Ready to check out some of Buckhead’s best speakeasy bars for your next night out? We’ve uncovered some secret codes and discovered plenty of “unmarked” doors for these exclusive spots and are sharing them with you below.
Checking out one of these speakeasy bars might take a little extra effort on your part, but we assure you it’ll be worth it. Now, hopefully, you can just make it in. Good luck!
Red Phone Booth
When you step into the 1920′s Prohibition-Era scene at Red Phone Booth (RPB), you will be treated to unique and creative craft cocktails (like the “Hemingway Daiquiri,” the James Bond-inspired “Never Say No,” or their “Floradora”), delicious Neapolitan pizza and a variety of cigars to try. Just as elegant as the downtown Atlanta location, RPB has an impressive assortment of over 180+ whiskeys catering to all whiskey enthusiasts. Go ahead, grab a seat and get ready to sip on some luxurious cocktails.
Here’s the scoop: Find out the secret phone number (from a member, friend or local concierge) and enter through the antique London red phone booth where you will dial it in.
Location: Buckhead - 3242 Peachtree Rd. NE ; Website: redphonebooth.com; Contact: 678-732-3757
Down the street from the Red Phone Booth, you will find Himitsu, which means “Secret” in Japanese. How fitting, right? This exclusive bar is connected to Umi Sushi and has been featured by the Travel Channel, so you know this place is something special. The upscale Tokyo-style cocktail lounge is reservation-only, features amazing craft cocktails created by Shingo Gokan and was designed by famous British interior designer, Tom Dixon, in 2015. Himitsu’s sophisticated atmosphere features two-story intimate seating that accommodates up to 60 guests to enjoy perfectly-curated libations.
Here’s the scoop: Send an email here to request a reservation with the word “Love” in the subject line. Keep in mind: the bar is only open Wednesdays and Saturdays (according to their Facebook page). From there, you will receive a response on potential next steps to get in. If you’re dining at Umi, you can also ask your server for availability that same day. The unassuming location is well-hidden and there’s no sign, so be sure to look for the door that is *seven* doors down from Umi to find the right entrance.
Location: Buckhead - 3050 Peachtree Rd. NW; Contact: 404-257-6693; Facebook: @HimitsuAtl
The Bureau (at KR SteakBar)
Located right in Peachtree Hills’ Atlanta Decorative Arts Center is celebrity chef Kevin Rathbun’s Italian steakhouse, KR SteakBar. Right on the other side of KR SteakBar’s kitchen, you will find the hidden treasure that is The Bureau. This speakeasy is filled with giant booths, a full bar, a baby grand piano and Prohibition photos featured on the walls that truly set the mood for a marvelous way to spend your evening.
Here’s the scoop: Only open Fridays and Saturdays, there are a few ways to access The Bureau without a secret code. You can either walk straight through the kitchen (watch your step!) or find the secret passageway lit up by red lights and enter through an unmarked black door. You might also be able to find your way in by telling a KR SteakBar employee that you are interested in dining/entering the secret room.
Location: Buckhead - 349 Peachtree Hills Ave NE; Website: krsteakbar.com; Contact: 404-841-8820;
Supply and Demand
The upscale and trendy Supply & Demand serves up classic cocktails with high-end, limited-supply spirits. Representing an old-timey atmosphere, the floors are lined with vintage-looking black and white tiles and you’ll find plenty of leather seating throughout the bar and small tables. Unlike most speakeasy bars, they host plenty of live DJ nights perfect for dancing. Bring your date or your group of friends, dress your best and prepare to dance the night away with a creative drink in hand.
Here’s the scoop: While it initially opened as a membership-only bar, this hidden spot is open to the public with limited space so be sure to get there early. There’s not much to it when it comes to finding a way in, go behind Churchill’s and locate the secret entrance.
Location: Buckhead - 3223 Cains Hill Pl. NW; Website: supplydemandatl.com; Contact: 678-334-9755
The Blind Pig Parlour Bar
Did you know that back in the day speakeasy bars were also known as blind tigers or blind pigs? Now the name of this place makes sense. The Blind Pig offers one of the most unique speakeasy experiences around town, by transforming its interior decor into different pop-ups depending on the season. Currently known as the “Playa Pig” (for the summer), make an escape to their Tulum-inspired oasis serving “tropical chic + jungle disco vibes.” Enjoy some of their delicious summery drinks like their dressed shots served with fruit and tajin, Yucatan Spritz, Green Chile Michelada or the Bikini Bottom. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?!
Here’s the scoop: Seating is limited and walk-ins are welcome. Since it is first come, first serve, reservations are certainly highly encouraged. Find the unmarked black door behind Chido & Padre’s to make your way into this magical paradise.
Location: Buckhead - 128 E Andrews Dr. NW; Website: theblindpigparlourbar.com; Contact: 404-848-9100
The Club (at Chops Lobster Bar)
Considered one of the top steakhouses in the nation, Chops is known for its excellent food selection and service. There’s even a super-exclusive private bar and lounge behind an unmarked door within the restaurant that is members-only called The Club. Once inside, you can enjoy a wide variety of cigars, over 100 whiskeys (and more) to choose from, and of course their signature steaks and seafood. The Club’s atmosphere and decor are unlike any other, which makes for a unique and elegant night out on the town.
Here’s the scoop: Membership is by referral only, so if you know someone who’s a member here, you’re in luck! Once you apply for membership, expect to be on the waitlist for at least 2-3 months. You can also tag along as a plus one to make it in, so it’s truly about who you know in this case. P.S. Chops is currently finalizing renovations after damage due to a fire back in January and will re-open this fall.
Location: Buckhead - 70 W Paces Ferry Rd. NW; Website: buckheadrestaurants.com; Contact: 404-262-2675