Hearth + Press
Vibe: Airy, Rustic-Industrial
Cuisine: Stone-hearth Neapolitan pizza + Italian
Best pre or post-Shea’s spot for dinner or lunch off the beaten path when the off-Broadway season isn’t in full swing
Fattey Beer Company
Vibe: Communal, Fun, Casual, Laid Back
Marble + Rye
Vibe: Urban, Edgy, Intimate
Cuisine: New American plates & an extensive rye whiskey selection
A great place for a group dinner. Service is always excellent, and it is an amazing farm-to-table dining option. Feels like you are in a New York City restaurant.
Vibe: Intimate, Trendy, Industrial-Chic
Cuisine: Southern, New Orleans Inspired
Fantastic dinner and brunch. One of Buffalo’s only New Orleans style restaurants – exposed brick and fixtures give it an edgy feel while eating some amazing comfort food with a twist
Vibe: Casual, Industrial
Cuisine: Modern Mexican
Trendy setting for tacos & other Mexican favorites with margarita flavors & buckets of beer.
EXPO Food Market
Vibe: Open, Contemporary food market
Cuisine: a mix of several grab-and-go restaurants in a cool modern cafeteria-style dining setting. Great alternative lunch option
Things to Do: Most famous for their wide collection of old-school arcade games upstairs and the ever photo-worthy “pink staircase.”
Hatchets & Hops
Things to Do: Downtown’s ultimate indoor hatchet & ax throwing experience perfect for team building
Buffalo Pedal Tours
Things to Do: See Downtown and visit some of the most noteworthy bars/restaurants via pedal tour. A fun bonding experience or great way to have a unique celebration.
Things to Do: a small, hidden oasis nestled between the M&T Bank Gold Dome and Fattey Beer Co. (beautiful in the evening for a walk or bike ride). You can take your libations from Fattey and relax in the quad
The Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo, NY
Things to Do: Amazing jazz performances at a historic venue that hosted Fitzgerald, Gillespie & other greats
The Freedom Wall
Things to do: You can find some incredible murals scattered all throughout Buffalo; however, the most breathtaking has to be the Freedom Wall. It is a tribute to some of the most iconic, influential African American activists, artists, and change-makers nestled just off Main street. Local artists designed the mural several years ago just across the street from a church that was once part of the Underground Railroad.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Things to Do: View the most noteworthy Broadway shows as they tour for a fraction of the price off Broadway.