BY MADDY OSMAN
Not long ago, we investigated Chicago speakeasies: then and now. There certainly are a lot of modern-day bars with interesting pasts that refused to give into Prohibition. What you may not realize is that there are a lot of modern-day bars that have more recently popped up and keep the spirit of secrecy alive, even if they don’t share the same history as the bars that used to operate as speakeasies. Here are the fourteen of the best secret Chicago bars and how to get into them.
Bordel is the quintessential secret bar, because it would be impossible to know it’s even there without doing some research first. Bordel is on the second floor of a Spanish tapas restaurant in Wicker Park, Black Bull. Besides stiff craft cocktails, you can enjoy burlesque performances every so often. Bordel is a great place to go for Prohibition Day celebrations.