Fanatics Pub Owner, Jim, started the business to provide an entertainment venue focused on The Blues that also serves great food.

Fanatics Pub, owned by Jim Shelly, is located 7281 West Main Street in Lima. Fanatics is a full service restaurant and pub. We offer Take-Out or feature a full menu if coming in. The menu and daily specials can be found on their facebook page: www.facebook.com/fanaticspubandpizza/

“I graduated from HFL High School and that’s why I care so much about this community… Lima is like my second home. I had run a successful pizza business for many years, so when the building at the crossroads of Lima became available I jumped at the chance to get into a full service restaurant and bar. I wanted to provide the community with an exciting place to enjoy live music and now, 11 years later, we’re holding more than 100 shows a year! We’ve had Grammy Award winners, Blues Music  Award winners… they stop here during the week when travelling between large  events in the cities around us. This has just become such a passion of mine, I’m booking acts now at the Riveria in Geneseo as well. I focus on blues and bring some of the best acts from all over the country to our little corner of Western New York. A comfortable atmosphere, good food, and good music… that’s what we’re all about!” —- Jim Shelly

Fanatics Pub is also committed to supporting local causes. We sponsor two local softball teams, and also share proceeds from our annual Summer Blues Festival goes to Camp Good Days, which provides summer camping experiences for children, adults, and families whose lives have been affected by cancer and other life challenges. We also donate to BeKind - kindness childrens organization.

Fanatics is always looking for new talent to feature on our stage and outdoor pation. If interested, please fill out a TALENT SUMISSION form - Click here

Client Testimonials

Patricia Page – January 10, 2018
“Excellent venue for music! The owner Jim is a super sweet guy. The staff was very Good! Food was good too! I loved that I could get an adult grilled cheese! Sometimes it’s all about the comfort foods and they nailed it!”

Danielle C – Oct. 8 2017 – Yelp 5 stars!
“Walking in, we were greeted with a warm friendly smile from Tara our bartender.  She was efficient, knowledgeable and attentive.  After spending only a few hours here, it was evident that this is the kind of establishment that makes everyone feel welcome.  Regulars were greeted by name and everyone entering  was happy to spend a few hours enjoying some refreshing pints, delicious food and the company of people who very much felt like that were at a home away from home. Big screen tvs were available to watch games along with quick draw for those looking to gamble a bit!

Overall, I would recommend this wonderful little gem to anyone looking for a good time with great people!.”


Alastair Greene

Albert Castiglia

Alexis P Suter Band

Ana Popovic
Annika Chambers
Anthony Geraci and the Boston All Stars
Blood Brothers
Blues Beatles
Brandon Santini
Bruce Katz Band
Bywater Call
Chris Cain

Cinnamon Jones
Clarence Spady
Clay Melton
Curtis Salgado
Damon Fowler
Dave Kellar
Dawn Tyler Watson
Duke Robillard
Early Times
Elekric Voodoo
Erin Coburn
Mary Fahl - at Fort Hill
Frank Bang
Gave Stillman
Ghost Town
Cracie Curran
Hanna and the Blue Hearts
Harper & Midwest Kind
Henri Herbert
Horojo Trio
House of Hamill
JP Soars' Gypsy Blue Revue
James Armstrong
Jason Ricci
Jeff Riales Silvertones
Jennifer Westwood
Jeremy Keyes
Jimmy Carpenter
Joanne Connor
John Valby
John Nemeth
Johnny Rawls
Jose Ramirez
Junior Watson
Katie Henry
Keesha Pratt
Kim Wilson
King Solomen Hicks
Lance Lopez
Lil Ed
Luca Foresta & the Electro Kings
Lurrie Bell
Mark Hummel Band with Anson Funderburgh
Mark May Band
Max Kaplan
Michael Charles
Mississippi Heat

Nick Schnebelen
Owen Eichensehr & Pat Harrington
Pat Harrington and Friends

Paul Nelson
Pete Griffith Band
Popa Cubby
Reggie Sears
Rick Estrin and the Night Cats
Sean Chambers
Selwny Birchwood
Shawn Holt
Steve Grills and the Roadmasters
Teresa James
The Coupe De' Villes
The Thunderbirds
Tommy Z
Tony Holiday
Vanessa Collier
Victor Wainwright
Veronica Lewis
Watermelon Slim
Wishbone Ash

Zac Harmon

.................. and many more!

Get In Touch

Phone: 585-624-2080
Ticket sales: 315-573-2411
Email: fanaticspubandpizza@gmail.com


Tues. - Fri. - 4pm-10pm
Sat. - 2pm-10pm
Sundays- 2pm -7pm
Patio events start at 3pm


7281 W. Main St.
Lima, NY 14485