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What makes a bar a speakeasy?

What makes a bar a speakeasy?

The biggest trend in nightlife and bars over the last decade is the rise of the “speakeasy” bar — cocktail bars that mimic the illicit, hidden bars that arose during the 1920s Prohibition Era in the US.

What is a speakeasy concept?

Definition of speakeasy : a place where alcoholic beverages are illegally sold specifically : such a place during the period of prohibition in the U.S.

What is a modern speakeasy bar?

While many bars and taverns closed down, illegal drinking establishments known as “speakeasies” cropped up all across the country. Modern-day speakeasies are legal establishments where guests can have the experience of living during the Prohibition era.

How did speakeasy stay hidden?

In order to gain entrance to a speakeasy, patrons were stopped at the door and had to produce a secret password, a special card, a secret handshake, or a special code. Once the password was verified, patrons were led inside to the speakeasy location, which was often hidden in a basement or behind a false door.

What is the speakeasy bar concept growing internationally?

What is a Speakeasy Bar? Generally, Speakeasy Bars are bars behind closed doors offering exclusive cocktails and food menu items in a restricted environment that is only accessible to a few. All the cities of the world have their secret place and now Bogotá also has its own.

Is there such a thing as a secret speakeasy?

While that shift has empowered drinkers to seek out quality establishments (and quality bars to make themselves known), it’s also completely undermined the entire idea of a secretive bar. Nothing is secret on the internet for long. Yet, bar owners continue to open new speakeasies.

How do you get into a speakeasy bar?

Like Inception, with way more booze, a two-seat bar, and an overall Western saloon vibe. To get in, you climb through a trap door in the floor of the main bar. You’ll need to book a large party to even be considered for Ipswitch clearance, and even then you might not make it.

Where did the term speakeasy bar come from?

Many believe the “Speakeasy” concept has origins back to the first decades of the 20th century, in the city of New York during prohibition. In that era NYC was governed by the dry law, a controversial measure that prevented the manufacture and consumption of alcohol.