The Metro St. Louis Live Music

Historical Society


The Speakeasy

Breese IL

Original owner: Dennis Meier

Later owner: Larry "Sarge" Schnieder

One of the largest clubs in the 2 state area! Everybody that played here has a story about Sarge.








Here's Faustus onstage at Speakeasy:


Off in Love




The Scooters


Expansion under construction!





Here's a poem about Speakeasy penned by Gay Melton Jansen, the first female bartender hired by Sarge!



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Photos courtesy Barbara Jackson Bailey, John Suarez and John Gallant