Where To Toast Repeal Day In L.A.
The end of the Prohibition Era on December 5, 1933 not only marked a return to the great American pastime of drinking and crafting cocktails, but also celebrates the idea of creating a social space where people can enjoy libations and good conversation freely. Here are some spots around the city that are offering specials this evening to toast our right to party.
Del Monte Speakeasy: Get down with a pig roast and Prohibition era cocktails while you listen to the tunes of The Brad Kay Regressive Jazz Quartet at the Del Monte in Venice. The Townhouse will be serving Repeal Day punch for $5 and Repeal Day cocktails for $9 all night. But the real kicker is that they'll be pouring a special $1 cocktail at the era appropriate price of $1 from 10 p.m.-11 p.m. You can find out more info on their site here.
The 1933 Group Bars: To commemorate this auspicious day in drinking history, each of The Group’s six bars (The Thirsty Crow, Bigfoot Lodge, Bigfoot West, Oldfield's Liquor Room, La Cuevita, and Sassafrass) will honor the end of the Prohibition Era by featuring a special Repeal Day Cocktail for just a buck. There's a two drink limit per customer, and the cocktails are available fro 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Check each bar's individual site for more details.
Cole's Red Car Bar: If you want to get in on some spirited live action, dawn your best 30s garb and head Downtown for the 5th Annual Jimmy Barella Bartending Competition. There'll be live jazz music, an ice luge, and $5 Old Overhault punch. You can find out more info here.
Comme Ca: Comme Ca in WeHo will offer $6 classic cocktails featuring gin and rye today, including the Gin Rickey, Sazerac, Manhattan and Negroni. You can find out more info on their site here.
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