Beyond its dog-friendly barroom lined with a delightful cast of local riff raff, Buffa's backroom (featuring recent acoustic enhancements) is home to live music six nights a week and hosts a rotation of local R&B/rock/jazz from the likes of Arsene DeLay with Antoine Diel Monday nights, along with one-off pairings such as a recent show with Camile Baudoin (Radiators) and Papa Mali. The 24-hour kitchen cooks Louisiana-inspired bar food and Sunday brunch. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 a.m.-6 a.m. & 4 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.
The large menu includes burgers, sandwiches, chicken wings, pastas, salads and Creole favorites. Bratwurst jambalaya is made with beer-soaked bratwurst. Ham is injected with honey-praline sauce and deep-fried. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$