Top Speakeasy Bars In Houston

April 23, 2015 7:00 AM

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Bars often have their own personality and it is precisely this uniqueness that sets them apart and makes patrons so loyal. Bars that have a secret side are often interesting for that reason alone, as guests don’t always know what to expect. There is something very intriguing about a bar that toys with the unknown and this mysterious side keeps customers coming back, similar to the speakeasy bars from prohibition days. Here are the Top Speakeasy Bars in Houston:
Absinthe Brasserie Lounge
609 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-7575
www.absinthelounge.com

If a secret, quiet, hard-to-find bar is your idea of the best speakeasy, then the place to visit is Absinthe Brasserie Lounge in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood. The secluded nature of this bar makes it the perfect speakeasy and it’s common to find people living very close who don’t even know it exists. Once you learn that there’s a bar behind those large doors, you will enjoy what you find and love the peace and quiet. The noise level is low and it’s one of only a few bars that doesn’t have televisions. Speak softly, keep to yourself, and enjoy the speakeasy vibe at Absinthe Brasserie.

Rosemont Social Club
910 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 530-4698
www.rosemonthouston.com

Rosemont Social Club is a nice place to sit back and enjoy the neighborhood feel while imbibing your favorite cocktail. The cabanas, couches, and lounge areas contribute to a speakeasy atmosphere that takes you back to the days of prohibition. The outdoor lounges are great for nice weather and the multiple levels provide plenty of places to hide yourself from view. Order a tasty cocktail, turn your back to the crowd, and speak softly as you take in the elegance and sophistication of Rosemont Social Club.

Hearsay Gastro Lounge
218 Travis St.
Houston, TX 00000
(713) 225-8079
www.hearsayhouston.com

A large downtown bar, Hearsay Gastro Lounge is the place to go for great drinks and delicious food. The atmosphere at Hearsay Gastro Lounge is equally impressive and includes two levels with a large and elegant chandelier hanging from the ceiling that contrasts with the brick walls. The look of class is reminiscent of the upscale speakeasies of days gone by and guests often leave here feeling like they’ve been treated by an exclusive private club. Hearsay Gastro Lounge is one of Houston’s finest places for food, drink, and service with a speakeasy atmosphere that adds to its appeal.

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Hughes Hangar
2811 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 704-8964
www.hugheshangar.com

Hughes Hangar has a definite speakeasy look and feel that grabs you from the start. The moment you walk inside, there is a curtain blocking the interior, a quality not uncommon in the speakeasy days of yesteryear. Once inside, Hughes Hangar makes guests feel comfortable with its couches and outdoor seating. And yes, there are additional curtains on the inside to keep guests safe and out of view. Hughes Hangar is like being on the inside of an airplane hangar and was named after Howard Hughes, a Houston resident. It’s a great place for food, drinks, and seclusive service.

Prohibition Supperclub And Bar
1008 Prairie St.
Houston, TX 77002
(281) 940-4636
www.prohibitionhouston.com

With a name like Prohibition Supperclub and Bar, you just know this bar has to invoke the atmosphere of a speakeasy and that is exactly what it does. Prohibition Supperclub and Bar occupies a space that was once a theater and it still contains some of the items from the theater dating back to the early 1900’s. Not only do guests get to harken back to America’s days of prohibition, but they can also treat themselves to a burlesque show, a common form of entertainment during the prohibition era. The food, the drinks, the shows, and the name all help bring the speakeasy era back to life and make Prohibition Supperclub and Bar one of Houston’s best speakeasy bars.

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Bryan Carey is a Houston, Texas resident with an avid interest in restaurants, dining, breweries, wineries, festivals, cultural events, museums, theatre, concerts, and other forms of entertainment. He has been writing about entertainment, travel, and related topics for more than fifteen years and has thousands of articles to his credit. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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