Tamera's Guidebook

Tamera
Tamera's Guidebook

Drink spot good for groups. Live music.

Located by Silo City (Grain silos turned event venue). Large outdoor space, awesome views. Very industrial. Many art events.
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duende at silo city
85 Silo City Row
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Located by Silo City (Grain silos turned event venue). Large outdoor space, awesome views. Very industrial. Many art events.
There's a small theatre on site. The beer is brewed here. A great community atmosphere that invites you to stay and socialize. Great for large groups. The back patio has a cozy gas firepit for cooler months. A food menu that's an interesting twists on casual favorites. ~15 minute from the apartment
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Community Beer Works
520 7th St
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There's a small theatre on site. The beer is brewed here. A great community atmosphere that invites you to stay and socialize. Great for large groups. The back patio has a cozy gas firepit for cooler months. A food menu that's an interesting twists on casual favorites. ~15 minute from the apartment

Sightseeing

Kayak launch and a hodpodge of adventure activities (zip lining, ropes course, kayaking, tiki tours, Grand Lady Cruise. Repurposed historic grain silos made into a concert hall that runs a daily restaurant, bar, and arcade. Kayak launch onsite. https://buffaloriverworks.com/summer-adventure-2/
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Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson Street
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Kayak launch and a hodpodge of adventure activities (zip lining, ropes course, kayaking, tiki tours, Grand Lady Cruise. Repurposed historic grain silos made into a concert hall that runs a daily restaurant, bar, and arcade. Kayak launch onsite. https://buffaloriverworks.com/summer-adventure-2/
Great short nature hike with amazing views. There is a bike trail that you can bike from to here. There is one hill (the highway overpass) but otherwise a pretty easy ride 11 miles/30 minute ride from Airbnb. Car is about 10-15 minutes and leads you through Buffalo's downtown and old grain silos and shipping yards. https://www.tifft.org/
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Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard
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Great short nature hike with amazing views. There is a bike trail that you can bike from to here. There is one hill (the highway overpass) but otherwise a pretty easy ride 11 miles/30 minute ride from Airbnb. Car is about 10-15 minutes and leads you through Buffalo's downtown and old grain silos and shipping yards. https://www.tifft.org/
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Canalside
44 Prime Street
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Gorgeous gaudy Catholic Church. Located across from the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Located in South Buffalo.
Basilica
767 Ridge Road
Gorgeous gaudy Catholic Church. Located across from the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Located in South Buffalo.
You won't be able to go inside but it is historic if you're planning a sightseeing tour.
Buffalo Central Terminal
495 Paderewski Drive
You won't be able to go inside but it is historic if you're planning a sightseeing tour.
An hour south of Buffalo. Worth a trip if you're here for a longer stay. https://griffissculpturepark.com/
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Griffis Sculpture Park
6902 Rohr Road
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An hour south of Buffalo. Worth a trip if you're here for a longer stay. https://griffissculpturepark.com/

Neighborhoods

Walk around and marvel at the architecture and poke your head into shops or grab a bite to eat and sink into the vibe of the neighborhood.
This is where the nightlife is especially for mid twenty folk. LGBTQ+ bars live here (Cathode Ray, Cafe 59, Fugazi, Funky Monkey). Catch a live show at Nietzche's or find a dj spinning at Hardware. Lots of bars and shops. 10-15 minute walk from Airbnb. The neighborhood is generally safe but I would take precautions if you're planning to be out late and not walk alone or take an uber. The dress shop has fun clothes. Don Pedro's is good for mexican food and Allen Burger Venture has a delicious burgers. Buffalo Tikka House is great for Indian Take Out. https://www.allentown.org/
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Allentown
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This is where the nightlife is especially for mid twenty folk. LGBTQ+ bars live here (Cathode Ray, Cafe 59, Fugazi, Funky Monkey). Catch a live show at Nietzche's or find a dj spinning at Hardware. Lots of bars and shops. 10-15 minute walk from Airbnb. The neighborhood is generally safe but I would take precautions if you're planning to be out late and not walk alone or take an uber. The dress shop has fun clothes. Don Pedro's is good for mexican food and Allen Burger Venture has a delicious burgers. Buffalo Tikka House is great for Indian Take Out. https://www.allentown.org/

Food scene

Quirky and alternative gastro pub. Outdoor seating. Pool table. Live music. Dancing. Zoltar Fortune machine. Friendly bartenders.
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The Gypsy Parlor
376 Grant Street
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Quirky and alternative gastro pub. Outdoor seating. Pool table. Live music. Dancing. Zoltar Fortune machine. Friendly bartenders.
Co-operatively owned sourdough bakery. Tasty coffee. Good for breakfast or brunch. Closes early. 1 block from Airbnb. Company started in a friend's backyard.
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BreadHive Bakery & Cafe
402 Connecticut St
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Co-operatively owned sourdough bakery. Tasty coffee. Good for breakfast or brunch. Closes early. 1 block from Airbnb. Company started in a friend's backyard.
This is a small business incubator ran by a local non-profit designed to help refugees. Lots of ethnic food. My favorites are the 007 Chinese dim sum place and Abyssina Ethiopian. You can't really go wrong with any of the vendors. The inside is small and cramped but has seating. I love to go with friends and order from the various restaurants. There are also retail vendors selling crafts and ethnic wares. This spot is popular with the Westside locals. You will meet and see all sorts of people here as the westside has a large refugee population. https://www.westsidebazaar.com/
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West Side Bazaar
25 Grant St
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This is a small business incubator ran by a local non-profit designed to help refugees. Lots of ethnic food. My favorites are the 007 Chinese dim sum place and Abyssina Ethiopian. You can't really go wrong with any of the vendors. The inside is small and cramped but has seating. I love to go with friends and order from the various restaurants. There are also retail vendors selling crafts and ethnic wares. This spot is popular with the Westside locals. You will meet and see all sorts of people here as the westside has a large refugee population. https://www.westsidebazaar.com/
For wings. I know Anchor Bar and Duff's are the big names but this place is reliable for good wings. They have a great backyard patio space and can accommodate larger groups.
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Gabriel's Gate
145 Allen Street
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For wings. I know Anchor Bar and Duff's are the big names but this place is reliable for good wings. They have a great backyard patio space and can accommodate larger groups.
Calzones. If you're hungry and out and about on Elmwood or Bidwell get a Calzone here. Order online. https://www.ginosnypizzaelmwood.com/
Gino's NY Pizzeria Elmwood
1009 Elmwood Avenue
Calzones. If you're hungry and out and about on Elmwood or Bidwell get a Calzone here. Order online. https://www.ginosnypizzaelmwood.com/
About a 10 minute walk from the apartment. Serves Perry's ice cream a great treat if you're planning on taking the longer walk to LaSalle Park.
Custard Corner & Grill
211 Porter Avenue
About a 10 minute walk from the apartment. Serves Perry's ice cream a great treat if you're planning on taking the longer walk to LaSalle Park.
Busy boozy caffeinated breakfast and brunch joint walking distance.
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Remedy House
429 Rhode Island St
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Busy boozy caffeinated breakfast and brunch joint walking distance.
Baked on site fresh bread made from local grain. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating. Food menu is fancy toast, pastries and coffee.
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Five Points Bakery
44 Brayton Street
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Baked on site fresh bread made from local grain. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating. Food menu is fancy toast, pastries and coffee.
Black owned cafe. Bagels and coffee. 5 minute walk
Khari's
128 Fargo Avenue
Black owned cafe. Bagels and coffee. 5 minute walk
Literally the best barbeque I have ever had. I had a 10 person feast here for my birthday with a couple small kids. The staff was ultra patient and welcoming. The owners are pastors and really do their best to care for the wellbeing of their staff and customers. Also, did I mention how incredible their BBQ and sides are? It's a reasonable price and they have a lot of lunch of dinner options. They are relocating but check Facebook for updates. They're worth watching for. https://www.facebook.com/YourTasteMattersHere https://www.yelp.com/biz/la-verdad-cafe-buffalo
La Verdad Cafe
1194 East Lovejoy Street
Literally the best barbeque I have ever had. I had a 10 person feast here for my birthday with a couple small kids. The staff was ultra patient and welcoming. The owners are pastors and really do their best to care for the wellbeing of their staff and customers. Also, did I mention how incredible their BBQ and sides are? It's a reasonable price and they have a lot of lunch of dinner options. They are relocating but check Facebook for updates. They're worth watching for. https://www.facebook.com/YourTasteMattersHere https://www.yelp.com/biz/la-verdad-cafe-buffalo
This is my favorite coffee shop they occasionally host local singer song writers during lunch. It's cozy and has all the coffee shops vibes that melt away and allow you to catch up with a friend or get some work done on your laptop. It's a cozy coffee shop with a great menu that great if you are vegan or have dairy allergies.
Daily Planet Coffee
1862 Hertel Ave
This is my favorite coffee shop they occasionally host local singer song writers during lunch. It's cozy and has all the coffee shops vibes that melt away and allow you to catch up with a friend or get some work done on your laptop. It's a cozy coffee shop with a great menu that great if you are vegan or have dairy allergies.
The grilled cheese waffle is magically delicious and the coffee is good too. It is typically busy but has all the vibes and great outdoor seating.
Wonder Coffeehouse
323 Ganson Street
The grilled cheese waffle is magically delicious and the coffee is good too. It is typically busy but has all the vibes and great outdoor seating.
They honor the dead here with novelty mugs. The menu has so many delicious options and the ability to craft your own breakfast, brunch and lunch sandwiches and salads. It is located in a historically and current bleu collar working class neighborhood called the first ward. I mentored teens in this neighborhood and also appreciated its tenacity. The coffee shop hosts business folks from the neighboring business centers at what is known as Larkinville.
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Undergrounds Coffee House and Roastery
580 South Park Ave
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They honor the dead here with novelty mugs. The menu has so many delicious options and the ability to craft your own breakfast, brunch and lunch sandwiches and salads. It is located in a historically and current bleu collar working class neighborhood called the first ward. I mentored teens in this neighborhood and also appreciated its tenacity. The coffee shop hosts business folks from the neighboring business centers at what is known as Larkinville.
This place has rustic ship vibes and is very popular for wedding and events. There are multiple floors but the main floor is a restaurant. This place has standard offerings but the ability to make them vegan and GLUTEN FREE. When I moved to Buffalo this was essentially the only "fancy" reliable restaurant around. It is a seasoned favorite for the locals and returning locals. It is close to Canalside so you can bookmark as your dinner or lunch spot while you're checking out the ships and water or finish roller skating in NY's largest roller rink which doubles as an ice skating and curling rink during winter.
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Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
76 Pearl Street
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This place has rustic ship vibes and is very popular for wedding and events. There are multiple floors but the main floor is a restaurant. This place has standard offerings but the ability to make them vegan and GLUTEN FREE. When I moved to Buffalo this was essentially the only "fancy" reliable restaurant around. It is a seasoned favorite for the locals and returning locals. It is close to Canalside so you can bookmark as your dinner or lunch spot while you're checking out the ships and water or finish roller skating in NY's largest roller rink which doubles as an ice skating and curling rink during winter.

