In the days of legal alcohol and the internet’s ubiquity of information, few true illicit or unknown speakeasies remain, yet they still loom large in the nostalgic consciousness. Certainly, there are similarities of ambience and purpose among Prohibition-era places channeling The Roaring Twenties, promising such charms as stiff, classic cocktails, tasty tinctures, a sense of exclusivity and discovery, and vintage decor. And if they’re no longer illicit as they were during Prohibition, at least at speakeasy-style bars patrons don’t have to worry about a raid.
Unpacking some of the secrets of the Seattle scene, here’s a guide to spots with an air of old-school mystery and wonder about them.
Map points are ordered geographically and are not ranked by preference. What’s your best-kept bar secret? Whisper it in the comments, send us a clandestine email about it, or start a poorly marked forum thread in its honor.Read More