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In downtown Buffalo, craft cocktail bar Angelica Tea Room has metamorphosed into the exotic, cocktail-focused Angelica Tiki Room.  The summer-spanning pop-up has one of Buffalo’s premier posh drinking destinations donning big, wooden tiki masks and luaus and slinging fruity, boozy Mai Tais and Puka-Puka Punch.  If you’re looking to turn your next happy hour or date n…

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June is a drinking month. National Cognac and Moonshine Days were June 4 and 5 respectively,  National Bourbon Day is June 14, National Martini Day is June 19 and National Mai Tai Day is June 30. World Gin Day was June 8 and that sent me on a quest to find five of the best gin cocktails in town. Normally I'm a craft beer/IPA guy, but exploring Buffalo's gin scene ope…

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Studies say millennials just don't like going out that much. It could be the pressure to dress up and paint your face in makeup. It could be the expensive drinks and rounds of shots you ultimately forget buying. Or it could be that some bars just suit people better than others. For those who aspire to live out a scene in a Harry Potter movie, sipping on a butterbe…

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1) Kevin Hart, 7 p.m. May 6 in KeyBank Center. Tickets are $39 to $129 and may be purchased here. Commentary: How many comedians can jam-pack an arena? While one day that might have been Aziz Ansari or Chris Rock, it's now undoubtedly Hart, who sold out two then-First Niagara performances in 2015 and hasn't lost his stride. From the "Ride Along" movies to "Get Hard" …