One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202


Buffalo's best sightseeing tours and murder mysteries

Buffalo's best sightseeing tours and murder mysteries

Buffalo's best sightseeing tours and murder mysteriesBuffalo's best sightseeing tours and murder mysteries

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater


Our April performances of Tailgate Terror have been postponed until November.  All guests with existing reservations have been contacted regarding a refund or opting to choose a date in November.  The new November dates are listed below.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  We sincerely hope to see you in November.

Tailgate Terror-A Football Themed Murder Mystery

You're invited to Buffalo's best tailgate party.  But when the arrogant all star quarterback Brady Tom is permanently sidelined, you'll need to huddle-up and solve his murder. 

Could the flighty, flirty cheerleader be the murderer?  What about the famous stadium streaker--his lack of clothes doesn't mean he isn't hiding anything.  Or is it the loud mouth announcer?

You'll interact with the performers, look for clues, ask questions and figure out who is guilty.  Come dressed in your best football gear and join the party!

The Performance

During this 2  hour improvisational event you'll interact with the 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 aboard the WInery Train, 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 with a tailgate flair:

Barbecue burgers

Italian sausage w/ peppers and onions

Garlic spuds

Baked Beans

Chef Salad

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 the Lakeward Event Center 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 Lakeward Event Center at the Barrel Factory' was once the home of a thriving barrel making company founded in 1902.  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.  

How To Order Tickets for Our Murder Mystery Dinners

Tickets are $57 per person for these murder mystery dinners , 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 any one of the individual dates listed below.

Mystery Dinner Theater Performance Dates:

Friday Nov. 6th at 6 PM

Friday Nov. 13th at 6 PM

Saturday Nov. 14th at 6:30 PM

Friday November 20th at 6 PM

Saturday Nov.21st at 6:30 PM

Saturday Nov. 28nd at 6:30 PM


Do these mystery dinner theater performances sell out?

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

Is this a stage play? How do improvisational murder mystery dinners events work?

Our performance is improvised which means that most dialogue is not scripted.  Audience members must interact with the actors in order to obtain clues and information.  The format is lively, fun and personal.  But be advised--you must be involved to solve the murder.

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?