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|l||Kimberly S "Clean; comfortable rooms; great food; polite, helpful staff."|
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|l||Steve "Hotel staff were excellent; room was big and comfy."|
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|l||Pam V "Very impressive hotel; very modern room; clean; the staff was great; location wonderful for concerts."|
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|l||Lynetta "Staff friendly and efficient. Very fancy and clean atmosphere."|
|v||1.5 miles from First Niagara Center ( 6 mins )|
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|l||Douglas "Great hotel; excellent staff - friendly and extremely helpful. Food and service first rate."|
|v||0.8 miles from First Niagara Center ( 4 mins )|
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|v||2.3 miles from First Niagara Center ( 9 mins )|
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The First Niagara Center is in Downtown Buffalo, New York, so you're within walking distance of loads of bars and restaurants.
The third oldest zoo in the United States, Buffalo Zoo first opened its gates in 1875. Today, the $12 admission fee gives you access to see its hundreds of mammals, amphibians and birds.
Take a Segway Tour
See the city from a Segway. Wheel around Buffalo and take in the sights while simultaneously enjoying a speedy Segway ride. Not ideal for those who are balance-challenged.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park
Whether you have a genuine interest in military history or just want to check out some of impressive military ships on display, this is a great day out for all ages.
Cobblestone Bar and Grill
With its location right by the First Niagara Center, this place gets busy with those enjoying a beer before the game. There's a great vibe in here and it's a great place to go to get excited about the game. There's a basic bar food menu and a decent range of beers and alcoholic drinks.
Soho Burger Bar
Not too far from the arena, you'll find this lively burger joint. It gets fairly busy and is great for a party atmosphere and a top notch burger. Burgers start at around $10.
Hutch's is a little further out, at around 3.5 miles from the First Niagara Center. This is a reviewer's favorite and offers up some brilliant food. Large plates start at about $20 and there's a cocktail menu starting at $10.
Buffalo gets a lot of snow over winter. If your event takes place in the snowy months, come wrapped up. However, visitors take note - an old law states that it is illegal to intentionally throw a snowball at someone's head in Buffalo.
You can drive to the First Niagara Center, which is located not too far off the I-190.
If you would rather save on parking and gas (and you would rather not risk getting stuck in traffic), you can take the Metro. You can park for free at any of the Metro Park and Ride lots and take the Metro into Downtown Buffalo.
If you're visiting town for a concert or game, then you could stay at one of the hotels near First Niagara Center and simply walk to your concert.
You can expect to pay from around $7.50 for a beer and $6.50 for a hot dog and fries basket.
There are loads of food and drink concessions to choose from and the First Niagara Center has a surprisingly good selection of craft beers. You can get service to your seat too for many events.
There are parking lots along Perry Street, Washington Street and Swan Street. Get there early to be sure of a spot.
Parking prices range from $10 - $20 on game days or when there's a big concert on.
There are several free WiFi hotspots around the arena, but you won't necessarily be able to connect from your seat. It's in designated hotspots only.
If you're attending the venue for a Sabres game or for a special occasion, then for just $20 (with 3 days' notice) you can get your well-wishes on the video board in the arena.
This venue is ranked #1 of 6 rated venues in Buffalo
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Allison, Corning Fri, 16 October 2015
This is such a great venue and I applaud your service and staff.
Liked: What a great place!
Catherine, Chittenango Fri, 26 June 2015
Venue was awesome.
Nancy, Penetanguishene Tue, 21 April 2015
Easy access; great neighbourhood; lots of drink and food vendors inside. My first and not my last visit. Looking forward to more great concerts.
Liked: Great sound system and perfect size.
Les V, Deseronto Ontario Sat, 14 March 2015
We were at the Garth Brooks concert Sunday March 8. SPECTACULAR! First Niagara Center was great - easy to get around; friendly, helpful staff; wonderful experience.
Kimberly S, Hornell, NY Fri, 13 March 2015
We wish security was more proactive during the concert. The people who sat behind us were rude, loud and vulgar. It ruined our whole experience because they were drowning out the entire performance of Tricia Yearwood and interfered with Garth Brooks' singing.
Liked: Great show; loved the acoustics and lighting.
Disliked: Rude people behind us.
Kimberly, Tunkannock Tue, 10 March 2015
Liked: Clean; good drink options;
Disliked: Lighting was in the way of jumbo screen.
Carolyn G, Harriston, Ontario Tue, 10 March 2015
We went to see Garth Brooks March 8/15 and had an absolutely perfect time. Everything at this venue ran smoothly, the people were friendly and helpful. Have nothing bad to say. And the concert was awesome. This is our second time coming down to the First Niagara Center and would definitely come again.
Liked: Whole experience was positive.
Disliked: Nothing bad to say!
Carin H, Rochester Sun, 8 March 2015
Awesome staff; great time.
Veronica, Sudbury Ontario Canada Wed, 1 January 2014
First time there and I was able to find my section easily and the staff were friendly.
Robecca, Syracuse Sun, 4 August 2013
Liked: Huge; good food; helpful staff; adequate parking.
Disliked: Overpriced food and drinks.