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.