By Andrew Z. Galarneau
Not that you would ever concoct a reason to slip away at lunchtime for hardcore hockey mayhem. But if you did, here are some suggestions from readers:
Mes Que, the most hockey-lovingest soccer bar you will ever find, 1420 Hertel Ave.
Pizza Plant, with a wiiiide screen and happy hour starting early on their top-notch craft beer selection, 7770 Transit Road, Amherst
Essex Street Pub, it's not a big place but the food has swagger, 530 Rhode Island St.
Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar, opening at noon, 253 Allen St.
Alternative Brews, a smoker's bar, 3488 Sheridan Drive, Amherst
Cole's, for broad food and beer selections, 1104 Elmwood Ave.
Flattery's Irish Pub, "one of the hottest sports bars in Western New York," welcoming even newspaper journalists to their party, 1130 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.