Top 3 Reasons to visit
We are a sustainable business that follows the triple bottom line model (profit, people, planet). We strive to be responsible members of the Northern Lower Michigan community. We source our food and spirits locally whenever possible, provide year-round employment with living wages to all our employees, and give back to local nonprofits via drives, donations, and fundraising events.
Our decor, drink and food menu are unique, with most ingredients being hand crafted in house. Our drink and food menus feature locally farmed and foraged ingredients, and change with what is seasonally available in Northern Michigan. There is always something new to try!
We offer an intimate, relaxing environment where people can slow down and savor their friends, family, and refreshments. Receive unparalleled quality and service in a unique setting (don’t take our word for it--ask a friend or check out our online reviews!)
ABOUT 123 Speakeasy
123 Speakeasy offers a fully-accessible, immersive experience. Our decor features restored antiques and crystal chandeliers, while managing to maintain a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Our drink and food menu feature locally farmed and foraged ingredients, and change with what is seasonally available in Northern Michigan. We draw inspiration from the rich Prohibition-era history that Traverse City offers. Our creative drink names all reference (in)famous characters or events from that time, so you can get a mini history lesson with each visit, if you like!
WHY JOIN THE BETTER DRINKING CULTURE
In today’s hectic, rushed, and hooked-in culture, we use our physical space, model of service, and menu to encourage mindful consumption; a better drinking culture is built into the very foundation of our business. We require all of our FOH staff to be TIPS trained (including hosts and doormen, not just servers and bartenders) since we know that we *all* are responsible for helping keep our guests safe/healthy during their visit. Our business model and messaging center around mindful consumption, encouraging our guests to expand a single sip or bite into an entire sensory experience.
Featuring hand-made ingredients in unexpected combinations, we invite our guests to expand a single sip or bite into an entire sensory experience. 123 Speakeasy offers an intimate, relaxing environment where people can slow down and savor their refreshments as well as the company of their friends and family.
Since we present our cocktails in a curated collection of antique crystal and cut glassware, we formulate all of our drinks using standardized measures to ensure drink uniformity and quality. And above all, we put people before profits: we will not serve overly-intoxicated guests, and all customers are subject to a three-drink maximum. We want your safe and happy return more than we want your money!
For those interested in our creative process, sustainability practices, or historical influences, we offer First Sunday "brunch-and-learn" sessions that cover sustainability and health principals, with invited speakers, unlimited brunch, Bloody Mary bar, or mimosas.