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Winner of the Biniasz.com 2005 Classic Tavern Award
Located at 881 Oliver Street in North Tonawanda, the East Avenue Tavern is across the street from the former Buffalo Bolt Works division of Buffalo Forge.
It’s considered one of the best “working man’s taverns” in Western New York. Established in 1944 by the Wudyka family, the East Avenue Tavern at 881 Oliver Street in Tonawanda has been in existence for over 100 years. The present owner is Leonard Wudyka, a former Alderman in North Tonawanda , who has owned it since September 1976. His father, John Wudyka, and uncle, Martin Wudyka began business in 1944, purchasing it from Frank Rotko. It is believed to be one of the oldest existing taverns still in operation in North Tonawanda.
I am proud to announce that the East Avenue Tavern is the winner of the 2005 BINIASZ.COM “Classic Tavern” award. The business ranks high in all “classic tavern” criteria including fully restored art deco back bar, the working man’s Genesee Beer on tap, men’s room up front, dinning area (for Friday Fish) in the rear.
NOTE: Oliver Street in North Tonawanda once was home to over 75 taverns. Today, the street is still lined with a number of text book examples of “classic taverns.”