The Hidden Speakeasy In New Jersey That Will Transport You To Another Era

Speakeasies (hidden bars) gained prominence during Prohibition. They were an essential component of nightlife in cities and many small towns. Alcohol may have been illegal but that didn’t stop Americans from drinking. They got creative with hidden passageways and passwords, keeping illicit activity under the radar. When Prohibition was repealed, many speakeasies shut down, no longer being necessary. However, they’ve gained popularity once again, not out of necessity but out of novelty. It’s almost always fun to be in on a secret. New Jersey has several speakeasies but today we’ll focus on one favorite.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

Have you ever been to Talde? Were you familiar with the basement bar underneath? What’s your favorite speakeasy in New Jersey? To find Miss Wong’s, head to 8 Erie Street in Jersey City. Talde is open daily for dinner and serves brunch on weekends. While they are not open for lunch, they operate as a communal workspace, in partnership with the members-only service, Spacious. For another speakeasy-style establishment in New Jersey, check out Clydz in New Brunswick.