New England Ski Town Has One Of The Best Speakeasies
Great winter skiing or challenging spring hikes are just some of the most popular reasons people frequent Stowe, Vermont. However, this charming destination is also apparently a great place to gather with friends. Fifty Grande recently named the best speakeasies in America, and Stowe was the only New England area with a featured speakeasy.
These days it is challenging to determine whether or not establishments that brand themselves as speakeasies in New England truly qualify as that. Most likely they do have a proper liquor license (which is a good thing). However, a true speakeasy remains a place that prefers not have to bright signage or its own social media accounts. These are lounges that are somewhat hidden, reclusive, and comfortable. There’s certainly nothing wrong with a secret door as well.
Once you are inside, each speakeasy has its own character. Still, it is common to be graced with an old fashioned look. Wooden bar stools, small liquor shelves, historical photos, and maybe even some velvet often makes up the décor. Nonetheless, the theme is often simplicity that may give a nod to the prohibition era.
“There’s something to be said for the speakeasies that still remain a little hidden, that don’t advertise and offer a little salacious adventure with their Sazeracs,” Fifty Grande states.
That’s exactly what you will find in Stowe.
This Stowe Mountain Resort hidden gem is already off to a great start. Why? Because it does not even have its own website (a simple Google search produced zero results). If you are coming off a chilly day on the slopes, this après ski hot spot might be just what you need. However, it is an invite-only speakeasy. Of course, it is somewhat hidden. That is because it is tucked within an area easily covered by snow, where you enter through what appears to be a private doorway.
It’s a fair assumption that this is a great hideout for local Stowe natives who may just be looking for a quiet beer with their neighbors or coworkers.