“In the 1920s, Prohibition had swept the country and speakeasies became numerous and popular. Although it was illegal to run such establishments, many thrived and prospered under the guise of eating establishments, peep shows and pet stores. Enter The Room No. 22, established in 1928. It quickly became Chicago’s premier evening restaurant and night club. Almost 80 years later, No. 22 still thrives and to this day is Chicago’s number one proprietor of fine dining as well as purveyor of an abundance of wine and beer. After all we wouldn’t be where we are today if we weren’t so deeply rooted in prohibition.”

“When I sell liquor, it’s called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, its called hospitality.” – Al Capone

Speakeasy Photography: Dina Avila

ClientThe Room No. 22ServicesBranding and Graphic Design ConceptYear2010