Events

We do events right.

Enjoy the elegance that Buffalo Block has to offer in the privacy of one of our exclusive meeting spaces on the second floor of the historic Rex Hotel.

Whether you are meeting with your team for an afternoon of strategic planning, hosting a smaller reception or Christmas party, we have you covered. Indulge in an elevated private experience by choosing Buffalo Block for your next event. You will not be disappointed!

Private Second Floor Rooms

Board Room
Our intricately designed Board Room sits on the second floor of the Buffalo Block restaurant overlooking Montana Avenue. This unique space features a custom made executive board table, a compatible mirrored smart TV, a back counter for service or presentations, and oversized luxury seating. This room is perfect for off campus planning sessions, private dining experiences, work retreats or an extension to our Ballroom for elevated service selections. Off menu banquet style options available for meetings upon request. Let us take care of the details so you can sit back and enjoy.

  • Seats 12 comfortably
  • Can accommodate up to 14
  • Private meeting or dining experience
  • Private bar available
  • Banquet style menu or personal limited menu
  • Personal cocktail and food service
  • Access to our large mirrored TV with connectors, cables and remote

Ballroom
Our newly remodeled Ballroom was designed with you in mind. We created an open concept room that offers different setup configurations allowing us to create a space that our guests desire. This room is perfect for parties under 50 guests who are looking for a private dining experience with the elevated service that Buffalo Block has to offer. Reach out to us today to see if we can help create your perfect event.

  • Accommodates up to 50
  • Private meeting or dining experience
  • Private bar available
  • Banquet style menu options
  • Personal cocktail and food service
  • Audio Visual package available
  • Private service kitchen attached for expedited guest assistance

Inquire

To inquire about dates, availability, or pricing please contact us at events@buffaloblock.com or use the form below. We look forward to hosting you soon!

So what’s a Buffalo Block, anyway?

In the late 1800s, towns and cities in the United States faced a common problem: the inconvenience of unpaved streets and the pervasive mud and odor that went with them. In 1900, everything changed: the buffalo block, a cheap, water-resistant, and nearly-indestructible brick, was developed. Soon, settlements across the country were paved with them, and Montana Avenue and the town of Billings were no exception.

Although buffalo block remnants are fewer and further between now that we’ve long since adopted asphalt paving methods, we unearthed plenty of buffalo blocks on the old patio and scattered throughout the building when we began our remodel of the Rex in 2018. And one day, while doing a walkthrough of the renovation, our granddaughter saw a brick and said, “Well, that would be a cool name for a restaurant!”

“Hmm,” we thought. “She has a point.”

Not just because of those old paving bricks, but also because “Buffalo Block” seemed to capture decades of history, harkening back to the days of Buffalo Bill and when the hotel bar went by the name of “Buffalo Bar.”

To make a long story short, the name sort of just stuck.

So cheers to a new legacy — while honoring our rich history.

– The Larson Family

1 “History of Stree Brick.” Antique Brick Warehouse.
https://www.antiquebrickwarehouse.com/pages/patio-pavers

Stop by and see what we’ve done with the place. Make a reservation now or just stop by and say hi.