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Guide to Sports Bars in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on August 26, 2021
Photo courtesy of Mooney’s Sports Bar

There are plenty of reasons to head out to your favorite sports bar, but the Buffalo Bills are obviously our favorite. Whatever the reason may be – Bills, Sabres, in need of a fried sampler platter on a Sunday after a fun night out – these spots can offer good times win or loose.

With our favorite QB Josh Allen and All-Pro receiver Stefon Diggs giving us plenty of reasons to get together with friends and celebrate this football season, this list is sure to come in handy. If you haven’t secured season tickets, or if you’re looking for a new atmosphere to cheer on our beloved home teams, we have great news for you. Buffalo is home to some of the best sports bars in New York State – cheers, Buffalo!

Buffalo


Full Service

Anchor Bar

1047 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • BBQ
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

Famously known as being the original creator of the chicken wing, this really is a destination that many tourists place on their itinerary. The wings really ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Lunch
  • Take-out

Bada Bing Sports Bar and Grill

42 W Chippewa St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pizza

Buffalo's original sports pub in the heart of the theater district. Cold beer, full bar, upstairs dining room and banquet facility. UFC headquarters. ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Late Night
Full Service

Central Park Grill

2519 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14214 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • American
  • Buffalo Food

CPG was one of the first bars to open in Buffalo and has succeeded this long due to its great food and staff as well as being the neighborhood bar for ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Patio
Bar

Coming Soon: Kellie’s Sports Lounge

1803 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220 • $$$$$

South Buffalo

  • American
  • Buffalo Food

Coming soon: Sports Bar on South Park Ave in the former Molly's Bar. ...

  • Sports Bar
Full Service

Gabriel’s Gate

145 Allen St. Buffalo, New York 14201 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Burgers
  • Pub Food

A Word from Gabriel's Gate Located in the heart of Allentown, Gabriel's Gate is one of the original Tift Row Houses, which were built in 1864. We offer ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Late-Late Night
  • Fireplace
Full Service

Kenmore Lanes

1691 Kenmore Ave Kenmore , New York 14217 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • American

Fun People, Organized Fun Bowling Weekly Prizes, 50/50 Banquet End of Season! EVENTS CORPORATE - OFFICE & FUND RAISERS - HOLIDAY & PARTY SPECIALS ...

  • Bar Area
  • Family Friendly
  • Sports Bar

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Full Service

Mike & Pops Bistro & Tavern

3020 Delaware Avenue Kenmore, NY 14217 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • American

Come check out the newest restaurant on Delaware Ave. First Come, First Serve, Call to reserve for parties larger than 8. Brunch, lunch and dinner. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Sports Bar
  • Happy Hour
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Patio
Full Service

Mooney’s Sports Bar & Grill – Kenmore

1535 Military Rd. Kenmore, New York 14217 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Hot Dogs

Mooney's was put together with one thing in mind - having a good time. When you come here, you can expect good drinks, an awesome menu, and good times. ...

  • Patio
  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Pandora’s Sports Bar & Restaurant

2261 Fillmore Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • BBQ
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Southern

Pandora's Sports Bar $ Restaurant is family owned an operated and one of the best Soul Food Restaurants in the City of Buffalo. In existence since September ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Full Service

Pearl Street Grill & Brew Pub

76 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Brewery
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pub Food

Pearl Street Grill $ Brew Pub is the second largest brew pub in America.Premier spot downtown for pre/post Sabres, Bison or Bandits games, any First Niagara, ...

  • Patio
  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Parties
  • Reservations
Full Service

Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill

189 Delaware Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pub Food

We are Sidelines Sports Bar $ Grill, where every day is game day! Do you need a bar that will offer not only great beer but also delicious food? ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Patio
  • Late-Late Night
Full Service

Southern Tier Brewing Co. – Buffalo

7 Scott St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Pub Food

Now Open! Bringing a Southern Tier craft beer experience to the good people of Buffalo! The Southern Tier Brewing Company taproom in Buffalo is a brand ...

  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Waterfront
  • Sports Bar
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Family Friendly
  • Private Parties
Full Service

Sports City Pizza Pub

1407 Niagara St Buffalo, NY 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Pub Food
  • Pizza

We make the ULTIMATE pizza and chicken wings in Buffalo. We bring you all the sports, and show all the games on over 18 HDTVs, and our draft beer is fresh, ...

  • Bar Area
  • Sports Bar
  • Take-out
  • Order Online
  • Happy Hour
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Steel City Pub

1449 Abbott Rd Lackawanna, NY 14218 • $$$$$

South Towns

  • American

Enjoy great food and the regions best craft beers at the neighborhood's favorite pub. Throw darts or watch a game on one of our large-screen TV's while ...

