Més Que

There are sports bars and then there are sports bars dedicated to fútbol. 
Right now, the closest thing that Buffalo has to a serious pub dedicated to soccer? I don’t think that there is one. Yes, there are bars that get into the games when the World Cup is in action, but other than that there’s really not much going on. If you’re a fan of watching serious fútbol, all the time, then you’ll be happy to hear that there is a pub opening that is designed for you.
It’s being called Més Que which means ‘more than’, which is part of the motto of FC Barcelona - “More than a club”. There’s already a pretty big buzz going around the soccer community, which may not be the biggest sports community in Buffalo, though the solid base of fans are ardent supporters and should provide a good customer base for the pub. Which leads me to wonder why Americans as a whole are not more enthusiastic about the sport. In Buffalo, I think it’s primarily because we don’t have a professional team. Soccer Lens has some interesting points that contribute to a number of theories explaining the overall lack of passion for a game that is ruled by Argentina, Spain, Brazil, etc. 
That doesn’t mean that a lot of Americans love the sport… it just will never be as popular as basketball or football. For those of you out there who are familiar with FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, EUFA, UEFA Euro 2012… and closer to home the Bedlington Terriers FC, Sam’s Army®, American Outlaws and FC Buffalo, there is another type of club coming to Buffalo and it’s one that will take the Greater Buffalo soccer/fútbol community by storm.
Més Que | 1420 Hertel Avenue | Buffalo NY | Facebook
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Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

19 comments
Jac
Jac

I just wanna say that even tho I respect Barqa Club, gotta stick to my REAL TEAM! Can wait for the next match.

BuffaloRed
BuffaloRed

Now that they are open, can we get some information about the owners and their background? Thanks!

Slammo
Slammo

HOOORAY for the owners. Class gentelmen and wishing great success to their new business. I am sure the place will be packed with avid fans rooting for their favorite teams.

bdgemble
bdgemble

Interestingly, Major League Soccer in N. America has a greater per game attendance than both the NBA and NHL. So there is comparable interest in terms of ticket sales.

EAHS 1972
EAHS 1972

No Chelsea fans allowed! ;->

NotFromBuffalo
NotFromBuffalo

Més Que is not Spanish. It's in Catalan, a language that sits somewhere between French and Spanish.

Andrew
Andrew

Barcelona is in Cataluña region where the official language is Catalan. 'More' in Catalan is 'més' I'm really excited about this place!!

LI2Northpark
LI2Northpark

I believe it's the owners of The Left Bank. I'm looking forward to having this place around the corner!

CPuyol
CPuyol

Bingo johann! "mes que un club!"

Arch
Arch

I love North Buffalo!

Rive Gauche...

johann
johann

It's Catalan (like FC Barcelona) not Spanish.

Excited for this!

sirstarvsalot
sirstarvsalot

Is this place open yet? If so will they be showing the Atletico Madrid vs Mallorca game at 11am on Sunday? It's on ESPN3 and probably EPSN Deportes.

queenseyes
queenseyes

The owners have been laying low. I'll be posting another update right around the time that they open in about two weeks.

ecunning
ecunning

Mes means month in Spanish

Mas means more

Mes que makes no sense

ecunning
ecunning

Mes means month in Spanish

Mas means more

Mes que does not make sense

buffalot
buffalot

You left out the most important part: Who the owners are and which amazing bar/restaurant they already own... Unless it's a secret?

Kev
Kev

When does this open?

chris.keem
chris.keem

Awesome, too bad I'm leaving the region for work or I'd spend way too much money everytime I come to Buffalo for this!!!! I used to live a couple blocks from there as well. Well done to getting this started, it may not be the biggest sporting community, but the people that love it, love it and right down the road from FC Buffalo's stadium. Can't beat it!

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