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Nietzsche's is one of Buffalo's truly legendary venues not only because it is a linchpin in the local scene but because of its welcoming reputation among national and regional touring acts. And because of its history as the jumping-off point for many local musicians who have moved on to bigger things; Ani DiFranco is the most famous, but by no means the only of these. Nietzsche's is a fixture in Allentown, host to parties, benefits, local characters, and night after night after night of live music.The club's owner, Joe Rubino, opened his doors nearly 25 years ago. He was a partner in a long-gone West Seneca club called Frodo's but was looking for a new venture. His accountant, a high school friend, told him about a cavernous joint in Allentown that was up for sale.


Andrew Newey

Thursday, June 28, 2018
The music is great but the bartenders suck. Blatantly over looking customers that have been waiting way longer. On top of that one bartender has stayed giving people dirty looks when they're asked what they want. Same bartender didn't give someone their change back.

Rachel Cassidy-Cree

Thursday, June 14, 2018
There for the comedy and burlesque. Had a great time, especially with the dancers on the bar! Also the piano player was fantastic

Craig Purcell

Friday, June 29, 2018
Was there for almost an hour... never got served. If your not from Buffalo. Don't come to Buffalo. Nothing fun ever happens.

Brad Southworth

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Great vibe chill atmosphere awesome service.

Eric Williams

Thursday, May 17, 2018
awesome live venue for conversational jazz (saw a banjo/clarinet duo) and more than sufficient array of beers on draft in comfortable digs. my kind of place.

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