I'm looking for a good period description of a low rent, Lower Manhattan speakeasy. The best I've come across is the below, but I'm looking for more detail. Thanks.
From: "Nightlife, Vanity Fair's Intimate Guide to New York After Dark" by Charles G. Shaw, John Day Company, New York, 1931
"Naturally enough, the speakeasy handles a fat slice of night trade. From the humble bar room with its sawdust-splashed floor to it high hat offspring ablaze with mirrored walls.
"The first named, modeled on saloon lines, smacks of pre-war days. It flaunts a bar, with foot-rail and cuspidors and, as of yore, contains a back room. The patronage is mainly masculine, the air reeks of tobacco smoke, and he who starts to get tough is promptly ejected by a pair of expert bouncers. All in all, a poor place to go looking for trouble."