Downtown Buffalo is an ideal location for HSBC Arena and visiting sports fans will find that the city of Buffalo caters quite nicely to hockey fans looking for something to do before and after the game. The Downtown area has some really exceptional pubs and restaurants and a thriving nightlife on the weekends, but to start off an evening of NHL hockey, I like to go to the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery which is located just up the road from the HSBC arena. The food is excellent and there are lots of great microbrews on tap in an environment that’s made for hockey fans. The Pearl Street Grill & Brewery is a local favorite and you’ll find that plenty of Sabres fans gather there on game day before the puck drops at HSBC Arena.
Buffalo is a great sports town and upon entering HSBC Arena, there's a unique energy present as 18,000 screaming Sabres fans cheer on their hometown Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres have been floundering as a franchise as of late, but with all-star goalie Ryan Miller between the pipes and head coach Lindy Ruff at the helm, they will continue to be a force in the Eastern Confernece. While in town, be sure to check out the Anchor Bar, originator of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wings, and also plan to check out Niagara Falls, which is located just thirty minutes from the downtown area. For more information on things to see and do in Buffalo, New York, feel free to check out my review at - http://www.nhlhockeyarenas.com/Buffalo-Sabres-HSBC-Arena-Review-MAR2010.html.
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Review 2 for Buffalo Sabres
Must see Sabres
Date:September 12, 2011
The Sabres are amazing and especially now with Pagula in charge this season will be another one to remember. In ones lifetime one needs to come to First Niagara Center (aka HSBC Arena) and see the Sabres play and all the die hard fans for them. There is no other environment like it!