The Columbia Chronicle

Barrelhouse Flat takes patrons back to the Prohibition era

By Sophia Coleman

November 7, 2011

During the Great Depression, there were thousands of speakeasies in Chicago. Though illegal, they gave the deprived public exactly what it needed: a strong cocktail and a place to escape.Now that the country has fallen into a recession, people may be searching for something similar when it comes to the drinking scene—a bar that provides a sense of adventure and excitement similar to the roaring ’20s.Granted part of the e...

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