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The Rottenest City On The Pacific Coast

Findery | Posted 11.14.2014 | Travel
Findery

Originally established as a "pleasure town", Chief Justice of the US, Earl Warren, dubbed Emeryville as "the rottenest city on the Pacific Coast" in...

Ken Burns-On-A-Shoestring: Creating Buzz for Launch of Mini-Doc 'Digging Detroit'

Kevin Walsh | Posted 11.01.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

For a few months in-between wrecking-ball and ground-breaking, Detroiters will once again have an unobstructed view of the river at the corner of Fort and 3rd -- as if looking back in time and seeing the Purple Gang hijack another bootlegger at the docks, before moving its haul up the street to the speakeasy beside the church.

How to Charm Your Way Into Milan's Coolest Speakeasy

Fathom | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Like all 21st-century speakeasies, 1930 is all about creativity, with a splash of cuteness.

Lizzy Caplan's Cage Face Is Perfect

Posted 12.29.2013 | Comedy

We already loved Paul F. Tompkins' interview series Speakeasy, which features awesome people chatting with the ever-dapper comedian over fancy cocktai...

Celebrate Repeal Day at One of the Nation's Best Historic Speakeasies

Roadtrippers | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

It's been 80 years since Utah swung the three quarters majority and prohibition laws were repealed in the U.S. On that day it became every American's right to get good and drunk whenever they saw fit.

From Bootlegging to Respectable, Silva's Saloon, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 12.02.2013 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

In 1933 Felix Silva went legit. In the previous decade, as a younger man, Felix had been a bootlegger and moonshiner, but now that prohibition was over, he decided to open a small, neighborhood bar -- Silva's Saloon -- along the old Route 66 in Bernalillo, New Mexico.

Speakeasies Around the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

-- By Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler Alcohol may be legal, but that hasn't stopped a proliferation of hard-to-find drinkeries that recall t...

Alison Brie Morphs Into Grumpy Cat

Posted 04.16.2013 | Comedy

Is it possible for the adorable Alison Brie to look dead in the eyes? Comedian Paul F. Tompkins finds out on his web series "Speakeasy." The true test...

America's Most Secret Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.09.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Their limited accessibility and mysterious allure tempt us. They whet our appetite for a unique meal, and even with a greasy hamburger wrapper, increase our desire for exclusivity.

Time Warping to the 1920s -- Hank Stampfl, Dina Fanai and Kimberly Schafer Talk "Speakeasy Moderne"

Carey Purcell | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

Hearing "Let's do the time warp again" might inspire more thoughts of Rocky Horror Picture Show than a burlesque performance, but Speakeasy Moderne, currently in performances at Stage 72, delivers a thoroughly delightful time warp that, after experiencing once, one will probably want to do again.

LOOK: The Speakeasy Where Al Capone Grabbed A Cold One

Posted 03.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

On this day in history, March 22nd 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a bill making it legal to purchase and sell beer and wine with 3.2...

Could Downtown Vegas Become the Next Hub for Startups? (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Zappos founder and CEO Tony Hsieh stopped by the Samsung Blogger Lounge to discuss the revitalization project of Downtown Las Vegas, the new SXSW v2v program, and incredible predictions for the future of business and technology.

Lyle Lovett At Wolf Trap: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 14

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.14.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 1. Lyle Lovett At Wolf Trap Today's outlook is well suited for Lovett's sound. Somewhat cloudy but comfortable, Lovet...

The Zombies At Howard Theatre: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 9

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.09.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 1. The Zombies At Howard Theatre We don't usually recommend nostalgia acts. This is not a nostalgia act. Yes, they ar...

WATCH: Rappers Mock Hipster Mixologists

Posted 07.20.2012 | Los Angeles

There are so many things that are right about LA's bar scene: attention to detail, farm fresh ingredients, creative concoctions and sexy mixologists. ...

NY Slices No. 1 -- 'Easy Speak'

Jonathan Kesselman | Posted 09.10.2012 | New York
Jonathan Kesselman

Right now, we New Yorkers are falling back in love with speakeasies; depression-era comfort suits us well in this recession-era.

The Addams Family At Kennedy Center: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 10

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.10.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JULY 10 1. "The Addams Family" At Kennedy Center The well-received touring musical is heading to the beautiful Kennedy Center. ...

Jennifer Johns At Millenium Stage: HuffPost DC Top 5 For Monday, July 9

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.09.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, JULY 9 1. 11th Annual D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival: Jennifer Johns At Millenium Stage Johns has toured with the following music...

Brentwood Restaurant & Lounge: Sophisticated Yet Accessible

Scott Bridges | Posted 09.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

Whether you're a Brentwood local or a venturing foodie looking for a friendly new destination, Brentwood Restaurant & Lounge is a can't-miss must-do.

WATCH: Paul F. Tompkins' Boozy New Web Show

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.09.2012 | Comedy

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins is a dapper man -- the kind of guy you could imagine seeing in a prohibition-era pub talking jubilantly to strangers. Betwee...

TONIGHT: Trailer Park Boys At Lisner Auditorium

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.08.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS 1.) Trailer Park Boys At Lisner Auditorium This Canadian comedy phenomenon was doing "Eastbound and Down" nearly 10 year...

New York's Best Speakeasy Is 10,000 Miles Away

Fathom | Posted 05.29.2012 | Travel
Fathom

It's hidden in the back of the darkened lobby bar at the Kirketon Hotel. Like, really hidden. Push through the entrance during a weekend night and the space erupts with booming pop music and boozy laughter.

'Happy Endings': Colin Hanks Isn't As Cool As Dave Thought

Posted 04.30.2012 | TV

Getting a liquor license turned out to be a great move for Dave on "Happy Endings" (Wed., 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC). Suddenly, he found his new "outdoor m...

Employees Only: The World's Best Cocktail Bar (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 01.17.2012 | New York
Crane.tv

Situated in New York's West Village, Employees Only is certainly causing a stir. The Hudson Street cocktail bar evokes an atmosphere of frivolity reminiscent of the 1920's and 30's era.

LISTEN: Paul McCartney Dabbles In New Sound

Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.03.2011 | Fifty

Paul McCartney is already a rock legend but he isn’t growing complacent. The 69-year-old former Beatle continues to experiment with musical genres, ...