WHAT IS A SPEAKEASY?
MELT, Stockholm's first Speakeasy, is a unique concept that may leave some wondering what it truly entails. Speakeasies originated during Prohibition in the United States, a nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. In New York City, there were over 30,000 illegal bars operating in secret during this time, known as Speakeasies.
These underground bars could be found in various locations, including basements, back alleys, telephone booths, and even funeral homes! Speakeasies were hidden away, and most required a secret password for entry. The term "speakeasy" suggested that everyone must talk softly so as not to attract attention from the police.
Once inside, patrons could enjoy live music, performances, and most importantly, alcohol! To avoid detection during raids, many Speakeasies served drinks in coffee cups or teacups, disguising the true contents of the cup. This allowed patrons to enjoy their drinks without worrying about being caught. MELT embodies this unique experience, offering a glimpse into the secretive world of Speakeasies while delivering exceptional entertainment and libations to its guests.
WHEN DOES THE SHOW BEGIN?
We have pop up cabaret acts every night, open to close, from our rotating cast of international performers including singers, burlesque dancers, acrobats, jugglers and so much more! So what does that mean exactly?
Well, it means you never know when someone will suddenly burst into song and dance beside you. We have many talented performers from all over the world so the show will vary depending who is working that night. Sometimes we don’t know exactly who will be performing (guest performances from staff on their day off) or what what will happen until it’s happening - that’s the beauty of live performance!
We cannot tell you in advance who will be on stage or when they will perform, but we can tell you there are approximately 2-3 numbers per hour and we can promise you it will be a great show! Come see for yourself!
THE HOUSE RULES:
BE A GOOD AUDIENCE!
The beauty of live entertainment is that you as an audience have an effect on the show! If you are a great audience you will get a great show! Cheer, clap, whistle, have fun, and let the performers know if you like what you see!
HANDS TO YOURSELF!
We know the desire to get involved in the show can sometimes be tempting, but please keep your hands to yourself unless you’re asked to participate! It’s disrespectful and dangerous to grab at performers or props during a show! We don’t want anyone to get hurt!
NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY!
We love when you take pictures (especially when you share them using #meltstockholm) but please do not use flash! We know it can be dark inside but flash makes it hard for performers to see what they are doing and difficult to perform! We want to give you a good show and we don’t want anyone to get hurt, so please, no flash!
HOW DO I TIP PERFORMERS?
Golden birdcage located at the coat check for cash or SWISH : 123 613 92 57