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Secret Speakeasy Opens With Crab Napoleons and Lobster Mac and Cheese

Heeeeeere’s Johnny

Downtown Royal Oak will discover all the mysteries of underground speakeasy Johnny’s on Saturday, July 28. The hush-hush bar sits at 215 S. Main St., and guests find the hidden space through a back staircase only accessible from an outside kitchen door (the entrance is disguised as a walk-in cooler door).

To visit reservations are required and can be made by texting (248) 794-1261 for a secret code or by visiting

Once in, guests can choose from a list of specialty cocktails and order from the small plates menu. The sample menu includes “herb crusted fillet mignon stuffed with chèvre, lump crab napoleon, lobster mac and cheese, [and] vegan meatballs.”

The 1,500-square-foot bar can seat up to 42 guests. Speakeasy hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

THe grand opening party on Saturday, July 28, starts at 7 p.m. and will feature complimentary snacks and specialty cocktails.