The 9 Best Speakeasies in Wisconsin!

Have you always fancied the Roaring Twenties? Travel back in time with your flashiest suits and fringe worthy dresses. While Wisconsin might not have been the mecca of speakeasies in its day, we sure are a hot spot for themed bars now.  Explore the coolest speakeasies in all of Wisconsin! 

1. Bugsy’s Back Alley Speakeasy, Milwaukee, WI

Soar back 100 years to the Roaring Twenties at Bugsy’s Back Alley Speakeasy. Their staff dresses in traditional 1920s outfits including their “Show Stopper Dancers.” Bugsy’s offers live music Thursday-Saturday after 9 p.m. Stop in to this not so secret speakeasy in Milwaukee.

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2. Speakeasy Ultra Lounge, Appleton, WI

Speakeasy Ultra Lounge is open for business Thursday-Saturday for roaring party fun. Stop in for drink specials and fun themed parties throughout the year. Speakeasy Ultra Lounge is the best place in Appleton for an always-exciting atmosphere. 

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3. The Speakeasy, Newburg, WI

The Speakeasy located in Newburg is the perfect place to catch some tasty bar grub and drinks. We also recommend the Speakeasy to watch the big game. This bar offers games, great drinks, and top-notch service. There is always something going on at the Speakeasy. 

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4. Cellar Speakeasy Lounge, Baraboo, WI

Fridays and Saturdays are always a fun time at Baraboo’s Cellar Speakeasy Lounge. You’ll love their old-school brick and beams atmosphere. Cellar Speakeasy Lounge will take you back in time to an authentic underground speakeasy feel. Dress up for a night out on the town.  Order beer, wine, martinis and more. 

Yummy food at drinks at the Cellar Speakeasy...and possibly an orb in the empty chair 👻 #arewediningwithaghost

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5. Maxwell Mansion, Lake Geneva, WI

This traditional speakeasy will really make you feel like you’re in the 1920s. Much like in the 1920s, the Maxwell Mansion requires a password upon entering the bar. Hotel guests and Facebook followers will get clues as to what the password is. Maxwell Mansion is the place to be in Lake Geneva.

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6. Hank’s SpeakEZ, Hartford, WI

Hank’s SpeakEZ is a hidden gem located in Hartford. They’re open from Wednesday to Saturday. Make sure you pick the correct door to enter because there’s no sign outside (like most speakeasies in its day.) The lengthy drink menu is perfectly paired with their comfy lounge or a game of pool or darts!

7. Shaker’s Cigar Bar, Milwaukee, WI

Shaker’s Cigar Bar is a unique smoking and drinking establishment in downtown Milwaukee. Their fully stocked bar dates back to Capone’s Speakeasy days during the prohibition. Shaker’s has won multiple awards for excellence in Wisconsin. You’ll love their cozy old-school atmosphere when Professor Pinkerton & The Magnificent plays every First Thursday of the month. 

Easy work for #Laborday #cigars #bourbon

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8. The Wonder Bar, Madison, WI

Explore the rich history of the Wonder Bar in Madison. Since its start in 1929, the Wonder Bar was a hot spot during the Prohibition era. People come for great steak and seafood but leave with more knowledge than they anticipated. Come explore the history at the Wonder Bar Steak House. 

9. Speakeasy, Neillsville, WI

The Speakeasy in Neillsville is a fun bar and grill located in central Wisconsin. Their Silver Dollar, outdoor bar area, is the perfect place to sit around and have a couple of drinks. They have tons of different specials and brunch menus for those looking for a little substance throughout the day. Stop by this famous little Speakeasy today!

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