Atmosphere

The tailgating in Buffalo is ranked one of the best experiences in the nation, and for a good reason. Fans drink in abundance and play games with fellow tailgaters outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium every Sunday throughout the NFL season. The entire atmosphere is friendly for fans from all corners of the nation. If you share your food and drinks with neighboring tailgaters, do not be surprised when they return the favor with a smile!

While tailgating in the parking lots, try to find a game of KanJam, Cornhole, Washer toss, or ladder golf. These games are staples of any Buffalo Bills tailgate and are sure to make an appearance at any of the lots surrounding the stadium. Not feeling up to an organized game?  Just toss a pigskin around with some fellow tailgaters!  Wanting to enjoy some beverages while playing a game?  For tailgaters over 21, there will surely be beer pong or flip cup tournaments happening in surrounding lots, so don’t be afraid to start your own or join in on a game.

Chicken wings are the official tailgate food of the Buffalo Bills. Wings served up by Buffalo Bills fans will usually be tossed in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and if they are not they probably belong to an out-of-towner or a new fan. Chicken wings are not the only food staple of Bills tailgating. If you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous than traditional chicken wings, opt for beef on weck. Don’t let the name scare you away. All this is thinly sliced roast beef, cooked rare, topped with horseradish and served on a Kimmelweck bun. Of course, there are traditional NFL foods served at Bill tailgating such as burgers, nachos, and hotdogs, but you can never go wrong with either of these local delicacies if you’re craving an authentic Buffalo Bills experience.

If you like to drink at the tailgate, then you’ve come to the right place. Buffalo Bills fans are known as the drunkest fan base in the NFL meaning if you’re looking for a good time to be drinking with other like-minded tailgaters, then Buffalo is the place to be. Fans start as early as they can with the goal of drinking as much as possible before the game starts. Walking around the parking lots, you’re sure to see games of beer pong and flip cup, but the majority of tailgaters will probably just be relaxing and drinking a Labatt Blue or two. . . Or five.

There is probably no better tailgate destination than Buffalo, so if you love tailgating, then you’ll love your trip to Buffalo no matter what the weather.

Traditions

Pinto Ron

One of the can’t miss tailgate spots at any Bills game is Pinto Ron’s tailgate. At Ken Johnson aka Pinto Ron’s tailgate, you’ll find him preparing all sorts of tailgate foods right on the hood of his 1980 Ford Pinto and pouring bowling ball shots. If you want to experience one of the wildest and most fun tailgates, you’ll find in the NFL then make sure to stop by Pinto Ron’s tailgate party.

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Buffalo Wings

Chicken wings are the official tailgate food of the Buffalo Bills. Wings served up by Buffalo Bills fans will usually be tossed in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and if they are not they probably belong to an out-of-towner or a new fan.

Beef on Weck

If you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous than traditional chicken wings, opt for beef on weck. Don’t let the name scare you away. All this is thinly sliced roast beef, cooked rare, topped with horseradish and served on a Kimmelweck bun. If you’re looking for an authentic Buffalo Bills gameday experience, then no tailgate is complete without a beef on weck sandwich.

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Where to tailgate

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