Did you know there was a secret speakeasy in Evansville?

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If you are unfamiliar with what a speakeasy is, Dictionary.org defines a speakeasy as "a place where alcohol was illegally sold and drunk in the U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s."  Speakeasies popped up as secret places where people could enjoy a drink during prohibition.  In recent years I've noticed a trend of speakeasy-style places popping up.  It seems to be a very popular theme for smaller bars.  While today, speakeasies are less secretive since it is legal to serve alcohol (with the proper licensing), there is a secret speakeasy popping up in Evansville, for a really cool reason.


Forbidden Forest Fundraiser

Wesselman Woods is hosting a very unique fundraising event, they'll be hosting their very own Forbidden Forest fundraiser hosted at the Red Polka Dot Speakeasy. This speakeasy is at a location that is so secretive, that guests will meet downtown and then be escorted to the location.  Tickets are $60 to enjoy the secret speakeasy, and you can enjoy bourbon tasting, live entertainment, and "heavy" hors d’oeuvres.


Here is what Wesselman Woods said about the upcoming event on their Facebook page:

Ever been inside of a speakeasy? Now's your chance! Join Wesselman Woods for a small fundraiser that includes bourbon tasting, food, and live entertainment by the Steve Greenwell Trio in a unique atmosphere. Space is limited to 35 guests! bit.ly/wwspeakeasy22

When? Saturday, September 10 from 6-9 p.m.
Cost? $60 per person
Where? The Red Polka Dot Speakeasy
Cocktail attire.
Since the location is "secret", guests will park at the nearby ECHO Community Healthcare parking lot to be escorted to the location by Wesselman Woods staff.
A secret speakeasy party?!  Count me in! This sounds like such a fun and unique fundraising idea! I hope we see more secret speakeasies pop up!  If you're interested in joining the Forbidden Forest, you can buy your ticket, here. 

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