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Top 50 speakeasy bars in the U.S.



Social (Kamrin D.) – Sugar Monk (Biz Owner) – False Idol (Shelby E.) – Broken Cage (Alexis L.)

The pursuit of illicit pastimes inspires the allure of secluded drinking lounges often disguised as storefronts or behind secret doors. Thrill hunters appreciate having the option to fly under the radar while enjoying a speciality cocktail at a local speakeasy. And what makes a cocktail more fulfilling than the fun of tracking down an inconspicuous location or having to provide a secret code for entry. We compiled a data-driven list of the top speakeasies in the U.S. that are sure to excite not fright this Halloween season.

1. Social (Fort Collins, Colorado)

2. Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery (Miami Beach, Florida)

3. Madrina’s (Gainesville, Florida)

4. Here Nor There (Austin, Texas)

5. The Underground at The Mob Museum (Las Vegas, Nevada)

6. Community Speakeasy (South Lake Tahoe, California)

7. The Blind Rabbit (Anaheim, California)

8. Sugar Monk (Harlem, New York)

9. The Library at Detention (Fresno, California)

10. Unknown Caller (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Community Speakeasy – South Lake Tahoe, California (Photo by – Rachael G on Yelp)

11. The Laundry Room (Las Vegas, Nevada)

12. Thompson & Twain Prospecting Co (Temecula, California)

13. The Infamous (Long Island City, New York)

14. WC Harlan (Baltimore, Maryland)

15. Bitter and Pour (Rochester, Minnesota)

16. Needle and Thread (Providence, Rhode Island)

17. Kaitei (Omaha, Nebraska)

18. Wiseguy Lounge (Indianapolis, Indiana)

19. Bible Club (Portland, Oregon)

20. Wicked Rabbit (Omaha, Nebraska)

21. False Idol (San Diego, California)

22. Red Phone Booth (Nashville, Tennessee)

23. Quintana’s Speakeasy (Cleveland Heights, Ohio)

24. Ye’s Apothecary (New York, New York)

25. Sidebar (Edinburg, Texas)

26. Belltree Speakeasy (Carrboro, North Carolina)

27. Shanghai (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

28. J.Bespoke (New York, New York)

29. The Attic Oyster & Cocktail Bar (Flushing, New York)

30. Pika Provisions (Leavenworth, Washington)

False Idol – San Diego, California (Photo by An H. on Yelp)

31. Williams & Graham (Denver, Colorado)

32. Bar Jackalope (Los Angeles, California)

33. Brooklyn’s on Boulder St. (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

34. Ghost Donkey (Las Vegas, Nevada)

35. Eleven Twenty-Two (Paso Robles, California)

36. Room 56 (San Diego, California)

37. Broken Cage (Orlando, Florida)

38. Ciro’s (Tampa, Florida)

39. Sunset & Vinyl (Hollywood, California)

40. 205 Dry (Binghamton, New York)

Eleven Twenty-Two – Paso Robles, California (Photo by Eleven Twenty-Two)

41. Congress Street Up (Savannah, Georgia)

42. Gin & Reel (Phoenix, Arizona)

43. The Hidden Pearl (Brooklyn, New York)

44. Hell or High Water (Louisville, Kentucky)

45. Lab Social (Santa Barbara, California)

46. Peter Kern Library (Knoxville, Tennessee)

47. Segreto (Omaha, Nebraska)

48. Watts & Ward (Raleigh, North Carolina)

49. The Underground (Clackamas, Oregon)

50. RD Speakeasy (San Antonio, Texas)

Gin & Reel – Phoenix, Arizona (Photo by Yelp Elite Bryan S.)

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the top 50 speakeasies in the U.S. according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the speakeasies category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of September 1, 2022.

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