The return of the Speakeasy at The Barbershop Club May 13, 9pm-12midnite. @miccocktail RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org The one-time American colony is seeing
a boom in Prohibition-style secret bars -dark, discreet, sophisticated cocktail bars where the focus is on high-quality drinks. Join us as we travel back to the 1920s speakeasy , were it fits surprisingly well into the modern cityscape .
During the 1920's, the nation was going through a period of prohibition due to the Volstead Act of 1919. This act was supposed to make alcohol illegal, but what it really did was cause the nation to go into a sort of rebellion.
Secret clubs and meetings controlled by organized crime members sprang up all over America and Canada. They were called "Speakeasies," and they sold illegal alcohol during prohibition. To get into a speakeasy, you needed to know the secret handshake, password, or knock. The clubs were hidden in the backs of stores or even underground, and were a great source of entertainment. People could meet to drink bootlegged alcohol, gamble, watch dancing girls, and listen to Jazz and other popular music of the times, not much different from clubs today. #membersonly #speakeasies #speakeasy #privateclubs #membersonly #vipclubs #ktownla #koreatownla #barbershopla #dtla_everyday #dtlaartsdistrict #dtla #swingers #swingersclub #jazzpiano #hotelbarber #hotelliving #moonshine @stillhouseusa @hotelnormandie