Try one of our many classic cocktails like Al Capone’s favorite the Southside or the Mary Pickford, named after Canada’s leading lady actress of the era.
The idea of drinking before dinner has its roots in the Prohibition era. When the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act were passed banning alcohol consumption, people would attend illegal drinking establishments known as a speakeasy before eating at restaurants where alcohol could not be served.
And so was born…”happy hour”
During this time, due to the prohibition of liquor sales, people also started having social gatherings in their homes and would serve a smorgasbord of delicious bite sized food morsels to their guests. The food would was designed to be eaten with one hand while standing.
(the other hand inevitably had a cocktail in it)
And so was born…. the cocktail party
At Speakeasy, there is an emphasis on live entertainment every night. Along with music we have comedy nights, poetry nights for the local song writers, an occasional burlesque act and even a trivia challenge evening with prizes for the top scorers.