This year, the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair has again partnered with Yelp Buffalo Visit the Yelp Buffalo website to find information and reviews regarding everything from local cuisine to book stores, and local lodging to attractions! Alex Levine, Community Manager for Yelp Buffalo, will even be on hand at the Yelp Concierge desk to help point you towards awesome local restaurants, bars (and bookstores) near the fair!

The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is neither affiliated with nor does it endorse any of the following hotels, B & B’s, or hostels. We cannot help you reserve rooms or negotiate prices. This page is intended as a guide. For more detailed information/reservations we suggest contacting the accommodations directly.


Normally hotel rooms average between 80 and 130 dollars per night.

Hyatt Regency Buffalo
2 FOUNTAIN PLAZA Buffalo, NY 14202

Holiday Inn Buffalo Downtown
620 DELAWARE AVE Buffalo, NY 14202

Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown
220 DELAWARE AVE Buffalo, NY 14202

Comfort Suites Downtown
601 MAIN ST Buffalo, NY 14203

Doubletree Club Buffalo Downtown
125 HIGH ST Buffalo, NY 14203

The Mansion On Delaware Ave
414 DELAWARE AVENUE Buffalo, NY 14202

Adams Mark Buffalo
120 CHURCH STREET Buffalo, NY 14202

Hotel At The Lafayette
391 WASHINGTON STREET Buffalo, NY 14203

Bed and Breakfasts:

Just a couple B & B’s, but both of these are a short drive from the book fair venue and close to local shops and restaurants.

The Elmwood Village Inn: Honu House
203 St. James Pl.
893 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo NY 14222
Phone: 716-886-2397

Search AirBNB for available options
There are a few options right near the venue.


There’s only one hostel in Buffalo, but it’s a safe bet. It’s ranked in the top 3 hostels in North America for over 5 years running! A short train ride and 10 block walk from the venue.

HI-Buffalo Niagara
667 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-852-5222

Bars and Restaurants

Buffalo has a ton of great bars and restaurants in the Allentown and Elmwood village neighborhoods, many within walking distance of the Book Fair! Below is a list of bars and restaurants with a brief description.

Again, the BSPBF is not affiliated with any of the following restaurants and bars. This is intended as a guide; it is neither comprehensive nor complete. The brief descriptions are our own; they are neither approved nor designed by the facilities.

Allen Street Hardware Café
245 Allen St.
Gourmet panini sandwiches, great beer and wine list, reasonable prices.

Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar (DBGB)
253 Allen St.
Great locals bar with amazing food, good beer selection; food served until 3am. Occasionally old school rap and R & B.

CRUST Pizza Bar
242 Allen St.
Build your own pizza bar, sit down and take out.

Allentown Pizza
94 Elmwood Ave.
Great vegan pizza, death metal and hardcore behind the counter usually.

La Tee Da
206 Allen St.
Contemporary Italian, gluten free pasta, vegan options. Sit down.

Jim’s Steak Out
194 Allen St.
Subs, tacos, wings, fingers. Open til 5am.

Towne Restaurant
186 Allen St.
Greek diner. Breakfast all day, souvlaki, gyros. Open 24hrs.

Quaker Bonnet Bakery
175 Allen St.
Specialty sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts. Open until 7pm Wed. to Sat.

Gabriel’s Gate
45 Allen St.
Great pub menu, great chicken wings. Good cheap beer. Full bar.

Colter Bay
561 Delaware Ave. (corner of Allen St.)
Pub grub to pizza, moderately priced, good beer selection. Full bar.

Fat Bob’s Barbeque
41 Virginia Place
Great barbeque, fantastic sides, reasonable prices. Full bar.

33 Virginia Place
Late, late night gourmet. Excellent food, good pricing. Full bar.

Café 59
59 Allen St.
Coffee shop with sandwiches and salads.

248 Allen St.
Great live music venue, full bar, cheap drinks.

Mulligan’s Brick Bar
229 Allen St.
Cheap beer, pool table, rock on the juke box, blue collar crowd.

The Old Pink
223 Allen St.
Indie/punk hangout, cheap strong drinks, where EVERYONE ends the night.

141 Allen St.
Reasonable beers, two pool tables, darts, black and white photo booth!!!

503 Franklin St.
Swanky gay bar, great atmosphere. Full bar.

808 1/2 Allen St.
Relaxed atmosphere gay bar, good drinks. Full bar.

674 Ellicott St. (corner of Virginia Ave.)
Oldest operating tavern in Buffalo – since 1868! Great german food. Cheap beer!

Founding Father’s
75 Edward St.
Great neighborhood bar. Free nachos, free popcorn. Warm sandwich menu. Good beers, local literary hangout – ask the bartender for history trivia!

226 Lexington Avenue
Excellent sushi. Full bar. Open 5pm to 9pm.

439 Delaware Avenue
Cozy atmosphere specializing in vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and raw food options.

Sweet_ness 7 Cafe
212 Grant Street
Coffee shop and restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 8am to 9pm.

Five Points Bakery
426 Rhode Island Street
Bakery featuring locally sourced, whole grain baked goods. Open 9am to 3pm.

Cantina Loco
191 Allen Street
Awesome fresh tacos and an extensive tequila selection. Located at the corner of Allen St. and Elmwood Ave. Take out available. Open at 4pm daily.

Vera Pizza
220 Lexington Avenue
Gourmet pizzas and artisan cocktails. Open at 5pm Mon-Sat.

The Essex Pub
6 Essex Street
Dive bar with good pub food and music.

Blue Monk
727 Elmwood Avenue
Extensive beer list and pub food. Voted Best Beer Selection in Buffalo.

708 Elmwood Avenue
Contemporary Greek Cuisine. Full bar.

370 Virginia Street
Great fresh food. Excellent brunch. Full bar. Vegetarian options.

Kaydara Noodle Bar
777 Main Street
Yummy noodle bowls and asian cuisine; mid-priced, vegan and vegetarian options with daily specials.

Allen Burger Venture
175 Allen Street
Burgers, beer, and whiskey. Brand new in 2015.

Melting Point
244 Allen Street
Grilled cheese! Brand new in 2015.

Allen St. Poutine Company
242 Allen Street
Serving artisanal PB&J. Kidding. What do you think they serve?! Poutine, of course.

Dog e Style
128 Genesee Street
Gourmet hot dogs. Brand new in 2015.

Newbury Street
470 Elmwood Avenue
Salads, wraps, and juices.

Sun Restaurant
1989 Niagara St
Asian fusion, Burmese, and Thai.

Resurgence Brewing Company
1250 Niagara St
Local beer, some food options. Great place to hang out. Near Sugar City.

Santasiero’s Restaurant
1329 Niagara St
Great Italian food. Cash only.

Black Swan Lounge
153 Elmwood Ave
Classy cocktail lounge serving tapas/small plates. Brand new in 2015.

The Black Sheep
367 Connecticut St
Modern European cocktail bar serving small plates.

Providence Social
490 Rhode Island St
Small plates/tapas, plus a bar.