A Hidden Gem – The Blind Pig Parlour Bar

A Hidden Gem – The Blind Pig Parlour Bar

The trend of speakeasies is catching up! People love the idea of hanging out in a bar established somewhere in a discreet location, with no signs and a hidden entrance. However, what really is a speakeasy bar and who invented this crazy concept? All these terms – a speakeasy, a blind tiger or a blind pig meant the same thing during the Prohibition era (1920 to 1933) in the US – a hidden, illegal establishment where alcoholic drinks were available for consumption.

During this time, the manufacturing, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages were prohibited by the law throughout the United States. So, people had no other option but to go to these small, dimly lit secretive bars to enjoy a drink or two. It was a norm to speak quietly about these places in public and while being inside them as well, so that the police or the neighbors could not comprehend anything about what’s happening. In order to make sure that only the right kind of people are visiting these places, most of the speakeasies used secret passwords that one needed to recite at their doors.

The Blind Pig Parlour Bar
Now recreating that same vibe of secrecy from the roaring 20s, a number of speakeasies have cropped up in the last few years and some of them are exceptionally fabulous. One such place is the Blind Pig Parlour Bar located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, GA. The fun is in finding the exact location of this place, but if this sounds like a nearly impossible task, visit their website to make things easier. A black unmarked door (except for a blind pig’s face hanging on top) welcomes the guests to an eclectic ambiance with strong influences from the Victorian era. Oh, and like the speakeasies of the 20s, there’s a secret password that one needs to recite at this bar’s door to gain access.

Hint – Ask people working at this bar’s sister establishments such as Chido & Padre’s to find out the secret password!

The vibe of this place is chill, intimate yet sophisticated. A vibrant collection of speakeasy era inspired craft cocktails is on their menu, which can be paired perfectly with their chef-crafted food menu served in small plates. Do try their signature cocktails like Hedwig, When in Rum and El Diablo. They also serve a select list of craft beers and wines. Also, there are always some great options of live entertainment, jazzing up the environment. One can even book this place for personal events and celebrations to enjoy perfect evenings of mystery, drama, and exhilaration with friends and family. Events like birthday celebrations, private cocktail parties, and bachelor/bachelorette parties are pretty common here. The Blind Pig can comfortably accommodate up to 75-80 guests.

Visit this place and experience the adrenaline rush that comes when one feels like he/she has gotten away with something. As a decent, law-abiding citizen, it’s going to be that rare, exciting opportunity when you get to discover the badass in you!

Gotham C

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