Historic Allentown District
From the Bubble Man to 4am steak sandwiches at the Old Pink, or playing a round of pool at Frizzy's, or pre-gaming with wings at Gabriel's Gate, everyone has a memory from good old Allentown. And although your memories might be tied to a night out of barhopping, Allentown is so much more that a street full of bars.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, Allentown is directly north of downtown and boasts some of the city's most beautiful homes (just walk down North Pearl for evidence) and architecture, including Kleinhans Music Hall and Karpeles Manuscript Library. Walk down any of the streets off of Allen and one might find examples of Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Shingle style or Queen Anne homes behind the tree lined sidewalks. There are 2 parks - Days and Arlington - which were redesigned by Olmstead once he finished the master park plans for Buffalo. Symphony Circle, a round about just north of Allen, was a part of Olmstead's original park plan as well.
Today, the area is known for it's community of artists, it's embrace of bohemian, gay and hipster cultures, and for some of the city's strongest preservationists. Fine dining, theatre, antiquing and other entertainment can be found just around the corner.