Editor Pick : Nearby Hotel
Nearby Hotel near First Niagara Center
Lofts on Pearl
92 Pearl Street, Buffalo
This 31-room hotel is in central Buffalo and just a 10-minute walk from the First Niagara Center. Guests can enjoy some awesome city views and the suites are equipped with a kitchen, living room with fireplace and a flat screen too. A real home from home close to the arena.
0.6 miles from First Niagara Center
v3 mins driving
t11 mins walking
REVIEW SCORE4.5 - Wonderful
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Editor Pick : Top Rated Hotel
Top Rated Hotel near First Niagara Center
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue
414 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
Guests at the Mansion on Delaware Avenue enjoy a stay in a restored historic mansion with 28 rooms in the heart of Buffalo center. All of the rooms are tastefully decorated and some even boast a spa bath. Service at this hotel is topped off by the personalized butler service.
1.8 miles from First Niagara Center
v7 mins driving
REVIEW SCORE4.65 - Wonderful
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Editor Pick : Alternative Hotel
Alternative Hotel near First Niagara Center
Adam's Mark Buffalo Niagara
120 Church Street, Buffalo
Just a 15 minute walk from the theatre district and attractions, this large 486 room hotel offers amazing Lake Erie views. The hotel's entrance and lobby area is beautiful with rooms fitted out with alarm clocks, work desks and coffee makers for the convenience of guests.
0.8 miles from First Niagara Center
t16 mins walking
l Kimberly S "Clean; comfortable rooms; great food; polite, helpful staff."
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What's the surrounding area like?

The First Niagara Center is in Downtown Buffalo, New York, so you're within walking distance of loads of bars and restaurants.

How can I spend a day in Buffalo before heading to the event?

Buffalo Zoo

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.

Where are the best places to eat and drink near the First Niagara Center?

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.

Is there anything else visitors to Buffalo should know?

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.

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What's the best way to get to the First Niagara Center?

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.

How much are drinks/food in the First Niagara Center?

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.

Is there any parking?

There are parking lots along Perry Street, Washington Street and Swan Street. Get there early to be sure of a spot.

How much does parking cost?

Parking prices range from $10 - $20 on game days or when there's a big concert on.

Is there WiFi at the venue?

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.

Any other important information visitors should know?

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.

#1 Rated

First Niagara Center Reviews

This venue is ranked #1 of 6 rated venues in Buffalo

WONDERFUL (4.6 out of 5)

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Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Corning Fri, 16 October 2015

This is such a great venue and I applaud your service and staff.

Liked: What a great place!


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Chittenango Fri, 26 June 2015

Venue was awesome.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, 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.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, 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.

Liked: Yes.


Pleasant - 3 out of 5

, 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.


Pleasant - 3 out of 5

, Tunkannock Tue, 10 March 2015

Liked: Clean; good drink options;
Disliked: Lighting was in the way of jumbo screen.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, 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!


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Rochester Sun, 8 March 2015

Awesome staff; great time.


Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Sudbury Ontario Canada Wed, 1 January 2014

First time there and I was able to find my section easily and the staff were friendly.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Syracuse Sun, 4 August 2013

Liked: Huge; good food; helpful staff; adequate parking.
Disliked: Overpriced food and drinks.

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