Happy International Dieselpunk Day 2014!

It’s hard to believe that today marks the third annual International Dieselpunk Day. In recognition of today, we’re starting a new tradition of reposting the message made on first IDD back in 2012.

The day is finally here! From the spark of a small discussion on Facebook arose a worldwide movement that turned into a wildfire. The idea was to set aside a day, a special day, for dieselpunks around the world to join together to celebrate this young and growing phenomenon we call Dieselpunk.

In Dieselpunk, we capture the sophistication and elegance of the fashion of the 1920s, 30s and 40s and then incorporate it with modern tastes.

Dieselpunks pays tribute to the Greatest Generation that sacrificed so much to save the world from Evil incarnate and we relish the liberty they gave us with the knowledge that freedom isn’t free.

In Dieselpunk, we revel in the technological, architectural and scientific achievements of that golden era that still shape our world today.

Dieselpunk remembers the pain and suffering of our ancestors who struggled against poverty, pestilence and famine from events such as the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl and we thereby draw strength from them to help us make it through the hard times that we experience.

In Dieselpunk, we find inspiration from leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to help guide us in decisions that we must make that affect our personal and social lives.

Dieselpunks are realists and acknowledge the dark side of humanity by refusing to shy away from the despotism found in the Diesel Era such the resurgence of the Klan, the rise of totalitarian despots, and the growth of organized crime for we know the truth of the axiom that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.

In Dieselpunk, we find an appreciation of the beauty and artistic wonder of the Fine Arts through remembering the Diesel Era renaissance with its Golden Age of Motion Pictures, the Jazz Age, and Art Deco.

Therefore, this is our day for us to celebrate. Today is the day for us all to stand proud and declare to the world that we are dieselpunks!

Noir Lounge

This month we spotlight the Noir Lounge in San Francisco, USA.

noirheading2According the clubs Twitter page: “Noir Lounge will take you back to the 1940’s, where cool jazz and romantic vibes took center stage. Great wine, great bites and better times.”

SFGate web site writes, “A San Francisco bar going for a Dashiell Hammett feel, complete with piano bar, could end up just being a caricature of itself. Yet, Noir Lounge fits into the Hayes Valley landscape just fine. With gold-painted domed ceilings and leather armchairs, it has a calming atmosphere that makes you want to curl up with a glass of wine and maybe even slow down long enough to listen to that piano music.”

581 Hayes St. (near Laguna), S.F. (415) 431-6647.
3-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, until midnight Friday-Saturday, until 9 p.m. Sunday.



Our spotlight this month is on the bar “Prohibition”, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

prohibitionlogoAccording to their web site:

Prohibition is a swanky Buckhead club with the feel of a 1920s underground speakeasy. While it’s not a members-only club, guests can only enter by securing the evening’s password and dialing it into the antique phone booth entry way. While Prohibition is anything but dry, our mixologists craft cocktails from a recipes book passed down for generations.

56 E Andrews Dr. NW
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Mon – Fri: 4:00 pm – 2:30 am
Sat: 5:00 pm – 2:30 am
Sun: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am


The Backroom Bar

Our spotlight this month is The Backroom Bar located in New York City, USA.

According to their web site:
The Back Room is one of only two speakeasies in New York City that operated during Prohibition and is still in existence today. It is a timeless example of the underbelly of New York past. The original 1920’s speakeasy, known simply as “The Back of Ratner’s,” played host to many theater and movie actors of the “Roaring Twenties,” as well as famous gangsters of the era. These gangsters included Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky.  They were known to use the space for “business meetings.”

The Back Room and it’s history has been featured in many productions, including, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire, New York Speakeasy Tour” and NYC-TV‘s “Secrets of New York.” It is this rich and authentic history that sets The Back Room apart from other “speakeasies” of today.

Visit The Back Room and use the same hidden entrance that was used 85 years ago. Enjoy a cocktail from a teacup—the way people used to secretly drink during prohibition! The vintage 1920’s décor, period pieces and secret room behind the bookcase, provide the perfect setting for a date, birthday party, film shoot, event, or a casual night with friends. Although the characters may have changed, the energy and ambiance remain constant. You won’t see any gangsters, but you might be a guest at an event for Pearl Jam, Martha Stewart, Paul McCartney, New York Magazine or Robert Plant. (All memorable events recently hosted at The Back Room!) Experience it for yourself. Even though Prohibition is over, the tradition lives on at The Back Room!

Located at 102 Norfolk Street New York NY 10002



The Candlelight Club

The Candlelight Club in London is about as dieselpunk as a club can get.


They describe themselves at their web site as, “a clandestine pop-up cocktail bar in a secret London venue, a stunning, tucked-away den with a 1920s speakeasy flavour, completely lit by candles. Each party offers a one-off cocktail menu, with special themes, plus dancing to live 1920s jazz bands and vintage DJing.”
The Candlelight Club has a Diesel Era dress code. According to their web site, “flappers, gangsters and molls, degenerate aristos, decadent aesthetes, corrupt politicians and the Smart Set In the Know. Evening wear or jackets and ties for gents. No T-shirts, jeans or trainers. Hen parties very welcome but, please, no L-plates or phallic objects.” To show their seriousness about this, the site has a page of shops that one can purchase Diesel Era clothing.

According to the web site, the club’s location is only available via email when one purchases a ticket.

Visit their web site for more information: http://www.thecandlelightclub.com/












1920’s Bar

This month we highlight the Art Deco bar “1920’s” in Athens, Greece.

Λασκαράτου 15 & Πολέμη, Άνω Πατήσια ( Κόμης), Athens, Greece