About

Buffalo Wings and Brewhouse specializes in local draft beer and cider on taps. We have 16 with favorites from Western New York brewers, like Thin Man, Community Beer Works, New York Beer Project, Resurgence, Pressure Drop, BlackBird Cider Works and Snowy Owl Kombucha!

We also sell beer and cider to go in four or six-packs. Or, fill a growler to take home. Our menu includes Buffalo wings, roast beef on weck sliders, hummus veggie & chip platters, fresh-cut, deep-fried potato slices and apple-pie pierogies. Weekly specials include the owner’s favorite: Fried chicken with a smoked paprika rub. Our non-alcoholic options include fresh brewed Ithaca-roasted Gimme! Coffee, hot chocolate, Johnnie Ryan Sodas.

Stop in and we’ll pour a sample from our taps!

History

When we opened in the fall of 2019, we were proud to realize we’d stepped into a family tradition started by our great grandfather. At the turn of the century before last, Herman Schroeder ran a tavern eight blocks away. The corner where it stood at East Avenue and Oliver is an empty patch of grass and the Buffalo Bolt factory that stood behind it is gone, too. Yet Schroeder’s legacy of entrepreneurship carries on in our new, 21st century family-run business: The Bille family behind this new venture has a mission to create a relaxing and inspiring environment to share good times with friends and neighbors, new and old. We spent two years renovating an abandoned deli building — Best Taste Mini Market — with century-old roots. We want to know more about the history we found in the walls: like sausage packing crates from Poland, now in a mosaic pattern at the bar and a vintage photo of a girl in old-fashioned finery who is now framed and on the wall.

Come see. Share what you know of Oliver Street’s history.

Our People

Matt Bille

Matt Bille

Owner

Matt Bille, the owner and founder, is a North Tonawanda native who had a career as a retail manager. He took his experience, his curiosity about the growing local craft beer movement and created Buffalo Wings and Brewhouse with his two sons. This followed two years of renovations of this corner store building, about a 100-years old, abandoned and foreclosed for almost a decade. It was last known as the beloved neighborhood deli the “Bestaste Mini Market.” (photo credit: Twin City Sun) 

Alex Bille

Alex Bille

Operating Manager

Alex Bille, Matt’s eldest son and graduated finance major at Canisius College, manages the bar.

Join us in making new history on Oliver!

We’re serving locally brewed beer for takeout and enjoying at the bar — from Community Beer Works and Resurgence to Pressure Drop. Effervescent, fermented Snowy Owl kombucha is also on tap. Buffalo classics and innovations on the menu include our wings, beef on weck sliders, hummus platters with veggies and chips. Finish with apple-pie pierogies by local maker Yeah! Pierogies with a cup of fresh-brewed artisan-roasted Gimme! Coffee.