Published Date:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Best Speakeasies Hidden Inside Hotels

The next time you check into a hotel, you may want to peer behind a bookcase or ask the front desk for a password. Some of the most unique speakeasies are hiding out in hotels.

The Redwood Room inside San Francisco’s The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is said to be paneled with the wood from a single giant redwood tree. The bar opened on December 6, 1933, the day after Prohibition was repealed and has been serving signature cocktails to the glitterati ever since. Oh, and the cocktails are truly buzz-worthy—some are made with honey from the hotel’s rooftop bee sanctuary.

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