From Live Band Karaoke to Tricked Out Cocktails, This Spot Should Be on Your Winter Hit List

Live Music, Music, Nightlife, Things to Do


Written by SOB Creative

Published on February 2, 2023

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Rec Room is so much more than a Downtown bar. It’s a whole vibe. 

Whether you’re looking for a place to kick off the weekend a day early, a rockstar-style karaoke experience, or next level cocktails you’ll have to Instagram about, Rec Room will not disappoint. 

Here are 5 reasons Rec Room should be on your to-visit list:


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1. Dueling Pianos

The energy is off the charts at Rec Room on select Thursday nights. That’s because Rec Room hosts the only Dueling Pianos show in Downtown Buffalo complete with special effects.  

It’s an immersive, interactive experience where the performers get the audience involved. You can request songs for the musicians to play. If you’re looking for an exciting way to kick off the weekend a little early, this is it! 

2. Concerts

The concert lineup at Rec Room spans all genres. From rock bands to rappers to heavy metal there’s something for anyone and everyone. They also have special themed nights, including an ABBA inspired disco dance party, a Spice Girls tribute, an all-gay AC/DC tribute, and a Taylor Swift night.

3. Live Band Karaoke

If you’re not familiar with live band karaoke, it’s a lot like regular karaoke but on a whole new level. Some say it’s the ultimate karaoke experience because you have your own live band backing you up when you take the stage. Rec Room features a different genre of karaoke every week, so you find your ideal vibe whether that’s Emo Punk, Top 40 Pop, or 90s Rock. 


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4. Snacks

Snacks are essential, especially when you’re buzzed and hungry. Rec Room’s menu features snacks to satisfy your late-night cravings, including pizza logs, Buffalo chicken rolls, mozzarella sticks, fries, sliders, pretzels and cheese, cheesy flatbreads, chicken fingers, tacos, and more! 

5. Cocktails

Rec Room’s cocktail menu is the definition of Instagram-worthy. They have bubble shots, smoked Old Fashioneds, and a Rubber Ducky drink served in a tiny bathtub. 

Their group cocktail is on its own level. It’s best-described as a Willy Wonka style drink complete with an edible component. Birds in a Bush is nothing like we’ve ever seen before. When you see it, you’ll believe us.

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Plan Your Visit

Now that you’ve got all the deets on what’s happening at Rec Room, it’s time to rally up your friends and head downtown! Check out more of their latest events by following Rec Room on Facebook and Instagram


Rec Room

79 W Chippewa St Buffalo, New York 14202


  • Entertainment
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Music Venue / Night Club

Located in the heart of Buffalo's entertainment district. Now a full service Restaurant - Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian food options available.


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