Speakeasies were all the rage during the Prohibition era, when selling alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout the United States. These establishments quenched the public’s thirst for a smooth cocktail in dark, smoke-filled basements. Prohibition ended in 1933, but almost a century later, speakeasies — now operating under considerably lower stakes — are again proliferating in bar scenes across the country, and the Twin Cities’ is no exception. Slink down narrow alleys and slip through unmarked doors to find a not-so-secret world in these nine hidden bars around the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.
Note that these restaurants are listed geographically.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More