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17 Popular Bars to Watch a Bills Game in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Sean Bermingham

Published on September 8, 2022
Photo courtesy of Sports City Pizza Pub

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. 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!

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2. Sports City Pizza Pub

1407 Niagara St Buffalo NY 14213 / More Info

With a name like Sports City, you would expect nothing less than the perfect sports viewing opportunities. With screens throughout the bar, a variety of pizza options, and some of the best wings in town, this is basically calling you to come watch the game here.

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.

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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.

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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

Rec Room brings the heat on game day. As part of their Bills Block party, you can watch the game outside with 1000s of your closest friends during games when the Bills are on the road.

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.

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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.

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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.

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10. Southern Tier Brewing Buffalo

7 Scott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 / More Info

Located downtown, replacing The 716 Sports Bar, Southern Tier Brewing 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!

11. Brickyard Pub and BBQ

432 Center St Lewiston New York 14174 / More Info

For those in Lewiston, Brickyard Pub is a must for game day. With an indoor/outdoor bar, home brews, and plenty of screens around, game day here is always a fun time.

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12. Tappo at Thin Man

166 Chandler St Buffalo New York 14207 / More Info

Tappo at Thin man offers great game day specials and the atmosphere to match! Large TVs are scattered throughout the place so there is never a bad view and you’ll never miss a big play.

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13. Taisho Hertel

1435 Hertel Ave Buffalo NY 14216 / More Info

Brand new to Hertel, Taisho is basically a Japanese sports bar. They have a mega tv behinf the bar making it great for viewing the game.

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14. Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill

  • 1402 Millersport Highway Buffalo New York 14221 / More Info
  • 7800 Transit Road Buffalo New York 14221 / More Info
  • 1 Walden Galleria Cheektowaga New York 14225 / More Info

Every Game. All three locations. That’s right, Santora’s is here for all your game day festivities with prizes, giveaways, beer flights and more!

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15. 42 North Brewing

25 Pine Street East Aurora New York 14052 / More Info

For craft brews in East Aurora and a game watching atmosphere, 42 North Brewing is your spot! Plus they’ve released their “Where Would You Rather Beer?” Bills themed drink to help you get in the game day spirit.

16. Buffalo RiverWorks

359 Ganson St Buffalo New York 14203 / More Info

If you’ve ever been to RiverWorks, then you know they have a massive space to hold a bunch of people. Come football season, RiverWorks turns into the perfect venue to watch the game on their big screen with an all you can eat buffet until half time.

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17. Lewiston Events Center

845 Cayuga St #1736, Lewiston, NY 14092 / More Info

Being the event center that it is, Lewiston Events Center is made for entertaining. Come Bills season, their bar room are is great for watching the game on their wall to wall screens.

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This post was originally published in 2021 and has been updated.

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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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