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
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!.”
PERFORMERS THAT HAVE GRACED THE FANATIC’S STAGE IN THE PAST
Alexis P Suter Band
Anthony Geraci and the Boston All Stars
Bruce Katz Band
Dawn Tyler Watson
Mary Fahl - at Fort Hill
Hanna and the Blue Hearts
Harper & Midwest Kind
House of Hamill
JP Soars' Gypsy Blue Revue
Jeff Riales Silvertones
King Solomen Hicks
Luca Foresta & the Electro Kings
Mark Hummel Band with Anson Funderburgh
Mark May Band
Owen Eichensehr & Pat Harrington
Pat Harrington and Friends
Pete Griffith Band
Rick Estrin and the Night Cats
Steve Grills and the Roadmasters
The Coupe De' Villes
.................. and many more!