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Heading to Buffalo for a Kiss Concert and long weekend


By smcclain65

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    As the title says, me and the wife are heading to Buffalo for a kiss concert and will be there Thursday through Sunday. What are some must hit places for pinball, beer, and eating. We will be staying in the Allentown area and most likely will have a rental car since we are doing Niagra Falls on Saturday.

    So we need some suggestions for Thursday afternoon and Evening, and Friday afternoon before the concert.

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    #2 3 months ago

    Buffalo Pinball folks have you covered:

    https://buffalopinball.com/where-to-play/

    #3 3 months ago

    Thank you. I did scope that out already and I noticed there was a couple of spots from the pinball map that wasn't on the website. Namely, Pocketeer billiards which lists 78 games. Does anyone have any experience with this place.

    #4 3 months ago
    Quoted from smcclain65:

    Thank you. I did scope that out already and I noticed there was a couple of spots from the pinball map that wasn't on the website. Namely, Pocketeer billiards which lists 78 games. Does anyone have any experience with this place.

    I was there for work and have a buddy that plays there regularly I met up with. Good beer selection, some bar appetizers available, huge selection of pins all well maintained - would definitely recommend and go back.

    While cliché, the buffalo wings at Anchor and Duff's do live up to the hype if wings are your jam.

    #5 3 months ago
    Quoted from smcclain65:

    As the title says, me and the wife are heading to Buffalo for a kiss concert and will be there Thursday through Sunday. What are some must hit places for pinball, beer, and eating. We will be staying in the Allentown area and most likely will have a rental car since we are doing Niagra Falls on Saturday.
    So we need some suggestions for Thursday afternoon and Evening, and Friday afternoon before the concert.

    We took our kids to see them Wednesday. It was ****ing awesome.

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    #6 3 months ago
    Quoted from grantopia:

    I was there for work and have a buddy that plays there regularly I met up with. Good beer selection, some bar appetizers available, huge selection of pins all well maintained - would definitely recommend and go back.
    While cliché, the buffalo wings at Anchor and Duff's do live up to the hype if wings are your jam.

    Nice, thanks for the wing recommendation. I do enjoy hot wings so I think we can hit up either one of those.

    #7 3 months ago

    What were the prices for pins at pocketeers? Are they typical prices, 50 cents for older and 1.00 for new ones?

    #8 3 months ago

    Yes, older games are 50 cents and newer games are $1. Most new Stern games are premium machines. They have great beer prices and specials. Pocketeer has all 5 JJP games, all Chicago remakes, both American Pins and great selection otherwise. Jurassic Park may even be there by the end of the week. You can probably catch me/us streaming from there on the weekends. It is by far the best place to play pinball in Western New York.

    #9 3 months ago

    Pocketeer is well worth going to.

    #10 3 months ago
    Quoted from smcclain65:

    Thank you. I did scope that out already and I noticed there was a couple of spots from the pinball map that wasn't on the website. Namely, Pocketeer billiards which lists 78 games. Does anyone have any experience with this place.

    Definitely check out Pocketeer! You won't be sorry! Make sure you hit Mighty taco for some eats. There's a few locations around town.

    #11 3 months ago

    I'm also heading up to Buffalo on vacation next week. First time for me
    So far on the list I have...
    -Corning Glass Museum (On our way up)
    -Niagra Falls
    -Pocketeers
    -Duffs
    -Food Truck Tuesday
    -Buffalo River Harbor Cruise
    -Canalside

    Any other recommendations for things to do?
    Any good Breweries or Restaurants for a nice sunset?

    #12 3 months ago

    Though I have little to contribute to the "what to do in Buffalo part", I will say the KISS shows don't disappoint. Took my son to his first/last/only at Mohegan Sun in CT, and then a few days later went to Boston. Don't listen to Eddie Trunk or any of those guys on XM/YouTube. Just enjoy the last time you'll see one of the greatest stage shows ever.

