Buffalo and Cleveland are a few hours apart by car, and with Cleveland Browns fans selling tickets cheaply on the secondary market, lots of Buffalo Bills fans hopped in their cars on Friday and Saturday to head down the I-90 to Ohio. With the Cleveland Bills Backers holding a huge party at Southern Tier Brewing’s Cleveland tasting room on Saturday night, we knew it would be a big party. We didn’t know it was going to be this big.
Our own Nick Bat (from the Nick and Nolan Show) lives in Cleveland and founded the Cleveland Bills Backers chapter. He and the rest of the folks there shared a bunch of pictures and video of the Bills Mafia takeover. It spilled out from STBC to several neighboring bars which all reached capacity. Apparently, fire wardens are the only thing that can slow down Bills fans.
Joining Nick and the rest of the Cleveland Bills Backers were WGR 550’s Sal Capaccio, WROC Rochester’s Thad Brown, NYUpstate.com’s Matt Parrino, plus 26 Shirts and Bills Mafia founder Del Reid.
Incredibly crazy news. 20 mins into the @CleBillsBackers party at @stbcbeer in Cle we have taken over the entire building and they are turning people away at the door because of a fire hazard pic.twitter.com/Jbx91xSd3Q— nickbat (@nickbat) November 9, 2019
Last night was something in CLE. The @CleBillsBackers party at @stbcbeer was jam packed & spilled all over downtown— nickbat (@nickbat) November 10, 2019
Got to spend the evening w/ @DelReid slinging @26shirts swag
And last but not least got to meet up with old & new friends @MattParrino @SalSports @thadbrown7 pic.twitter.com/ocD9hxlhyA
City Tavern was packed. Couldn't get to the bar. Wild Wings couldn't keep up with the demand for drinks... 7 bars later, we had our 1st beer. #BillsMafia— Kristen Dettbarn (@KristenDettbarn) November 10, 2019
The Clevelander looks like a Cavs playoff game if you replaced LeBron jerseys with Jim Kelly jerseys.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) November 10, 2019
Uber driver in Cleveland: the whole city of Buffalo is here. The hotels downtown are completely full.— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) November 9, 2019
The scene at ANOTHER bar called the Clevelander pic.twitter.com/F1FCw9Zr4J— nickbat (@nickbat) November 10, 2019
UPDATE— nickbat (@nickbat) November 10, 2019
They let you into @stbcbeer as people exit.
Winking Lizard across the street is PACKED.
City Tap is PACKED.
People are literally singing in the streets in Bills year in downtown CLE tonight