Cool, retro, and a little subversive, the speakeasy is an exclusive getaway catering to those who like well-crafted cocktails, thoughtful food, and a sense of intrigue. Popular during the prohibition years, speakeasies provided a place for folks to enjoy their (at the time) illegal booze away from the prying eyes of the Feds.
For nostalgia’s sake some speakeasies can be a challenge to find. Places use social media to reveal their location, operation times, menus, and even passwords needed to gain entry. Most stay true to the prohibition template by eliminating any front signage.
Typically these establishments are cozy, intimate spots designed to give a throwback experience to the customer. Craft and prohibition era cocktails are standard, while many offer select menus dedicated to the whims of the owner or guest chef.
Reservations are always welcome and are often required due to the limited size and seating of the establishment. Text or online reservations are usually all you’ll need to enjoy an evening of handcrafted food and drinks in an exclusive environment.
During your stay at your vacation rental home in Seattle, here are a few places to check out for a speakeasy experience. The others, you’ll just have to discover for yourself!
Knee High Stocking Co.
Needle and Thread
Bathtub Gin Co.
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