Top six real-life speakeasy bars

26th May, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

King Eddy Saloon, Los Angeles

King-Eddy-SaloonThe King Eddy Saloon’s history is a prominent piece of LA’s speakeasy scene. Officially open since 1933, it housed bootlegging empires in the basement long before that, operating as a piano store during Prohibition with the secret speakeasy tucked away in the basement. Famous poet Charles Bukowski is known to have frequented the bar, which was heralded as a place where “a famous person can come in and have a drink and the old crowd wouldn’t even give a damn who they were or know who they were”. Still serving today, it’s the last bar of it’s kind on the notorious Skid Row.

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