Detroit’s Prohibition-era history is long, varied, and wild.
As a border town with easy access to Canada, the city served as a funnel for illicit booze, and the attendant crime (organized or otherwise) garnered international headlines. One reporter quipped that it was difficult to get a drink in Detroit—because the barman couldn’t hear you over the shouts of the rest of the crowd.
With the 100th anniversary of Prohibition in the United States taking place this year, we wanted to look at the some of the notorious speakeasies and smuggling sites in the Detroit area. Here are seven of those spots.
Note: Locations ordered west to east.Read More