Little Chicago in Minot ND

Experience the hidden secrets of the Prohibition Era in Minot's mysterious past

Little Chicago in Minot ND

Minot, North Dakota 58703, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University

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Little Chicago Pub District

Minot, North Dakota was nicknamed "Little Chicago" throughought the 20th century, as it was a key spot during the prohibition era of the 1920's. Enjoy a walk through historic downtown Minot as you visit different pubs and other buildings that were assiciated with the red light district of the early 20th Century.

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The Pourhouse is located in an old warehouse that features beautiful architecture, and that used to be associated with bootleg activities. As this space was not always a bar, the building used to secretly store and hold alcohol for the spea... Read more
Today, Ebeneezers's features free live music, a full serve bar, and great food. During the Prohibition Era which started earlier in North Dakota than in other states, was enacted in 1889. This "dry" period went on for a long forty years unt... Read more
The Spot is Minot's only poolhouse that serves drinks, as well as other games. This location used to also serve alcohol when it was not legal. Due to the ambiguity of the topic of prohibition, there is not much recorded in the documentary r... Read more
The Tap Room is a bar and live music venue that serves craft beer. In 1910, the building used to be the Kemper Block Building, and has the feeling of a speakeasy with its stone walls. The building also has a basement which would have been t... Read more
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