Secrets out with these hidden speakeasies! Have you ever wondered what it was like to drink in the Prohibition days when alcohol was outlawed? Well, it’s time to experience the best speakeasies in Tampa Bay. You’ll be able to get all the 1920 feels for each of these hidden gems with a modern twist!
We’ve let the secret out to you! Here are the 6 best speakeasies in Tampa Bay:
📷 Bar Chica
Are you in the mood for some secluded cocktails? Tucked away in Bodega, this hidden gem awaits you!
Once you get past Bodega, a twist on latin food with tasty juices awaits you in this hidden escape. Bar Chica offers a separate signature menu with cocktails that are hand-crafted with perfection! This cocktail bar has dim lighting and sketched parrot drawings on the walls to give you the speakeasy feels during the prohibition days.
Monday–Tuesday | CLOSED
Friday–Saturday | 5PM–1AM
Sunday | 5PM–11PM
📍 1120 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, 33705
1120 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, 33705
📷 The Saint
Located through an unassuming entry way on a side street in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, awaits The Saint. The Saint invites you to confess life’s darkest sins with an unforgettable cocktail experience. Make sure to try out one of their 7 Deadly Sins speciality drinks.
This speakeasy does require an entry process to get in and sinners who do not comply will be asked to leave the confessional. No reservations are being taken as it is first come first serve based on availability and party size.
Holy Happy Hour is from Tuesday to Friday from 5PM–7PM with specials on select speciality cocktails, wine, and beer!
Hours + Location
Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday–Thursday | 5PM–12AM
Friday–Saturday | 5PM–2AM
Sacrilegious Sunday | 5PM–12AM
📍 49 24th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Located in the historic Bayshore Royal Building in Tampa, you will find this classic cocktail bar with all the old Hollywood vibes. The cocktail menu is “beverage-centric,” which is their use of traditional and historic techniques of mixing cocktails at Ciro’s. They have a wide range of cocktails to offer, food menu creations, happy hour specials, wine, and more!
Ciro’s is 21+ and encourages to make reservations. In order to step foot into a different, you have to call for the password before you arrive.
Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 5PM–7PM with some of their best cocktails and food items on special!
Hours + Location
Sunday–Thursday | 5PM–1AM
Friday–Saturday | 5PM–3AM
2109 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
📷 Spookeasy Lounge
Spirits are behind the bookcase on the second floor of Stone Soup Company in Ybor City that is a must when visiting Ybor. Press the right spine on the shelf and the bookcase with reveal the Spookeasy Lounge with an unforgettable experience.
This speakeasy alcohol-free lounge offers botanical teas, kava, and coffees with some of the tastiest concoctions.
Hours + Location
Sunday–Thursday | 12PM–9PM
Friday–Satuday | 12PM–12AM
📍 Behind the Bookshelf | 1919 East 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
📷 Pangea Alchemy Lab
Located in Downtown Sarasota, Pangea lounge is a speakeasy with a European-style twist. With modern techniques and the freshest ingredients around to mix up, the liquid chefs of Pangea know how to make you the perfect cocktail!
Pangea Alchemy Lab offers a cocktail menu, happy hour menu, and munchies menu! Happy Hour is daily from 6PM–8PM with the best discounted craft cocktails! Love a good charcuterie board? Make sure to order Pangea’s Jarcuterie which includes chef’s selections of cold meats, cheese, and pickles in a jar which is a group favorite.
Sunday–Tuesday | CLOSED
Friday–Saturday | 6PM–2AM
📍 1564 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236
📷 CW’s Gin Joint
Want to add a little throwback feel while savoring delicious cocktail and food pairings? CW’s Gin Joint will give you all the speakeasy vibes to enjoy in a casual atmosphere. CW’s Gin Joint offers a wide range of spirits and mixed beverages to pair with some of the best food items in Tampa such as their Filet Mignon and Pork Chop favorites.
Sunday–Tuesday | 5PM–12AM
📍 633 North Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
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