Situated in a building near the Pacific Ocean in Venice, California, the Del Monte Speakeasy has been serving booze (legally or illegally, depending on the year) since 1915. During the Prohibition era, the bar (which is still underground) was located below a grocery store.
This speakeasy is located below Schapiro's, a New American eatery with a Jewish twist. You have to go down a set of stairs to a basement to get to the bar, but once you're inside you'll see this is the perfect date spot. Intimate, provocative, and dark. Nitecap offers over 20 pages of drinks - try the Moon Suit or the Tartan Swizzle - and relax while reading their funny guides strewn about the bar. Nitecap, 120 Rivington St