Things TO-DO


++++ Chicken Wings
The two that are most known in Buffalo are Anchor Bar and Duff’s but not necessarily our favorites.
Some of our favorites include:

  • Bar Bill: a bit of a drive, but the best! 185 Main St East Aurora, NY 14

Closer to the venue:

  • Nine-Eleven Tavern Bloomfield Ave Buffalo, NY 14220

  • 40 Thieves 727 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222  – One of our favorites!

  • Kelly’s Korner 2526 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14216

++++ Breakfast/coffee

  • Remedy House: 429 Rhode Island St Buffalo, NY 14213
    (egg on a roll sandwich best in Buffalo)
  • Streetlight Brasserie – 5 E Huron – Awesome breakfast options, amazing pancakes! Also cool Craft cocktail bar at night.
  • Breadhive 402 Connecticut St Buffalo, NY 142.13

  • Grindhaus: 160 Allen St Buffalo, NY 14201 (also has vegan food options)

  • Public Espresso & Coffee: 39l Washington St Buffalo, NY 14203

  • Overwinter Coffee: 9 Genesee St Buffalo, NY 14203 (right across the street from Hyatt & a couple blocks from 500 Pearl)

  • Tipico Coffee: 1084 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222

++++ Mexican:

  • Casa Azul 191 Allen St Buffalo, NY 14201

  • Breezy Burrito 1000 Elmwood Ave 14222

  • Taqueria Ranchos Dos 445 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14202

  • Aguacates 765 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222

  • Lloyd Taco Factory 1503 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216

++++ Pho/Vietnamese

  • Pho Lantern: 837 Niagara St Buffalo, NY 14213

  • Pho Dollar: 322 W Ferry St Buffalo, NY 14213

++++ Vegan/Gluten Free

  • Strong Hearts 295 Niagara Street Buffalo NY 14201

  • Amy’s Place: 3234 Main St Buffalo, NY 14214

  • Swan Street Diner: 700 Swan St Buffalo, NY 14210

  • Betty’s: 370 Virginia St Buffalo, NY 14201

  • Pizza Plant 125 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

++++ Pizza:

  • La Nova: 37l W Ferry St Buffalo, NY 14213

  • Mister Pizza: 1065 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222

  • Allentown Pizza: (vegan option) 94 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222

  • Carbones: Try The Sweet Sauce!: 568 South Park Ave Buffalo, NY 14204

  • Macy’s: If you are not staying in the city limits, they have some wild specialty options) 3348 Genesee St Cheektowaga, NY 14225

++++ Pub fare/comfort:

  • 40 Thieves: 727 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 In the heart of the Elmwood village. Great Tap Beer selection. Great spirits selection. Great portions. Great wings. Smitty style. Do it.
  • Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill: 189 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14202 Crispy chicken wontons and their specialty Mac n cheese bowls are highly recommended. Close to most of the Downtown Hotels

  • Mister Sizzle’s: Some the best burgers, chicken sandwiches, and milkshakes in town. Lots of vegan and mocktail options as well. 346 Connecticut St Buffalo, NY 14213
  • Cafe 59: 62 Allen St Buffalo, NY 14202 Arguably the best chicken finger sub in the city.

  • Globe Market: Great soups, sandwiches and salads 762 Elmwood Ave


We are eagerily awating the Bills and Sabres schedules to come out. Once we get more info on home games we will update this. 


  • Albright Knox Art Gallery  – Must see if you are into art – beautiful new expansion 1285 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222

  • Niagara Falls – Worth the drive if you are traveling from out of town


  • Rec Room – Official PRE BLISSMAS Welcome show! Bands TBA – Live Band Karaoke after! 79 W Chippewa Street, around the corner from Ballroom

  • Lucky Day: great selection of whiskey 320 Pearl St Buffalo, NY across from Hyatt

  • Misuta Chows: Japanese food with a barcade and good tunes. 521 Main St

  • The Pink: (legendary) 223 Allen St Buffalo, NY 14201

  • Beer Keep: 1002 Elmwood Ave Buffalo NY 14222

  • Jack Rabbit: (Live Music, Cool Vibe, Great Food) 1010 Elmwood Ave

  • House of Charm: (cheap drinks, good vibe, good music) 517 Washington St

  • Resurgence Brewing: 55 Chicago St Buffalo, NY 14204

  • Hartman’s Distilling Co: 55 Chicago St Buffalo, NY 14204

  • ABV: great burgers and great tap selection175 Allen St Buffalo, NY 14201

  • Essex St Pub (great burgers and jukebox) 530 Rhode Island St Buffalo, NY

  • Gypsy Parlor: Great Bar w. Great Food on West Side.  376 Grant St, Buffalo, NY 14213


  • HOD 734 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222

Record Stores

  • Black Dots: 368 Grant St Buffalo, NY 14213 This spot rules. Even has a Little bar in it.

  • Crawlspace Records – All used vinyl – tons of HC/Punk along with a little bit of everything.  They have Pop Up Shops all over Buffalo – search Crawlspace Records Buffalo to see current location when in town

  • Revolver Records: (2 Locations) 831 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 & 1451 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216


There are so many boutique shops all along Elmwood Ave, Allen St, and Hertel Ave that it would be impossible to List them all. Park on any of those streets and walk a few blocks to check them out.
A couple we recommend:

  • Pine Apple Company: 65 Allen St Buffalo, NY 14202 Local artwork, cool Buffalo-themed stuff.

  • Oxford Pennant: 73l Main St Buffalo, NY 14203 Pennants, pins, patches, great atmosphere.

  • Buffalo Holiday Market: 223 South Park Buffalo, NY 14204. Outdoor market with artisan crafters, vintage sellers and holiday foods.
    Tues-Fri 3pm-9pm Sat/Sun 12pm-9pm

  • Spoke & Dagger Co.1434 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216. Riding Gear, Vintage Goodies, Parts & Apparel curated for the Motorcycle Lifestyle.


  • Riverworks: Ice Skating and Curling are included with your admission to Blissmas!

  • The Ice at Canalside Buffalo Waterfront: 44 Prime St Buffalo, NY 14202 All sorts of stuff going on here. Ice skating for $7. Ice bike and ice bumper car rentals. Take a picture with Shark Girl (post it on social media with the hastag #Blissmas). See a fully restored 1924 vintage carousel.
  • Free Ice Skating-Rotary Rink: 40 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, NY 14202. Thursday & Friday 11a-2p / Saturday & Sunday 11a-6p
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