Top 10 Buffalo Bills Sports Bars

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Jim Leonhard of the New York Jets returns against the Buffalo Bills. Photo Credit: Ed Yourdon via Wikimedia Commons.

American Football

The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area in Upstate New York. If you can’t make it to the stadium – or the Bills are playing away from home – why not root for the team in the comfy confines of a sports bar in the company of like-minded football fans?

The Bills compete in the East division of the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL).

The football team plays home games at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills are the only NFL team that plays its home games in the state of New York.

The New York Giants and New York Jets both play in the neighbouring state of New Jersey.

The Buffalo Bills were charter members of the American Football League (AFL), which was founded in 1960.  The AFL merged with the NFL in 1970 season.

The Bills have a large following in Canada because of their proximity to the Canadian border and also because Canada does not have an NFL team of its own.

The Bills are the only team to win four consecutive conference championships and are the only NFL team to lose four consecutive Super Bowl games.

For the first time since 1999, the Buffalo Bills made the playoffs last season after beating the Miami Dolphins to snatch the sixth seed and final wild-card berth in the AFC playoffs.

Unfortunately, the Bills were defeated by the Jacksonville Jaguars in round one of the AFC Wild Car Race

Buffalo is one of the smallest markets in the NFL. Nonetheless, the Bills have a large national following as evidenced by the many sports bars across the nation that are friendly to Bills fans.

There are sports bars where Bills fans gather to watch games throughout New York State and around the country. Two short lists of the most popular watch bars are listed below.

Where to Root for the Bills in Buffalo

Bars close and fans migrate to other establishments. Bars also sometimes decide to broadcast other events.

Always call ahead to make sure the bar is going to show the game you want to watch.

  1.  (716) Food and Sport – 7 Scott Street, Buffalo, New York. Telephone: (716) 855-4716.
  2. Thirsty Buffalo – 555 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York. Telephone: 9716) 878-0344.
  3. Adolf’s Old First Ward Tavern – 555 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, New York. Telephone: (716) 248-2968.
  4. Anherst Pizza and Ale House – 55 Crosspoint Parkway, Amherst, New York. Telephone: (716) 625-7100.
  5. Bada Bing Sports Bar and Grill – 42 W Chippewa St. Buffalo, New York. Telephone: (716) 853-2464.
  6. Buffalo Sports Garden – 2945 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park, New York. Telephone: (716) 674-4113.
  7. Colter Bay Grill – 561 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York. Telephone: (716) 882-1330.
  8. Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill – 189 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, New York. Telephone: (716) 240-9392.
  9. Tap House Pub and Grill – 85 West Chippewa Street, Buffalo, New York. Telephone: (716) 332-2433. 

Where to Root for the Bills Around the Country

The following sports bars in other parts of the country are considered friendly to fans of the Buffalo Bills. However, bars close and fans migrate to other establishments. Bars also sometimes decide to broadcast other events.

Always call ahead to make sure the bar is going to show the game you want to watch.

  1. Calico Jack’s – 42 Street, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 557-4300. #1 Buffalo Bills New York City Fan Watch Spot!
  2. Delilah ‘s – 2771 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Telephone: (773) 472-2771. – Delilah’s Bills Backers is Chicago’s premier location for all things Buffalo Bills! 
  3. Grand Central – 2447 – 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC. Telephone: (202) 986-1742. – Official Buffalo Bills Backer Bar.
  4. Pullano’s Pizza and Wings – 13848 North 51st Avenue, Glendale, Arizona. Telephone: (603) 978-1234.
  5. Christian’s Tailgate Bar and Grill – 2000 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas. Telephone: (713) 527-0261.
  6. Pacific Beach Ale House – 721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach, California. Telephone: (858) 581-2337.
  7. Bleacher Bar – 82A Lansdowne Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 262-2424. 
  8. The Rattle Inn – 610 Nueces Street, Austin, Texas. Telephone: (512) 373-8306.
  9. Time Out Sports Bar and Grill –  6138 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada. Telephone: (702) 880-8180.  
  10. Fuel Sports Eats and Beats – 164 South Washington Street, Seattle, Washington. Telephone: (206) 405-3835.

Your Input Wanted

Please leave comments on these establishments and/or recommend other sports bars friendly to Buffalo Bills fans in the COMMENT box below.

Also, would love to liven up this post with some fan shots. Please send photos of Bills fans at sports bars to the Accidental Travel Writer to be added to this post.

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10 Replies to “Top 10 Buffalo Bills Sports Bars”

  1. Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in Herndon, VA is the BEST!
    By the way, you should also count the 4 time National Lacrosse League champion Buffalo Bandits to your list of pro teams. They consistently sell out HSBC Arena!

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  2. Although Gadawskis loves the Bills we are not open to view the games. We are open for every Notre Dame football game, so come join us on Saturdays as we cheer the Irish on to victory!

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