local bar and restaurant with food and drinks

Wine and dine at our Prohibition-era restaurant and speakeasy. Here are a few things you should know before you visit:

  • No pictures allowed: Put your cell phone down when you’re savoring a night at this joint. Ask your wait staff about a photo op with Wakely.
  • To keep with the atmosphere please make or recieve all phone calls at our designated telephone booth.
  • Get your glad rags on if you've got em, but swanky dress not required and casual attire is welcome and encouraged


Are you looking for a cool place to hold your next business meeting? Your guests will be impressed when you take them to Wakely’s for a unique 1930s experience in Utica, NY. Call 315-864-3948 today to make your reservation.

Did You Know?

Utica, NY was the first town to serve alcohol after Prohibition was repealed?

April 7, 1933: President Roosevelt repealed the 18th Amendment.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!

Put on Your Kicks and Dance the Night Away

Visit Wakely’s for the best live music in Utica, NY

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.