You know what Hanky Panky is, no need to explain the moniker. But, did you know that it’s also the name of a drink coined by the legendary Ada "Coley" Coleman at the Savoy Hotel in London, made with Fernet, vermouth and dry gin? We’re not allowed to divulge how this speakeasy is found but rest assured it would be difficult to stumble across it. We will give you a hint though: feign like you’re headed for the bathroom and you’ll be transported to an adult libation haven… welcome to Hanky Panky. If you’ve made it this far it’s surely because of word of mouth as this classic speakeasy does not advertise in any way. The finagling and sleuthing required to find this spot is entirely worth it once you’ve spent a night at a place which is impossible to find to begin with and ends with you exiting through a refrigerator door.
Some of these cocktail bars have no signage, or at least unobvious signage, nor do they share their addresses on social media but you can often find them listed as some of the best bars in the world. These types of clubs prefer to hide themselves in unsuspecting places. Most of these bars have been inspired by the speakeasies and blind pigs of the 1920s Prohibition era in the United States, during which it was illegal to purchase or consume alcohol. Let yourself discover and explore these concept bars that will change your idea of an average night out on the town.