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You wish your neighborhood had a bar like this

The Sportsman's is one of those rare places that combines local color with a world class spin on... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Buffalo, New York
Great local bar with awesome music

Stopped in on recommendation from a local and saw Buffalo Dead allstars play 2 sets. I was blown... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Richmond, Virginia
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326 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14207-2760
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The Sportsman's is one of those rare places that combines local color with a world class spin on music and food. If you want fine dining and fancy drinks go elsewhere. If you want local flavor and great music sit down and enjoy. The Sportsman's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SonnyBalentineJr
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on recommendation from a local and saw Buffalo Dead allstars play 2 sets. I was blown away at the music. One of the best bands I have heard in a long time. The crowd is laid-back and fun. A must go to place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MarkG-Goochland
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Get in line before they open the doors so you can get a table or a stool with a back at a high-top or rail! If you come later, you might be standing the whole time. But the music is always worth it. This visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan P
Reviewed July 3, 2018

I went to Sportsman's on a Saturday afternoon to hear a band called Flashback (I think that was the name). The place was packed and was rocking. Band played long sets of great rock and roll music. We sat out on the upper deck and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Suzy R
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Had so much fun listening to the band The Willies on a Thursday night visiting Buffalo. The music was excellent, great venue. Great beer! Decent food-I had a good turkey club but it's just bar food, not a full restaurant. Can't explain how good the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joralemon
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Was in Buffalo and was taken here to see an Allman Brothers tribute band. Staff friendly and beer good, not a large selection of IPAs or craft beers but still decent. Acoustics were excellent with plenty of places to watch music from, very working class...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank marcv167
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Saw Commander Cody there last Sunday. Got there early enough to get a table with view of the band. Good burgers and bar on each floor. Reasonable priced with great local talent.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank anne h
Reviewed January 21, 2018

so, three of us go to the Sportsmen's Tavern for the sold-out concert of THE CHICAGO AUTHORITY. all I can say is: WOW. it was awesome!!! this was, in my opinion, their BEST concert EVER. such fun, such talent, and, I must say, they held...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank chickqueene
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Thursday lunch is a no-cover deal, with a fishbowl by the stage for tips. The music is excellent, bluegrass on the first Thursday and country music the rest of the time. There's good food, interesting people, and sometimes folks get inspired to get up and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mario N
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This place is very unassuming on the outside but when you come in, get ready for truly superb live music, excellent bar food and a very friendly staff. I just came home from seeing Dave Alvin tonight and i have been raving about to everyone...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank buckyguntz
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Udayan S
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Response from Jim1951 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is not a problem. I usually park in the Plaza across the street. I also think that downtown is the best place to stay. I would also advise you to get there early and try to sit in the first row of the balcony.