Roaming Bison Tavern is Buffalo's newest and truest Kentucky Bourbon bar serving up your favorite southern style dishes. Located in Western New York, just one block west from Elmwood Avenue, RBT has taken over the old Nortel Grill with some serious upgrades inside. We are a local, small town place, here to tantalize your tastebuds with our competition style BBQ and inspire you to expand your knowledge and taste for Bourbon. 

Eat Together

We smoke our own meat offering your favorite southern style dishes with our house made BBQ sauces! 



Not all barbecue is created equal.

Greg Herzog, owner/operator, has been in the bar & restaurant business for over 20 years and spent the last 15 honing in on Bourbon and barbecue all with the Roaming Bison Tavern in his head. 

North, east, south, and west, Greg, has learned from some of the best in the business of Whiskey and BBQ and the ins and outs to give back to his hometown. 

The concept behind RBT comes from traveling across the country from Buffalo, NY to Las Vegas, NV.

On August 5, 2017, RBT opened in the old Nortel Grill, a North Buffalo/Riverside/Blackrock staple on Hertel Ave since 1939.

RBT is a true Kentucky Bourbon Bar and BBQ joint with over 150 Bourbons, Ryes, and Whiskeys.

Our menu is pub style with a southern feel. We try to source locally as much as we can and partner with Maple Ridge Bison Ranch.

From a fresh take on mac & cheese to our competition BBQ smoked wings and brisket, there is something everyone will love.



Welcome to Bourbon Row.

"The Perfect Place, For The Bourbon Shy!"





Don't know where to start? That's what we are here for!

We'll help you find the Bourbon you never knew you needed.

Our staff is trained and highly knowledgeable about all of our distilled spirits.

We specialize in Bourbon, Rye, and Whiskey and have over 100 varieties to choose from.


Whatever your preference is, whether it be sipping, mixed, or something else, we have a number of ways for you to enjoy Bourbon Row. 

  • Flights
  • Tastings
  • Bourbon Classes


Come on in and see us! Experience Bourbon Row for yourself!


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