Let's start here, what in the world is a Speakeasy?

Speakeasy -  An illicit liquor store or nightclub.

So there are these throwback, retro night clubs and bars across the country that represent a time when going out for a drink was illegal. The places were packed and filled with people out for a good tie, even though at the time it was illegal. A saloon that sells liquor even though it is illegal.

I've been to a few of these, and they really do have an incredible retro vibe. From the decor to the clothing the employees wear, you get the feeling you are back in olden times when grabbing an alcoholic beverage was a no-no.

So do you want to check out on of the best speakeasies in the country? It's not far away from us in Rockford.

From the website 10 Best we get the best speakeasies across the country, including one close to home!

The Office at the Aviary

This speakeasy is located in Chicago, at 955 W Fulton Market, Chicago below the Aviary. You can ask the bartender for the "Dealers Choice" where they will customize you something based on your likes...Interesting. This speakeasy ranks as on of the top ten speakeasies in the entire country. The Office in Chicago is an "intimate speakeasy serving classically inspired cocktails and vintage spirits."

You're looking at about an hour and a half to The Office at the Aviary. Check them out online at The Office at Aviary. 

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