Former Chicago Speakeasies

Still Open Today…

Read all about these former speakeasies in Historic Bars of Chicago written by Sean Parnell

Honorable Mention

17 West at the Berghoff – according to Dennis McCarthy in his book, The Great Chicago Bar & Saloon Guide (1985), “During Prohibition the Berghoff family did a very un-Chicago-like thing. They did not run a speakeasy. Their brewery made beer and extracted the alcohol from it. Maybe that spurred their history of excellent, reasonably priced food.”