ESCAPE TO A ROARIN’ 1920s FANTASY

Walk down the cobblestone alley, descend the steps of a darkened stairwell and enter a decadent 1920’s jazz nightclub from a bygone era.

  • Over 10 hours of material during a 3 hour event
  • The show never repeats
  • Hidden rooms and secret passages
  • 25 Characters to interact with
  • Unique one-on-one encounters
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"An extraordinary night out, The Speakeasy is both a time warp and a head trip."
- FROMMERS
"The Speakeasy is everything I love about San Francisco."
- THE BOLD ITALIC
"It could be easy for a moment to might think you’re stepping into an old movie."
- ABC NEWS
"The Speakeasy is a cross between a bar, interactive theatre, and a time machine"
- THE WHISKEY ADVOCATE
"The Speakeasy makes a strong case for being the best bar in San Francisco."
- SF WEEKLY
"A hipster version of “Beach Blanket Babylon” as forbidden cocktails flow, flappers flap and gamblers roll the dice."
- SF GATE
"The Top 10 FOMO Events in San Francisco."
- COLLEGE MAGAZINE
"A voyeurs playland."
- SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE
"The play is a triumph."
- NO PROSCENIUM

EXPLORE THE CLUB

The entire speakeasy is your playground – secret passages and all – there are many rooms to discover throughout the night!

Frequently asked questions

Our dress code is strictly enforced on Saturday, and optional on other performances. However, we encourage all of our patrons to dress up no matter what date they are attending to be fully immersed in the fun. 1920s apparel is preferred, and cocktail attire is also acceptable. Cocktail attire includes a button down collared shirt and tie with slacks and dress shoes; or cocktail style dresses and dress shoes. Tennis shoes, yoga pants, T-shirts, denim, or other casual clothes are not considered acceptable on Saturday evenings. Patrons who are dressed up are more likely to be chosen for audience interaction.

Costume and accessories are available for rent and/or purchase for any performance. See our costume rental page or contact The Dressing Room at wardrobe@thespeakeasysf.com.

Our gambling is for entertainment purposes only, you cannot win real money. We offer blackjack, craps and roulette with professionally trained dealers, who are happy to assist inexperienced players. Each stack of casino chips is $10. Remember: “The house always wins!”

The Gas Lamp Lounge is a secret bar within The Speakeasy accessible to anyone during the show. It provides relief for patrons looking to get away from the action of the play. It is also available to rent for private pre-show and post-show receptions.

The show ends around 10:30pm. On Saturday evenings patrons are welcome to stay after the show for our after party, Club 1923. That event is free, open to the public and goes until 2:00am.

Premium ticket holders have an earlier admittance (between 7:30p-8:00p), are welcomed with a short pour of our Bubble Baby cocktail and enjoy a 35-minute one-act play in the Bar. Perfect for theatre lovers and those wanting a deeper immersive experience! General ticket holders arrive between 8:00p-8:30p

There are two unique 45-minute shows in the Cabaret. Anyone may reserve a Reserved Premium Seat or VIP Booth for one or both showings. While reservations are not necessary to watch the show, we highly encourage patrons to reserve a seat to guarantee a spot as it is first come first served for those without a reservation.

Reserved Premium Seats are located at a table or our premium rail and are $10 per individual seat per show. Tables can accommodate 4-5 patrons. VIP Booth reservations are $100 per booth per show and can accommodate up to five patrons

If tickets for your preferred performance are no longer available online, they may still be available via the box office. Please call 415.891.9744 for last minute availability.

Same day tickets are available online until 4pm. After that, call the box office at 415.891.9744 to check availability. Same-day sales end at 7:30p. There is no physical box office; we operate online, and by email and phone only.

Due to the nature of the content we recommend guests be aged 16 and up. Underaged guests will be stamped and must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. We ask that patrons with underage guests notify the box office before or at arrival.

We do not offer group discounts. For larger groups, we encourage you to explore different rooms and compare notes. Narrow passageways and intimate rooms are best experienced with smaller groups or as an individual. For groups of 10 or more, contact our box office by calling 415.891.9744 or emailing boxoffice@thespeakeasysf.com to hear about our group options.

If you pulled out a twenty dollar bill in 1923, you’d be buying a round of drinks for the entire bar. To keep you in the world of the play, all prices at the venue are listed in cents. When you get your bill, you will discover that one cent in 1923 equals one dollar today.

Credit cards did not exist in 1923, so they don’t exist in our world either! Our secure bar tab system preserves the authenticity and ensures a smooth experience for all visitors. We automatically open tabs for patrons who saved their credit card when purchasing tickets. For those patrons who didn’t save their credit card, wish to change the card on file, or are guests of the ticket-holder wishing to set up their own tab, click here.

The exact location of the performance and further instructions are sent via text and email at 5PM the night before your visit. However, be prepared to travel to a discreet location where North Beach and Chinatown coalesce.

Many of our guest choose public transportation, ridesharing, or taxi service (our drinks are very strong!). Our location is a 15 minute walk from Montgomery BART, and accessible on Muni lines 8, 10, 12, 30, 41, and 45. If you would like to drive, there are several conveniently located parking garages, including the Vallejo Street Garage, the North Beach Garage, and the Portsmouth Square Garage. Street parking is free after 6p, but limited.

Yes. Please book your reservation, then call 415.891.9744 or email boxoffice@thespeakeasysf.com to arrange accessible entry.