Welcome to the glamorous decades of the 1920's and 30's in Torrington's most beautiful, romantic and exclusive spot. The RITZ CRYSTAL ROOM at REMEMBER WHEN is Connecticut's first legal speakeasy lounge & event room.
The 1919 Volstead Act almost destroyed the craft of the American bartender by outlawing the production and enjoyment of alcoholic beverages. However, in hidden rooms and basements, thirsty patrons still sought spirits. And so the Speakeasy was born, booming until the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Patrons would be given a password to enter and imbibe. The term "speakeasy" came from a patron's manner of ordering alcohol without raising suspicion, as the bartender would ask the patron to "speak easy" when ordering.
Due to Covid-19, Ritz Crystal Room and Ritz Cafe have permanently closed.
Remember When Vintage Lighting Gallery and Style Museum remains open by appointment. We are still available for lamp repairs, restorations, parts and lampshades.
We have a large selection of vintage jewelry, clothing and accessories available.