The Buffalo Brew Pub — which is celebrating its 30th anniversary is a true hybrid brew pub/sports bar. It’s the best of both worlds. If the game you’re watching starts to head south, the great beer and food are excellent fall back options. (Or, simply overload on the free popcorn and peanuts.)
Obviously, beer is king. The ever-changing menu of 34 tap beers is updated every few days with a good mix of local and New York State beers and long-time favorites. Four house beer are always on tap and worthy of your attention.
Buffalo Brew Pub subscribes to sports packages for its multiple TVs (with the exception of the NBA and UFC).
On Sundays, main televisions are tuned to the Bills game with the remainder to other NFL games for the out-of-town folks who stop in from nearby hotels. (In other words, don’t ask the staff to change a channel. Move to another TV to find your game.)
The main sound is tuned to the Bills TV broadcast, which could be a blessing or curse, depending on the day. Because of the many Sabres games, it’s a visual experience only.
While athletes run around all season playing games, temper your endurance by gaining access to the Mug Club. Drink 20 beers (spread it out throughout several games) and qualify for a mug.
Just ask for a card at the bar to get started. Join more than 10,400 members who enjoy $1 off all draft beers on Sunday and Mondays (although house drafts are only $2 on Monday night anyway) and $1 off until 7 p.m. the rest of the week. Clink!
On Sundays, regulars’ mugs are lined up along the bar before the games. As far as General Manager Chris Townsell can recall, long-time Mug Members “Eva Bean” and “Fud” haven’t missed a Bills game since before 1999. While you’ve got a long way to go to catch up to them, there’s no time like the present to get started.
Where: 6861 Main St., Amherst
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to midnight Sunday.
Atmosphere: Cozy establishment with tons of televisions.
TV tickets: NFL Package, NHL Center Ice, MLB Extra Innings, etc.
Monday night: $2 pints of house beer start at 8 p.m.
Best food/sports combination: Don’t wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy football and turkey! BBP’s serves a roast turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce every Sunday for $13.39.
Extras: Complimentary peanuts and popcorn. Mug Club. Happy Hour is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.