Downtown The Heart of the City

There’s a Little Bit of Everything

Downtown Buffalo has undergone a radical transformation in recent years. On the north end, the vicinity of Ellicott and Huron Streets has seen the development of a host of new restaurants, bars and breweries. On the south end, new hotels, eateries, shops and family-friendly attractions are popping up along Buffalo’s waterfront at Canalside. Chippewa Street is downtown’s entertainment and nightlife district with dining options running from haute cuisine to hot dogs. Nearby you’ll find Shea’s Performing Arts Center with its iconic Buffalo blade sign towering over the city’s Theater District. All this activity is set against the backdrop of downtown’s numerous historical landmarks and architectural wonders — including the Art Deco grandeur of City Hall overlooking the McKinley Monument and the beautiful gardens of Niagara Square.

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.


Lucky Day Whiskey Bar

Located in the Historic Ancient Landmarks Masonic Lodge, this expansive bar and eatery features a Library wall of 500+ Whiskeys.

Patrick’s Rooftop

With handcrafted cocktails and a view from the highest rooftop in the city, it’s the bar that everyone’s raving about.

Fattey Beer

Dog friendly AND people friendly, Fattey Beer Co serves up a vast selection of craft drinks, snacks, a revered chicken sandwich, and inviting urban ambiance at Roosevelt Plaza.


Oxford Pennant

Selling wool pennants, flags, apparel and banners, Oxford Pennant is a chic and cheeky Buffalo-born business.

Leftern Co.

Eye catching apparel, original prints, and featured work by local artists can found at this Main Street storefront.

New Era Flagship Store

The official home of the iconic cap. This flagship store features a modern display of undeniably stylish headwear.



Whether you’re looking for breakfast or lunch, fuel up for your day at Flint where you’ll find fresh roasted coffee, homemade baked goods and customizable rice bowls.

Downtown Bazaar

An international food hall, the Downtown Bazaar features delicious foods from around the world including Mexican, Ethiopian and Asian cuisines.

Marble & Rye

This bistro has earned a reputation for one of Buffalo’s best hamburgers since opening in summer 2015.

Local Businesses

(716) GAL-LERY

716 Swan Street
Buffalo, NY 14210

(716) 248-2216

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42 North at the Flats

674 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 805-7500

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67 West

67 West Chippewa Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 842-0281

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9th Ward

341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 852-3835

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Abino Mills Glasswork

255 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 844-8299

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Alleyway Theatre

One Curtain Up Alley
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 852-2600

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Aloft Buffalo Downtown @ 500 Pearl

500 Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 849-7280

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AMC Market Arcade 8

639 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 803-6250

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Amtrak – Buffalo

75 Exchange Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

(800) 872-7245

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Anchor Bar – Buffalo

1047 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 886-8920

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Antiques Allentown

146 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 882-9535

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Asian Boutique

Downtown Bazaar
Buffalo, NY 14203

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