The Tavern


North Main Street
Sumter, SC

FAMILIES: Schwartz

In 1933, The Tavern, a restaurant and bar owned and operated by Julian Schwartz (1893-1969), sold draught beer, the first time since pre-prohibition that draught beer was sold in Sumter, South Carolina.1 Besides alcohol, The Tavern served sandwiches. In addition to The Tavern, Schwartz also owned and operated Schartz Ready-to-Wear, a ladies’ clothing store in Sumter.



1 “Draught Beer is Placed on Sale.” The Item, May 23, 1933, Page 6.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

JHSSC Office
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843 953 3918