Picture it. A smoky room, dimly lit. The sound of jazz in the air.
The history of the speakeasy in NYC is a fascinating one. Born out of necessity, these hideyhole bars have become a symbol of the Roaring Twenties, especially in the Big Apple. A century later, the mystique and glamor have made this a popular theme for bars and pubs across the city. For most, the speakeasy vibe is just a part of the theme. For Arthur’s Tavern, it’s a part of our history and who we are.
If you’re wondering what a speakeasy is, you’re not alone. Take a quick trip with us through the history of the speakeasy and its influence on the New York bar scene.