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Best things to do in Buffalo

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Gabriel's Gate reflects the quirky eccentric appeal of Allentown, replete with mounted animals and year-round Christmas statues from your favorite Christmas claymation films. While Anchor Bar has gained the reputation of being home to the first buffalo wing, it stops there for the locals. Gabriel's Gate hails some of Buffalo's biggest, juiciest (yet crispiest) wings. Try the BBQ flavored wings and you won't be disappointed! Not a wing fan? Their menu offers a wide variety of options, and they're known for the French Onion soup as well as their wings!”
26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Iconic coffeeshop in Buffalo right in the heart of Elmwood. A great place to stop for coffee, lunch, or a snack while shopping on Elmwood.”
28 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Amazing Sushi. Very small restaurant so not great for big groups and can get crowded at times. ”
20 locals recommend
City Hall
“Free Viewing deck at the top of the building open to anyone! Beautiful panoramic views of the city!”
24 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
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“Fun place on the water go grab a drink, bite to eat or walk around & explore!”
19 locals recommend
Café
“ Great coffee shop. I love their iced green tea and avocado & toast. Brad loves their chocolate chip cookies.”
17 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the new and burgeoning micro breweries located in the heart of downtown Buffalo...great food and drink at the establishment named after the ERIE CANAL...”
14 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Great place for craft beers and some tasty food. There is also a whole wall of whiskeys and bourbons for you to try.”
18 locals recommend
Food
“Just like the city itself, Resurgence is bringing life back to Buffalo beers!”
19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of my favorite restaurants. Comfortable upscale French bistro, great food, drinks, and service. ”
21 locals recommend
Bar
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“World famous Buffalo is from Anchor Bar, and their newest location is 5 mins from us. It a mouth watering food you have to try.”
20 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Kleinhans Music Hall is designated as a National Historic Landmark with an international reputation as one of the finest concert halls. Orchestra musicians, conductors, and soloists have long admired Kleinhans, including Jascha Heifetz (“It’s a joy to play in this hall”); Artur Rubenstein (“Any artist gives his best in a hall such as this”); and Serge Koussevitzsky (“Kleinhans Music Hall is a dream of a lifetime – perfect and complete.”) Kleinhans is considered one of the most acoustically perfect halls in the world, and that perfection has not diminished through the years.”
14 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best dive bars I’ve been to. Get the PLT if you’re hungry! Free darts and pool.”
16 locals recommend
Café
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“There are coffee houses and then there are truly authentic, original feel, coffee houses. Sweetness 7 is living the coffee house scene, Buffalo style. Wonderful place to get the vibe of Buffalo's renaissance. ”
19 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
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“Amazing farm to table style menu with eclectic small plates and craft cocktails. ”
20 locals recommend
Bar
“Smaller, cool-noir upscale bar that does cocktails right. They have a magician on Wednesdays that is actually impressive”
15 locals recommend