This New Columbus Speakeasy Will Host A Soft Opening This Weekend

Photos courtesy of Sotto Terra.

Ready for an authentic speakeasy experience?

On Friday, February 18, Sotto Terra at The Sanctuary on Neil will host a series of Trivia Nights as part of their soft opening. Celebrate this new spot with The Office Trivia (the U.S. version), followed by Friends Trivia on February 25, and 90’s Edition Trivia on March 4.

All of the trivia nights are open to the public, 21+ only. At each event, there will be signature craft cocktails, an exclusive beer selection, a full bar, and multiple snack options. Plus, there’s no cover fee! Trivia teams are limited to 8 people and you can reserve your spot by calling (614) 383-8698.

Sotto Terra is the newest tenant at The Sanctuary on Neil, located in the basement of the newly-renovated historical church on the corner of Goodale and Neil Avenue. The speakeasy is has hole-in-the-wall-bar vibes with an upscale attitude.

Photos courtesy of Sotto Terra.

“As someone who loves traveling the world and lives for experiences, we wanted to bring a world-class cabaret/speakeasy experience to my favorite city, Columbus.” said Keith Michael, owner of Danceville, U.S.A., Sotto Terra’s sister company. “It was important for us that the basement pay homage to international pop culture while reflecting a sense of building a stage for local artists in our community. These trivia nights are a way to introduce ourselves to the neighborhood gently while we work out any minor kinks. What works? What doesn’t?”

‘Sotto Terra’ is Italian for ‘underground’ and the lounge lives up to its name. Sotto Terra will host a variety of events this year, including a Dolly Parton Look-a-Like contest, Boozy-Bee Adult Spelling Bees, local talent and drag contests, jazz nights, open mics, and more.

If you’d like to take a look at the upcoming events, you can visit

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