Swinging jazz, flappers, bathtub gin and bootleggers: perhaps no other era in American history has the same mystique and romanticism as the Roaring 20’s. Imagine catching wind of an underground drinking joint–a speakeasy, as they were known–and feeling the thrill and the danger as you slip through the door into this secret and illegal night spot.
It’s exactly this chic, rebellious spirit that Red Phone Booth aims to capture. Set against a Prohibition-era styled atmosphere, this modern speakeasy offers elegant and fashionable cocktails in combination with stellar conversation–and no risk of running afoul of the law! The fabulous experience that Red Phone Booth has to offer starts before you even walk through the door. Much like the speakeasies of the 1920’s, you have to demonstrate that you’re in the know before you can enter. There’s no neon lights pointing towards the front door. Instead, enter the namesake red phone booth, pick up the receiver and dial the secret code. Only then are you welcomed in to the vintage-styled lounge with era-appropriate details like hand-painted ceilings and original brick floors.
Exclusivity plays a big role in making Red Phone Booth so special–and let’s you feel like a Jazz Era VIP whenever you arrive. For a bit extra, you can take advantage of preferred seating or the lounge’s cigar room. Become a member and you can enjoy even more special treatment, such as sofa reservations, priority entry and humidified cigar locker rentals.
The unique experience and atmosphere carry over to the drink menu as well. Keeping up the Prohibition theme, there’s no liquor here; instead, you’ll find “vaccines,” “remedies” and “prescriptions.” Don’t be fooled: Red Phone Booth keeps over 180 premium and rare whiskeys on hand, while the custom mixed cocktails they offer can often trace their origins back to bartender’s guides from the early nineteenth century.
For those wanting an even more elevated experience, RPB offers small plate options that include fresh seafood, carpaccio, Neapolitan pizza and signature house made desserts.
All in all, Red Phone Booth aims–and succeeds–at capturing the spirit of a bygone era, perfectly invoking what it must have felt like to slip away from Prohibition-era prying eyes and into a relaxed, comfortable drinking spot.
Red Phone Booth
LOCATION: 17 Andrew Young International Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
HOURS: Daily Monday-Friday: 4:00pm – Late | Saturday: 5:00pm – Late | Sunday: 5:00pm – Midnight
CONTACT: (404) 228-7528