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10 Best Bars to Watch a Bills Game in Buffalo & WNY

Drink, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Guides, Nightlife, Sports


Written by Sean Bermingham

Published on August 12, 2021
Photo courtesy of Rec Room

Sunday’s in Buffalo can feel like Christmas morning as we unite to cheer on our beloved Bills. Everybody who shares this passion for the Buffalo Bills knows it’s more than just a game- it’s a way of life. Being part of Bills Mafia is a devotion to a franchise like no other.

As we dawn our red white and blue apparel with hope in our hearts that this will be our year; we can put the past heartbreak behind us because this is a fresh season. A new opportunity. Hope is spreading like wildfire throughout the 716, and we can all feel it. This will be our year. Bills Mafia, here are the some of the best bars to experience a Bills Game throughout WNY, in no particular order.

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1. Buffalo Sports Garden

2945 Southwestern Boulevard Orchard Park, NY 14127 / More Info

With twenty one different televisions, they’re the obvious choice to catch the big game. Since 2003, The Buffalo Sports Garden has served the local community as a premier sports bar. An array of beers are available fresh on tap along with wings that are straight fire. Come kickoff, this is the place to be!


2. Pearl Street Grill and Brewery

76 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 / More Info

If you’re looking for the best place to experience a Bills game, look no further than the heart of the city. Pearl Street Grill and Brewery is undoubtedly home to some of the best wings in Buffalo. They have nine flavorful beers on tap to satisfy your thirst during the game. Here, they have a bar inside equipped with several televisions for your viewing pleasure, and a wet bar available on the patio weather permitting. The atmosphere is top notch! You will be in your element as a Bills fan at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery.

3. Duff’s Famous Wings

3090 Orchard Park Road Orchard Park, NY 14127 / More Info

Duff’s has earned itself a place on the Mount Rushmore of places for chicken wings in Buffalo- that’s no secret. These mouth-watering wings while enjoying the Bills game? Hits different.

4. Amherst Pizza and Ale House

55 Crossway Parkway Getzville, NY 14068 / More Info

This Northtowns gem is a fan favorite. Amherst Pizza and Ale House serves craft beer, delicious pizza, wings, and more. A winning atmosphere is in the air at this widely renowned sports bar. Settle into a high table on a bar stool for an authentic Buffalo experience.


5. Big Tree Inn

4277 Abbott Road Orchard Park, NY 14127 / More Info

Legend has it this was the place that Bills Greats would gather during the Super Bowl era. Names like Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, and Bruce Smith bring back memories for those who were there to remember. Today, The Big Tree Inn still stands proudly on the corner of Abbott Road just a casual stroll away from the stadium. You could spend the morning tailgating during homes games, then venture over to enjoy a few more beers with tasty wings. Sit back and relax as you watch them play in their own backyard!

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6. Rec Room

79 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202 / More Info

  • 1 pm Kickoff, opens at noon
  • 4:25 pm Kickoff, opens at 3pm
  • 8 pm kickoffs, we open at 7pm

As the largest bar on this list, Rec Room brings the heat on game day. Watch the Bills on 8 TV’s including their massive 5′ x 12′ LD video walls with live game sound and half time entertainment. A few other things you should know: Rec Room takes reservations, so you can reserve a table ahead of time for 4 – 10 people. The seating options don’t end there – you can also reserve a table that comes with a personal 75″ TV or a personal 10′ x 12′ projector screen for you and your crew. Looking for a rowdier experience? Watch the game outside with 1000s of your closest friends once a month during their Bills Block Party on Chippewa – get more info here.

7. Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill

189 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 / More Info

Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill is the perfect destination for any die-hard Bills fan. On the wall are several televisions along with Buffalo Sports Memorabilia that will make you feel at home. This bar is top notch: equipped with beers on draft, daily drink specials, and a unique atmosphere that you have to experience for yourself on game day.


Photo courtesy of Thirsty Buffalo

8. Thirsty Buffalo

555 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 / More Info

One trip to Thirsty Buffalo and you might leave with the impression that this is the premier Sports Bar in Buffalo. With over 30 different beers on tap, this place certainly lives up to its name. It’s no wonder why Bills fans congregate here on game day. The ambiance of this place emanates a love for Buffalo sports that we share throughout the 716. Enjoy hot chicken wings, an ice cold beer, and a huge Bills W! Stay thirsty, Buffalo.

9. Bada Bing

42 West Chippewa Street Buffalo, NY 14202 / More Info

Equipped with numerous televisions and a deep lineup of American grub and vintage Italian cuisine, this place has established itself a place on the map in the 716. Buffalonians have described this as the “place to be” when it comes to watching The Bills. Come Sunday afternoon, there will be plenty of drink specials to enjoy alongside a delicious meal all while watching your hometown Bills. The pinnacle of sports bars- Buffalo style.

10. Southern Tier Brewery Buffalo

7 Scott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 / More Info

Located downtown, replacing The 716 Sports Bar, Southern Tier Brewery Buffalo has a bar atmosphere perfect for cheering on the Bills. The main selling points–craft beer, plenty of appetizers, and a wide screen TV that spans the two stories of the restaurant!

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/seanbermingham/" target="_self">Sean Bermingham</a>

Written by Sean Bermingham

Sean is a SUNY Fredonia graduate with his Bachelor's Degree in English. As a Buffalonian born and raised, Sean is an avid sports fan, writer, outdoors enthusiast, and lover of music. His hobbies include hiking with his yellow lab, spending time with family, and making an impact in our wonderful community.

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