If you know your U.S. history, you probably know that speakeasies, establishments that illegally sell alcoholic beverages, became popular in the roaring 20s. We’ve played multiple times at a popular Austin music venue and bar called Speakeasy. Speakeasy in Austin pays tribute to history through the décor and some of their drink names.
The venue has three levels: the Main, Mezzanine and the Rooftop Terrace. We usually play on the Main level as people dance on the Main’s dance floor or lounge on the Mezzanine level, which overlooks the dance floor. Terrace59, their elegant and classy rooftop level, is decorated with lit palm trees and has one of the best views of downtown.
Speakeasy has plenty of fun events throughout the week, including happy hours, free salsa dancing lessons on Tuesday nights, karaoke on Wednesday nights and live music on the weekends.
If none of that entices you, Speakeasy is also registered as part of the Haunted Austin Tour. “On July 26, 1916, the building burned to the ground killing a fireman and two women who were trapped in the now antique elevator that is suspended above the main stage. Several people have claimed to see the woman’s apparition in the elevator; as well as screams, slamming doors and footsteps running up and down the 59 step stair case to Terrace59.”
Come watch us play and dance the night away on Saturday, September 25 at Speakeasy.
Are you ready to dance?
Photography Courtesy of Fabrizio Photography