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The Swannie House Beckons Visitors

A trip to The Cobblestone District led to a fun surprise last night. With all of the hoopla surrounding Silo City, RiverWorks, the casino, Ohio Street, etc., one of this city’s most celebrated longstanding taverns has decided to up the ante on its signage. For years, if you knew exactly where The Swannie House was, then you were considered “in the know”. It was a neighborhood hangout that attracted some Sabres fans as well, but for the most part it was kind of like a hidden secret.

Today, a visit to The Swannie House, for food and/or drinks, is still mostly the same, except the clientele is becoming more diversified. Now that Buffalonians are actually aware of what the Cobblestone District is, and where Ohio Street is, there are some tried and true establishments that are excited to be part of the mounting action.

Every time someone takes a trip down Ohio Street, heading to Silo City or the Outer Harbor, or over the Ohio Street Bridge to get to RiverWorks, they must first pass by The Swannie House, located at the corner of Michigan and Ohio. If that excursion happens to take place in the evening, then the visitors will be greeted by a brilliantly lit, larger than life, red glowing sign that beckons people to pull over and pay a visit to one of this city’s oldest establishments (est. 1886).

The Swannie House | 170 Ohio Street | Buffalo NY | 716-847-2898



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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