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    #13 3 months ago

    I saw them in March at Madison Square Garden and last week at Prudential Center.

    They are just amazing in concert.

    Little tip, they don't go on stage until 8:45pm...I'm assuming your tickets say 7:30pm.
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    #14 3 months ago

    Your pics are great. I am super stoked, first kiss concert and first time to buffalo. I was curious is there some good merch, good posters. Generally the wife and I try to do a different concert in a different city every year and try to get a good poster. We really like the peal jam ones so I was hoping for some great art on the posters.

    #15 3 months ago
    Quoted from easye9901:

    I'm also heading up to Buffalo on vacation next week. First time for me
    So far on the list I have...
    -Corning Glass Museum (On our way up)
    -Niagra Falls
    -Pocketeers
    -Duffs
    -Food Truck Tuesday
    -Buffalo River Harbor Cruise
    -Canalside
    Any other recommendations for things to do?
    Any good Breweries or Restaurants for a nice sunset?

    The few times I've been up there for work we have gone to Pearl Street Brewery, the beer and food has been pretty good. I wouldn't call it a life changing experience or go way out of your way if it's not convenient, but it was good overall!

    #16 3 months ago

    Happy wife = happy life. Jump the border into Niagara wine country. No joke, it's 3 mins from the border and there are a couple of breweries along the way.....all at a 30% discount on the US dollar.

    #17 3 months ago
    Quoted from CanadianPinball:

    Happy wife = happy life. Jump the border into Niagara wine country. No joke, it's 3 mins from the border and there are a couple of breweries along the way.....all at a 30% discount on the US dollar.

    I am glad you brought that up as I totally forgot, we are going to the canada side of Niagra on the Saturday night. We are both fans of breweries. Is there any brewery with good food and a view of the falls or is that just too much to ask. I am game for any breweries with good food on the canada side.

    Also, do I need to convert money or can I use my debit/credit card.

    #18 3 months ago
    Quoted from smcclain65:

    I am glad you brought that up as I totally forgot, we are going to the canada side of Niagra on the Saturday night. We are both fans of breweries. Is there any brewery with good food and a view of the falls or is that just too much to ask. I am game for any breweries with good food on the canada side.
    Also, do I need to convert money or can I use my debit/credit card.

    Don't forget your passports to get back into the country.

    #19 3 months ago
    Quoted from smcclain65:

    I am glad you brought that up as I totally forgot, we are going to the canada side of Niagra on the Saturday night. We are both fans of breweries. Is there any brewery with good food and a view of the falls or is that just too much to ask. I am game for any breweries with good food on the canada side.
    Also, do I need to convert money or can I use my debit/credit card.

    Credit card is the way to go.
    Diner, brewery and a falls view = too much
    https://oasthousebrewers.com/ and https://exchangebrewery.com/ are the closest breweries with wineries on the way there and between them.

    Bring a change of clothes and do this beforehand
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    #20 89 days ago

    No Ace Frehley, no Peter Criss....no KISS.

    I'm partial though, i used to play Ace in a KISS tribute band. My buddies all said the show was great too though. I've seen them probably 10 times and sat this one out. You will have a blast.

    #21 89 days ago
    Quoted from easye9901:

    I'm also heading up to Buffalo on vacation next week. First time for me
    So far on the list I have...
    -Corning Glass Museum (On our way up)
    -Niagra Falls
    -Pocketeers
    -Duffs
    -Food Truck Tuesday
    -Buffalo River Harbor Cruise
    -Canalside
    Any other recommendations for things to do?
    Any good Breweries or Restaurants for a nice sunset?

    Remove Duff's and go to Barbill Tavern in East Aurora

    #22 89 days ago

    Look up Steve's pig and ox roast , not a far drive from pocketeer (5miles) and very near the Basilica worth a gander and open to view.
    It is an amazing church.
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    #23 89 days ago
    Quoted from CNKay:

    Look up Steve's pig and ox roast , not a far drive from pocketeer (5miles) and very near the Basilica worth a gander and open to view.
    It is an amazing church.
    https://images.app.goo.gl/CpTWtU4ZKPkrdbtx6

    Both of these places look awesome. Thanks for the heads up.

