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Who Whacked Don Stefano? A Mobster Murder Mystery

It's the 1950's in Buffalo, the hey day for our city's mobsters.  Don Stefano rules 'The Organization' with a steel fist and when he shows-up dead at his own birthday bash,  there is no shortage of suspects.

This funny interactive murder mystery dinner mixes real life characters from Buffalo's most notorious mobsters and an ingenious plot that will keep you guessing.

The Performance

During this 2  hour event you'll interact with the 4-5 suspects and listen to testimony.  You'll also have opportunities to ask questions directly of the characters.  If you've been to our murder mysteries at the Hotel Lafayette, Canalside, The Grain silos at RiverWorks or the Barrel Factory, you'll know what to expect.  Check out the images below to see pictures from previous performances (many of our guests arrive wearing clothes that match the theme of our play--and you should too!).  

The Dinner

 Enjoy a buffet style dinner--choose from several main dishes:

  • A Lenten Meatless entree
  • Pulled Pork Sliders
  • Roast Beef Sliders
  • Vegetarian Pasta
  • Artisan Pizza

Coffee/tea station

Assorted dessert confections included

If you require a special meal due to dietary restrictions, call us at (716) 997-2245.

The Venue

We are proud to host this murder mystery at LakeWard Spirits at the Barrel Factory   The Barrel Factory is located at 65 Vandalia St., at the corner of Vandalia and Republic (just down the street from Gene McCarthy's). 

'The Barrel Factory', once the home of a thriving barrel making company founded in 1903.  Now this hidden Old First Ward gem has been fully reconditioned and houses a distillery, a brewery, a winery and a beautiful event space located on the second floor.  Please see the images below of the Barrel Factory from a previous show, the place is beautiful.

How To Order Tickets

Tickets are $57 per person, there are no additional fees or taxes.  If you want to pay by check, call us at 997-2245.

To make on-line reservations, click on the RESERVATIONS button below, or click on any one of the individual dates.

Performance Dates:

Friday March 29th 6 PM

Friday April 5th 6 PM

Friday April 12th 6 PM

Friday April 19th 6 PM

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Do these performances sell out?

Yes, our performances typically sell out so it is best to order tickets ASAP.

I attended 'Death at the Distillery' in November.  Is this a different play?

Yes.  Same venue, same writer/producer, completely different story and characters.  If you liked 'Death at the Distillery', you'll love this performance!

What about guests with dietary restrictions?

Call us at 997-2245 and we will make arrangements for gluten free or vegan diets.

What about groups?

We love 'em.  Tables typically seat 8 guests but we can create larger tables for bigger groups, or group tables together.  If you have a group of 20 or larger, the group leader receives a free ticket. Call us 997-2245 for details.

Is the venue accessible for guests with mobility issues?