Fixed Halloween Costume Contest.
When the prize is $100, and the bar advertises a contest, you'd think, "this is no small potatoes."
But no, no one was allowed to enter on merit. They hand selected 3 "finalists" that were just their friends and didn't let any one else showcase their work. We payed a cover charge, spent the whole night there dressed with intricate costumes and WASTED OUR TIME that could have been spent at a legitimate costume contest. Thank you Nietzche's for nothing. What a waste of my time on Halloween. We left and went to bars on Elmwood where everyone said we had the best costumes they'd seen all night. I will never go to Nietzche's again and I'm hoping they lose business on this little scam. I mean, if you want to just give your friend $100, fine, go a head, just lets not call it a contest.
Best live music venue in Buffalo..
Host to some of Buffalo's best live music. Something different every night of the week- no matter what your musical taste, they are bound to please you. Usually a $10 cover for bands. Sunday nights are the Allen St. Jazz band- (never a cover) one of Buffalo's better small combos. Slow bar service. Good tap selection, fair prices. Has a small patio outdoors for smoking, but keep the volume down please! Not-so clean atmosphere, but not trying to impress. Limited (grungy) "facilities", and not so clean "overall". Watch Artvoice for the weekly lineup. It's a Buffalo institution, so give it a try!
You don't need to be an existentialist to enjoy this earthy Allentown bar where music reigns supreme every night.. The Scene Established in 1982, Nietzsche's is where Ani DiFranco got her start and where Buffalo's up-and-coming folk and jam artists play for free beer. The bartenders can be a bit gruff, but that shouldn't stop you from tying one on. If you're not a drinker, there's always the music. Fans flock to Nietzsche's for the annual John Lennon and Frank Zappa tribute shows.
The Draw This venerable music hot spot features 13 bottled beers and a hearty selection of Irish beers on tap. Saturdays through Thursdays, 4pm to 8pm, is the "hour of repose", where pints of Guinness and Bass, and Labatt's bottles are discounted.