We're getting ready to go face-first into the holiday season but before we get there, a stop to one of America's best speakeasies should be in order.

For a couple of reasons, one of the best speakeasies in the US is close to people who live in Illinois and Wisconsin. Second, when's the last time you went to a speakeasy?

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You know, a bar hidden and tucked away from everything? The kind of spot where you need a password just to get in the place.

In order to do that, all you need to do is plan a quick trip to Lake Geneva.

That's because USA Today's article on How to find these 10 sensational speakeasies across the country features Maxwell Mansion's aptly titled speakeasy, The Speakeasy.

You’ll find a stunning speakeasy in the basement of the Maxwell Mansion, a historic hotel in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin...This subterranean speakeasy is designed to take guests to another place and time. The mansion itself dates to 1856, and the lively basement bar is homey with nooks and crannies for secret conversations.

The Speakeasy at Maxwell Mansion asks you to know the code word in order to enter. When The Speakeasy is open, the passwords are shared on the Maxwell Mansion Facebook and Instagram.

Bridget D. on Yelp says "The Speakeasy was such an incredible use of raw cellar/basement space. I'd love to go to a goth/ new wave type night there."

While Yelp reviewer Thomas R. said "Fair warning, don't expect the Speakeasy to be private.  But it IS fun!"

Maxwell Mansion is located at 304 South Wells Street in Lake Geneva.

After a trip to the speakeasy, check out this stunning 13 bedroom estate for sale in Lake Geneva

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