Prohibition-style speakeasy opens in downtown Anoka

There’s a new hardware store in Anoka that doesn’t sell a single home improvement product. Instead, it’s a hidden bar reminiscent of the prohibition-era speakeasies from 100 years ago. It’s called ‘The Hardware Store’ and it’s only marking is a red light in an alley. When you walk in, there’s a wall full of vintage tools. Though the passcode can change, on this particular day you can get in by saying you’d like to buy a hammer. Inside, it feels like you stepped back in time with velvet seating and throwback portraits. As for the drinks, almost every ingredient in the craft cocktails is hand-made and don’t be surprised if the drink includes flames or even a smoker. They’re open Wednesday to Saturday.

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