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New wine bar bringing exotic, new bottles...and experiences to Buffalo

Posted at 4:35 AM, Dec 21, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo, New York might be well known for its late night bar scene, but that's not the kind of bar we are talking about today.

We are talking about a new wine bar.

You'll still find your share of liquor on the shelves, but if you're pulling up to The Little Bar on Hertel, you're coming for something you've never had before, literally.

"We have that are off the beaten path and wines that you might not be able to find elsewhere," said co-owner and operator Tommy Lombardo.

He opened the new spot in November with his wife, Mary, business partner/chef Mike Obarka, along with the help of his experienced parents Tom and Donna Lombardo. . The two, together, created a really unique space where wine takes center stage. Mary worked with a designer to create the unique atmosphere and ambiance you'll find when stepping into this intimate space.

A place where you can get the white table wine list, without having to pay for the meal that goes with it.

Bar manager Daniel Reish said the new restaurant, which is a "sister restaurant" to Ristorante Lombardo's across the street, specializes in having a unique assortment of bottles on tap.

"Sometimes its really difficult to put into words why these different wines are so resonant with us or why they speak to us," Reish said.

""It’s the difference between the useful arts and the fine arts -- there’s wine for drinking, and wine for really paying attention to, and enjoying."

The Little Club serves up wine and a short list small plates that help compliment your glass.

It's the perfect place to take a group of friends, or a great gift card to send out this holiday season.

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