Tired of the same “dinner and a movie” date every weekend? Thinking about throwing a fun, themed party but want to make it one your friends will never forget? Or are you looking for something special for your next girls’ night out?
Well, look no further than Trophy Club, the East Bay’s speakeasy bar hidden in plain sight! During Prohibition, speakeasies varied widely from modest basements to fancy jazz clubs, but what they all had in common was exclusivity. Only those “in the know” could find them or gain access, often with a password. The hottest East Bay speakeasy continues that tradition of exclusivity by offering a smaller, more private, intimate space tucked away from the noise and crowds within the mini-golf pub Tipsy Putt.
What’s So Special About Trophy Club?
The Roaring ’20s were all about opulence, luxury, and style. Keeping with that theme, at Trophy Club, we focus on creative, elevated cocktails curated from a substantial liquor selection, fruit garnishes dehydrated in-house, barrel-aged liquors, and aromatics. Our bartenders handcraft a variety of seasonal cocktails as well as favorites from bygone eras, like Mai Tais, Old Fashioneds, Sidecars, or Garibaldis.
If you’re looking to take it up a notch, though, they’ll be glad to create a drink especially for you for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. If cocktails aren’t your thing, we’re also proud to serve all local beer, as well as wine and champagne.
It’s not just the drinks, either. You’ll never go hungry at Trophy Club. Any selection from our delicious tapas menu will pair perfectly with your favorite cocktail.
Finally, the ambiance and decor help provide a truly immersive experience. Pass through the hidden entrance, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Velvet seating, low lighting, gold accents, craft cocktails, and tasteful jazz come together to create a luxurious experience in our 1920s-style lounge.
Make the Most of Your Speakeasy-Themed Night
You don’t have to worry about the decor, ambiance, food, or drinks. Trophy Club takes care of all of that for you, but here are a few ways to make the night even more fun and memorable:
Pick a Theme
You can go classic and glamorous like The Great Gatsby or take the gangster/bootlegger route.
Dress the Part
Half the fun of a themed party is dressing up. Glamour, high fashion, and art deco are the way to go. For ladies, pick a flapper dress with beautiful beading and fun fringe, a cloche hat or beaded headband, a feather boa, and long, white gloves that will prepare you for dancing the night away. For the gentlemen, three-piece suits and bowties will do the trick. You could choose tuxedos for a more classic theme or a dark, pinstriped, double-breasted suit and fedora for a gangster look. Costume shops and thrift stores are great resources.
Learn the Charleston
Named after Charleston, South Carolina, the Charleston was a wildly popular dance in the 1920s partly because it worked well with the lively jazz popular at the time. Whether you’re dancing alone or with a partner, the Charleston is just what you need to spice up your speakeasy-themed night.
Set the Tone With Invitations
If you invite friends to join you, you can’t go wrong with striking gold and black invitations. Stick with the sharp lines and geometric shapes of Art Deco for the most authentic look. If you’re feeling particularly creative, you could go with invitations made to look like newspapers of the time. You could include a story or an ad about a speakeasy bar that was shut down and then write in your details about meeting up at a new place: Trophy Club.
Keep Them in the Dark
Passwords, secrecy, mystery, and hidden entrances can all be part of the fun for your speakeasy-themed night. You could make the venue hard to find and lead your guests on a scavenger hunt through the city with pictures or clues that will eventually lead them to the Trophy Club. Create a password or membership card just for your party and provide it to your guests beforehand.
Plan a Private Event
For groups of 10 to 50, you can even plan a private event at Trophy Club. Aside from our fantastic ambiance, what can you expect when you reserve the space for you and your guests?
- Drinks: With the help of our bartenders, you can curate the drink menu for your event, choosing from seasonal craft cocktails, beer, wine, and champagne or a unique, signature cocktail creation. As the host, you even have the option to name the cocktail and decide on the spirit, color, and tasting profile. We can hand guests your signature cocktail as they enter. If you prefer, wine and champagne packages are also available.
- Food: If you want Trophy Club to cater your event, we offer tasteful cheese boards and charcuterie selections for groups of 10 to 15. Of course, your guests are always welcome to order from our tapas menu, or for an even more distinctive experience, we can design a custom menu to go along with your drink choices. For larger groups (20 to 50 guests), we do recommend using Tipsy Putt’s catering menu, which is served buffet style.
“Trophy Club” Is Your Password to an Unforgettable Evening
For a one-time fee, you can become a member of this premier East Bay speakeasy for life. As a member, you will enjoy special priority access, drink and merchandise benefits, member events, and unlimited mini-golf at all Tipsy Putt locations. Benefits never expire. Since our menus change regularly, you’ll always have a new experience whenever you visit. Check us out tonight.
Whether you keep your party simple and let us do all the work or plan the night yourself, Trophy Club has everything you need for a fun night with friends that everyone will be raving about for months. Contact us to schedule your party today!