Starting Point: Theatre District

It may be called Buffalo ‘s Theatre District but restaurants, a posh boutique hotel and some other cool venues share the spotlight in this Buffalo neighborhood. Next Friday, September 19, is almost a holiday in the theatre district. Each year, more than a dozen local theaters participate in an event that kicks off Buffalo ‘s theatre season called Curtain Up! There ‘s a black tie dinner before the shows and an after-party that brings theatre lovers of all ages together on opening night regardless of which theatre they are going to. But since that ‘s only one night a year, here ‘s a few other places to check out in the Theatre District.

START at Founding Fathers Pub for a brush up on your American history as well as some good eats. Remember how delicious your favorite bologna sandwich tasted as a kid? Indulge on a savory, grown-up version of it with Founding Father’s famous grilled bologna sandwich. Better yet, stop down any first Tuesday of the month for their popular Trivia nights with friends for a rousing time (cheesy game show host optional). There might not be any questions about founders of businesses or startups, but you can test your knowledge of the founders who built this country. What’s more American than that? For those that want a taste of the life of luxury, wander down Delaware Avenue and visit The Mansion on Delaware. This AAA four-diamond award-winning hotel is a great way to experience sophisticated elegance in the Buffalo area. If you book an evening at the Mansion, be ready to be pampered. You get your own dedicated butler for any needs that may arise – from restaurant reservations to chauffeur service to nightcaps. , 00000148-3790-d638-a5ef-bfdb0da40001, After soaking in all the glitz and architecture at Shea’s, Babeville and The Mansion, curb your hunger with a stop at Seabar. This contemporary Japanese-American restaurant, owned by well-known Buffalo restauranteur Mike Andrzejewski, serves guests unique and modern foods with refreshing artisan sakes and cocktails. Leave your culinary comfort zone and try something truly delicious-and oh so Buffalo-such as their beef on weck sushi roll.

Let the curtain rise to a new chapter in your Buffalo life and visit one or all of these lively spots and more located throughout Buffalo’s Theatre District.