1. Patrons, on occasion would also include underworld "big." Newark bootlegger Longy Zwillman, labeled one of the "Big Six" crime bosses in the East by the FBI during Prohibition era (along with Charles Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Frank Costello, Joe Adonis, and Ben Bugsy Siegel) was a patron at The Tavern. It is more than likely that Longy entertained his fellow associates in crime there from time to time.

At the end of Prohibition--the law prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages--in 1933, Zwillman invested in a number of reputable, established business enterprises. The Tavern was among his investments.