    #24 89 days ago

    Oh and I know a local dive bar in Orchard Park that has 10¢ wings on Wednesday and Saturday but you have to have two drinks. Lol 12 wings and drinks will run you $7.20 and they have an Elvis pin.
    Pappas bar and grill

    And a neighboring pizza place Nino's has great pizza.

    #25 89 days ago

    Thanks for all the suggestions, really looking forward to Buffalo!!
    Also, I was on Pocketeers Facebook page, apparently they have 4 games set on Free Play on Tuesday's
    Looks like Tuesday is a good day for beer, wings and pinball

    #26 89 days ago

    I'd argue barbill is super overrated. They're good, but not that good, and over priced, and the place is cramped. Do yourself a favor and go to Duffs. Pocketeer is great. Most games are a buck a play. Some are 2 bucks for 3 or 50c tho. Anything new will be a buck each. All the games are extremely well maintained, and the owners are friendly people. League night is this Thursday the 22nd. It'll be packed from about 630 - 9p. You can come "clean up" though all the value plays at the end of the night that people leave behind lol. I've never been to Steve's - but bring cash unless you want to pay to use the ATM.

    I'm not a fan of Misuta Chows. Was there a few times. Games are not well maintained at all. TWD had a sticking right flipper, plunger spring on Maiden was shot, ball lock on Aerosmith was not working properly, and the tilt bob on Metallica couldn't have possibly been tighter. Plus the drinks are absurdly overpriced.

    Breweries are popping up all over the place here. Best beer in my opinion - 42 north in East Aurora. Best atmosphere / patio - easily Hamburg Brewing.

    #27 89 days ago

    FYI. Landed tonight at Pocketeer

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    #28 89 days ago

    U can’t miss this.

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    #29 89 days ago
    Quoted from tommyp:

    I'd argue barbill is super overrated. They're good, but not that good, and over priced, and the place is cramped.

    There is a reason why they are cramped, it’s because they are the best wings and also Beef in the area, winning that award every year. You don’t like cramped? They have a takeout section in the back strictly for that reason. The Bar Bill is the best, hands down! Do people really complain about wings being overpriced?

    #30 89 days ago

    Go to the takeout behind the BarBill main building if you don’t like being cramped. WNY’s best wings and Beef for years. Do people really complain about wings being overpriced???

    #31 89 days ago
    Quoted from MrArt2u:

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    WHAT. How did I not know this existed in buffalo. Where at?

    #32 89 days ago
    Quoted from smcclain65:

    I am glad you brought that up as I totally forgot, we are going to the canada side of Niagra on the Saturday night. We are both fans of breweries. Is there any brewery with good food and a view of the falls or is that just too much to ask. I am game for any breweries with good food on the canada side.
    Also, do I need to convert money or can I use my debit/credit card.

    I was going to recommend the Canadian side of the falls too, far better view... more people to wade through though. I can't help with food and drink opinions, but the Maid of the Mist on the US side or the Hornblower on the Canadian side is worth the money, amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with the power of mother nature.

    #33 89 days ago
    Quoted from roar:

    I was going to recommend the Canadian side of the falls too, far better view... more people to wade through though. I can't help with food and drink opinions, but the Maid of the Mist on the US side or the Hornblower on the Canadian side is worth the money, amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with the power of mother nature.

    I think we are definitely going to do one of the boat rides to the falls. Can't miss that opportunity for sure.

    #34 89 days ago

    Recently visited Buffalo myself and the Barrel Factory and Misuta Chow's were awesome. Hip places with good food and drink options and well maintained games. Looks like the selection recently added to Resurgence Brewing is great as well.

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