When people picture America’s heartland, they picture wholesome family farms and charming local diners. Missouri knows how to bring in a bit more mystique too, though. You can find it at any of these top speakeasy bars throughout the state.
Swordfish Tom’s is a legend throughout Kansas City. Dating back to before Prohibition, this incredible underground spot is an exclusive place to snag amazing cocktails in an even more amazing atmosphere.
Looking for an adventurous place for a night out? Head underground to the Thaxton Speakeasy. Located in the lower level of the Thaxton building, this St. Louis spot features a fun vibe every time. Be sure to head to the bar’s Instagram first to get the password.
All speakeasies have an air of exclusivity, but at The Hepburn, it’s no joke. The Hepburn is the speakeasy below Dapper Barber, an upscale Springfield barber shop, and only paying members can access The Hepburn.
In downtown Lee’s Summit, The W is an adventurous new speakeasy bar where reservations are strongly encouraged. At the door marked “6 ½,” hit the buzzer to give the name on your reservation. The door will unlock and you’ll be granted entry for a night of fun and fantastic cocktails.
Few people in history are more closely associated with Prohibition than Al Capone, so why not check out a speakeasy that bears his name? That’s what you’ll find at Capone’s Speakeasy in Branson, an award-winning bar that has a history of its own.
If you want a sophisticated place for your next night out, head to Smoke and Sip in Florissant. This elegant cocktail lounge and cigar shop has a speakeasy-like atmosphere anyone can enjoy.
Hotel Phillips is a Kansas City hotel that welcomes guests from far and wide, but even the locals love P.S. This speakeasy embodies the look and vibe of a Prohibition-era underground bar with a mysterious air you’ll adore.
Head to the lower level of the upscale Tiger Hotel in Columbia and you’ll stumble upon one of the area’s most beloved spots: Vault. This hidden speakeasy leaves nothing to be desired for your next night out on the town.
Moonshine Blues Bar isn’t just named for a favorite of the underground liquor world. It also has a fantastic atmosphere that will send you back in time. This blues bar is the perfect place to grab a craft cocktail and indulge in the sounds of live music.