  • Sports Bar
Temporarily Closed

Stixx Sports Bar @ Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino

1 Fulton Street Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

Stixx Sports Bar in the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino Website ...

  • Sports Bar
Full Service

The Banshee Irish Pub

257 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Irish
  • Pub Food
  • American

Traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant in the heart of Buffalo's theater district. Serving traditional Irish food and supporting Irish culture Read Our ...

  • Lunch
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Bar Area
  • Sports Bar
  • Happy Hour
  • Live Music
  • Fireplace
Bar

The Groove Lounge

1210 Broadway St Buffalo, New York 14212 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Soul Food

The Groove Lounge is Buffalo, New York's Finest Specialty Restaurant doubling as the Metropolitan Area's Hottest Night Spot / Sports Bar! ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Live Music
  • Bar Area
Full Service

The Steer

3151 Main St Buffalo, NY 14214 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • American
  • Steakhouse
  • Burgers

The Steer is back open! A casual dining standard that's satisfied neighborhood residents and students for 50 years. ...

  • Bar Area
  • Sports Bar
  • Reservations
  • Happy Hour
  • Family Friendly
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
Full Service

Union Pub

38 Swan St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Pub Food
  • American
  • Burgers

Buffalo's Premier Sports Bar $ Eatery. Join us for cold drink, exceptional food, friendly fans $ fun for all KeyBank Center, Coca-Cola Field $ Canalside ...

  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Sports Bar
  • Happy Hour

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Cheektowaga & East


Full Service

Boston Hotel’s Steak & Crab

5555 Genesee St Lancaster, New York 14086 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Steakhouse
  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Seafood

The Boston Hotel's Steak and Crabhouse is a family-owned casual restaurant located at 5555 Genesee Street in Lancaster, N.Y. This is a cash-only establishment ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Sports Bar
  • Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Diamond Hawk Golf Course & Pub “The Hawk”

255 Sonwil Dr Cheektowaga, NY 14225 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • BBQ
  • Pub Food

Beautiful bar / restaurant overlooking Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Cheektowaga (off Genesee St. by the Buffalo Airport)  Fun bar and great patio with ...

  • Bar Area
  • Catering
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Good for Wine Connoisseurs
  • Happy Hour
  • Live Music
  • Sports Bar
  • Patio
Full Service

Duff’s Famous Wings -Depew

550 Dick Rd Depew, New York 14043 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

Website says: In 1946, Louise Duffney opened a corner Gin Mill at Sheridan Drive and Millersport Highway in Amherst, New York, just north of Buffalo. It ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Leo’s Pizzeria – Lancaster

473 Aurora St Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Pizza

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  • Sports Bar
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Mooney’s Lancaster

6513 Broadway St Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Pub Food

Located in Alden at Townline, stop by and try our mouthwatering menu, and of course, our famous mac and cheese! You will feel like family in no time! ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
Full Service

Mooney’s Sports Bar & Grill – Depew

4628 Broadway Buffalo, New York 14043 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pub Food

Come check out our brand new location on Broadway in Depew! Mooney's was put together with one thing in mind - having a good time. When you come here, ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Take-out

Route 78 Street Bar

6036 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

Route 78 Street Bar is a family-friendly neighborhood sports bar in the heart of Depew, NY on Transit Road. We offer a full menu of appetizers, sandwiches, ...

  • Sports Bar
Full Service

Santora’s Pizza & Brew House

1 Walden Galleria Cheektowaga, New York 14225 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Italian
  • Pizza

Everyone in Buffalo, NY, knows that one of best sports bars in town is Santora's Pizza Pub & Grill! Our newest location at the Walden Galleria features ...

  • Lunch
  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Take-out
  • Private Parties
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Skoob’s Village Grille

50 Central Ave Lancaster, NY 14086 • $$$$$

Other

  • American
  • Burgers
  • Buffalo Food
  • Pub Food

Located in the heart of Lancaster Village we are your local sports bar & restaurant with a full service event space. Our drool-worthy menu has your ...

  • Bar Area
  • Catering
  • Sports Bar
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Private Parties
  • Good for Whiskey Lovers

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Northtowns & Niagara County


Full Service

Amherst Ale House

55 Crosspoint Pkwy Getville, New York 14068 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pizza

Looking for excellent food for take-out, delivery or to dine in with friends and family? Then call the pizzeria or head to Amherst Pizza and Ale House ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Anchor Bar – Amherst

4300 Maple Rd Amherst, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food

Anchor Bar, an American Staple and Home of Original Chicken Wings. We are located near UB North serving the local Amherst community and traveling visitors ...

