People have always liked to end their long day with a cool drink at the local watering hole – that’s nothing new. However, local bars and pubs were quite different back in the day, and so was the drinking culture. During the prohibition in the US, consumption, sale and transportation of alcohol was prohibited by law.
So, throughout the 1920s, people had to get creative in order to get a drink. That’s where hush shopkeepers enter the picture. The shopkeepers known as “Hush Shopkeepers” used to sell alcoholic beverages under the table, mostly to close acquaintances and people they could trust. Given the high risk and high demand of the hush shopkeepers, they were greatly compensated for their work.