A secret speakeasy is open in Newcastle until Saturday, July 21. The venue is proving to be really popular and here are some images.
The speakeasy is part of EAT! – an annual food festival produced by NewcastleGateshead Initiative. Access to the secret speakeasy will only be granted to those that can solve the following riddle: ‘In the place where penguins are in the NEWS it’s 50 years since little Eva did train to sing behind Bob’s shop.’
Speakeasies were created in the U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s at a time when the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was illegal. The period was known as prohibition. Speakeasies were in hidden places, had secret entrances, and unusually for the time, women were welcome. The EAT! temporary bar will recreate a real 1920s feel, with drinks served in teacups and guests encouraged to dress-up, the temporary bar has a real 1920s feel. Find out more.