Special Features and Events at Buffalo Block

Unique Experiences, Featured Cuisines, and Exceptional Service

Wine Tasting Featuring Joseph Phelps, Insignia Wines

Join us for an exclusive wine dinner featuring Jackson Family Wines!

Starting at 6:00 PM on Monday, January 23rd.

Featuring Jackson Family Wines including Hartford Court, Outer Limits and Warrior Princess.

Each guest will receive special wine pricing the night of the event.

Space is very limited – you won’t want to miss this special event!

Geoff George Music

Geoff George Music – starting Wednesday, June 16th at Buffalo Block from 5:00 to 8:00.

Geoff is one of our favorites and we’re so happy to be hosting him on Wednesdays on the patio (or in the lounge if weather doesn’t cooperate).

Geoff George is a professional singer/songwriter from Billings, Montana. Known for his soulful acoustic renditions of hits from the past and present, he has performed countless venues from coast to coast including The City Winery in Nashville, TN, Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA, Harrah’s Atlantic City and House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois.


You won’t want to miss these special evenings!

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.

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