The Underground Niteclub is one of the longest running LGBTQIA+ establishments in WNY with historic roots tying back to some of the first gay bars in Buffalo at this location in the 1960s. We have been proud to create an important safe space for our community and allies as well as working with organizations in our community to give back in fundraising efforts. Like many small businesses, we are hit hard by the pandemic and covid related regulations.
Despite mandated reduction to hours and capacity as well as rounds of NY shut downs, reoccurring operation costs such as rent must be paid, which cost thousands per month. Unfortunately, despite several attempts, we have not been able to get aid from the government to help with this burden. We understand many are affected by this pandemic and we do not expect anything however any help to lighten this burden would be greatly appreciated and help this establishment survive and continue to be able to provide a safe space to our community.