Carrie Who?

Whether you are from Boston, traveling for work or exploring the city from out of town, the common question we hear is "Who is Carrie Nation..." We get it, you walk into our restaurant and see a woman, with a rather mean mug and a hatchet, not exactly inviting! We promise there is good reason for this!

A woman with absolute determination, guts and often even called a crusader of her time inspired us! Her wrap sheet for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace was pretty impressive too. Carrie Nation was on a mission. The mission, to destroy any and all "speakeasy's" that went against her belief that alcoholic beverages were sinful. Her idea of implementing these beliefs was a bit ironic, using force such as her hatchet, bricks, and rocks to destroy other peoples property. With great effort her mission was not as successful as she had hoped and after her death in 1911 "Faithful to the Cause of Prohibition, She Hath Done What She Could" was etched into her grave.

We credit Carrie Nation's efforts and commemorate her with a speakeasy, although she is most likely rolling in her grave, we have to thank her for the inspiration!

"I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God certainly standing by me, I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet."

"I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God certainly standing by me, I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet."