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Modern-day speakeasies emerge from an illicit past

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The HI Brau Room’s decor features a portrait of Keith Richards.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Bartender David Newman enters Harry’s Hardware Emporium through a hidden door made to look like a bookcase. From the outside, Harry’s looks like a hardware store.

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    Pictured is a wall detail of whiskey and bourbon barrels at Harry’s Hardware.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A dim, unmarked stairway brings customers to the Hi Brau Room.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    An old-school telephone booth inside Kailua Town Pub will lead to new speakeasy, Gaslamp, named after the Gaslamp district of San Diego, the owner’s old haunt.

As the 100th anniversary of Prohibition approaches, the speakeasy concept has enjoyed a resurgence across the country. Read more

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