Vegan Friendly

Vegan friendly. 2 blocks from Airbnb. Great for brunch. Sandwiches, So delicious. Sometimes hours can be off so make sure to have a back up plan if they're not open and you're hungry. Definitely worth it. https://www.cafegodotbflo.com/
Cafe Godot
388 Porter Avenue
Vegan friendly. 2 blocks from Airbnb. Great for brunch. Sandwiches, So delicious. Sometimes hours can be off so make sure to have a back up plan if they're not open and you're hungry. Definitely worth it. https://www.cafegodotbflo.com/
Interesting yummy vegan place. Cute decor. Great menu and vibe. 1/2 mile or 15 minute walk from Airbnb
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Root & Bloom Cafe
423 Elmwood Ave
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Interesting yummy vegan place. Cute decor. Great menu and vibe. 1/2 mile or 15 minute walk from Airbnb
The poke bowls are the best I've had in the Buffalo area and they're pretty reasonably priced. A bit out of the way (15 minute drive) but if you're looking for a very filling but non-heavy option. Look here. I am a regular here. The bubble tea is also delicious.
Taichi Bubble Tea - 太极奶茶
2309 Eggert Road
The poke bowls are the best I've had in the Buffalo area and they're pretty reasonably priced. A bit out of the way (15 minute drive) but if you're looking for a very filling but non-heavy option. Look here. I am a regular here. The bubble tea is also delicious.
Great little coffee shop. Vegan options
Grindhaus Cafe
160 Allen St
Great little coffee shop. Vegan options

A little outside of Buffalo

Is you're into history or looking for a place to BBQ with a great view and an outdoor chlorinated swimming pool this place is 45 minutes north. https://www.oldfortniagara.org/
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Old Fort Niagara
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Is you're into history or looking for a place to BBQ with a great view and an outdoor chlorinated swimming pool this place is 45 minutes north. https://www.oldfortniagara.org/

Bookstore and Novelty shops

For the nerds and geeks and those who just love board games. THIS IS IT! Explore new board games with friends with expert recommendations. This is a great place to visit on a chilly day.
Gather & Game
212 Grant St
For the nerds and geeks and those who just love board games. THIS IS IT! Explore new board games with friends with expert recommendations. This is a great place to visit on a chilly day.
Just a block away! This is a unique alternative bookstore. Focused on uplifting radical social views and political ideologies. This is the stuff that you won't find in the big box stores. Definitely full of new ideas to get you pondering society and our roles in it.
Burning Books
420 Connecticut St
Just a block away! This is a unique alternative bookstore. Focused on uplifting radical social views and political ideologies. This is the stuff that you won't find in the big box stores. Definitely full of new ideas to get you pondering society and our roles in it.
Locally owned and made African clothing, gifts, and home goods. https://www.yelp.com/biz/global-villages-buffalo?osq=global+villages I love wearing bright colors and the quality here is superb. This business sprouted from a non-profit small business incubator known as W.E.D.I. whose focus is helping refugees successfully start their own businesses. Grant Street where this shop is located has many great shops and some bars but it should be noted that this area has the tendency to be a bit wild so if you are accustom to more developed suburban type areas- I would not recommend visiting this street especially at night. But for those with an adventurous side or live in a diverse city- it is worth a visit.
Global Villages
216 Grant St
Locally owned and made African clothing, gifts, and home goods. https://www.yelp.com/biz/global-villages-buffalo?osq=global+villages I love wearing bright colors and the quality here is superb. This business sprouted from a non-profit small business incubator known as W.E.D.I. whose focus is helping refugees successfully start their own businesses. Grant Street where this shop is located has many great shops and some bars but it should be noted that this area has the tendency to be a bit wild so if you are accustom to more developed suburban type areas- I would not recommend visiting this street especially at night. But for those with an adventurous side or live in a diverse city- it is worth a visit.