This unassuming Fort Worth speakeasy spans two stories and boasts a bar-within-a-bar. Head upstairs to the bar and try to find the bookcase, which—spoiler alert—also doubles as a door. Next? Answer the riddle of the week (conveniently on the bar’s social media profiles). Once you solve the riddle, you’ll be able to walk past the door and (finally) make your way to the underground hideout. The cocktail menu features classics like Sazeracs, margaritas, Moscow mules, as well as mixologist-crafted seasonal libations.
While a lot has changed since the Prohibition era—for one, alcohol is now legal once again—speakeasies have remained popular. In fact, over the past several years, new speakeasy-inspired bars have been popping up all across the country. While these hidden bars are no longer 'secret,' per se, they do offer a distinct allure, inviting guests to step back in time to relive the glory days of the Roaring Twenties.
The speakeasy-themed bars of today are just as fun. Plus, they feel just as exclusive with their secret entrances, passwords, and hard-to-find locales. Ahead, the coolest speakeasy entrances in the US—and how to get in.