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Where to Eat & Drink Near KeyBank Center

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on July 13, 2022
Photo courtesy of the Key Bank Center

Headed downtown to catch some action on the ice at Key Bank Center? Whether you’ve got tickets to to cheer on the Sabres or Bandits, or you favorite artist is in town, if you’re looking to grab a bite in the queen city, we know just the places to go. From restaurants, to cafes, to bars, there are plenty of places to eat within a few minutes of the Key Bank Center and Canalside.

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Full Service

Ballyhoo Links & Drinks

211 South Park Ave Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Deli-Sandwiches

SOB Says: A Cobblestone District favorite, Ballyhoo is as nice inside as it is homely on the outside. They offer housemade sausages and sides, craft cocktails ...

  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Late-Late Night
Bar

Buffalo Iron Works

49 Illinois St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Pub Food

Live music, pub food, full bar next to First Niagara Center. - Finger Foods & Light Fare - A great choice of beer, wine and cocktails - ...

  • Live Music
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Patio
Full Service

Buffalo RiverWorks

359 Ganson St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Buffalo Food

Buffalo RiverWorks is the city's premier riverfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River. The ...

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

Chef’s

291 Seneca St. Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Italian

Family Italian restaurant with a new kitchen serving homemade Italian sausage, Italian hamburgers, breads, and their homemade sauce. ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
  • Private Parties
Full Service

Cobblestone Bar & Grill

130 S Park Ave Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Deli-Sandwiches

These guys have some weird hours, but if you're interested in stopping by before, during or after and event at KeyBank Center, you're in luck. Cobblestone ...

  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
Fast Casual

DiTondo

370 Seneca Street Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Italian

Regional Italian cuisine in Buffalo, NY Read Our Article About Their Opening [sm_anypost columns="1" posts="1" include="1039129" ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Patio

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Cafe / Coffee Shop

E Cafe

487 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American

Come join us for breakfast and lunch! We serve a variety of coffees, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes & french toast, omelettes, soups, salads, specialty ...

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Bar

Hartman’s Distilling Co.

55 Chicago St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American

At Hartman's Distilling Company, we're turning back the clock to an age when summer days were long, sunsets were never long enough, and family and friends ...

  • Brunch
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Patio
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Whiskey Lovers
Full Service

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

190 Scott St Buffalo, NY 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • German
  • Brewery

The ninth American franchise of Munich's famous Hofbrauhaus, the Buffalo operation features live German music nightly, long tables and benches, beer hall, ...

  • Lunch
  • Bar Area
  • Live Music
  • Patio
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Reservations
  • Family Friendly
  • Private Parties
  • Late Night
  • Late-Late Night
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
Fast Casual

Hombre y Lobo

149 Swan Street Ste 1 Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican

Hombre y Lobo. Buffalo's newest street style taco and tequila bar. Hombre y Lobo— or Man and Wolf in Spanish, represents Ryan's childlike excitement ...

  • Catering
  • Take-out
  • Order Online
  • Happy Hour
Fast Casual
Temporarily Closed

Juicery at The Hatch

329 Erie St Buffalo, NY 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Ice Cream

SEASONAL - See you next summer! The Hatch is now "Juicery at The Hatch. Under a new operator, they  still serve concession like food and ice cream, and ...

  • Take-out
  • Waterfront
  • Boat Friendly
Full Service

Liberty Hound

1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Burgers

SOB Says: The chatter of seagulls blends with the laughter of children from the park next door. A gentle breeze caresses the water's surface as a small ...

  • Boat Friendly
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Take-out
  • Waterfront

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Full Service

Lockhouse Distillery & Bar

41 Columbia Street Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Pub Food

Lockhouse Bar specializes in, but is not limited to, cocktails made with spirits produced on the other side of the wall at Lockhouse Distillery. Conveniently ...

