Prohibition ended in 1933 but that doesn’t mean we have to stop being secretive about our (legal) liquor consumption. The secret makes it fun, the attention to detail and decor makes it unique and what is better than a secretive and unique evening?
The subtlety of the modern-day speakeasy is more likely than actually coming across one by accident - thanks internet! Unless you find yourself in Tokyo and manage to walk into a random building, up three flights of stairs, through a tiny book shop, out the backdoor, to find that the bathroom is actually a small batch sake bar with three seats, the following are well-loved and thoughtfully hidden away speakeasies across the states…
Need some more Fernet & Coke in your life or have no idea what it is and want to try it? Head over to Buenos Aires Cafe and look for the unmarked blue door. Step down into the art deco Milonga Room and peruse the largest collection of Fernet and Amari in Texas. Live musical performances add to the Argentine-based menu and flair.
1201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
In an old wool warehouse in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, Drink elegantly provides a spot to enjoy heavily R&D’d cocktails. The only menu here is your own, based on your flavor preferences the barkeep uses artisanal ingredients to craft the perfect way to wet your whistle.
348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
An award-winning grilled cheese is not the only pull of Blind Barber in Chicago’s Highland Park. You can also get your fade shaped-up in the barber shop that acts as a front for the 70’s-themed rec room style bar as well as purchase high-end products for all your beard grooming needs.
948 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
In Sheep’s Clothing
By way of Japan, this Art’s District gem can be found inside a pizza joint. With a focus on audio, this hi-fi cocktail bar focuses on sake and Japanese whiskey. The hi-fi is delicately balanced with a low-key vibe that suits the open room’s lounged-in appeal.
710 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Bookstores are scarce these days so you will not want to sleep on this used book store on Elm Street in downtown Nashua. Entering by way of the alley, find and pull on the right book from the shelf in front of you to enter the 1920’s themed bar. Feel free to dress the part, it may be the only place where a fedora is still acceptable.
1 Elm St, Nashua, NH 03060
New York City
Where the OG speakeasy Milk & Honey once reservedly held court, the equally discreet Attaboy currently stands. Owned by the genius creator of the now beloved Penicillin cocktail, the menu-less establishment will ask you what you like, then sit back and watch the magic happen.
134 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
A pleasant surprise through the door of a unique liquor and smoke shop, Wicked Rabbit is elevating Omaha’s cocktail game with their tasty Prohibition-era beverages. With only 25 seats available, the cozy space has been expertly decorated for a romantic and adventurous evening.
Now now, there is no need to wake up at some ungodly hour in order to be the CEO of the next Apple or Tesla, but perfecting the morning schedule that suits you can help with productivity, diet, mental and physical health.
You wake up every morning, get dressed, caffeinate, feed yourself, and get to work - throughout this Groundhogs Day process you find yourself thinking about that passion project or small online business you wish you could dive deeper into.