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The Ties That Bind

Through history, neighborhood taverns play an important role in village life. Along with offering refreshment and hospitality, taverns have always been centers of social congress.

A tavern was the first place New Yorker Captain Wessel D. Whittaker headed after beaching his schooner Post Boy just south of where he would establish his “new” Buffalo. Whittaker's motivations back in the day were similar to those of locals and visitors gathering dockside today.

While the tradition of libations and scratch-made meals are central to the Bentwood experience, so is the notion of connection. We hope you'll think of us as a place to find community over proudly poured pints, craft cocktails, and seasonally inspired tavern fare—graciously served at the water's edge.

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