South Dakota September 02, 2017
An Unexpected Speakeasy Is Hiding Underground In This City In South Dakota
No matter how long you’ve been in South Dakota, every once in a while you stumble across a hidden gem. Here’s a speakeasy that you’d never know is hiding underground in Rapid City. Check this out!
To get in, you have to text the speakeasy to get a special passcode and the address.
Shhh...don't tell anyone the passcode. Let them text Blind Lion and get their own.
Step inside, and step back in time to the Prohibition Era.
The vintage furniture is quaint and cozy, and very 1920s.
The little details are all right here. This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
Even the bartenders and wait staff dress the part. Take a look at those handlebar mustaches in the back!
The food is fresh, delicious and always creative.
You've heard of "craft cocktails?" That doesn't begin to explain the old-fashioned, labor intensive ways in which they'll prepare your drinks here. These exquisite creations are unlike anything you've ever tried.
Want that on the rocks? Please wait while the bartender chips ice off a block. This is the kind of attention to detail you're never going to find in a street-level bar.
These guys are old-school when it comes to making drinks.
Live music is the other feature here. Acoustic musicians set just the right tone.
One of the rules here? No cell phones. You have to actually
talk to the people you're with. If you absolutely must make a call, you'll step inside the vintage phone booth.
Ready to visit Blind Lion?
Getting in is a top secret affair. The speakeasy doesn't have a website, but you can visit its
. It's open Saturday and Sunday from 5 PM to Midnight.
Have you visited Blind Lion? We want to hear about your experience!
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