Nightlife in Batavia

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Back in business after a fire in 2009, the Boston Hotel boasts a menu of USDA Choice steaks and prime rib, as well as sea scallops and lobster. The restaurant?s many fresh fish offerings get added attention on Fridays with specials that include a fresh haddock fish fry and linguini with fresh clam sauce. A selection of draft beers helps wash down entrees or enliven open-bar parties. Lunch hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

5555 Genesee St
Lancaster,
NY
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Smithwick?s and Guinness pour freely from taps inside O'Brien's Tavern. If the love of Ireland isn?t evident enough, then just look around the room: Vintage beer signs clutter the walls and Ireland?s flag proudly hangs next to a flat-screen TV, which plays sporting events with Irish subtitles. Beer, wine, and cocktails complement a selection of sandwiches such as patty melts, Reubens, and turkey BLTs, as well as the grilled cheese and soup of the day. And when the sun sets, a nook in the tavern becomes a stage, where bands play original songs and a DJ spins tunes as guests sway across the floor.

610 Main St
Medina,
NY
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Dipson Theatres celebrates a reputation as a regional movie institution with a network of 12 locations lighting 57 silver screens across Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania. Though the company now spreads across the northeast United States, it began in the small city of Batavia, NY, in 1939—a time when movies were called “picture shows,” Roosevelt was in the White House, and everybody could only see in black and white. Today that tradition underlies the cinematic experience as patrons chomp popcorn and sip sodas, marveling at modern 3-D visual adventures, summer action movies, family-friendly features, or even indie art flicks and footage from world-renowned opera performances.

4545 Transit Road
Williamsville,
NY
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Taking pool shots inside Bison Billiards can feel more like playing in a professional tournament than at a local pool hall. This is because players test their mettle on multiple professional-quality pool tables––including Diamond and Gabriels––covered in Simonis cloth and stocked with Aramith balls. The in-house pro shop equips players with a variety of cues, accessories, and cases from top-industry names such as Predator and Poison. About the only distraction from the billiards is the stocked bar, which houses more than 25 varieties of beer and a bank of dartboards that enables visitors to practice their aim before the tailless donkeys invade.

8216 Main St
Williamsville,
NY
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Matt Dombrowski opened Magruders more than 22 years ago, and ever since, it’s been serving the public’s need for hearty pub food and drinks. The menu of crispy apps, build-your-own-burgers, and sauced-up buffalo wings complements pours from the bar, which diners can enjoy inside or out on the patio amid fresh air and attention-seeking trees. At the end of each week, the pub entertains guests with comedy, music, or drink promotions.

4995 Broadway
Depew,
NY
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