Fun With Kitsch: San Francisco Speakeasies

The Chronicle reports on a clutch of bars in San Francisco that have dragged prohibition-era speakeasies kicking and screaming into the 21st century, complete with computer-generated rotating passwords — Bourbon & Branch — a novelty slide (“the fastest, creakiest, most dangerous contraption in all of San Francisco … “) and turntables masked behind a baby grand piano where swing-era jazz is mashed up with techno — Slide. It makes you wonder how much more fun getting drunk must have been when there was a law against it.

(photo courtesy/Slide SF)

— Brian Bernbaum

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