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If you are looking for a fun, unique, and intriguing night out, you’ve come to the right place! Join your friends and family on an elegant and hilarious journey to solve a murder before the night is through. Food, drinks, bonus challenges and games, prizes, photo strips, tax and gratuity are included in the ticket price.

Dress Code: This murder takes place in Prohibition-era Traverse City. Based off of real-life characters that lived, worked, and made trouble in Traverse City during Prohibition, this collection of bootleggers, corrupt politicians and coppers, as well as upstanding (and not-so-upstanding) society types will be competing to solve a murder before the night is through. Guests will all receive their character’s name, backstory, and some costuming suggestions before the event. Dress up is not mandatory, but it will certainly add to the fun! There is a free hat- and coat-check, so break out those furs and fedoras if you have them!

Minimum Age: The mystery party is held within a speakeasy bar/restaurant at 123 Speakeasy. All attendees must be above 21 in age to enter. Tickets and IDs will be checked at the door. (Key holders may skip the line as usual if they flash their key and the ticket.)

Check-In Policy: Guests should arrive between 5 - 5:30pm. Later arrival may result in guests missing a round of clues or tasty food!

Over-serving: We reserve the right to refuse service to any guests that are visibly intoxicated or disruptive. If asked to leave, guests will not receive a refund.

What to expect: Our murder mystery is set during prohibition (1920-1935), when Traverse City was a hub for bootleggers and rum runners. As part of your package, you’ll receive a character with their background, temperament, and suggested costume ideas so you can prepare ahead of the evening. Awards will be given for the best costume and best actor, so get creative!

The mystery plays out in all areas of the speakeasy--you can choose whether or not to participate in the mystery. Since no one knows the ID of the killer ahead of the game, beware that other guests may question you on their own!

One guest will be the murder victim. We have designed the game so that the victim can continue to play the game (as a ghost, of course!) Please select the "Suspect Package" to get a member of your party involved in the evening as a prime suspect/main character. This is an excellent option if you want to “nudge” your group into participating fully in the evening, or if you want to surprise a friend or loved one for their birthday or special day. You may select this option as a surprise, since we do not indicate on any guest materials whether a character is a main suspect.

How does seating and food/drink service work? Much of your time will be spent mingling, interviewing other guests/suspects, or taking pictures in our photo booth, so we don't have any assigned seats for this event. To give suspects guests more freedom to move around the speakeasy chasing leads, a combination of room temp and hot hors d'oeuvres will be passed by our service staff. We specialize in “New American” fusion cuisine, using locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Our “hearty bites” range from antipasto skewers and smoked salmon crostini, to mini chicken and waffles with chili-maple syrup, tart fried green tomatoes with Sriracha aioli or chorizo galettes. You should save your appetite, as we will be serving the equivalent of a 3 course sit down meal throughout the evening!

A $100 ticket includes character assignment, dinner, dessert, drinks, coat check, tax and gratuity.

Our bar and kitchen are able to accommodate dietary requests (kosher, dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian, etc.) Please list these restrictions/allergies at the time of your order. We may not be able to guarantee menu accommodations or options may be limited unless we are notified two weeks before the event.

Venue Information

123 Speakeasy
123 West Front Street 1B
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 753-8841
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Organizer Information

123 Speakeasy

123 West Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 753-8841

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Mikayla Lehn
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