With a storefront off of Austin’s famous Congress St, Speakeasy is a 1920’s themed bar offering different types of entertainment and moods to satisfy whatever you are looking for. The bar was modeled after the prohibition period, illegal “Speakies” replaced saloons that were run by bootleggers and quickly shut down. These businesses were secretly operated in places like basements, office buildings and abandoned buildings and alleyway entrances were used to let patrons in.
This three-level Speakeasy offers a large capacity for 1000 guests. Rental of this space can be sectioned based on your party size and desires.
The Music Lounge is comprised of stunning hardwood finishes and a roaring 20’s vibe. It is where guests can listen to local Austin bands jam live on a nightly basis. It also provides the ability for guests to enjoy a comfortable yet classy atmosphere at one of the candlelit tables or dance the night way on the dance floor in front of the live band.
The Mezzanine offers a lounge with antique couches, bar, and pool table – all overlooking the dance floor. It is a space that is the best of both worlds because it is private enough, but not too far from the action.
Wander back on the first floor to Speakeasy’s Kabaret Room where on weekend nights, DJ’s are spinning the latest top 40 dance songs. If you are looking for a place to grab a seat with a large group of friends you can find comfort in the swanky red couches or booths in this area.
Speakeasy also features Terrace59, the most famous outdoor spot in Austin to take in the romantic view of the downtown skyline. With lit palm trees, full service bar and hip music it is a chic and elegant way to spend an evening or host a private event. The cover lends the opportunity to spend an evening outside rain or shine.
Speakeasy offers the ability to bring some of Austin’s finest cuisines to the venue or can provide you with their own TenOak catering service. TenOak is known for their chic southern fair but can custom create a menu to serve the client’s theme or desires. Rental rates are based on room and season time.
Speakeasy also features a ghostly history and is registered as part of the Haunted Austin Tour. On July 26, 1916, the building burned to the ground killing a fireman and two women who were trapped in the now antique elevator that is suspended in their 2-story hallway. Several people have claimed to see the woman’s apparition in the elevator; as well as screams, slamming doors and footsteps running up and down the 59 step stair case to Terrace59.
For more information about Speakeasy, contact Kristin Ott at 512-477-2789 or at Kristin.Ott@gdiaustin.com.
This Speakeasy Venue Spotlight review was created by, The Simplifiers , Austin’s top event planning and personal concierge firm, offering full service event planning for corporate events, weddings, social events and beyond. For more information, visit thesimplifiers.com or call 512-695-7744.
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