Cliff Bell’s specializes in hosting late-night jazz and blues performances and offering old-fashioned cocktails, wines, and crafty beers in an authentic speakeasy setting. This low-lit and classy night club (in the traditional sense) was named after a proprietor of several 1930’s speakeasies, and has been around since post-Prohibition 1935. With a relatively recent revival after a 20-year period of dormancy, the bar offers all of this and a food menu that is as rich and savory as the bar’s history.

At Cliff Bell’s choose a table close to the stage, or more near the mahogany bar, and under low lights enjoy a drink – be it a traditional cocktail, a pint of draft beer, or a glass of wine. Cliff Bell’s also has a number of signature drinks on its bar menu, including award-winning specialty cocktails like the Lady Day (Hendricks, Pama, lavender simple syrup, egg whites, soda), the Cliff Bell (Dewar’s Scotch, sweet vermouth, Absinthe Ordinare, orange bitters), and the Parisian (Maker’s Mark bourbon, sweet vermouth, St. Germain, burnt lemon).  For dinner, you can select from a menu of small plates and entrées that reflect “the spirit of the American prohibition-era,” and include items that range from frog’s legs, to clam chowder, to shrimp and grits, and all sorts of meat and seafood dishes in between.

If you want to get your evening started early, check out a Cliff Bell’s Happy Hour, happening every Tuesday through Friday at 4:00pm. Happy Hour prices linger until 7:00pm and include drink specials across the board and special Happy Hour menu items, like the Surryano Ham and Cheddar Beignets, Deviled Eggs, and the House Specialty Mac & Cheese.