The 10 Best Speakeasies in Ohio!

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One of the most important aspects of finding a good regular bar/restaurant for you and your friends is the right atmosphere. And what better atmosphere than that provided by the Prohibition-era-style speakeasy? If you’re in the mood for a secretive, classic vibe, check out one of these 10 best speakeasies in Ohio! 

1. The Century Bar, Dayton, OH

The Century Bar is a speakeasy where good bourbon and good people are their passion, and they want it to be your passion as well! They carry every spirit you could ask for, but if you want to experience their true specialty, ask about the bourbon!

2. Speakeasy Steak and Ale House, Celina, OH

The Speakeasy Steak and Ale House is the best place in Ohio to get choice cut steak, chicken, ribs, and seafood. They feature over 200 varieties of craft beer, a wide variety of fine spirits, Scotch, and “old-time” favorites from prohibition-era speakeasies!

3. Northside Speakeasy, Akron, OH

The Northside Speakeasy is a great place to bring a group of friends for a special gathering or just a regular night out. They have an extensive craft cocktail list as well as varieties of scotch, bourbon, whiskey, cognac, gin, vodka, run, tequila, and liqueurs!

4. Vault 9, Cleveland, OH

Vault 9 in Cleveland is as unique as it gets. Built inside a genuine century-old bank vault beneath the Cleveland Trust Rotunda is an upscale, handcrafted cocktail lounge with over 30 craft cocktails created by resident mixologists. You'll never find another place like it!

5. Speakeasy 216, Cleveland, OH

Speakeasy 216 is a Prohibition-era themed lounge with classic cocktails and haute-rustic décor. Reclaimed barn wood from a local barn built in the 1800s was used in part to build the speakeasy, and part of the design is the original hand-cut sandstone foundation walls.

6. Speakeasy Lounge, Warren, OH

The Warren Speakeasy Lounge is a great place to go for that classic retro speakeasy atmosphere with bar food that have been refined through the ages. Pretzels and cheese, wings, pulled pork nachos. They all go great with a nice cold beer.

7. Blind Pig, Cincinnati, OH

The Blind Pig gets its name straight from the Prohibition! “Blind Pigs” or “Blind Tigers” were alternate names for these illegal speakeasies. They have fun event nights with everything from '80s trivia quizzes to Karaoke, so it's always a fun night out!

8. Crazy Fox Saloon, Bucyrus, OH

The Crazy Fox Saloon in Bucyrus is the home of the speakeasy, Weaver Arms low-income lodging. If you want to see hot rods and fast bikes while you drink down your cold suds in the original Al Capone Gangster Hang Out!

9. The Light of Seven Matchsticks, Worthington, OH

The Light of Seven Matchsticks is a speakeasy bar unlike any other. They pride themselves on providing an experience that's certain to provide delicious cocktails and boldly inspiring food, plus an extra hidden secret menu featuring their daily specials.

10. Society Lounge, Cleveland, OH

The Society Lounge is a speakeasy bar that is sophisticated and wonderfully nostalgic. When you walk down the stairs, you go through a passage way back in time to an era where shoes are shined, men wear hats and the door is always opened for a lady!

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