Want to pretend it's still prohibition? Perhaps you're feeling a bit like the Great Gatsby? If so, head over to Needle & Thread, a low-key speakeasy just south of Capitol Hill in Seattle.
Some speakeasies are notoriously difficult to get in to. So, what's the strategy here? First, you're going to need to make reservations online. When you make your reservation, you will receive a secret password.
On the night of your reservation, you're going to want to head to Tavern Law, a popular bar that serves as the gateway to Needle & Thread. Be sure to dress to impress. This is a classy joint, so looking like you just came from a party at the Gatsby mansion wouldn't be the worst advice.
When you get to Tavern Law, head straight to the back and find the phone. Provide the password you received with your reservation, and you will be let in through a bank vault. Pretty cool.
What do you feel like drinking? Browsing the menu isn't an option because there isn't one. Instead, tell the bartender what you like and they will make something especially for you. They'll take into account your likes, dislikes, and mood. Don't you feel fancy now?
Each drink earns you one hour in the bar. If you're planning on having a wild night, this shouldn't be a problem. Just keep your eye on the clock to make sure you don't wear out your welcome.
The vibe is laid back yet upscale. You'll feel like you're back in the 20s. Needle & Thread is a perfect stop for a night out on the town.
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