further than ABV, which features an extensive variety of burgers and craft beers.

Café 59

A slew of house made ingredients and one of the best chicken finger subs in town make Café 59 impossible to pass up.

Local Businesses

Allen Burger Venture

175 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 768-0386

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Allen Street Dress Shop

89 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 883-0871

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Allen Street Hardware Cafe

245 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 882-8843

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Allentown Association

14 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 881-1024

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Allentown Pizza

94 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 885-0529

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Alley Cat

197 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 783-8208

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Antiques Allentown

146 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 882-9535

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Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra

Kleinhans Music Hall
Buffalo, NY 14201

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Art Dialogue Gallery

5 Linwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 885-2251

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1219 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 803-6205

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Avenue Art & Frame

441 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 842-1450

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370 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 362-0633

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