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By Alex Groves
Associate Editor 

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


Last updated 6/15/2018 at 10:35pm

Alex Groves

The interior of Thompson & Twain Prospecting Company is filled with antique and 19th century-inspired decor to make people feel as if they're visiting an old mining town.

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 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 tra...

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