Dreamland Tavern

Known Name(s)

Dreamland Tavern


Lawnside, NJ (Primary) (1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955)
385 Evesham Avenue Lawnside, NJ (Modern Address)

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Detailed History

Said to have been built in 1940, John “Jack” Brady’s Dreamland Café was an Evesham Avenue fixture. When Brady died in 1963, his wife, Mrs. Emily Brady, said that the club had been “a long-time dream” her husband had. She named the Ravens, the Four Tones, Peggy Thomas, and Savanah Churchill, as some of the club’s headliners, and Joe Louis, Jersey Joe Walcott, and Wilt Chamberlain as regular guests. Mrs. Brady ran the club from 1963 until her death in 1976. The Dreamland Café was destroyed by fire twice, once in 1975 and again, in 1979. The 1979 blaze was the club’s undoing.

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