Our network

Lost Buffalo: The Harbor Inn | News

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Lost Buffalo: The Harbor Inn
News
Lost Buffalo: The Harbor Inn

Located across the street from the site of the new Buffalo River Fest Park is a vacant lot once home to the legendary Harbor Inn. The classic Buffalo tavern was considered by many to be the best of the old waterfront bars for its keen awareness of its place in history. Built in 1874 as a saloon and boarding house for Patrick Kane, patrons of the gin mill had a "front row seat" to view Buffalo's water & railroading empire. 

In the 80s, owner Ed Malloy was quick to tell stories about the First Ward's colorful past and utilized the dining room's walls to display historical photos. An iconic feature of the Harbor Inn was a one and a half story lighthouse sign.

This unique triangular Italianate style building was torn down in the late-90s and remains vacant space. For more information about the Harbor Inn and other classic taverns in Buffalo, visit Forgotten Buffalo (www.ForgottenBuffalo.com).

ForgottenBuffalo.com, founded in 2003, is the region's authority on unique landmarks, classic taverns, old world neighborhoods and "Nickel City" oddities. In addition to the website, Forgotten Buffalo is the producer of Buffalo’s original "Off the Beaten Track" tours. ForgottenBuffalo.com and Tours was founded by Buffalo architecture and history docent Marty Biniasz and television personality Eddy "Maxwell Truth" Dobosiewicz.

News

Downtown Businesses