By Rebecca Harris

A piece of New York has come to Brisbane, with the opening of a speakeasy-style, hole-in-the-wall bar in Fortitude Valley.

Called Alloneword, the entry to the bar is a simple door on Brunswick Street, with little to reveal that there is a bar within.

Focusing on music and DJs, the bar also features a large outdoor space bounded by brick walls that are covered in stencil art.

“Think New York rooftop bar where you can see all the other roofs and tops of buildings, but in a private space. It’s really unique for the city, and about time. I’d call it classic cool,” said Alloneword owner Andrew Ferguson.

A speakeasy is a bar which illegally sold alcohol during the Prohibition period in the United States.

Speakeasy-style bars have recently been experiencing a resurgence in popularity, with bars like White Revolver, whose access is hidden behind a secret door in an art gallery, opening in Bondi, Sydney  last year.

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