Gerber's 1933 Tavern

Gerber's 1933 Tavern
in historic Bagg's Square, has been restored
to the Speak Easy it once was.



Dear Loyal Customers and Friends,

Our doors have opened back up, and we very much look forward to seeing everyone and toasting to your good health! Please be advised that, until further notice, all customers and staff will be required to wear masks as part of the Oneida County mandate.

If you would like to purchase a gift certificate during the holiday season, please e-mail

Mark and Susan Mojave

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(Returning in 2022)

Special Occasions

Gerber's 1933 Tavern is a smart choice for your party or gathering.

The dining/bar area is the perfect location for all your "B" parties; Birthday, Bridal, Bachelor or Baby Shower just to name a few! It has been the choice photo spot for bridal parties on their way to the reception and the meeting place for class reunions. The options are endless and the menu can be catered to your needs. Gerber's 1933 Tavern has indoor as well as season outdoor dining. Make sure to reserve a portion of the space or the whole tavern for your private party.

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Our Story

Gerber's 1933 Tavern is an historic Speak Easy returned to its original luster. The building was constructed in the 1840 by the Batchelor family in the 1840's for use as a seed warehouse. Located adjacent to the original Erie Canal, it was the hub of commerce and recreation for Oneida County residents. With the arrival of Prohibition in 1919, the first floor was converted into a Speak Easy. Records indicate the 'Flying Squadron' out of Syracuse NY busted the Speak Easy on numerous occasions for selling illegal spirits. It continued as such until 1933, the year Prohibition ended and Gerber's began.

Sarah and Harry Gerber were immigrants who built the business that was passed on to their only child Leo. He ran the business until it closed in August of 1976 where it remained closed until it reopened in 2013. Mark and Susan Mojave restored the Speak Easy to it's original look of the 1930's. The one-of-a-kind bar, floor, ceiling, back-bar, beer tap and most notably the "Gerber" light fixtures are all original to the gentleman's tavern. The food offerings range from house specialty sandwiches that honor Gerber's history, to nightly dinner specials. All of the food is locally sourced and made to order. Gerber's 1933 Tavern is an historic, casual but elegant dining experience and a reminder that "THESE ARE THE GOOD OLD DAYS"!