1886

1886

German immigrant, Charles Miller opens "Miller's Saloon" on Lower Grand Street. When Charlie Miller Dies in 1873, his wife Caroline manages the business until about 1880. Charlie's younger brother, William, takes over the business and moves it to Harrison Alley.

1894

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Alfred Drescher, who immigrated from Zurich, Switzerland, and Frederick Keil, from Mannheim, Germany, purchase the business. Frederick Keil had previously married Charlie Miller's daughter, Mary. They changed the name to "Drescher and Keil". 

1912

Drescher and Keil retire and Drescher's son, Alfred, together with an employee by the name of Michael Keck, take over the business and name it "Drescher and Keck." Alfred Drescher had married Caroline, daughter of Frederick and Mary Keil. When Michael Keck died in 1944, the name became Drescher's.

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1946

Alfred's sons Frederick Keil Drescher and Ralph Drescher manage the business for more than a decade.

1886

1886

German immigrant, Charles Miller opens "Miller's Saloon" on Lower Grand Street. When Charlie Miller Dies in 1873, his wife Caroline manages the business until about 1880. Charlie's younger brother, William, takes over the business and moves it to Harrison Alley.

1912

The Drescher's Story

1868

German immigrant, Charles Miller opens "Miller's Saloon" on Lower Grand Street. When Charlie Miller Dies in 1873, his wife Caroline manages the business until about 1880. Charlie's younger brother, William, takes over the business and moves it to Harrison Alley.

1894

Alfred Drescher, who immigrated from Zurich, Switzerland, and Frederick Keil, from Mannheim, Germany, purchase the business. Frederick Keil had previously married Charlie Miller's daughter, Mary. They changed the name to "Drescher and Keil". 

1912

Drescher and Keil retire and Drescher's son, Alfred, together with an employee by the name of Michael Keck, take over the business and name it "Drescher and Keck." Alfred Drescher had married Caroline, daughter of Frederick and Mary Keil. When Michael Keck died in 1944, the name became Drescher's.

1946

Alfred's sons Frederick Keil Drescher and Ralph Drescher manage the business for more than a decade.

1957

Drescher's is purchased by Dean Monllos and was owned by Monllos for the next 28 years.

Drescher's is purchased by Dean Monllos and was owned by Monllos for the next 28 years.

1985

Recognized as a historic landmark by Waterbury’s Historical Society, Drescher’s Restaurant and Bar is Waterbury’s oldest standing restaurant, providing the city with authentic German cuisine dating back as early as 1868. For over 150 years, the Drescher legacy has provided downtown Waterbury with a restaurant where guests can create lasting memories with friends and loved ones over good food and cold drinks.

 

The restaurants contemporary design coupled with its historic atmosphere maintains a spirit that reminds us that it doesn’t matter how long your day was, or where you are from, Drescher’s is always there for you.

1987

Drescher's is sold once again  to Dr. Eric Walshe, a Wolcott family Physician. The Restaurant was managed by Dr. Walshe's son , David until the doors closed in 2012.

2013

Pies and Pints occupied the restaurant until they closed their doors in 2016

2019

George Tirado Jr. reopens the doors to the iconic restaurant, Drescher's.

History continues...

A group of investors led by Attorney Pat Palumbo buy the historic restaurant.

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If you have any photos of Drescher's throughout it's lifetime, Please contact us by using the form below. If you would like to make a reservation or plan a private event, Please call.

CONTACT

25 Leavenworth Street

Waterbury, CT 06702

E  / dreschersrestaurant@gmail.com

​T  /  (203)-725-3609

OPENING HOURS

Thursday-Saturday:

3:00pm - Close 

Sunday:

12:00pm - 8:00pm

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