This is The Only Way to Celebrate the Bills Szn Opener: Be There Or Be a Pats Fan

City Guide, Drink, Food & Drink, Sports, Things to Do


Written by Elise Rich

Published on August 31, 2018

#TBT to last year. Picture this: Hundreds of die-hard Bills fans day drinking, celebrating touchdowns, and getting free stuff all while watching the first away game of the Bills’ season. Combine that with awesome food and drink specials (BUFFALO CRUNCH ROLLS where you at) and giveaways at some of Hertel Avenue’s best bars and restaurants.

Well, we’re baaaacck. Your away game season opener plans are made. The second annual Game Day Bar Crawl hosted by Step Out Buffalo is here. for. you.



Bills and Booze. It’s a love story as old as time. And what’s a better way to kick off the season than drinking out of Zubaz cans as our team heads to Baltimore to take on the Ravens for the very first game of the regular szn. This year’s event is bigger and boozier than ever (but like last year was p great too – see the pics here). From beer to wine to cocktails and food, 17 participating bars and restaurants within a mile will feature something for everyone; including $3 shots of Jägermeister, the Exclusive Shot of the Game Day Bar Crawl. Hollaaaaa! 


Here’s how it works:

On Sunday, September 9, crawlers will check in at the Game Day Bar Crawl Headquarters at Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream’s parking lot where you will get a wristband, a map of participating bars and their discounts and the first 400 people to arrive at check-in will get an SOB swag bag! The Game Day Bar Crawl is a choose-your-own-adventure style crawl. We invite you to explore and enjoy the featured bars in whatever order you like to watch the game broadcasted in various locations, while also receiving exclusive crawl perks at each spot.

Are you the craziest member of #billsmafia? Come to Mac’s on Hertel at halftime to enter in the “Best Dressed Bills Fan” Contest brought to you by Labatt. The winner takes home two tickets to the Bills home opener on September 16!



Labatt will also be giving away tons of other free stuff throughout the day like a Zubaz Tailgating Chair, Zubaz Tailgating Tent, Zubaz Tailgating Folding Table, Yetti Tailgating Cooler, and Zubaz Cornhole Set. 

Jägermeister will also be giving away a Jägermeister Shotmeister at check-in! Plus Step Out Buffalo is blitzing 5 select bars between 1 – 2 pm with game day koozies.

Keep scrollin’ for the full giveaway schedule so you know where to be and when!


Participating Bars & Restaurants + Specials:

The Burning Buffalo

$3 shots of Jäger
$2 Blue Light Draft
$3 Well Drinks

Deep South Taco

$3 shots of Jäger
$3 Labatt Zubaz cans
$5 DST Margaritas
$4 Stoli drinks (variety of flavors)
$3 Tequila Poppers

Del Denby Tavern

$3.00 shots of Jäger
$3.00 Labatt Zubaz Cans (12 oz)
$5.00 Zubaz Cans (24 oz)
$6.00 Beer Deer special – shot of Jäger and a 16 oz. Labatt draft

The Garage

$3 Labatt Zubaz Cans
$20 Bucket of 5 White Claw
$5 Bucket of Meatballs in Mama’s Sweet Sauce




5 for $15 labatt bottles
$3 shots of Jäger
$3 domestic pints

Gramma Mora’s

$3 shots of Jäger
$3 Labatt
$4 Lime Margarita
$6 Specialty Bloody Mary
$15 Buckets Modelo Negro/Especial
3 for $6 Taco Bar

Joey’s Place

$3 Labatt Zubaz Cans
$3 shots of Jäger
$5 Jäger Bombs


$3 shots of Jäger
$3 Labatt Zubaz cans
$4 well drinks
$2 Crunch Rolls (Buffalo Chicken, Banana pepper and Mac N Cheese)

Mes Que

$3 Labatt Zubaz Cans
$3 shots of Jäger
$5 Carlsburg draft
$5 Jägermeister sweet tea cocktail
$8 Moscow mules

Mo’s Place

$4 pints of Blue Moon
$3 pints of well drinks
$2.50 shots of Fireball
$2.00 shots of Lockhouse Coffee liquor
$3.00 shots of Jäger
$4.00 pints of Big Ditch
$2 hot dogs
$3 burgers
**Proceeds from hot dog and burger sales will go directly to the Mo’s Place ride for Roswell 2019 team**

Public House

$2 Labatt Blue Light
$3 Labatt Zubaz Cans
$3 shots of Jäger
$5 Jäger Bombs
$3.50 Genny Octoberfest

Salumeria Belsito

$3 Labatt
$3 shots of Jäger
$3 shots of Fireball
Buy 1 Get 1 Well Drinks


$3 Labatt Zubaz cans
$3 Labatt Blue Light draft
$3 shots of Jäger
$3 shots of Fireball
$3. 50 well drinks

Sterling Tap & Wurst

$3 shots of Jäger
$3 Labatt Blue Light drafts
$5 Deep Eddy drinks
$3 cappuccino shots

Wine on Hertel

$3 Labatt
“Flip for your drink” – Win coin toss drink is $1, lose toss you pay normal price


$7.16 sandwiches

Poutine & Cream

$8.95 large Buffalo chicken wing dip Poutine
$7.50 sponge candy freakshake
$5.50 sponge candy creamy bun


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Giveaway Schedule:

Each giveaway has limited quantities! If there’s a time range listed, the giveaways could be happening at any point during that range. Be there or be a Pats fan.

  • 12 – 2:30 pm @ Check-in – Jägermeister Shotmeister brought to you x Jägermeister Shotmeister
  • 12 – 2:30 pm @ Check-in – First 400 attendees at check-in get Bar Crawl Survival Kits
  • 1 – 2 pm – Game Day Koozie Blitz @ Joey’s Place, The Garage, Sidebar, Gramma Mora’s, and Deep South Taco
  • 1 – 1:30 pm @ Geckos – Zubaz Tailgating Chair brought to you x Labatt
  • 1:30 – 2 pm @ Sterling – Zubaz Tailgating Tent brought to you x Labatt
  • 2-2:30 @ Burning Buffalo – Zubaz Tailgating Folding Table brought to you x Labatt
  • 2:30-3 @ Del Denbys – Yetti Tailgating Cooler brought to you x Labatt
  • HALFTIME @ Mac’s on Hertel – “Best Dressed Bills Fan” Contest – Win (2) tickets to the Bills Home Opener at New Era Field on September 16 brought to you x Labatt
  • 3:15-4 @ Public House – Zubaz Cornhole set brought to you x Labatt


Game Day Bar Crawl – Event Details:

DATE: Sunday, September 9, 2018

TIME: 12 – 6 pm / Check-in is from 12 – 2:30 pm

CHECK-IN LOCATION: Hertel Ave. Poutine & Cream Parking Lot (1488 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216)

COST: $10 presale / $15 at the door

TICKETS: Get ’em here!

The Game Day Bar Crawl is a 21+ event. This event is rain or shine, since most of the time crawlers will be at bars but also there’s this thing called umbrellas..?

About our Exclusive Shot: Jägermeister is a precise blend of 56 mysterious herbs and specific spices, roots and blossoms. Unique, deep, and delicious, Jägermeister features a perfect harmony of spiciness, sweetness, and bitterness.

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Elise Rich</a>

Written by Elise Rich

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