On January 17, 1920, the manufacture, sale, and distribution of intoxicating alcohol went into effect. This was the beginning of prohibition in America, and naturally, it caused an uproar and the rise of moonshiners around the country. However, the fight lasted until December 5, 1933, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt ratified the 21st Amendment. Fast forward to 2023, and the celebration of prohibition still takes place in many forms.
Today, many speakeasy-themed bars and restaurants remain decorated in downtown and rural areas as if they were still in the 1920s, serving some of the best craft cocktails you can find. You can also find speakeasy-themed bars inside homes, leading us to this gallery below.
This family in Oakland Twp. likes to host large gatherings and thought it would be fun to create a speakeasy with some extra space in their basement. So not only did they make a speakeasy, but it was also hidden in their lower level, just like speakeasies were during prohibition.
Please have a look and let us know what you think!