How to Celebrate Repeal Day 2013 in NYC

Repeal Day, December 5, commemorates the anniversary of the ratification of the 21st amendment in 1933, which repealed the 18th amendment, thus officially ending Prohibition in the United States.

Eighty years later, it is a cause for celebration. Repeal Day® is a registered trademark of the Museum of the American Cocktail,  The concept of celebrating Repeal Day is championed by Portland, OR journalist & mixologist  Jeffrey Morganthaler.

Here are some suggestions for celebrating the repeal of Prohibition in New York City…
prohibition-old-ladiesThursday, December 5, 2013
Repeal Day at Louis 649

Louis 649 will feature unlimited beer, wine, Manhattans and Old Fashioneds for $19.33
(that, of course, being the year prohibition was repealed).
Afterwards, they will feature a selection of $10 Prohibition-era cocktails
649 E. 9th St. (between Avenue B & C)
New York, NY
(212) 673-1190

onemilehouse_repealdayThursday, December 5, 2013
Repeal Day at One Mile House

If you want to read newspaper accounts from the actual repeal day back in 1933, head to One Mile House and check out their bathrooms, which are wallpapered with newspaper from back when Prohibition was repealed

onemilehouseOne Mile House
10 Delancey St.
(between Bowery & Christie St.)
New York, NY
(646) 559-0702


photo via @TheDeadPoetBar on twitter

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Repeal Day at The Dead Poet

The Dead Poet is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal by offering
$2 off all rye cocktails, and $2 off their specialty Langston Hughes and Mary Pickford cocktails.
The Dead Poet
450 Amsterdam Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 595-5670


Thursday, December 5, 2013
Repeal Day at The Black Hound

The Black Hound is a contemporary Speakeasy, offering exquisitely crafted cocktails created by acclaimed New York City mixologist Jeremy Strawn. Enter The Black Hound through an unassuming door where they will be commemorating the repeal of Prohibition with
$10 Rittenhouse Rye Old Fashioned.
The Black Hound
301 South End Ave. (Albany St.)
New York, NY
(212) 945-0562



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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Repeal Day at 675 Bar

675 Bar is going old school tonight
$10 Whiskey cocktails from 6:30pm-8:30pm tonight
and offering classic Prohibition cocktails like Ward 675 and 675 Lowball
675 Bar
675 Hudson St. (13th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 699-2410

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Repeal Day at Whiskey Blue

To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition
Whiskey Blue New York is offering secret off-the-menu Moonshine Cocktail Flights.
But to access these menu items you’ll need to know the password.
newyork_whiskey_blueHINT: Which Amendment repealed the mandated nationwide prohibition on alcohol in 1933?
Whiskey Blue
at the W New York Hotel
541 Lexington Ave. (between 49th & 50th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 407-2947

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Repeal Day at New York Distilling Company

Brooklyn’s NY Distilling Company, makers of Dorothy Parker American Gin, Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin and Chief Gowanus New-Netherland Gin
are celebrating Repeal Day, which also coincides with their 2nd anniversary.

New York Distilling Company
79 Richardson St. (Leonard St.)
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 412-0874

finnertys-repealdayThursday, December 5, 2013
Repeal Day at Finnerty’s

In honor of Repeal Day, Finnerty’s in the East Village is pouring 21st Amendment beer
Serving $3 pints of 21st Amendment Brewery‘s Bitter American
221 Second Ave. (bet. 13th & 14th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 677-2655

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Live music at Prohibition

The upper west side bar named for the failed experiment hosts live music every night.

Tonight, Tangled Vine performs.
503 Columbus Ave. (between 84th & 85th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 579-3100


See also:
It’s Repeal Day: Get Your Drink On At These 5 Bars [Gothamist]
New York City bars toast 80 years since Prohibition’s end [NY Daily News]

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