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New Speakeasy to Open in Downtown Newnan

Don’t keep it on the low because a new speakeasy, The Pharmacy, has sneaked into Historic Downtown Newnan and will hold its grand opening this Friday July 14, with a soft opening on Wednesday July 12. In the same building as the Mad Mexican, the entrance to this speakeasy is tucked in an alleyway behind it. 

Chad and Angie Smith, owners, were inspired by the speakeasies in Boston; and after traveling there Chad thought, “Man, we could put one in Newnan.” They are excited to bring “something that’s different that you can’t get anywhere else.”

The space, previously a pharmacy in the 1910s, inspired the name. The Pharmacy, playing smooth jazz, has a unique and dark feel, with a hint of extravagance; and while Chad had the vision of how to use the space, he emphasizes, “Angie designed [it] all with the fixtures, furniture, and colors.” 

“For the first couple of weeks we’re going to do really nice drinks,” Chad says. Customers can look forward to drinks containing fresh fruit with names inspired by medical jargon: The Doctor’s Orders with gin, watermelon, cucumbers, and lime juice; The Cure All, a chocolate martini; The Purple Drank, a fresh black and blueberry margarita; and The Dr. Ruth, a speciality paloma.

Chad and Angie extend their gratitude, “We couldn’t [have made] this possible without some of our really good friends,” and “[t]hanks to the Newnan community for the support that they’ve given us in the last 10 years. I know that they’ll really really like this spot. Me and my wife Angie really put a lot into it.”

Customers can sneak on in during the open hours Wednesday through Saturday 4:30 P.M. to midnight (maybe later on some days). Sunday through Tuesday the speakeasy will entertain for private parties, wine, and bourbon tastings.

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D'Asha Davis
D’Asha was born in Dallas, Texas but later moved with her family to Peachtree City. She has a degree in Journalism from Hofstra University and has recently returned to the area after a couple of years teaching English in South Korea. She’ll try anything once and loves traveling and having new experiences. She is excited to get back into writing and to bring content to The City Menus Team.