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With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and the NCAA tournament both taking place this weekend, Downtown Buffalo is going to be rocking. If you plan on attending the games, or just want to be in the area, several bars in the Cobblestone District bars are ready for you and less than a walk away from the Keybank Center. Check out which bars are gearing up for the weekend and have been preparing for months to welcome college basketball fans and St. Patrick Day fanatics.

  1. Southern Tier Brewing  

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If you don’t have tickets, you can watch the games at Souther Tier on the big screen! There’s a TV on nearly every inch of this place, so you won’t miss a beat. Or, if you’re going to catch the games live at KeyBank, stop by for a pre-game drink and bite to eat. Make sure to come early enough because this place is going to be jam packed.

2. Iron Works

Iron Works is located in the cobblestone district and just steps away from KeyBank. Although they are not serving food, they do have tasty drinks, TVS, and bars stools to sit comfortably and watch the game. Make this one of your stops!

3. Draft Room 

If you haven’t been to the Draft Room since their re-opening, we highly recommend stopping in. Located in the Cobblestone District at 79 Perry and a direct walk from the KeyBank. They are gearing up for the madness with a beer truck, music, and delicious food and appetizers. Don’t miss out on the fun!

4. Cobblestone Bar & Grill

Cobblestone was established in 1999 next to KeyBank Center and is a great meeting place for food, drinks and entertainment with a casual atmosphere. They’re well-known for their wings and wood-fired pizza. Be sure to check it out!

5. Lock House Distillery 

Lockhouse Distillery is the first distillery to operate in Buffalo, N.Y. since prohibition. Located at 41 Columbia Street and nestled in the Historic Cobblestone District, they are dedicated to producing spirits that are high quality and distinctive both in cocktails and on their own.

Conveniently located adjacent to Canalside, the Key Bank Center, the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, the Buffalo Inner & Outer Harbors, and Buffalo Riverworks, Lockhouse Bar is the perfect place to stop at pregame or post-game.

6. Hofbrauhaus 

The Hofbrauhaus may be German, but this weekend they’re Irish. Only kidding, but they do have plenty of St. Patrick Day specials and celebrations taking place Thursday – Sunday. If you’re traveling with a big group this weekend, Hofbrauhaus is large and open enough to fit everyone comfortably. Stop in before, after, or during the games and join in on the St. Patrick’s Day fun!

Have a safe and fun time celebrating college hoops & St. Patrick’s Day, Buffalo!