  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Patio
Fast Casual

Newbury Salads – Harbor Center

75 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Vegetarian
  • Health Food

We love food and people! We’re committed to not just providing you with healthy, affordable and quick options but also educating our customers on the ...

  • Healthy Options
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Fast Casual

Other Half Brewing at Seneca One

1 Seneca St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • Brewery

Other Half Brewing at Seneca One is open for on-premise drinks and drinks to-go! Swing by and hang with friends and family for both can and bottle pours ...

  • Good for Beer Lovers
  • Take-out
  • Patio
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
Full Service

Panorama on Seven

95 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • New American

Enjoy the best views of Buffalo, Lake Erie and Canalside while serving prohibition style cocktails and perusing a Southern European and local Buffalo ...

  • Bar Area
  • Breakfast
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Special Occasion
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
Fast Casual

Pete’s Place Food Shop

290 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Mexican
  • Deli-Sandwiches

Fast & Friendly Service, Local Fresh Ingredients, Classic Lunch Items, Culturally infused menu items, each meal Crafted and Cooked to Order. ...


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Full Service

Pizza Plant Italian Pub – Canalside

125 Main St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Pizza
  • Italian

Spreading Beer, Wine and the love of good food across Buffalo. - Home of some of the most delicious food, beer and wine in Buffalo for 40 years! ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Bar Area
  • Boat Friendly
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out
  • Gluten Free Menu
Full Service

Resurgence Brewing Company

55 Chicago Street Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Brewery
  • Beer Bar/Hall
  • American

Resurgence Brewing Company and Beer Garden brews high-quality craft beer to be enjoyed in our taproom, beer garden or at home. Buffalo has always been ...

  • Lunch
  • Heated Patio / Outdoor Seating
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Patio
  • Brunch
  • Tasting Menu
  • Take-out
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

Swannie House

170 Ohio St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

South Buffalo

  • American
  • Buffalo Food
  • Burgers
  • Irish

SOB Says: If you're looking for some quality pub food with some atmosphere and a side of history, then the Swannie House is calling your name. Don't let ...

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

Templeton Landing Restaurant

2 Templeton Terrace Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American

Templeton Landing Restaurant and Special Events is Now Open for the Season!   Enjoy the #BestSpotInBuff with fresh seafood, tiki-inspired ...

  • Boat Friendly
  • Dog-Friendly Patio
  • Patio
  • Bar Area
  • Handicap Access
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Waterfront
Full Service

Tewksbury Lodge

249 Ohio St Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American

Private parties SOB Says: The Tewksbury Lodge opened in summer of 2016 as part of River Fest Park on Ohio Street. First came the park, then came a long ...

  • Family Friendly
  • Boat Friendly
  • Patio
  • Private Parties
  • Waterfront
Bar

The Draft Room

79 Perry St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American
  • Brewery
  • Burgers
  • Pizza
  • Pub Food

'Beer and the Buffalo Sabres are a match made in hockey heaven so it only makes sense that our friends at Labatt USA would open up a flagship brewing operation ...

  • Bar Area
  • Happy Hour
  • Live Music
  • Patio
  • Reservations
Full Service

The Grotto

60 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14202 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Italian
  • Pizza
  • American

A family owned local Italian restaurant featuring the culinary talent of Chef Richard! ...

  • Take-out
  • Patio
  • Lunch
  • Family Friendly
  • Order Online
Full Service

The Rose Bar & Grill

199 Scott Street Buffalo , NY 14204 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • American

The Rose Bar & Grill is a female black owned business Located in Downtown Buffalo ( Inside the Fairmont Creamery Building). We have a variety of ...

  • Catering
  • Bar Area
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
Cafe / Coffee Shop
Temporarily Closed

Wonder Coffeehouse

323 Ganson St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee
  • American

We are Buffalonians! Born and raised! We are gritty, we don't give up and we live up to our 'City of Good Neighbors' name! Wonder Coffeehouse is located ...

  • Patio
  • Breakfast
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