7 Ways to Have an Epic Game Day Experience This Bills Season

Buffalo Culture, City Guide, Sports


Written by Courtney Kelly

Published on August 30, 2022
Buffalo Bills: Thin Man Brewery
Photo courtesy of Thin Man Brewery

Finally! Football season is here, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Whether you’re pursuing tickets to watch the game at the stadium, or have decided you want to watch kickoff from the comfort of your own home, we thought we’d give you a little inspiration on how you can get into the football spirit this Fall!


Buffalo Bills: Buffalo Closet
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Closet

1. Shop for Bills Swag for the Entire Fam

As we approach the home opener, it’s the perfect time to invest in some new Bills apparel! From vintage hoodies to custom-made jean jackets for the kiddos, I think we can all agree that Buffalo hands-down has some of the coolest Bills apparel.

Check out some of our favorite local shops and wear your pieces proudly this season:

2. Create Your Own Flight of Buffalo Bills Themed Beers 

Reason #716 why we love Buffalo so much is that we have BUFFALO BILLS-THEMED beers. That’s right, some of your favorite local breweries have created hoppy masterpieces named after our favorite team. Grab a pack of each, and make your flight to sip on while watching the game! To be honest, you could totally make a drinking game out of this too… just saying.

Check out Epic Buffalo Bills-Themed Beers by Local Breweries here.

Bar Bill North
Photo Courtesy of Bar Bill

3. Order Wings from Josh Allen’s Favorite Spots

Let’s be honest, you can never go wrong getting wings from any local spot in WNY. However, if you’re looking to feast like Josh Allen, you’ve got to check out these spots. Oh, and don’t forget to pair it with bleu cheese – like a real human.

Check out Josh Allen’s Top 3 Wing Spots in WNY here.


Lovejoy Pizza / Photo x Buffalo Pizza Blog

4. Hunt Down The Best Buffalo-Style Pizza in Buffalo

As if you didn’t already need an excuse to eat pizza, we challenge you to find the best Buffalo-style pizza this season. Buffalo-style pizza is truly unlike any other style of pizza, and we stand by that. From the ooey-gooey cheese to the mouthwatering cup-and-char pepperoni, and come on, we can’t forget about the perfect dough. It makes us emotional just talking about it.

To make your hunt a little easier, check out our pizza guides here.

5. Head to a Bar to Watch the Game

The bar scene will be rocking throughout the Bills season so why not join in on the fun? You’re guaranteed to be surrounded by a crowd of avid Bills fans, bar food and flowing drinks.

Check out the best pre and post game bars here.

6. DIY Beer Pong Table

Ok, so this one is a little different, but if you’ve been on TikTok, then you have probably seen the many DIY Beer Pong Tables people have been painting.

Now’s the perfect time to get creative and make the perfect party table for your next tailgate, to serve game-day snacks, play drinking games, or well, you know, crash through. And we’re just saying that we may or may not have been in Target and Walmart recently, and let’s just say NOW is the time to go pick up a folding table (or a few, no judgment) for your next tailgate.


7. Order the Perfect Buffalo-Themed Charcuterie Boards

Football season. Everyone knows the rules. All diets go out the window on game days, no questions asked. Well, what better way to treat yourself during game day, then with a custom-made charcuterie board? Ok, but wait, it actually gets better. @BoardinBuffalo has the most incredible football themed board for your party.

Plus, check out our Guide to Boutique Charcuterie Board Companies in Buffalo & WNY for more ideas!

This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated.

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