SERVING UP: BEVERAGE JOURNAL NOV 29, 2022
“Word has traveled fast about 1928 Cocktail Club, Connecticut’s latest speakeasy bar. Opened in June 2022 by Co-owners Frank Dean and his father-in-law, Tony Cuomo, the venue transports guests back to the era of Prohibition with its Roaring ’20s atmosphere and exceptional cocktails.”
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: WTNH APRIL 25, 2023
“A typical ice cream shop or restaurant may seem mundane, but some of the most unassuming establishments are actually home to hidden speakeasies.
Speakeasies, which first garnered attention during the Prohibition era, started as bars that illegally sold alcohol. However, in more recent years, the term has applied to legal bars which have been modeled after historical speakeasies.
While speakeasies offer more of a retro-style, fun setting now, they’re still hidden — right in plain sight.”
A SECRET WORTH SHARING: COAST CT MAGAZINE AUG 2023
“The roaring ‘20s was a decade of prosperity, bathtub gin and jazz! If this sounds like music to your ears, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. 1928 Cocktail Club, located in the heart of Branford, Connecticut, is the only true speak- easy bar & lounge in the state!”
1ST PLACE CT MAGAZINE
“Best Cocktails & Bar on the Shoreline 2023”
DINERS CHOICE VIA RESTAURANT GURU
“Top Recommended Restaurant and/or Bar 2022”
2ND PLACE CT MAGAZINE
“Best Cocktail Bar of CT 2023”.