6. During The Prohibition Era, Webster Hall Turned Into A Speakeasy

The 18th Amendment on January 17, 1920 mandated a nationwide Prohibition on alcohol bringing the United States into what would be known as the Roaring Twenties. Across the country speakeasies opened up to let people enjoy alcohol illegally. Webster Hall was one of those places which the police turned a blind eye, allowing patrons enjoy alcohol that never seemed to run dry in the hall. It is rumored that infamous mobster Al Capone owned the hall during the 1920s. This past January, Webster Hall hosted its 4th Annual Beer and Whiskey Festival called East Ville de Folies themed after one of its largest parties “The Return of John Barleycorn” held after the repeal of the 18th Amendment.