Steppin’ Out on Christmas Day Around Buffalo


Tired of cooking, cleaning and watching ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on Christmas Day? We’ve compiled a short, but distinguished, list to shake up your festivities and step up your plain ol’ Christmas experience. Happy Holidays!



You deserve the day off, so take it and head out to eat at one of these fine establishments. Merry Christmas to YOU.

Della Terra

200 Delaware Ave / Elmwood Village / Downtown | (716) 842-6100


A nice bar and a beautiful dining room overlooking Delaware Ave, what more could you want for Christmas dinner? Their special Christmas menu looks delicious and the restaurant itself is located in the Avant building so if you have too much Christmas brandy you can always inquire about getting a room.


Buffalo Chop House

282 Franklin Street / Theater District / Downtown |  (716) 842-6900


Get your holiday on at one of Buffalo’s premier steak houses which has recently been remodeled. Who doesn’t like a big juicy rib eye and the Rat Pack? With a great bar and manly menu too boot it’s a can’t miss on X-mas.


Tandoori’s Royal Indian Cuisine

7740 Transit Road / Williamsville / Northtowns | (716) 632-1112


In the mood for something exotic? Head over to Tandoori’s and get a taste of royal Indian Cuisine this Christmas, it’s the next best thing to actually being in India.

The Griffon Pub

2470 Military Rd / Niagara Falls / Niagara County | (716) 236-7474


Open from 11:00am-3:00am, feel free to spend morning til night here…literally. The Griffon Pub serves up the best of Niagara Falls, with 50 beers on tap and fine food to match. You really can’t go wrong here.



Where do you think Santa goes when he’s finished delivering gifts? If you’ve had enough of the kids and need a little adult time (you’d never actually say it, but you also don’t have to), check out these local waterholes that are open on Christmas Day.

Winfields Pub

1213 Ridge Road / Lackawanna / Southtowns | (716) 821-0700 | WEBSITE

Opening on Christmas Day at 5PM, they’ll have with cocktails and appetizers ready for you when you need them more. Winfield’s will be also be offering seasonal bottles of beer and multiple specials on seasonal cocktails with unique ingredients.


Thirsty Buffalo

555 Elmwood Ave. / Elmwood Village / Downtown | (716) 878-0344WEBSITE

Thirsty Buffalo will be opening on Christmas Day at 8pm for bar service only BUT they will be providing free bar snacks. Drink specials will include $4 Pinnacle Drinks and $2.50 domestic drafts, so come parched.


Bar Louie at the Walden Galleria

1 Walden Galleria p103 / Cheektowaga | (716) 989-3950 | WEBSITE

With Bar Louie having their bar and kitchen open from 4pm-2am, this is another place you can spend the whole holiday if you so choose. Especially if you want to hate-stare at the mall.


Caputi’s Sheridan Pub

2351 Sheridan Drive / Tonawanda / Northtowns | (716) 836-9758WEBSITE

The party starts at 8:00 pm with live music from Billy Wheeler at 9:00 pm. Don’t be tardy for the party.



248 Allen St. / Allentown / Downtown | (716) 886-8539 | WEBSITE

As a venue known for their live music, comedy, open mic nights, and everything in between you could’ve guessed what their featuring for Christmas. Live music with John & Bill goes from 5:00pm -7:00 pm(Alto Sax & Accordion Jazz) and Erie Lackawanna Railroad Band goes on at 9:00pm. PS: there’s no cover.

JP Fitzgerald’s

4236 Clark Street / Hamburg / Southtowns | (716) 649-4025WEBSITE

Even though their dining room will be closed the bar opens at 8 pm (no late-night menu). Like you were coming out for the food anyways.


211 South Park Ave / Cobblestone District / Downtown | (716) 240-9901 | WEBSITE

Ah Ballyhoo, how we love thee. Who can say no to sausages and old school cocktails on Christmas Day?! They’ll be opening at 7pm, be there or be square.

The Griffon Pub

2470 Military Rd / Niagara Falls / Niagara County | (716) 236-7474 | WEBSITE

The same great place that’s open on Christmas Day is also having a party, fancy that. Stop in any time and get down with your bad holiday self.


Restaurant & Bar Owners– open Christmas or New Years day? Let us know and we’ll add you to the list.


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