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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:

“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 with Camp Good Days, which provides summer camping experiences for children, adults, and families whose lives have been affected by cancer and other life challenges.

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!.”

PERFORMERS THAT HAVE GRACED THE FANATIC’S STAGE IN THE PAST (some have been our host at The Geneseo Riviera)

  • Adam Ezra Group
  • Albert Catiglia
  • Anson Funderburg
  • Biscut Miller
  • Blues Beatles
  • Chris Duarte Group
  • Cinnamon Jones
  • Damon Fowler
  • Enter the Haggis
  • Gangstagrass
  • Hanna & the Blue Hearts
  • Head for the Hills
  • James Armstrong
  • Jimmy Wolf Band
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • John Nemeth and the Blue Dreamers
  • Johnny Rawls
  • Junior Watson
  • Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials
  • Mark Hummel
  • Michael Charles
  • Miller and the Other Sinners
  • Mississippi Heat
  • Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads
  • Nick Moss Band
  • Nick Schnebelen Band
  • Paul Nelson
  • Popa Chubby
  • Rockin Johnny Burgin
  • Studabaker John
  • The THE BAND Band
  • Tony Holiday and the Velvetones
  • Chris Beard
  • Nick Moss
  • Stanley Jordon


  • Ali Hanal
  • David Olney
  • Davy Knowles
  • Greg Townson
  • Kim Richey
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • Mary Fahl
  • Ray Bonneville
  • Steve Forgert

Get In Touch

Phone: 585-624-2080


Tues. - Thur. - 4pm-9pm
Fri. - 11:30am-10pm
Sat. - 4:00pm-10pm
Sundays- Noon -7pm


7281 W. Main St.
Lima, NY 14485

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Fanatics Pub & Pizza · 7281 West Main St, Lima · NY 14485

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