Sometimes we just want to step back in time. And what better time to revisit than the days of prohibition? (Not the no booze part, just the speakeasy part) Secret rooms filled with delicious and forbidden cocktails? Say no more. Thankfully, prohibition is no longer in act, but that doesn’t mean speakeasies aren’t. So, the next time you’re planning a night out, skip the bar and head to one of these hidden speakeasies in Jacksonville. Just don’t forget the password!
I bet you didn’t know there was a speakeasy in the back of T-Dubs! Located in Atlantic Beach, T-Dubs Mercantile is a must-visit on your list of speakeasies in Jacksonville. From 6:00pm-10:00pm, you can enter the speakeasy through the main entrance in T-Dubs. After 10:00 pm you have to enter from the back entrance. They offer beer and wine to drink, board games to play and they even have a shuffle board! Our favorite part was the super cool record collection on the wall. We know you won’t be sorry you stepped into this speakeasy.
Buchner’s Bierhalle may be the best and only hidden German biergarten in the area! With a secret entrance through Blackhat Vapor, an authentic German beer selection, tavern-style interior and secluded outdoor patio in the heart of Murray Hill — Buchner’s is a hidden gem worth seeking out!
Having just celebrated their 6th anniversary, Odd Birds is known for specialty drinks and their “Bartender’s Call” special where the bartender and guest collaborate on one-of-a-kind cocktails.
A unique culinary and cocktail experience in St. Augustine, Odd Birds is perfect for those with an experimental spirit!
Named after The Volstead Act of 1919 (which enacted Prohibition), The Volstead is one of the most beloved speakeasies in Jacksonville with its unique menu and intimate setting. Enjoy craft cocktails in a variety of flavors that you won’t find anywhere else including the Florida Jumping Bean, Tequila Mockingjay, Volstead Root Beer, Diamond Princess, and more. Step back in time as you enter a space designed for you to gather together.
If you’re a fan of an intimate setting, delicious drinks, and live music, then The Parlour is for you. One of the most famous speakeasies in Jacksonville, The Parlour is located in the back of the well-known bar, Grape & Grain Exchange. Step through the velvet curtain and enter a world that you didn’t know you were missing. Take a seat in the back lounge, or hangout by the bar while you listen to the live renderings of local musicians take the stage. If you never go behind the curtain, you may never even know it was there!
Secret Tiki Temple
Have you ever wanted to visit a secret tiki temple? Well, you’re in luck! This tiki-themed bar is one of the most unique themed speakeasies in Jacksonville with its extensive decorations, themed cocktails, and even a password required to get inside! With an ever-changing drink menu and delicious menu items, you’re always in for something new at this secret bar. We recommend ordering their dim sum, and don’t forget, this bar is reservation-only.