I was introduced to the Buffalo Club in Glasgow by someone who had prevously studied at St Andrews, who had been introduced by someone from somewhere else in the country. It's a worldwide phenomenon

I was informed of two rules...

  1. Membership costs a penny. You can leave the club at any time by getting your penny back from the member you joined with.
  2. If caught with a drink in your right hand (unless it's on a table or at your lips), and someone calls buffalo!, you have to down whatever's left, or kiss the person to your right.
The night I was introduced, someone caught me with almost a full pint of Caffreys in my right hand. I gave the guy to my right a peck on the cheek, and continued drinking with my left hand. :)