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During the Prohibition era, Chicago speakeasies popped up all over town to quench the thirst of locals and mobsters. The city never really sobered up, and the secret bars didn't disappear either. Tucked below restaurants and hidden inside some of the best hotels in Chicago, the coolest Chicago speakeasies sling expertly crafted cocktails in an intimate setting. Next time you're looking for one of the most unique date ideas Chicago has to offer, consider sneaking into one of these secret watering holes. It doesn't hurt that many of these spots double as wine bars and jazz clubs. You don't need a password—just read our guide to the best speakeasy bars in Chicago.
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