The Bengal Inn, also known as Tiny's Bengal Inn, was a bar located at the end of St. Paul Boulevard, just south of the entrance to the Rochester Yacht Club in the town of Irondequoit. The location is now part of a roundabout at the end of St. Paul.
The Inn, under that name, was opened sometime in the early 1960s and quickly became known as the bar for the young crowd, drawing students from all the area colleges (and many under-age patrons as well). Back then, the drinking age in New York was still 18, so the small wooden building was often packed with a long line outside on even the coldest winder nights.
The bar became associated with one of Rochester's best known bands, The Invictas, consisting of Herb Gross, Jim Kohler, Dave Hickey and Mark. Other local popular local bands who played there included The Quirks, the Angry Young Men, The Root of All Evil, The Playboys, and many others.
The building was, without doubt, a fire trap, and, not surprisingly, burned down around 1969.