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blind society

Our beautiful brick bar.


In the days of prohibition, an illicit bar or speakeasy was sometimes referred to as a “blind pig” or a “blind tiger”.  As the stories go, a tavern owner would charge customers a fee to come inside and see some attraction: an exotic or strange animal, for example. Although it was against the law to sell alcohol, it was not illegal to drink it. Those who paid to enter were served complimentary liquor.


Dine with us and you probably won’t see many animals; blind, exotic or otherwise. And yes, we’ll have to charge you for your cocktail. But come in and we hope you’ll find something we feel is few and far between these days: some good food in a nice atmosphere, surrounded by our neighbors, families and friends.


Welcome to Blind Society!


Our restaurant is located in historic downtown Vandalia with a beautiful view of the Vandalia State House and the Madonna of the Trail monument.  

USDA Choice Ribeye Steak
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