Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pic Today 5/19/11














PSSSST . . .
THERE'S A "SPEAKEASY" IN TOWN

During Prohibition in America (1920-1933),
speakeasies were underground clubs and bars where you could
find entertainment and purchase alcoholic beverages.
During Prohibition, it was illegal to manufacture,
sell, transport or buy beer, liquor or wine.

These clubs had secret, unmarked entrances
and were usually in back alleys and required
a password to be whispered (or spoken easy) at the door.

Now there's a speakeasy in downtown St. Louis,
in the renovated Thaxton Building, 1009 Olive Street,
formerly the Eastman Kodak building and camera store . . .
although you'll have to go around back,
to the alley entrance (seriously!),
and whisper the weekend password to the doorman.
The password changes each week (on their website)
and it gets you in, and a reduced cover charge.

Once inside, you'll be treated to this incredibly restored
3-story club in all its Art Deco splendor.
The only difference (from its 1928 origins) is
drinks and cocktails are now legal.

The Thaxton Speakeasy is open only on weekends,
9:00pm - 1:30am. Entrance in the alley.
This weekend's password = WHOOPEE.



17 comments:

  1. Good morning friend!
    Your story seems like a movie!
    It's great! You know many things!
    Besos.

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  2. me gusta lo prohibido y lo secreto...psssss( cual es la contraseña??)

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  3. Que bellas imagenes Rick, lo prohibido resulta muchas veces ser lo mejor, en según que cosas claro, un abrazo Rick

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  4. Whoopey.......amazing pictures with interesting story behind it..I LIKE IT \m/

    Have a great day Rick.

    Love,
    Bhags

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  5. Oh wow! I like this very much. What an ambience. That's it. When I grow up, I want a club where people have to say a password to enter!

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  6. Funny, my word verification was OUTEDI
    :)

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  7. I loved this post, Rick! it was a great idea to open a club like in those old days.Once more an interesting post with very good photos.xoxo

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  8. Un placer visual…como lo es lo prohibido... ;-)

    Muackss!!

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  9. Now, this is my favorite post so far! :) But I'm afraid that whispering "Whooppee" wont get me in from this distance :P
    have a great day!
    xo

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  10. What an interesting place. Thank you for introducing it to me. The password changes every day?

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  11. jajjajaj..thanks you Rick

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  12. These are fantastic Rick, and what a really neat idea!!

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  13. hello goodmorning.
    i am here to bother you.

    bye bye.

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  14. oh.

    i hope im not a stranger to you :'(

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  15. Rick

    This is a great post, well for one the photograph has great color and composition and interesting architectural and historical significance. I love Art deco.

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