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.
Just a five minute stroll from the Warner, we offer homemade dinners, cocktails and desserts in time for you to make it to your show! Reservations required. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal before a show!