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You Need A Password To Get Into This Detroit Speakeasy

You'll feel like you went back in time to the Prohibition era.

A lot of bars claim to be speakeasies, but this bar in Royal Oak is a genuine speakeasy experience. It's a dim basement that makes you feel like you're sneaking some booze during the Prohibition era. Not just anyone can walk up to the door and enter. If you're intrigued by the secrecy, make sure to keep reading. 

It's so secretive that you need a passcode to enter that changes every day. You can give them your information on their site and they will text you the code. If you make a reservation on OpenTable, you'll also get the secret password. 

It's in the same building as Mr. B's Gastropub which is at the same address. You enter through the back alley, ring a bell, and confirm that you have a reservation and the code. 

It's so secret that the door to the bar is disguised as a refrigerator door. You definitely won't stumble onto this place unless you know what you're looking for. 

The decor is old-fashioned and elegant. You might just feel like you're hanging out with some people from the '20s. 

They serve some mouth-watering appetizers like lobster mac 'n' cheese and butternut squash ravioli. The real reason you want to drop in here is the creativity displayed in the craft cocktails. 

They serve a martini that comes with a floating balloon that the bartender will then pop for you to complete the drink. They really care about the experience of eating and drinking. 

People also rave about their Old Fashioned that has a deep smoky taste that's really unique. 

If you become a little obsessed with the speakeasy vibe after your visit it to Johnny's, there's no need to worry. There are plenty of hidden bars around Detroit that you will have fun discovering

This intimate, hidden spot is the ultimate date night if you're looking to get cozy with a special someone. 


Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Craft cocktails and delectable appetizers

Address: 215 S Main St., Royal Oak, MI

Why You Need To Go: This is a genuine speakeasy experience. You can't get in without a password and it'll make you feel like you went back to the Prohibition era.