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.


At this time The Mirror is operating on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please walk-in.

If you’d like to book an event visit our sister cocktail bar at Never Looked Better.


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 Collins – old tom gin, lemon, sugar, bubbles