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Located in Buffalo's historic Allentown district, this bar is considered one of the best in the city for live music at prices we can all afford. The bar serves imported and domestic beer on tap, including Bass, Guinness and a couple of local ones like Flying Bison and Community Beer Works. On Mondays, it's open-mic night, on Tuesdays, the hilarious Stripteasers perform their comedy burlesque reminiscent of the 1950s and Saturdays bring 'Celtic Seisians' with Irish trad music. Other live bands from many genres play the rest of the week. Remember that Nietzche's does not accept credit cards, so bring your cash and check website for full calendar of events.
Although this bar/restaurant acquired its present name quite recently, most people still know it as "The Old Pink" from its days as The Pink Flamingo. Whatever you call it, the regulars have no doubt that this Allentown dive is the best one in the city—bar none. It's dim and dark, and it attracts everyone from hard-core bikers to college students and artists, as well as some local characters. Aside from its eclectic reputation, it also has the best 'beef on weck' sandwich in the city.
This restaurant was once a hardware store and now it has been converted into a well-managed, neighborhood spot that serves American comfort food with a twist. On the menu diners will find sandwiches, burgers, panini and salads, however these are definitely not your mother's homemade meals. There are other standard choices as well, so don't fret, not everything is so eclectic. On Monday nights, check out their 'Backroom', where guests can hear live jazz, acoustic, open-mic, etc. after dinner.
Set in a trendy and classy ambience, Savoy is one of the best bars in the city to enjoy some refreshing drinks. Located in the centre of the city, the bar boasts of an industrial-style decor, a huge flat screen TV, dimmed lights, paintings on the wall and wooden furniture. Specializing in flavorsome cocktails, the menu here is stocked with drinks like Blood & Sand, Paper Plane, Love Me Not and more. They also have a food menu serving American cuisine which can be enjoyed with the drinks. Cheese Board and French Dip are some of the local favorites served here. You can also feel free to ask for recommendations as the staff here is professional and attentive. If you are in the mood to taste some of the best drinks in the city, than Savoy is the right choice.
You've likely heard of Buffalo wings and may even know that Frank and Teressa's Anchor Bar is where they originated in 1964. Here they consider them to be 'the best in the world' and if you can't actually come to Buffalo, you can still order them online as well as their signature sauce. If wings aren't your thing, you can choose from made-to-order pub-grub. Minutes from the Buffalo Theater District, this casual, unpretentious bar features live jazz on certain nights also. The decor inside features walls plastered with awards and articles extolling their famous and ubiquitous wings.
A jewel on Buffalo's Elmwood Avenue, this live music hall combines some of the best bands, DJs and drinks with daily specials that include marathon drinking sessions. The clientele can be described as eclectic, ranging from politicians and power brokers to hipsters and yuppies. Specials during the week include 'Craft Beer Can and Bottle' nights which present cheap micro-brews, live music weekends and karaoke Wednesdays.
If you are a fan of small plates and imported brews, then Més Que is the place to visit when you are in the Delaware District. The beer and wine menus are extensive, but there are only a couple of beers from Spain and only one wine from Catalunya which is strange considering the bar's moniker. Nevertheless, on the wall they have soccer matches almost every day and from almost every league imaginable across the globe. On the menu diners will find small plates like Shrimp and Chorizo Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Serrano ham, olives and a Charcuterie plate that is delectable alongside much, much more.