Video: Meet the Bar Behind the Bookshelf at Circa 33

Sunnyside is home to a lot of books — from the Belmont Library to the Powell’s on Hawthorne — but not all the books in this neighborhood are quite what they seem.

At Circa 33, what looks like a bookshelf is actually a secret entrance to the bar’s hidden speakeasy.

Inside, you’ll find a cozy drinking den with Prohibition-era memorabilia and a cocktail menu featuring Portland-made liquors. But first you have to get in.

To swing open the bookshelf, search for the right book, turn to the first page, and enter a code into the keypad.

Private parties have their own unique code, but “The Speak” is open to the public every other Thursday — no code needed.