Destinations Magazine

Uncover the Best Speakeasies in Each City

Play by an entirely different set of rules at your local speakeasy, a Prohibition-inspired bar where the drinks are typically generous and the atmosphere is a quiet hum of conversation. Get ready to slide onto barstool and enjoy a uniquely crafted cocktail.


New Orleans

21st Amendment Bar at La Louisiane

725 Iberville St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Built in 1881, this historic bar features drinks like a three-shot bourbon flight and the Blind Tiger, which includes buttered Evan Williams bourbon, honey syrup, and Peychaud's bitters. Stop in on a Wednesday to join the crowd for a mobster movie screening.

San Francisco

Local Edition

691 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105

Escape the sights and sounds of the city, and find your way to this underground lounge to relax in the low-lit ambiance. Drink it all in with the help of an Ava Gardner — jasmine-infused vodka, coconut milk, lemon, ginger, aromatic bitters, and basil.


Needle & Thread

1406 12th Ave., Seattle WA 98122

Enter Tavern Law and head to the phone in the back where an operator will unlock the vault and let you into a hidden upstairs bar. No need for drink menus here — simply tell the bartender a little about yourself and they will whip up a cocktail you’re sure to enjoy.


The Pharmacy

8050 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32801

Sneak your way around the shopping plaza and search for an unmarked elevator. The doors will open right into the small, cozy space. Settle into a table and order a round of Pharmacy Manhattans with Charbay hop whiskey, sweet vermouth, lactart, and orange bitters.

Washington, D.C.


728 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Look for the blue light and pirate flag to find this nondescript lounge. You’ll feel cozy and relaxed with their “Dreaming of the Green Can” drink, which includes rum, hibiscus, roasted pineapple, and egg whites.


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