The Buffalo Bears Club, a non-profit organization, was founded in the summer of 1999. We are a social club for self-described bears and their admirers. We meet together every second Saturday in Buffalo at 10pm at Preservation Pub, located at 948 Main St. With monitored Parking conviently located across from the bar. Guests are more than welcomed to attend our meetings and immediately following, we host our monthly Bear Bar Night.
We host social events of interest to our members. Past events include but are not limited to our monthly Bear Nights, Bear Camping, Coffee Nights, Game Nights, Group "field trips", LaserTron, Movie Nights, Oscar Night, Picnics, bowling and potluck Dinners. Check out some pictures HERE!
We occasionally hold fundraisers to support the WNY community, but the main objective of the club is to meet new people and have a little fun.
Some of the Organizations that we have supported with donations and volunteer work are:
In general, a bear is someone who is masculine and friendly. Bears can be large or small (cubs). They usually celebrate their masculinity by showing off their body hair, and often like to grow facial hair. There has been a great deal of controversy on how to classify a bear or a cub, so the best thing to do is stop trying to classify anything. If we were to create some strict definition of what a bear is, or is not, it will only serve as a way to exclude others. The whole idea of the bear movement is to tear down the stereotypes, not to create new ones. To be a bear is to embrace diversity!
Your feeling is not uncommon - ask any of the people who joined us in the past couple years. Many guys felt the same way too the first time they came out to our bar night, and here are some possible reasons why:
We hope this is helpful — we would hate to have you miss out on a lot of good times because of first impressions. Please be aware that some of the people in the group have known each other for years, so their familiarity can be a little intimidating.
Drop us a line at email@example.com. You can also send written corrspondence to our post office box at: