Speakeasy Law and Legal Definition

A speakeasy is an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages. During prohibition period, the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout U.S. Speakeasy was a higher-class establishment that offered food, music, live entertainment, or even all three. In large cities, some speakeasies even required a coat and tie for men, and evening dress for women. a speakeasy establishment operator attracts customers by exhibiting an animal, mostly greenland pigs and serveing complimentary alcoholic beverage to evade tax. It is also known as blind pig or blind tiger.