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Some of DC's historic speakeasies are still standing, offering history and classic drinks

Nowadays, speakeasy-inspired bars in D.C. are everywhere, where "secret knocks" and unmarked doors let cocktail fans into intimate rooms with low lighting, classily dressed patrons, and quality drinks.

But the sites of a few of D.C.'s actual, historic speakeasies have been converted into today's bars, and, says the Smithsonian, you can still visit them and "remember D.C.'s roaring past."

Dirty Martini, in Dupont Circle, was a speakeasy known as the Mayflower Club. Beuchert's Saloon was originally a saloon but was converted to a sewing shop during Prohibition. But, the article says, when the restaurant that now operates out of that space (also called Beuchert's Saloon) began renovations, contractors discovered a hidden door concealing hundreds of empty booze bottles. The plot thickens.

Read about these and three other speakeasies--including one with a secret door hidden in the men's room here.
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