Speakeasies, Secret Bars & The Mirror in DC

Often referred to as speaks, secret bars emerged in the 1920s after the government ban on all alcohol known as prohibition.  There were many unintended consequences from this overreach such as the rise of organized crime; and the rise of speakeasies.

After years of social inequality, speakeasies were a place where people came together to defy the government by having fun, drinking, dancing and breaking the rules!

Today, the Mirror is recreating the fun of finding a secret bar and going through a secret passage to find a great place where you can escape the craziness of everyday life. And what better place than 3 blocks from the White House where it all started almost 100 years ago.

Hope to see you soon, if you can find us.


The Mirror is a great place to host your next event, happy hour or birthday party! We have several spaces that can be reserved for your group and there are never any rental fees!

Chandelier Room: 8-15 people

Back Lounge: 8-40 people

Communal Table: Up to 10 people seated

Events are better with cocktails so we offer your choice of individual orders or pre-batched 750 ml bottled cocktails. Either way your guests will love the quality of our crafted, classic cocktails.

Contact us today to reserve your space: events@themirrordc.com


Aviation – gin, lemon, maraschino, violette

Bobby Burns – scotch, benedictine, sweet vermouth, bitters

Boulevardier – rye, sweet vermouth, red bitter

Cameron’s Kick – irish whiskey, scotch, orgeat, lemon

Corpse Reviver #2 – gin, triple sec, kina wine, lemon, absinthe

Daiquiri – rum, lime, sugar

Last Word – gin, genepy, maraschino, lime

Moscow Mule – vodka, ginger, lime

New York Sour – rye, lemon, sugar, red wine

Old Fashioned – bourbon, sugar, bitters

Paloma – tequila, grapefruit soda, lime

Sazerac – rye, sugar, bitters, absinthe

Tom Collings – old tom gin, lemon, sugar, bubbles