Readers, if you're like us you've been saying for a long-time that LFK needs a speakeasy. Lucky for us, the John Brown Underground opened up on Friday with no fanfare, no sign, and no advertising, just like a good speakeasy should. From the comfort of this underground lair, we had no idea that a Busker Festival was raging just above our heads. So stop by (if you can find the place) and order a $9 Pimms Cup and a $6 "sack o' nuts" and a $2.50 Hamms (their four-beer menu is NOT going to please craft-beer lovers). The front area is smallish, with several spacious booths and a few comfy chairs. The back area features a mysterious "poker room" (which doesn't seem to allow illegal poker playing, damn it) and a "family room," both of which must be reserved, though opening-weekend visitors were allowed to take a look.
Here's the cool John Brown mural on the wall via @steve_dahlberg.
But where IS this place, you might be asking? We can give you a two word hint: Game Guy.
Supposedly they open every night at 5:00.