1 Hospitality Drive
Fort Erie, ON L2A 6G1
Phone: (905) 871-8500
Fax: (905) 871-9388
An old-style lounge, complete with the flickering neon sign, this Elmwood Avenue bar is where lounge lizards gather for 50s-style entertainment as performed by Lance Diamond and his 24-Karat Diamond Band. The show combines the right amount of sleaze and tease to make the drinks flow smoothly. This pro has been at it for over 25 years. Friday is fish-fry night. Otherwise, the food is pub-grub all the way. The lounge is the unofficial headquarters for fans of the GooGoo Dolls, with whom Lance performed in the early days.
This popular downtown club is a nice spot to gather some friends and start or finish the night in Buffalo. It is also an anomaly in the modern, nightlife scene because of its hardwood dance floor (most places usually have just run-of-the-mill concrete). The prices are a little high for drinks, but they are strong and not watered down at all. It is open for lunch during the day and it stays open until the wee hours of the morning.
In Buffalo, there used to be a spot called Mohawk Place that was beloved before it closed down. To locals, the Mohawk was hard to replace, that is until the the Waiting Room filled the 'best dive bar/club' void in Buffalo's live music scene. Located on Delaware Avenue, the Waiting Room hosts a vibrant mix of upcoming as well as established indie bands with names like Anchor Me Down, Cedar Kites and The Polar Bear Club. The venue is rather new (it was created in April 2013), however in its short tenure, it has garnered rave reviews and headlining acts, both of which make it a force to remain in Buffalo's nightlife.
The Underground Nightclub is more bar than club, yet most people who come here don't seem to mind because there is ample space for both. The dance floor runs along the bar which makes it a bit small, but it works because it gets the usually motionless people at the bar to join in. Drinks are standard with specials throughout the week and the clientele is primarily LGBT, but everyone is always welcome.
Looking forward to having a great time with your friends then head to the Big Bad Wolf Nightclub. This swanky club offers patrons a chilled-out ambiance and most of its regulars are young people who want to have some fun. Ladies nights, light shows, theme parties and DJ sessions are a regular feature here. During happy hours, you can enjoy a tasty buffet along with your favorite drinks at reasonable prices. It also has a separate VIP area that can be hired for a private tête-à-tête with that special someone. Entry is restricted to 18 and above, so do not forget to carry your photo id. For more details, check website.
Chippewa Street is the place for most Buffalonians to come and dance or just have a few drinks. There are so many clubs on this one street, you would think there would be others scattered throughout N.Y.'s second largest city, but most are located here. Nonetheless, Noir features a mixed crowd every night of the week and it also has theme nights like 'Dirty Sexy Saturdays' with 2USD drinks until midnight. Music includes everything from Top-40 and pop to R&B and hip-hop.
Formerly known as the Warehaus, the Buckin' Buffalo Saloon is a star on buffalo's night scene. The club regularly presents live acts and houses three bars. Sip on one of the concoctions prepared here and dive into the 10,000-square-foot dance floor bumping to an eclectic range of music. The Buckin' Buffalo Saloon also holds events like a karaoke night, ladies night and annual events like Miss Buckin' Buffalo.
Located close the the Chippewa Strip, Club W is a lively place to socialize and make friends. The interiors are impressively done with cozy leather couches, a large stage and a dance floor. Bands like the 'Deep Blue Dream', 'Sonic Garden' and 'Jackdaw' have performed at this venue. Titled as the "Best Dance Club of 2007" by the Buffalo Music Awards, this club is a venue for many unforgettable live performances. With Buffalo's biggest 360 bar, the VIP lounge and facilities like wireless internet connection and flat screen TVs, it is one of the best places to host any kind of corporate or social events.
Lux nightclub is located on busy Chippewa where every night locals as well as tourists seek out dancing and nightlife inside one of many clubs along this street. Lux however is more than just any other club, on certain occasions you can find boxing matches, fashion shows and other high-end events. As far as drinking and dancing are concerned, there is plenty of both, but guests may receive sticker shock at some of the drink prices. Check website for event calendar and other details.
If cavernous environ, loud music and hep crowd is what you define as spending a lively night with, Level Nightclub is the place for you. The club sinks you down with pleasure as they play hip music echoing all around, just as much inside the club as it does inside you. There are four levels to this nightclub, so you may rest yourself in any that suits you. Gulp down drinks, move to the rhythms, do whatever you want, and for all you know, you may be perceiving an altogether different world at Level.
Located downtown on Chippewa Street, Bottoms Up is a trendy, often crowded bar/club where people come to gather and dance. The club itself is a bit small with an equally diminutive dance floor, but if you choose not to dance, at the bar you and your pals can try out one of their popular 'Fish Bowls'. These fish bowls are actual ones that are filled with almost every type of liquor imaginable; after your order, everyone promptly plops a straw in to take a strong sip. The crowd is different according to the night as well as the music, which ranges from Top-40, rock, EDM and hip-hop.
This underground dance club is the only one of its kind in the Buffalo region. Subzero presents the best DJs spinning all genres of music ranging from house to hip hop and even some old school classics. This nightclub has a 70-foot patio spanning Chippewa Street. This is one place in Buffalo definitely worth checking out.