The Appeal of AlchemyAlchemy is a quiet little Tallahassee secret. Modeled after a Prohibition Speakeasy, this little bar has top notch mixologists and a good selection of top shelf liquors. While not selling food, Alchemy is capable of providing a beverage to suit almost anyone's tastes. Take advantage of the knowledge of the bartender and have them surprise you with a concoction based on a description of what you have a flavor for. Highly recommended for first date, date, or drinks with friends. The environment lends itself well to quiet conversations.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatness!Alchemy Speakeasy is a great gift to our community! It adds a level of sophistication to our evening options that had been absent!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall it was great!I finally made it to Alchemy, it was very cool and the cocktails were amazing. I was slightly disappointed when we were sat across from a gentleman in jeans, a sports t-shirt and sneakers. It's not that I minded him there, it's that he stood out and when every time I looked up from my table to watch drinks being made, there was that bright t-shirt. My other disappointment was that I was told by friends who went previously that I would be served an aperitif, a sort of palate cleanser. No such thing came. I love that extra special detail and these make you and keep you unique and special. Overall, it was a great experience. I would love to come back with some live, chill music playing softly.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMRulesLoved the idea of a speakeasy and the mini tour of dress code and rules, but not every one was following them. There was a noisy group that made it difficult to hear across the table and then a group was allowed in wearing shorts and flip flops. If you're going to have a dress code then you need to enforce it. If you ask your customers to speak easy, then again, enforce it. The place will quickly turn into just another bar if you allow it to. It's a great gem and hope it stays that way. We plan on bringing our grown children when they are in town next week. Hope it's a better experience.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBe Transported!I really appreciate all the effort that went into the entire Alchemy experience-- the decor, the rules, dress code, staff, drinks, etc. The cocktails were incredible in a very refined and artistic way. I want to come back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful experienceThis was our second visit to Alchemy and we'll be back again. Great for foodies, especially those who appreciate the skill involved in making a high quality cocktail. Great ambience, great service, great drinks!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply historicSuch great character and history. A great experience that you won't find anywhere else and an awesome adventure. A place everyone needs to experience at least once! The moment we got out delicious drinks we just thought of all the friends we wanted to invite in the future and make this place our place. Really well done, prohibition feel. Unlike anywhere I've ever been before! Loved it, five stars!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Theme, Delicious DrinksAlchemy brings a classiness to Tallahassee that we are sorely lacking. The ambiance was great, our server was super friendly, and the drinks were amazing. Loved everything about it- will definitely go back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Experience!This was my first time at Alchemy, and I will definitively be back! The atmosphere was great. Patrick was incredible. His knowledge and skill made the experience one to remember. He was able to make drinks specifically geared to my tastes. I learned a lot from him and I am now a better bartender because of him. Thank you Patrick! I'll be back!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMParty Like it's 1929!Two nights ago was my first visit to Alchemy, and it definitely won't be my last! I visited with my roommates, and we all ordered different drinks so we could sample each other's selections. My favorite by far was the Pimm's Ginger cocktail, a citrusy-sweet blend of ginger and orange flavors.
The service was great-- attentive but not overbearing, and we got complimentary homemade potato chips to munch on.
There was also a cello and violin duet that played upbeat but classy tunes, perfectly completing the atmosphere!
