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By Alex Grove
Associate Editor 

Hidden bar in Old Town Temecula takes visitors to different time and place


Last updated 6/26/2018 at 8:57am

An elaborate door inside Crush & Brew takes visitors to the Old Town Temecula speakeasy Thompson & Twain. The upscale cocktail lounge boasts 32 different drinks.

Take a trip to Old Town Temecula and you'll likely find bars, craft breweries and niche dining concepts in locations off the beaten path, but one of those places is literally hiding in plain sight.

Blink and you'll miss Thompson & Twain Prospecting Co. – and that's sort of the idea. The upscale cocktail lounge has no outdoor signage and is actually a speakeasy located directly between sister restaurants Espadin and Crush & Brew. It specializes only in drinks, not food.

Visitors can access the lounge through an ornately-decorated door in the rear of Crush & Brew and instantly...

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