Look for the red lamp and ring the bell. While the circumstances may have changed since the 1920s, human nature hasn’t. Everyone likes to be in on a little secret, such as the Speakeasy 518 [42 Howard St, Albany, NY 12207].
It’s located right beneath the City Beer Hall, but has it’s own identity and ambiance. Do you have a string of pearls or a headband with a feather lying around, begging to be worn? This is the perfect spot to break the flapper flair! While you don’t have to dress up in period attire, it’s certainly a fun excuse. Make reservations if you want a table or try your luck at grabbing a bar seat. Cocktails are on the expensive side and cash only, but they are carefully crafted. There is live jazz nightly which adds to the vibe without overpowering conversation. The best part? No phones. Enjoy your drink, the music, and those around you…as if you were in the Roaring 20s!