Buffalo

Buffalo Dive Bar Directory

Scoundrel’s Field Guide only reviews dive bars, diners and breweries after an in-person visit. Because of that, we don’t have deep reviews for every dive bar in America (yet). For cities we haven’t yet visited, we’ve scoured all available sources to take a stab at the dive bars we’d like to visit if we could. Divided into must haves and further options, let’s stress again, these are our best guesses without visiting in person. Have a better idea? We’re all ears. Let us know through the form below.

Absolute Must Visit Buffalo Dive Bars

Allentown

The Old Pink

223 Allen St
Buffalo, NY 14201
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Downtown

Electric Avenue Café

300 Ellicott St
Buffalo, NY 14203
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North Buffalo

Jolly Jug

797 Niagara Falls Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14226
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North Buffalo

Del Denby's

1553 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
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North Tonawanda

Klimek's Tavern

685 Oliver St
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
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South Buffalo

The Buffalo Bar & Grill

307 Louisiana St
Buffalo, NY 14204
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Other Buffalo Dive Bar Options

Adolf's Old First Ward Tavern

555 South Park Ave
Buffalo, NY 14204
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Arty's

508 Peckham St
Buffalo, NY 14206
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Audubon North

3050 Sweet Home Rd
Buffalo, NY 14228
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Avenue Pub

2113 South Park Ave #2215
Buffalo, NY 14220
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Barry's Bar

277 Amherst St
Buffalo, NY 14207
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Bases Loaded

3355 Lake Shore Rd
Buffalo, NY 14219
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Betty's Grill

215 Main St
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
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Black Dog's Tavern

2015 South Park Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220
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Brandy's Pub

805 Elk St
Buffalo, NY 14210
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Broadway Hotel

158 Main St
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
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Crabapples

3298 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY 14225
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Dalmatia Hotel

1187 Tonawanda St
Buffalo, NY 14207
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Daly's Bar

2423 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14210
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Daren's Tavern

514 Howard St
Buffalo, NY 14206
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Dick's Eastside Inn

221 Lombard St
Buffalo, NY 14212
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Dill's Tavern

362 Military Rd
Buffalo, NY 14207
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Essex St. Pub

530 Rhode Island St
Buffalo, NY 14213
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Fletcher's Grill

3291 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14217
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Founding Fathers

75 Edward St
Buffalo, NY 14202
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Frizzy's Bar & Grill

140 Allen St
Buffalo, NY 14201
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Gene's Junkyard

501 Young St
Tonawanda, NY 14150
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Gordy's Inn Too

3220 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14224
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Hopper's Rush Inn

2104 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14210
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Kelly's Korner

2526 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
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Macky's Shamrock Room

1634 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, NY 14212
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Marinaro's Larkin Tavern

131 Van Rensselaer St
Buffalo, NY 14210
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McGarrets

946 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
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Mr. Goodbar

1110 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
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Murph's Warsaw Grill

1 Warsaw St
Lackawanna, NY 14218
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Papa Joe's Sports Bar

1011 Walden Ave
Buffalo, NY 14211
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Sal's Bar & Grill

283 Olmstead Ave
Depew, NY 14043
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Swannie House

170 Ohio St
Buffalo, NY 14203
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Talty's Tavern

2056 South Park Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220
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Tudor Lounge

335 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202
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Vinny's

2704 Clinton St
West Seneca, NY 14224
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Wiechec's Lounge

1748 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY 14206
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What Did We Miss?

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Broken Spoke Lounge - Amarillo Dive Bar - Outside

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Atlanta

Northside Tavern - Atlanta Dive Bar - Outside

Evolving patchwork of neighborhoods with a rich network of dives underneath.

Columbus

Modern Midwestern city with some profoundly not modern dive bar gems.

Cleveland

Harbor Inn - Cleveland Dive Bar - Sign

The best dive bars come from the richest history, and Cleveland provides.

Jacksonville

Pete's Bar - Jacksonville Dive Bar - Neon Sign

There's something about beach air giving birth to dive bars and Jacksonville is no exception.

Louisville

Magnolia Bar & Grill - Louisville Dive Bar - Exterior

Southern and Midwestern influences converge to create a patchwork of divey options.

Minneapolis

CC Club - Minneapolis Dive Bar - Outside

Minneapolis provides the perfect storm of food, drinking and dive bars, yes, including the Juicy Lucy.

New Orleans

Snake & Jake Christmas Club Lounge - New Orleans Dive Bar - Outside

There may be no better city to create dive bars steeped in history, culture and neighborhood uniqueness.

New York

McSorley's Old Ale House - New York Dive Bar - Outside Sign

The task of visiting and documenting every New York dive bar is daunting but someone must.

Tampa / St. Pete

Mahuffer's - Tampa Dive Bar - Interior

Stitched-together cities with deep roots make for fertile drinking ground.

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