With most bars still closed during the stay-at-home orders, one Fort Lauderdale joint cracked the code to maintain the charm of their secret speakeasy. Cocktails to go at Unit B provide patrons the comforts of their favorite spirits with a 1920s twist. The bar has made its entire menu available for to-go orders in a variety of sizes that will provide a nice, relaxing drink from a long day of sitting on the couch.

Each cocktail is specialty-made and tagged with a garnish, like the 21st Amendment cocktail coming with a lime, or the Free & Clear with an orange peel garnish. 

Unit B has gone all-out to recreate the same experience for its customers, even down to the pickup. If you text your order, you can arrange for your cocktail to be picked up from a “secret” spot of your choosing.

This creative exchange keeps the illegal speakeasy theme going, while they continue to enforce the current restrictions placed on bars and restaurants during this time. 

Like most bars around the state, Unit B was forced to close and re-format its business after Gov. Ron DeSantis issued his stay-at-home order back in April. Since then, the speakeasy has had to figure out a way to stay above water.

That’s when Unit B came up with an idea to make their signature Prohibition-style cocktails for patrons to take on-the-go, and so far, it’s been a hit. 

In truth, nothing will be able to re-create the special vibe of sitting in a '20s era speakeasy and sipping on a Weller whiskey with your tribe, but it’s still worth the trip to experience one of these cocktails to-go. So support local and grab a Dealer’s Choice with lime from Unit B.

The need for speakeasies might have faded away, but the allure of these secluded spots have only grown since the end of Prohibition, and Unit B adds a unique spin to the South Florida bar scene.

Unit B 

Address: 551 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m.

Why you need to go: Despite being take-out only, this speakeasy is still providing great cocktails and Prohibition-style "secret" pick-ups. 


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