Between the years of 1920 and 1933, advertising a speakeasy would have been an idiotic way to land your ass in prison, where you'd undoubtedly try your hand at making drinkable toilet wine.
Today, DJ William Reed can promote the most stylish club night in town, call it Speak Easy, and not have to worry about the adverse affects of fermenting tub gin.
And thank god for that. You won't even have to find the secret door leading to the basement, as MercBar is actually pretty easy to find.
Join the reigning hipster king of Phoenix and his DJ friends as they spin records until 2 a.m. among the city's dress-and-jacketed types. Dine on tapas, sip on custom cocktails, and dance away the night with a mix of hip-hop, indie rock, alternative, and more spinning on the bumpin' sound system.
-- By Christina Caldwell
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