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The Underground Reopens with a Refresher

The Underground has officially reopened. The beloved downtown gay bar closed this past April, when the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) refused to renew its lease. Word has it that the reason that the bar closed was that HUD has a policy that prohibits bars operating within its properties. It turns out that The Underground actually opened before the building became a HUD property, which may have been the golden ticket for the club to reopen, as it was grandfathered in.

The closing of The Underground was probably the best thing to happen to the establishment. The time off meant that there was a chance to get the bar shipshape with a designer paint job, some new lighting and sound, and pink felt on the pool table. All of the refresher updates bode well for Buffalo’s oldest gay bar, which had its big reveal this past Friday.

On Saturday, October 13, The Underground will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration, from 9pm to 4am. You can check out this Facebook event for further details.

The Underground Niteclub | 274 Delaware Avenue | Buffalo Ny 14202 | (716) 853-0092 | Facebook

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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