Psst—This is How Bars Come Up with Secret Passwords

October 5, 2016

Frantic Googling for a password that’ll get you through the door at Room 13 in Chicago is futile. Chances are you won’t find the current password, and you won’t get in without it. Just kidding. Truly password protected bars are mostly a myth in the age of social media. It’s simply too valuable to welcome new customers, and too difficult to keep the lid on information, even when you’re simply managing the door in a basement bar styled after a Prohibition-era speakeasy.

At Room 13, indicated only by a red lightbulb next to the Old Chicago Inn Bed &