Best Buffalo, NY Nightlife

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    10. Bar-Bill Tavern

    Housed in a charming timber-framed building and packed with regulars, this friendly watering hole is an appealing spot to down an icy mug of beer and hearty sandwich. The kitchen's specialty, beef on weck, features...

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    9. Left Bank

    Artists and intellectuals are drawn to this unique downtown bistro for an evening of fine wine, foreign beers, enlightened conversation and soul music. Housed in a century old historical building, the Left Bank feels...

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    8. Town Ballroom

    During its heyday, this venue was home to show girls, gamblers, and musical legends. In 2005 the Town Ballroom was restored to her original glory, and today is one of Buffalo's premier entertainment venues. There is...

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    5. Eddie Brady's Tavern

    Modeled after an early 20th century pub, this friendly Irish establishment is outfitted with worn wood, brick walls and a pressed-tin ceiling. Locals, drawn from every walk of life, frequent the digs and chow down on...

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    4. Broadway Joe's

    Fantastic live performances by emerging local musicians draw a discriminating clientele to this popular bar. Don't expect anything fancy: it's a dive with dart boards, a small stage and cheap drinks (think $6...

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    3. Club Marcella

    Club Marcella is located on Buffalo's Main Street, and is one of Buffalo's premier gay clubs. Enjoy the hip sounds spun by great DJ's on the large dance floor or relax with friends around the bar. Special events like...

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    2. Alternative Brews

    Quite simply, this is a bar for beer lovers, and with nineteen beers on tap (and over 150 bottled varieties), everyone's happy. A pleasant outdoor patio and live blues playing in the background create an enjoyable...

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Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

About Buffalo, NY Nightlife

Much like the city itself, the nightlife in Buffalo caters to patrons with diverse interests – music lovers, hardcore sports fans, and even folks simply craving cheap beer and good times. Live jazz and blues are featured frequently at local bars and concert venues, including the upscale Lafayette Taproom and the historic Colored Musicians Club, opened in the 1930s. There's no shortage of watering holes, and for an authentic taste of Buffalo, be sure to dig into some of their signature grub. Located on Main Street, the Anchor Bar receives credit for invention of the city's namesake chicken wings. While Buffalo's not known for its party scene, dancing and revelry are within footsteps. Club Marcella, a popular gay hangout, boasts a huge dance floor and exuberant crowds, while alternative rock fans get their groove on at sophisticated Club Diablo.

About Elizabeth Baxley

Elizabeth C. Baxley is a Travel Editor for 10Best, Inc. Her favorite travel experiences have involved studying theater in London and exploring the streets of Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. She served as a contributor to the 10Best Travel Guides for Dallas and Washington, D.C., and her writings have also appeared in Upstate Parent.

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