One step off Edward St. and you'll find yourself relaxing in the company of America's most prominent forefathers, all while eating free nachos and watching football or participating in the owner’s masterful “trivia” exercises. It's Founding Fathers Pub, tucked away in a slim brick building off Delaware Ave in the historic Allen Town neighborhood and housing a bar that's one part gentlemen's drinking hole and one part traditional pub. Everywhere in Founding Fathers you can find homage to American history. Whether its portraits of presidents (Our Founding Fathers), newspaper clippings of important events or flags that celebrating old election slogans or memorable places. The building itself dates back to 1874, when it was a livery, and upon closer inspection you can find old hitching posts still nailed to the brick wall. Sitting at the bar you can keep company with the bartender and owner Michael Driscoll. Michael serves out almost as many facts about American history as he does drinks, something that makes a night in his pub an enjoyably social experience. Whether you're a regular or a stopping in for the first time, it's quickly apparent that you've walked into a bar where you're welcomed.
Aside from its historical charm, Founding Fathers has fantastic service and an impeccably clean bar. Founding Father Pub keeps their patrons stapled to their seats with free popcorn and nachos. If you're looking to order food, the famouse grilled bologna sandwich will leave you wondering why you left bologna sandwiches in grade school. Warm lighting and a hometown sporting event will be exacly what you're looking for with some friends, a beer and conversation. Yes, you'll be able to actually hear what your companions are saying. And you can all play an informal game of American history trivia, or a friendly game of darts. According to Michael, the pub gets a good number of international visitors, drawn in by the array of flags at the front door. However, it's an easy place for Buffalonians to drive right by. So make it a point to stop in and enjoy this uniquely Buffalo, uniquely American pub.
I retired when I bought this place...
Mike Driscoll - Bartender/ Owner
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