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While they are no longer the illegal drinking parlors set up behind false walls to evade authorities during Prohibition, the allure of the speakeasy is still strong. Some of Boston’s oldest bars undoubtedly operated illegally as speakeasies during the Prohibition era, but many new establishments replicate the atmosphere, discreetly tucked away in the back of a restaurant or down an alley. They are cool and low-key, where a well-made cocktail is the focus. Start at a speakeasy-style bar and then add some entertainment at one of Boston’s best karaoke bars, best trivia nights, or best comedy clubs.
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