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.
Guests will enjoy craft cocktails at downtown bars, and in between drinks we’ll talk about the music, literature, and architecture that kept the twenties roaring and made Mobile the wildest city in Alabama. The tour takes 2 hours, and all guests must be 21.
- The tour begins in the lobby of the Battle House Hotel at the corner of Royal and St. Francis Streets.
- ALL GUESTS are required to wear a mask or face covering, per state mandate.