Looking for a night of fun that you can remember? You might need to go a bit off the beaten path (or, rather, below or behind the beaten path). Embrace your inner explorer and find these top North Dakota speakeasy bars.
Without question, 510.2 is the most beloved speakeasy in North Dakota. This popular part of the Bismarck social scene is located within Humpback Sally’s restaurant through concealed doors, so you need to know what you’re looking for to find it.
The Red Eye Room isn’t the most concealed of speakeasies, but it’s one you’ll enjoy nonetheless. It’s the low-key companion to Lüft Bar, a thriving rooftop bar in Bismarck. Unlike Lüft Bar, The Red Eye Room is more of a gaming lounge that caters to private events too.
Sometimes the best bars are found underground. That’s certainly the case with Marge’s Bar. You’ll find it in the basement of the Loretta building, within Robert’s Alley and near the lower entrance to The Boiler Room. Stop in for a drink or two and a fantastic atmosphere.
Looking for a speakeasy vibe but don’t want the challenge of finding a hidden bar? Thomas and Moriarty’s has exactly what you’re looking for. It’s a swanky cocktail bar where you can enjoy well-crafted drinks and a sophisticated feel.
One of the most beloved parts of a speakeasy is its harkening back to the past. You’ll find that same charm at Peacock Alley. This historic bar and restaurant is the perfect place for a fun night out.
The Douglas Bar is one of the most unique establishments in Douglas. It combines the feeling of a speakeasy with the relaxed simplicity of a dive bar. For many, this intimate and smoke-friendly place is a wonderful way to stroll back through time.
Hanson’s Bar is a vital part of Robinson’s history, and today, it’s just as much of a part of the community. With local events and an atmosphere where you’re always welcome, this historic bar captures many of the essential elements of a speakeasy.
Speakeasies are all about old-world charm, and Old 281 Tavern does that in a distinctly North Dakota way. This bar is located within a log cabin-style building so you can enjoy a cozy, uniquely regional historic experience with a relaxed vibe.
Nestled in Fargo, The Old Broadway is perfect for those who love an old-school New York feel. It has a classy speakeasy-like atmosphere where anyone can enjoy their favorite drink.