Speakeasy Cocktail Tour
Mobile in the 1920s: Speakeasies & Rum Runners
Guests will enjoy 3 hand-crafted cocktails and hear about the secret history of Mobile during this Prohibition-themed walking tour. Hear stories about speakeasies, rum runners, and moonshiners who kept the drinks flowing and the party going even as Federal agents, ministers, and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union swore to end drinking.
During the Jazz Age Mobile was a wet and wild place, full of speakeasies and gin joints. Finally Federal agents brought the party to a grinding halt and by the end of the decade the Azalea City was in the grip of the Great Depression. Prohibition was an epic battle that turned Catholic against Protestant and urban against rural America—forever changing the social fabric of our country.
Please note our Dress Code: Our partner bar Las Floriditas has a “dress to impress” dress code that we ask our guests to follow. Ladies should look lovely as they interpret the term. Dresses and skirts are appropriate. Gentlemen should be dapper in dress pants or shorts and a collared shirt. Panama hats are allowed. Please no ball caps, t-shirts, ripped jeans, or flip flops. Thank you!
Guests will enjoy 3 craft cocktails at downtown bars, and in between drinks we’ll talk about the music, literature, and architecture that kept the twenties roaring!
- The tour begins in the lobby of the Battle House Hotel at the corner of Royal and St. Francis Streets.
- Please note the dress code requirement above.