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Welcome to The Speakeasy! This is a residential apartment in Somerville [Union Square] that has been re-designed into a 1920’s themed place to work, rest and party. Logistics / Setup for your Booking: You will have access to all of the common areas: Great Gatsby themed Living Room - can fit 12-14 seated with an assortment of living room chairs, couch, ottomans, bar stools etc. Large dining table included but can be removed if desired to create more room. Can fit up to 17 combination seated/standing with the large table removed. Features Victorian and Oriental style furniture and decor such as royal blue velvet curtains, deep blush red walls, multi-tiered chandelier and gold accents. Industrial Pirate Den themed Basement - can fit 12 seated with an assortment of futon, bar stools, wall bench seats. Can fit up to 20 combination seated/standing. Features highlights such as a treasure chest coffee table, pirate steering wheel and rope decor, swords meant for swashbuckling, and wooden minibar. Includes 32 inch TV with HDMI cable. Backdoor saloon style Kitchen - can fit 6-8 seated with an assortment of bar stools, benches and dinner table chairs. Large dining table and small hightop cocktail table included. Can fit up to 15 combination seated/standing 2 full bathrooms Alexa speaker that you can use to play music You will not have access to the bedrooms. I reserve the right to ask for a security deposit starting at $100 depending on your event. ============= What activities are best here? Imagine hosting your next dinner party in a Gatsby themed parlor co-working or studying next to Al Capone’s hideaway having poker/board game night in a backdoor saloon kitchen impressing business clients with a private 800+ sq ft office for the day or week or month hosting a romantic date, movie/video game night or business meeting underground in a pirate ship den next to whiskey barrel stools and treasure chests, or creating a professional photoshoot or team retreat with our speakeasy environment! ============================= History of the space: This apartment is located in the Duck Village sub-neighborhood of Somerville. In the 1920's during Prohibition Era, people used to host cocktail parties in their living rooms and duck from house to house in an effort to avoid the roaming local police. Neighborhood details: We are 5-7 minutes walking distance from Union Square in Somerville. 10 minutes walking distance from the new Green Line Extension train that will open later this month, March 2022! You'll find nearby: many quirky bars, an axe throwing watering hole, Bow Market [a hotspot plaza where local artists, comedians, massage artists, breweries, cocktail bars, street food chefs etc set up shop], a variety of ethnic restaurants, a dog park where you can also do parkour on their dedicated terrain, or skateboard or play on the swings, plenty of free or cheap parking spaces. This is a safe residential neighborhood with many families and young professionals living in the area.
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Todd C. booked a photo shoot for 2 people
Unique space, fantastic experience, highly recommend!
Marcus S. booked a meetup for 4 people
The space was so unique and awesome that I just HAD to come back again! Very clean, respectful host, and right by a Dunkin' Donuts! Highly recommend!
Elba A. booked a birthday party for 15 people
Pros: Large space, got what was advertised. The apartment was perfect for our murder mystery party! The price was great for the location and size compared to other venues on Peerspace. Alaska always responded quickly to messages and was very courteous. We got to visit beforehand to make sure the space was right for us. When faced with an unforeseen emergency (major urgent repairs were needed in one of the bathrooms), Alaska offered us a generous discount, as well as the option to cancel without penalty. Cons: The apartment was not very clean (e.g. we found lumps of long black hairs throughout the floor). Make sure to ask that your deposit be returned in person at the end of the event, as per the Peerspace rules (and not a day or two later like the listing says!). We had a conflict over a serving spoon that she could not find the day after our event, and insisted (politely) that we double checked if we had taken it and that we asked our attendees. We were sure that we had washed it and left it on the drying rack. The conversation about the spoon went on for 24h, and this caused us a lot of stress. I even offered to buy her a new one just so that we could settle this issue, since I just wanted to recover my $250 deposit ASAP. In the end it turned out that someone else in her household had misplaced it the day after our event... l must stress, however, that Alaska was always polite and assumed good intentions.
Marcus S. booked an event for 1 people
Cool space. Cool host. All around great vibes!
Sylvia R. booked an event for 38 people
Alaska was very kind, accommodating and professional.
Thank you, we're on it!