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Auntie Mae's Parlor

(785)539-8508
616 N. 12th St.
Manhattan, KS 66502

The year 1929 was not a friendly one for Manhattan, Kansas. The entire Midwest was beginning to feel the grip of the great depression around its neck. Walters' Plumbing was no exception. Edgar Walters, the company's original owner, had passed on in 1927 leaving the business to his wife, Dora Mae. Dora Mae Walters knew very little about plumbing, but she did know what Manhattan needed. This dust blown, down-on-its-luck, little town needed a drink. On February 21st, 1930, in the midst of Prohibition, Dora Mae cleared out the basement of Walters' Plumbing and gave Manhattan that drink. For nearly four years, until Prohibition was repealed, Dora Mae operated her Speakeasy out of the dingy little basement under Walters' Plumbing. In 1974, Dora Mae's speakeasy was reopened in honor of the woman who quenched so many thirsts during Prohibition. So order another round and raise a toast to Dora "Auntie" Mae Walters. Auntie Mae's Parlor has been bringing live entertainment to Manhattan, KS and quenching thirsts since 1974! Located in Historic Aggieville, Auntie Mae's rocks the house with bands like The Meat Purveyors, Split Lip Rayfield, Arthur Dodge & the Horsefeathers and many more!


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