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speakeasy: noun

speak·easy |  \ ˈspēk-ˌē-zē   \

Definition of speakeasy

: a place where alcoholic beverages are illegally sold

Specifically : such a place during the period of prohibition in the U.S.

Popular during the Prohibition era, speakeasies provided patrons with an illicit opportunity to indulge in alcoholic beverages outside the watchful eye of the law. Times have changed, but the allure of secret societies still abide and the Omaha metro area has seen a rise of hidden speakeasy-themed bars in recent years. Tucked away inside of establishments such as hotels, restaurants and historic blocks, the speakeasy provides a curiously exciting and theatrical alternative to your local watering hole. Check out some of the most alluring speakeasies the metro has to offer:

 

Wicked Rabbit: Through The Looking Glass

Wicked Rabbit | 1508 Harney Street Omaha, NE 68102 | Hotel Deco

The Wicked Rabbit takes you through the looking glass into another world. Tucked behind a secret door in an unassuming shop on Farnam Street, you will be transported into a refined atmosphere accented by cocktails and rare spirits. Anticipate drinks that are a work of art, where presentation is as impressive as the end result.

 

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouse

Alice | 17070 Wright Plaza Suite 10 Omaha, NE 68130 | Jams Legacy

If you’re looking for incredible bartenders and creative drinks, Alice might be the speakeasy for you. Nestled beneath Jams Legacy, behind a hidden door in an unassuming stairwell, the ambiance of Alice will envelop you as soon as you walk in. Anticipate being led to your private table or spot at the bar and prepare to be amazed by classically crafted cocktails that are both beautiful and delicious. Expand your mind with the creative options while soaking up the elegant surroundings as you relax and enjoy your night.

 

Segreto: Down the Ramp

Segreto | 3910 Farnam St Suite B Omaha, NE 68131

Across a cement patio, down an alley, and through a barred door, you will find yourself in the secret space that is Segreto. Situated in the heart of the Blackstone District, this speakeasy speaks for itself with an exciting mix of original brick, comfortably seating, and colorfully illuminated bottles of every liquor imaginable. Alley access gets you around the crowd where creative bartenders await your every desire with indulgent creations to satisfy every palette.

Rest assured that, regardless of your choice in local speakeasies, the aura of refined elegance and sumptuous creativity will be there to greet you when you arrive. The speakeasy is built on a foundation of atmosphere, culture and mystery—all of which you will find the Omaha metro speakeasies deliver in spades. Get ready to tantalize your senses as you dip your toe into the unexpected.

 

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