What’s the password? A speakeasy-style saloon opens in the historic Printers Alley Queen Anne building — 222 4th Ave. N. — on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Southern Turf Club, a members-focused cocktail club by Icon Entertainment & Hospitality, is situated above three of the brand’s other ventures — Skull’s Rainbow Room, Sinatra Bar & Lounge, and Southern Turf Lofts. While members have preference and perks across other properties, reservations are also open to the public.
The building was constructed in 1839, and artifacts and antiques seen throughout the space reflect the era. History buffs will revel a wooden bench previously owned by English poet John Milton (known for “Paradise Lost”), a hand carved wall from a 1700s Scottish pub, and an early 1900s handle of Rip Van Winkle whiskey worth ~$35,000.
In addition to small bites, the bar menu features eight specialty cocktails that could rotate season to season. Expect daily operational hours from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Swipe through the photo gallery below before your visit.