Michter’s Speakeasy is Bringing the Roaring Twenties Back

Drink fine bourbon while dancing the night away to swanky jazz in your finest 1920s attire


By Elizabeth Scinta
Photos provided by Zymage JZ & Frazier History Museum


Put on your flapper dress and grab your pinstriped suit, it’s time to dance the night away at Michter’s Speakeasy at the Frazier. When the clock strikes 6:30 p.m. on June 23, time will turn back 100 years prior when dappers and dames dressed to the nines, danced to bubbly jazz and imbibed in secret.

After a four-year break, the Frazier History Museum and Michter’s Distillery are excited to bring back this popular event, and they’re going all out.  “We’ve booked jazz act Billy Goat Strut Revue, who was a big hit at our past events. They’ll keep the partygoers swing dancing and Lindy Hopping with cabaret music from the 1920s. Plus, Bravo Dance Studio will judge our Best Dancing Duo contest and the Nitty Gritty will judge our Best Dressed Duo contest! So put on your best fedoras and pinstripes or pearls and flapper gowns,” explained Andy Treinen, the President and CEO of Frazier History Museum. As the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, there’s no better place to sip a bourbon cocktail, learn more about Michter’s and indulge in Bristol’s Catering.

Along with the dancing, Michter’s Master Distiller Dan McKee and Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson will lead tastings of Michter’s US*1 Bourbon, Michter’s US*1 Rye and the rare Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Bourbon – an opportunity we promise you won’t want to miss. The US*1 expressions honor Michter’s historical legacy going all the way back to the first whiskey company in 1753.

So, bring out your best 1920s garb and grab a ticket before they’re sold out; after all, how often do you get to escape back in time with a few hundred of your closest friends?

Michter’s Speakeasy at the Frazier
829 W. Main St.