Top six real-life speakeasy bars

26th May, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Prohibition may have ended more than 80 years ago in the United States, but these real-life speakeasy bars continue to thrive.


There has been an influx of Prohibition-style bars across the world, but these are real-life former speakeasies still in operation

While a number of modern bars aim to imitate clandestine drinking experience with speakeasy-style décor and drinks, some authentic bars from the Jazz Age continue to operate to this day.

Hidden from law enforcement with exterior disguises and underground locations between 1920 and 1933, these bars are some of the oldest continually operating drinking dens in the US.

Such establishments boast a colourful history and were often operated by organised crime circuits and members of the mafia.

Many have now closed shop doors for good, but a select few continue to operate and remain true to their speakeasy origins – this time without needing to elude law enforcement.

Click through the following pages to view the top six real-life speakeasy bars in the US. If you think we have missed any essential inclusions out, let us know by leaving a comment below.

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