7 Best Speakeasies in Alabama

Speakeasies have been a growing trend in Alabama, offering low-key hangouts and handcrafted libations just like in the good ol’ days. These 1920s-era bars offer the best in food, drink, and ambiance that traditional bars just can’t compete with. Here are our favorite speakeasies in the state. 

Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar, Birmingham, AL

Bham’s newest speakeasy is exactly what the city’s been missing. This basement level speakeasy spares no details when it comes to ambiance and libations. They’ve recreated the true speakeasy experience that will make you swear you’ve traveled back in time. 

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The Marble Ring, Birmingham, AL

The old-fashioned speakeasy vibe is favorite among locals and visitors alike. The folks here limit the number of customers in the bar at all times, so you can enjoy a more intimate, personalized experience without the noise and crowds of traditional bars. Fans agree the atmosphere is well worth the trip.

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Tongue&Groove Drinkery, Fairhope, AL

Old-fashioned cocktails and a cozy bar atmosphere make this speakeasy an obvious favorite. The bartenders put a lot of effort into crafting the perfect cocktails, which seems to be a lost art in many other bars. The chill vibes make this a place you’ll want to sit and stay awhile.

The Haberdasher, Mobile, AL

The name alone signals a heavy dose of nostalgia (a haberdasher was a retailer of fine men’s clothing). This place is an artisanal wonder that will have you marveling at every aspect as you sip your favorite classic cocktail. Make sure you come hungry—their food menu is truly refined and full of flavorful options to sate any appetite.

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SIP, Huntsville, AL

This spirit and cigar lounge combines two elements of the old-fashioned speakeasy. Low-key lighting and fine details create a powerful ambiance that will make you long for the golden era. Their generous four-hour happy hour specials give you all the more reason to pay them a visit.

Leroy Lounge, Montgomery, AL

Reminiscent of a prohibition-era speakeasy, this horse race-themed bar is the local’s favorite watering hole. Named for the winning horse of a whopping 18 races, you can indulge in an award-worthy collection of 18 draft beers or your pick of handcrafted cocktails. This place is one of the most unique bars in the state, and even if you’re not a drinker you’ll appreciate the fine detail they put into this place.

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Bullets, Dothan, AL

Cozy and relaxed, this little neighborhood speakeasy is the local’s choice for a cold drink. No one’s a stranger here, with a bar staff and regulars that make you feel like part of the family. They often have live music, plus their outdoor hangout is one of the best in town.

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