On December 5, 1933, Utan became the final state needed for a three-quarters majority, ratifying the 21st Amendment. That repealed Prohibition and while the amendment still allowed for state and local levels of Prohibition, by 1966, there were no state laws banning alcohol.
Unfortunately, Repeal Day comes on a Monday this year, which means several places are closed. But here are some choices for cheap drinks if you want to celebrate your right to drink.
RN74: Offering $5 Prohibition-inspired cocktails, including the Bugsy Malone, Chalky Wine and Nucky Thompson. Or you could just sip on some really, really amazing wine if that floats your boat.
AQ: The new restaurant on Mission Street is doing a Two Bit Happy Hour (from 4-6 p.m.). And what does that mean? 25 cent Prohibition-style cocktails for two hours!!
Pisco Lounge: The lounge/restaurant on Upper Market is offering 50 percent off on all hard liquor (shots and cocktails) to celebrate Repeal Day.
21st Amendment Brewery: They are throwing an all-night party to celebrate the drinking spirit. That includes dressing up in 1920’s attire (if you so choose), swing music and drink specials throughout the evening. At 6 p.m., the upstairs speakeasy will open with a charity poker game and Prohibition-era cocktails. Only thing is, you need a password to get upstairs (shhh…I heard through @21stAmendment on Twitter that the password is Volstead).
Those are just a few of the spots to hit up. Because the only way to truly celebrate Repeal Day is of course, with a drink!!
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