Stars and stripes waving proudly over the Mary Street entrance of Buffalo Bar salute the vast American delights waiting within. In the wood-panelled front bar of this heritage building, tiles of red, white and blue make the bar counters pop with patriotism, and the motif continues with a buffalo mural trampling across the outer courtyard wall. The beer-garden is crisscrossed by hanging lights, with an outdoor bar and big-screen TVs for sports, Stateside or otherwise. Beverage-wise, Buffalo Bar has brews, cocktails and wine, and the front bar offers American whiskey and Scotch whisky selections.
They lean into the Americana with diner-inspired food and full-throttle flavours. Burgers, ribs, hot dogs and chicken wings — individual or sharing platter, choose your spice level — as well as magnificently calorific desserts. Candy-topped milkshakes are booze-spiked on request.
It wouldn't be American without a food challenge, and Buffalo Bar offers the spicy 'Ron Jeremy Hot Dog' for this purpose.
Images: Grace Smith.