Relive The Roaring Twenties At Club Arcada, A Speakeasy In Illinois
By Melissa Mahoney|Published July 07, 2021
I'm an east coast girl living in a west coast world. I grew up in New England before moving to SoCal for several years. I then lived in NYC or a year before moving to AZ in 2009. I worked in the entertainment industry for many years of my adult life and I love photography, writing, and traveling around the U.S. as well as to far-flung locations around the world! Travel is my life and writing about it is a dream.
The allure of the Roaring Twenties has lasted about a century. The 1920s was a decade of great prosperity, iconic fashion trends, mass consumerism, and Prohibition. Because of Prohibition, bars and saloons all across the country were shut down. People decided to figure out a way to evade law enforcement and opened up underground establishments that served alcohol. Disguised as other businesses, these secret bars became known as speakeasies. They had secret doors, and to be let in, a patron had to give a secret password, handshake, knock, or show a special card. You can relive the era with a visit to Club Arcada, a modern-day speakeasy in Saint Charles, Illinois.