Last week I had the opportunity to attend the unveiling gala for one of downtown’s newest and in my opinion, one of the best restaurants and bars on Chippewa – The Lodge.

Bringing what feels like a touch of Ellicottville to the city of Buffalo, The Lodge is all class and no trash. Two levels with three different spaces all tying in with one another to create this ski lodge glow that embraces the Buffalo area for who we are. Antler chandeliers, tree mirages, a lounge area with fireplace, game room, Artic area and so much more, make this the finest venue I have ever seen on Chippewa.

What’s that you say? You have a private function, like a bachelorette or cocktail party and don’t know where to have it? The Lodge has you covered, having private areas that can accommodate up to 125 people.

And don’t let me forget about the food, lettuce wraps, shrimp cocktail, veggie and fish tacos, venison, S’mores and so much more… the food was A-MAZ-ING, and I mean A-MAZ-ING!  So many options are offered that even the pickiest of eaters will be able to find something to please their taste buds. All thanks to the Head Chef, Fortune Macri.

The inspiration behind it; Peter Altholz and a bar in Florida.

The Lodge truly embraces the Buffalo area for what it is and where it is going. Everyone behind this project from the beginning and moving forward should be proud to bring one of the finest restaurants to the Chippewa District.

I was honored and excited to be able to cover the Unveiling Gala last week and to receive a tour from the General Manager Joe, the staff is friendly, the atmosphere is great and I had a great time out with my friends. With so many options, The Lodge is sure to please “Buffalonians.”

“Like” The Lodge on their Facebook page to stay up to date on all the exciting things they have coming up.

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79 West Chippewa St. Buffalo NY 14202

-B

{ A special thank you to Annalise for letting me take part in this great addition to downtown Buffalo}

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{ The Entrance Way }

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{ Live Entertainment }

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{ Downstairs Bar Area }

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{ My lovely friend Kate striking a pose by the beautiful lounge area that has a fireplace }

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{ Beautiful art work hangs from the walls leading to the 2nd level }

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{ Upon walking up to the 2nd level you walk into the game area, featuring a pool table, ski ball (where you can win drink and food tickets), air hockey, old school TV’s playing old cartoons and much more }

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{ Two thumbs up for ski ball }

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{ The balcony overlooking downstairs }

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{ The Artic Area }

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{ Private area that can be used for meetings, parties, etc. }

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{ The 2nd level }

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{ Shrimp Cocktail, Lettuce Wraps and more }

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{ Its official, press passes! }

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{ Great ladies night out }

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{ The guy behind this one of a kind venue – Peter Atholz }

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{ The creative crew who did everything from the lighting, carpentry, design and layout to the food }