In all, it was a fun change of pace from the typical bar scene. I look forward to returning soon!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for a fun night outIt's pricey but as long as you come prepared to spend some money you will be fine. Really quality drinks, bartenders are very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely a fun experience5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome ExperienceI had an awesome experience at Alchemy. The service was superb, the servers/bartenders knew everything there was to know about the wide selection of liquors and drinks. Beautiful bar. Everything was high quality. 5 stars hands down.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMust go!We had read reviews and our experience here exceeded expectations. You could tell a lot of work went into the planning of the place, the hiring of the bartenders, and the making of the drinks. Loved the whole concept. The drinks were a little pricey but they were strong and so well made that it was worth it.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere is fantastic!The atmosphere is fantastic! It's tasteful and quiet, which is great for conversing with friends, as opposed to being in a loud bar/club where you have to shout at people. The drinks are awesome and kept to theme! Downside is that service is slow. It takes a while to get your drinks after ordering, but you are warned of this in advance. Wish they had options for food, just some light snacks or something. Overall, it's a fun place to go! Quite an experience!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place!!!This is a must visit place. The theme of a 20's era speakeasy is found throughout from the hidden entrance and exits to the house rules. The drinks are meticulously made and are very well balanced. The list of liquors is quite impressive with many super premium selections that are not found in the average bar. I will definitely return.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night!I am a vodka drinker and prefer drinks that don't taste like alcohol, so I was a little concerned about finding a drink I would like. Our waiter was awesome and very helpful in suggesting drinks I might like. The drinks were phenomenal and strong, but well worth the price. The whole speakeasy experience was so much fun and romantic. We were there for my boyfriend's birthday and it ended up being a perfect evening as we both enjoyed everything. I would definitely go back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat romantic atmosphereThis bar is great for a date with romantic low lighting, low noise level for conversation, and 1920s period decor. The staff is knowledgeable about the history of the prohibition liquor drinks they serve and they have gret service.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the experienceReally enjoyed the experience of the Speakeasy. Our mixologist created several wonderful drinks and encouraged us to try new combinations. Would definitely go again!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlchemyAlchemy was awesome. I took my dad and brother there and they said it was the best bar they'd ever been too. We loved the service, the secretiveness, and the fact that we could simply tell our waiter what we wanted in our drink and he could make it.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAsk for Nate when you go!Ask for Nate when you go! He makes the best drinks, and even uses his own homegrown mint! I love how open the bartenders are with trying to help you create a drink that you will love. Shocked that Tallahassee could have a place like this.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPremium experienceDrinks are expensive, but worth it because they are made to perfection accompanied by excellent service and a great atmosphere. Loved the private nature of the setting. Great, calm but social atmosphere.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMost attentive bartenders, ever.My husband and I wanted to do something fun for our 6 month anniversary, but as newlyweds we have a super tight budget. After much debate, we ended up deciding to visit Tallahassee, visit some friends and family and make a fun weekend out of it. Plus, I was dying for an opportunity to check out this new speakeasy we'd been hearing all about! We were thoroughly impressed with the quiet but energetic bar environment (such a contrast to the loud, often obnoxious environment of the Filling Station), superb drinks and friendly and knowledgeable bartenders. The service cannot be beat; the bartenders spend one-on-one time with you discussing flavors and drinks of preference to create a custom, delicious cocktail. Ask for Nate! Such a kind dude.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Alchemy Speakeasy is oneThe Alchemy Speakeasy is one of my favorite places to visit when I come into Tallahassee. If you've never purchased a cocktail or drink from this place, I can assure you there is a high chance that you've not experienced alcohol like this. THIS is what drinks are supposed to taste like.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlchemy was such a fantasticAlchemy was such a fantastic experience. My friends and I all had an awesome time and are still talking about how much fun we had today!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance! Truly feltGreat ambiance! Truly felt like a 1920s speakeasy.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat New Orleans SazeracGreat New Orleans Sazerac feel. Cocktails are expensive but out of this world. Food consists of bar cracker type snacks.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time goingThis was my second time going to alchemy. The atmosphere and experience is quite unique. Drinks are pricey, but are recipes you probably won't see at your typical bar. Had a great time overall.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special occasionsGreat for special occasions and the RSVP process that involves a code word to get in is cool. Drinks are a little pricey but the service is top-notch.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experience. Kevin,Awesome experience. Kevin, our waiter/bartender was great - his knowledge about the drinks and the Prohibition era was what made this such an entertaining evening.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely a great hiddenDefinitely a great hidden gem in Tallahassee. Fantastic ambiance and remarkable selection of drinks. Not only are the bartenders professional but they are also very knowledgeable of the drinks and their history. Alchemy certainly nails the 1920s feel they're going for so you feel immersed in the classy setting from the moment you enter. The drinks are pricey but worth it. My friends and I had a great time and will be returning often.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM