A long-closed restaurant in Utica has reopened. Gerber's 1933 Tavern opened in the historic eatery at the corner of Liberty Street and Hotel Street.
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#23 Feb 7, 2014
Is there a bar crowd there before and after the Comet hockey games ? I'm thinking of going there after one of the games,I just don't want to be the only one there.
#24 Feb 7, 2014
I normally do my drinking in neighborhood type bars like the former Uncles Tavern, or the main stream restaurants, so I'm not up with the prices in places like this. Plus, I only drink beer, because any of the high octane stuff scrambles my brain. I went to Gerber's recently to try it out when I was in the area. They charged $4.50 for a draft. Is that reasonable?
#25 Feb 7, 2014
That's pricy for a draft!
#26 Feb 7, 2014
That depends if it's a domestic or craft beer and how big the glass is.
#27 Nov 4, 2014
You we're paying six dollars a drink and you reached fifty bucks? That's eight drinks. Are you sure you were not cocked?
Yes, they do take credit cards. I used one. And, yes, they do have air conditioning.
True story... I stopped there with a friend when they first opened.
I told the bartender to run a tab, he said okay. After being there for about an hour, a couple walked in that I knew, I asked the bartender to give them a drink on me.
The bartender said he couldn't give them a drink until I paid my tab. I asked why, are you throwing me out? He said no, we don't take credit cards and when the bill reaches $50.00, you have to pay it to continue drinking. I found this to be very demeaning, however, I took out 3 twenty dollar bills and said close enough.
I said can I buy my friends a drink now, I laid 2 more twenty dollar bills on the bar. He gave them each a drink and one to me. He took both twenties and gave me $16.00 change. That was $24.00 for three drinks. I said , how the hell much is a drink here? Well, he said, the guy had a double Johnny Walker Black,$10.00, the lady had a martini,$8.00 and your drink should have been $8.00, but I only charged you $6.00. I was drinking vodka ( I didn't specify any particular brand), but he said he'd been pouring me the better brand.
By now I'd had it ..I threw him another ten, walked out and put the X on the joint. OH yeah' I didn't feel any air conditioning, they had a big old style fan blowing hot air.
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