6205 Main Street Erie Community College, Gleasner Auditorium Buffalo, NY 14221 +1 716 848 0800
This theater groups was founded in 1995 by well-known Buffalo actress Mary Kate O'Connell. For many years, the group was in residence in the Cabaret in the Square, but in 2009 moved to a larger theater when it partnered with the Erie Community College North campus. They offer a full season of plays, musicals and special events, including weekly performances of their signature show "Diva by Diva". "A Celebration of Women", which is Buffalo's longest running show, celebrates its 10th year in 2009. They are a member of the Theater Alliance of Buffalo. - Christine A. Smyczynski
8500 Sheridan Drive Williamsville, NY 14221 +1 716 626 7783
This bakery and café features delicious pastries, cookies, tartes and other desserts. They are also well-known for their ornate wedding cakes, which are tasty as well as beautiful. Entrées include salads, like Cobb salad and julienne salads, as well as café sandwiches served on fresh-baked, hand-sliced bread. breads include sourdough, sun dried tomato, whole wheat, all grain, sour rye and white. There are several panini sandwiches to choose from, including roast beef and marinated chicken. They also have a selection of gourmet wraps, egg sandwiches and quiche. A variety of coffee and espresso drinks are served. - Christine A. Smyczynski
OHM Ultra Lounge is a great addition to Allentown's club scene. Electronic dance music dominates this venue with resident and guest DJs spinning an eclectic mix of sounds. Grab a drink from their daily specials and enjoy the night away on the dance floor. This place also features an outdoor patio.
242 Allen Street Buffalo, NY 14201 +1 716 883 1675
This innovative restaurant, located in Buffalo's Allentown district, offers bite-size sample portions rather than full-size entrees, so that diners can sample a variety of items, sort of like a cocktail party. Chef Adam Goetz prepares unique items as well as regional favorites, like mini beef on weck and chicken finger "subs." Some of the other selections include whipped brie with tomato served on a garlic crostini, as well as British bangers and mash: a pork sausage stuffed with herbs and potatoes. You can even sample some desserts, like a creme brulée trio, or opt for a treat reminiscent of campfire s'mores. They also serve some unique cocktails; sip on a passion fruit margarita and their award-winning lavender martini. - Christine A. Smyczynski
223 Allen Street (at Mariner Street) Buffalo, NY 14201 +1 716 884 4338
Although it got its present name several years back, most people still know it as "The Old Pink" from its days as The Pink Flamingo. Whatever you call it, the regulars have no doubt that this Allentown dive is the best club in the city-bar none. It's dim and dark, and it attracts everyone from hard-core bikers to college students and artists, as well as local characters. Aside from its rocking reputation, it also has the best steak sandwich in the city.
248 Allen Street (cross-street College Avenue) Buffalo, NY 14201 +1 716 886 8539
Located in Buffalo's historic Allentown district, this bar is considered one of the best in the city for live music at prices we can all afford. The bar also offers imported beer on tap, including Bass, Guinness, Rolling Rock, and Killian's Irish Red. On Mondays, it's Songwriter Showcase night, followed by comedian Mike Meldrum (no cover). Tuesdays, it's local musician Emile Latimer & Abundance.
It didn't take long after opening in 1995 for this Allentown restaurant to become a fine-dining mainstay. Run by husband and wife Robert Curreri and Paula Danilowicz, he in the dining room and she in the kitchen, the place has earned a four-star rating from Buffalo News, as well as raves from all who have eaten there. One of the secrets is the ever-changing menu, making it possible to eat there many times without savoring the same dish. Another is the care taken with the ingredients.
41 Virginia Place (cross-street Allen Street) Buffalo, NY 14202 +1 716 887 2971
Using custom built Texas smokers, this restaurant in the heart of Allentown boasts the most succulent barbecued meats in the city. Run by restaurateur par excellence Bob Mollot, the sports bar features pork, beef and poultry slow-cooked over low heat to produce that tell-tale red ring around the meat that spells "barbecue." It is a laid-back kind of place with pool tables, dartboards, and three TVs showing your favorite games. A daily Happy Hour gets folks in the mood and the weekend live entertainment keeps them that way.
26 Allen Street (cross-street Main Street) Buffalo, NY 14202 +1 716 884 3615
This is the spot for those who like tight, intimate places where the music and crowd are both happening. Located in the Allentown area just off Main Street, this mixed-gay bar may not look like much from the outside but it's rocking most nights of the week with '70s and '80s retro-dance music and top-of-the-line videos. There's a grunge feel to the bar but the folks are friendly and unpretentious and you're quickly made to feel welcome. Tuesday is Gay Showtune Night and Friday it's two-for-one after 9p.
Whether you're looking for a brief refresher course for that important night out or a long term commitment to an exotic dance form, this Allentown studio is definitely the place for you. Courses range from belly dancing to samba, from classical ballet to ballroom. As well, you can enroll in a meditation or Tai Chi class. There are also children's programs throughout the year which feature dance, music, art instruction and storytelling.
Located in the downtown Buffalo's Theater District, this theater has
a long tradition of excellence stemming back to its construction in 1940. Now managed by the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, the theater seats 350 with a ...
Located inside Dunn Tire Park, home of the Buffalo Bisons
baseball club, this grill is a great place to eat, whether there's a game or not. Situated on the mezzanine level, it offers a tremendous view of the field ...
Since its opening in January 1926, this all purpose arts
facility in the Buffalo Theater District has seen everything from the antics of The Marx Brothers and Bob Hope to The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon. Having ...