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6 Best Bars to Hit Up Pre & Post Bills Game

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

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Written by Sean Bermingham

Published on September 9, 2021
Photo Courtesy of O’Neill’s Stadium Inn

It’s 2021 and the Bills are finally contenders again! It’s time to level up your game day experience in Buffalo fashion. Win (knock on wood) or loose – these spots will have ice cold pitchers, hot wings, and die-hard Bills fans welcoming you with open arms.

Get these awesome, sometimes divey (in the best way) bars – listed in no particular order – on your itinerary this season.

1. Prohibition 2020

3847 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, NY 14127

A hundred years later, this sports bar is a rendition of the 1920s era prohibition. Except, drinking isn’t outlawed- it’s encouraged. What’s even better? This bar is only a brief walk or stumble from Highmark Stadium. We recommend a hayburner on draft with some chicken wings. Extra crispy

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2. Kettle’s

3719 Abbott Rd Erie County New York 14075 / More Info

Another local gem within walking distance of the stadium, Kettle’s is the epitome of a Buffalo dive bar. Come game day, you already know this place will be rockin’. Celebrate the Bills Win in an emphatic fashion with a cold draft beer and awesome wings. Feel free to shoot a game of pool and darts while the good times keep flowing!

3. O’Neill’s Stadium Inn

3864 Abbott Rd Orchard Park, New York 14127 / More Info

O’Neill’s is the prime location for any Bills fan. They have an abundance of bar food and a perfect outdoor patio to cherish the fleeting warm weather. Speaking from experience, their wings are massive and well-worth your time. This place takes Bills Mafia in with open arms every Sunday, and I couldn’t think of a better pregame/postgame destination come game day.

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4. Big Tree Inn

4277 Abbott Rd Orchard Park, New York 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 from the stadium. 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!

5. Danny’s South

4300 Abbott Rd., Orchard Park NY 14127 / More Info

Home of the ‘Original Buffalo Chicken Wing Soup’, just down the road from Highmark Stadium, the remote location of Danny’s complimented by their delicious food makes this place a great game day destination. The ambiance of this place (somewhat less dive-y than others on this list) emanates a love for Buffalo Sports, especially in their bar area with Bills decor everywhere. There’s plenty of televisions if you’re looking to watch the game here, and as far as pre-game post-game festivities go- you won’t be disappointed.

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6. Radigan’s

4170 Southwestern Blvd Orchard Park, NY 14127 / More Info

Delicious pub food in a comfortable game day setting is what defines Radigan’s. Featuring Game Day specials such as a bucket of beers, or discounted pints, it’s no wonder why this place has distinguished itself as a reputable location for Bills fans- whether it’s pregame, game time, or post game, Radigan’s is the place to be.

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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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