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Speakeasy /'spēk,ēzē/
Clandestine bar during the prohibition


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Literally meaning 'speak softly', the term ‘speakeasy’ seemed to appear around 1889, when owners of clandestine establishments asked their clients to speak quietly in order to avoid attracting attention.


The ‘speakeasy‘, as we know it, emerged in the U.S. in the early 1920s. These were clandestine and illegal establishments, serving alcoholic beverages. For several reasons, legislation was introduced prohibiting the manufacture, importation and resale of alcoholic beverages, forcing these facilities to operate under the radar. In popular culture, prohibition refers particularly to the 'Roaring Twenties', the period spanning the entire decade of the 20s, until 1933. The Roaring Twenties saw the explosion of modern jazz, now known as The Jazz Age. Several big names in the genre anchored their status as legends of jazz during this period. Legends like Louis Armstrong began their careers playing in the speakeasies for hordes of customers, all followers of the 'underground'.

Our master bartenders

Filippo Iachino

Filippo Iachino

Riccardo SantellaHaving made his debut in a busy restaurant in Little Italy over 15 years ago, this former ‘barista’ skillfully wielded a relentlessly occupied espresso machine. After mastering the cappuccinos, espressos and ‘macchiatos’, he launched himself into the Montreal nightclub scene, becoming a team member at the famous and now legendary St-Laurent Boulevard hotspot, Gogo Lounge. Here it was the ‘shakers’ he perfected, becoming one of the most innovative bartenders in the city.

Riccardo Santella

Riccardo Santella

Filippo IachinoAfter taking over Riccardo’s position of barista at Café International, Filippo moved on to managing Baldwin Barmacie, where he picked up the skills required to make his two specialties, a mean old-fashioned, and one of the city’s best mojitos. These days, you can find him behind the counter of one of Montreal’s mile-ends cafés, Café Felice.

These two master bartenders have consolidated their talents and expertise to offer you the unique experience of a ‘Speakeasy’ in the atmosphere of your choice, from a large corporate event to an intimate, private gathering.