Best Speakeasies in Delaware!

During the Prohibition era speakeasies were the only places where a hardworking Joe could order a stiff drink. These secret bars operated during a time of opulence and excitement. It was a time when industry was booming, and there was a swagger in being part of a nation on the rise. So, what better state in which to recreate this feeling than the First State? Experience it all—the passwords, the classic cocktails, the intrigue—at the best speakeasies in (and around) Delaware.   

Hummingbird to Mars, Wilmington, DE

The place is actually at Catherine Rooney’s in Trolley Square, but it is hidden. And, if you know the secret passcode, you can gain access to this secret rooftop speakeasy that features unique house-made cocktails based on traditional Prohibition era drinks. We are talking about popular favorites like Poolside Kiwi Splash and Not Your Son’s Chocolate Milk, so step back in time to an era of elegance and sophistication and order from a wait staff dressed to the nines.

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Easy Speak Spirits, Milford, DE

Both a restaurant and a distillery, Easy Speak offers traditional and signature cocktails, as well as a wood-fired gastropub bar menu. All aperitifs are made with in-house distilled and infused vodkas, gins, rums, bourbons, and other spirits. Plus, you’ll gain access to Hand-rolled pretzels, angus steak, and crab & artichoke wood-fired pizzas with roasted garlic sauce.

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Dead Presidents Pub & Restaurant, Wilmington, DE

Sure, this relaxed bar with an Oval Office theme seems like a festive enough spot. But, with all of the portraits of dead presidents adorning the walls, you can’t help but feel like conspiracies are being whispered into your ears. Don’t get too sucked into the dead men’s tales, though, as DPP offers some killer cocktail that will put your mind at ease, including their classic Cosmopolitan, Old Fashioned, and Prohibition era favorites.

Copperhead Saloon, Greenville, DE

The cozy cocktail bar in Greenville is the place to go for cool speakeasy vibes and traditional cocktails. Try their Old Fashioned, which is crafted up with house-marinated Murano cherries, Mexican brown sugar, smoked ice, and a puff of smoke. This place will surely transport you back in time. 

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