  • Patio
  • Sports Bar
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Anchor Bar – Niagara Falls, USA

114 Buffalo Ave Niagara Falls, New York 14303 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Pub Food

On a Friday night in 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo, NY. Late that evening, a group of Dominic's ...

  • Lunch
  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Anchor Bar Williamsville

6635 Transit Rd Bowmansville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food

Website says: 'The Anchor Bar is the home of the Original Buffalo Chicken Wings. Now, more than 40 years after Teressa Bellissimo created this delicious ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Blue Bull Tavern

1300 Sweet Home Amherst, New York 14228 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

New 'old time' tavern. 16 craft beers on tap, huge bar, surrounded by tables, 80' HD TV $ 5-70' HD TV's with contemporary tavern food at it's finest!!!   ...

  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Sports Bar
Full Service

Brownie’s Sports Bar and Tavern

775 Oliver Street North Tonawanda, New York 14120 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pub Food

All sports lovers and families alike are cordially invited to enjoy the great menu of smoked meats, pub-style appetizers, year-round clam bar and let's ...

  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Sports Bar
  • Patio

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Full Service

Devlin’s Deuce

675 Sheridan Dr Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches

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  • Lunch
  • Sports Bar
  • Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Duff’s Famous Wings – Williamsville

4545 Transit Road Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

In 1946, Louise Duffney opened a corner Gin Mill at Sheridan Drive and Millersport Highway in Amherst, New York, just north of Buffalo. It was in 1969 ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Duff’s Famous Wing’s – Amherst

3651 Sheridan Dr Amherst, New York 14226 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

In 1946, Louise Duffney opened a corner Gin Mill at Sheridan Drive and Millersport Highway in Amherst, New York, just north of Buffalo. It was in 1969 ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
Full Service

Duff’s Famous Wings – Niagara Falls

8351 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls, New York 14304 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

In 1946, Louise Duffney opened a corner Gin Mill at Sheridan Drive and Millersport Highway in Amherst, New York, just north of Buffalo. It was in 1969 ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

JC’s Bar and Grill

300 Oliver St. North Tonawanda,, New York 14120 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

Witter s Sports Bar and Grill is a family owned and operated sports bar and restaurant conveniently located in North Tonawanda, NY. With a large variety ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Manor Lanes

150 Grand Island Blvd Tonawanda, NY 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Buffalo Food
  • Pub Food

Manor Lanes was opened in 1974 by Sibby Campagna. He envisioned a place where families and people of all ages could come and enjoy America’s #1 participation ...

  • Bar Area
  • Family Friendly
  • Sports Bar
  • Take-out
  • Patio
  • Order Online
  • Special Occasion
Full Service

Mooney’s Sports Bar & Grill – Tonawanda

11 Main St. Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Pub Food

Site says: Mooney's was put together with one thing in mind - having a good time. When you come here, you can expect good drinks, an awesome menu, and ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Full Service

Rizzo’s Casa di Italia

2763 Eggert Rd Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Italian
  • Seafood
  • Pizza
  • Pub Food

For over forty years Rizzo’s Casa di Italia has been the perfect spot to share a meal with family and friends. Mangia Bene!   ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Handicap Access
  • Take-out
  • Bar Area
  • Sports Bar
  • Special Occasion
  • Private Parties
  • Order Online
  • Catering
Full Service

Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill – Transit

7800 Transit Road Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Italian
  • Pizza

Santora's Pizza offers a full bar with an extensive beer menu featuring local, domestic and imported brews. The Santora family has been making and selling ...

  • Patio
  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Take-out
  • Private Parties
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
Full Service

Schnitzel and Co.

9210 Transit Road East Amherst, New York 14051 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • German
  • Buffalo Food
  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Pub Food

Schnitzel serves fresh traditional Swiss-German fare in a festive family-friendly pub atmosphere. The unique menu features classic favorites like weiner, ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Bar Area
  • Catering
  • Special Occasion
  • Private Parties
  • Order Online
  • Sports Bar
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour

Slick Willie’s

2316 Niagara Falls Blvd Tonawanda, New York 14150 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • American
  • Buffalo Food

Sports Bar, Billiard Hall & Eatery ...

  • Sports Bar
  • Bar Area
Full Service

The Penalty Box

34 Chestnut St Lockport, New York 14094 • $$$$$

Niagara County

Sports bar, pub and great food. ...

  • Patio
  • Sports Bar

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Southtowns & Southern Tier


Full Service

Bases Loaded

3355 Lake Shore Rd Blasdell , New York 14219 • $$$$$

South Towns