The Bar Bill Tavern has been an institution in East Aurora, NY since the day it opened its doors. Mystery surrounds the lore of "the Bill" at almost every telling. Everything from the name, to the famous customer vacations to the mug club feature a level of mythology when told at the bar (and elsewhere). The old building at 185 Main Street has stood for over 150 years. Originally opened by Barb and Bill (hence the name) Korzelius, the tavern replaced a small Ice Cream shop on the west end of Main St. The bar featured Beef on Weck as it's only food option, as well as a limited drink list. When Joe Giafaglione bought the bar in 1977, he had much bigger plans.