Speakeasies were the talk of the town in the ’20s — and now we have our very own modern take on Prohibition hot spots. Hi/Lo, tucked just below The Mason Bar on Guillot Street, has a sans-name façade and an interior designed by owner Brandt Wood. Cabaret tables, cozy banquettes and vintage British skull-and-damask wallpaper differentiate this New Orleans–style underground space from Wood’s bar upstairs. Hi/Lo (so named because it “sounds like ‘hello’ and thus serves as a subtle welcome,” Wood says) opens at 9 pm a couple of nights each week for private parties and bookings. We’re dreaming of acoustic jazz, stingers and rusty nails. Password: Bathtub gin. 2701 Guillot St., 214.220.0227.
IMAGE: Photo by Bob Manzano.