Wine and dine at our Prohibition-era restaurant and speakeasy. Here are a few things you should know before you visit:
April 7, 1933: President Roosevelt repealed the 18th Amendment. Within hours, bars in Utica were celebrating by opening their doors and taps. Wakely's on Varick celebrates this history and invites you in to taste a piece of history!
Are you a night owl who’s ready to get your wiggle on? Wakely’s features live music every night of the week. Enjoy jazz, blues and country while you dine in our elegant upscale local bar and restaurant. The big band and grand piano will be calling you to the dance floor. Grab a fella or your best gal and make your way to our speakeasy for a night you won’t forget.
Sip on a cocktail and don’t hesitate to order a tableside French press coffee when you’re trying to keep up with the night owls. Make a reservation today to dine in our exclusive bourbon room.