Updated: Sep 8
Created by Marissa Packard
Photo courtesy of Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sport
ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BILLS SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
While we won’t be able to cheer on the team from the stands for the first two home games, there are a lot of other ways for you to show your support for this upcoming season. Here are the best ideas to turn your not so typical Bills Sundays' into the best socially distant game day possible.
Buffalo is home to so much good food and breweries. The thing that I will miss the most about not being at the stadium is the good grub at the tailgates. The number of restaurants that are in Buffalo and around the suburbs allows you to pick from an array of options for your spread of food.
Bar Bill Tavern (Josh Allen’s go to place):
185 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 | (716) 652-7959
(takeout) - https://www.toasttab.com/bar-bill/v3
8326 Main St,Clarence,NY 14221 | (716) 710-9464
ANCHOR BAR: 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209 | (716) 886-8920 | (716) 883-1134 (takeout)
4300 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226 | (716) 833-9464
Duffs Famous Wings: 3651 Sheridan Dr, Amherst, NY 14226 | (716) 834-6234
3090 Orchard Park Rd, Buffalo, NY 14224 | (716) 674-7212
550 Dick Rd, Depew, NY 14043 | (716) 683-3090
5151 Main St, Amherst, NY 14221 | (716) 634-5151
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bills Twitter
**Also, a good place to watch the game! **
Beers you MUST get on game day.
Thin Man Brewery: 492 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 | Pills Mafia Community Beer Works: 520 7th St, Buffalo, NY 14201 | Lets go Pils Big ditch brewing company: 55 E Huron St, Buffalo, NY 14203 | Make Me Wanna Stout
Are you looking for places to watch the game?
**Just remember that these bars are at 50% capacity so it may fill up faster than normal. Make sure you make plans ahead of time, so you're able to enjoy the game how you want to. **
Amherst Pizza and Ale House: 55 Crosspoint Parkway, Amherst, NY 14068 | (716)-625-7100 **Accepting a limited number of reservations for bills games. Inquire at email@example.com **
Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill: 189 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 240 9392 | sidelinesbuffalony.com
Mooney's Sports Bar and Grill: 1537 Union Rd, Buffalo, NY 14224 4628 Broadway, Depew, NY 14043 1531 Military Rd, Kenmore, NY 14217 11 Main St, Tonawanda, NY 14150 6513 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 14086
Riverworks: 359 Ganson St, Buffalo, NY 14203 | Reservations: opentable.com
Takeout: buffaloriverworks.com (716) 342-2292
Santora's Pizza Pub and Grill: 1402 Millersport Hwy #2923, Williamsville, NY 14221
Takeout: seamless.com (716) 688-3081
Kettles Korner: 3719 Abbott Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127 | (716) 648-4524 **Right down the road from the stadium**
Prohibition 2020 (New Bar) 3847 Southwestern Blvd Orchard Park, NY 14127 | (716) 202-4016 **At the corner of Abbott and Southwestern, Right next to the stadium**
Big Tree Inn OP: 4277 Abbott Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127 | (716) 648-6749 **90s players fan favorite! **
Thin Man Brewery / Tappo Pizza: 166 Chandler St, Buffalo, NY 14207
Photo courtesy of Thin Man
Bills game day watch party! • Table Reservations available for parties of 10. Less guests are acceptable; pricing and inclusions remain the same. • Game will be shown on projector upstairs. Get ready to experience the excitement with other Bills fans!
Included for the Table: • 5 Pizzas - Your choice of Drinking Buddy (4-cheese and pepperoni), Margherita (add 1 topping if you want), or Mariana with 1 topping.
O'Neill's Stadium Bar: 3864 Abbott Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127 | (716) 646-4674 | seamless.com
**Game Day feel being right near the stadium**
Danny's South: 4300 Abbott Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127 | dannysrestaurant.com | (716) 649-1194
• 40 Wings - Choose Red Hot, BBQ, or half and half. • Beer - 10 Pitchers or 10x 4-packs (based on availability) of your choice of Pills Mafia or Oktoberfest. • Limited number of tables available, book before they're gone! Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bills-game-day- watch-party-with-thin-man-brewery-tappo-pizza- tickets-119123135505
Looking to better your game day apparel?
While we won't be able to show off our game day apparel at the stadium this year, we might as well rock it for the month of September! All of these small businesses offer unique clothing items and accessories to bring a little more Bills love to your wardrobe. KLR Designs: Instagram: klr designs Etsy: KLRDesignsShop
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Closet’s Instagram
Kelsey Redden sells custom clothing and apparel on Instagram and her Etsy shop. All the pieces are one of a kind. So, if you're looking for a unique clothing item for your closet, look no further than her!
My Cuzin’ Vintage/Buffalo Closet: 168 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY
Instagram: buffalocloset This shop is home to vintage buffalo sports clothing. It has tons of memorabilia from the professional sports teams here in buffalo. If you're looking to bring some classic buffalo Bills items to your wardrobe I would start here! Its unique vintage items.
They are also doing a “Gear up for the home opener” on Saturday 9/12 at 10am.
They have tons of new and unseen inventory to sell! So, mark your calendars!
Queen City Vintage: 249 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216 | (716) 248-2610 | www.queencityvintage.com They specialize in vintage sports gear. A lot from the 80s and 90s when Buffalo sports teams were in their glory days! They’re turning Queen City Vintage into a Buffalo Bills pop up shop!
Photo Courtesy of Step Out Buffalo
If you're looking to kick off the season in the right way and get more gear, look no further!
SUNDAYS ARE FOR THE BILLS!
While we can't cheer on our beloved Bills at the stadium, we might as well continue it from our backyards! Here are a couple options if you're looking to make your tailgate up to Bills Mafia standards. Garage/Backyard tailgate checklist: ☐ Invite tailgate buddies
☐ Your favorite jersey | Game day apparel
☐ Bills themed décor | Bills logo, fatheads of players, Bills flags, Cups, Plates
☐ TV outside | Projector/ Sheet
☐ Favorite Buffalo Dips | Chicken wing dip | Bison Chip Dip
☐ Bills Themed Beer | Pills Mafia, Make Me Wanna Stout, Lets go Pils
☐ Your favorite tailgate drink | Mimosas, Bloody Marys'
☐ Food Spread | Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Wings, Pizza, Subs, Breakfast food
☐ Backyard Games | Cornhole, Kanjam, Footballs
☐ The SHOUT song.....ON REPEAT
☐ A folding table | Flip Cup, Pong, paint the table Bills/ Football themed!