Definition of speakeasy
: a place where alcoholic beverages are illegally sold; specifically : such a place during the period of prohibition in the U.S.
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There is, for example, a scene set in a speakeasy that allowed Doss to come up with music reflecting the city’s jazz scene.
Footage of illegal drinking in speakeasies during the 1920s and rare home movies of Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression are among the scenes America in Color has refreshed using cutting-edge digital technology.
In another fashion, Eichholz prefers to shake things up at Mata Hari, a speakeasy on the Savannah River.
While Skirt Club themes have ranged from chocolate to stripteases to Prohibition speakeasy with lots of flapper dresses, at this party, leather, latex, lace, leash rings and riding crops prevailed.
Renderings for phase two show a speakeasy-style design with large chandeliers.
Open only from 7-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the speakeasy has a Chinese motif and serves craft cocktails mixed from the medal-winners at the Distilled Spirits Competition.
Expect the same speakeasy vibe as the original Bavette's, the same jazz soundtrack and the same difficulty snaring a prime-time table.
Patrons at any of the fair’s bars can ask for a special phone number to text and await instructions to a secret elevator that leads to a speakeasy designed to celebrate the Asian immigrant experience of the 19th century.
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Definition of speakeasy for English Language Learners
: a place where alcoholic drinks were sold illegally in the U.S. during the 1920s
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