What is it?
On January 16th, 1919, Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, outlawing alcohol and ostensibly putting an end to drunkenness, crime, mental illness, and poverty. Over the course of the next thirteen years, support for Prohibition waned as the nation awoke to the widespread problems Prohibition had caused. The number of repeal organizations — many of which were comprised of former Prohibitionists — increased, and in 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran for President on a platform that included the repeal of Prohibition.
On December 5th, 1933, Utah, the final state needed for a three quarters majority, ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition and restoring the American right to a celebratory drink. While the amendment still allowed for state and local levels of Prohibition, by 1966 there were no state laws banning alcohol.
Check out RepealDay.org for more info
Why do we celebrate it?
WHY NOT?!!! IT’S OUR RIGHT LOL!!
Where can you celebrate?
Time: 7:00 - 11:00
Raise a glass to our constitutional right to drink! Last Exit will be celebrating national Repeal Day with craft cocktails such as the Tom and Jerry, Gluwein, The Horses Neck with a Kick, a special punch and more. Last Exit will be hosting a toast contest in honor of this great day and the winner will win a $50 Last Exit gift card, as well as lead the bar in a complimentary midnight Champagne toast.
#lerepealdayparty . Look out for the Tom and Jerry, a brandy drink similar to eggnog, and housemade gluhwein, or mulled wine.
Learn about one of the biggest TN distillers prior to Prohibition & taste their new Bourbon @TNWhiskeyCo.
The evening starts with a four course menu of Prohibition-era dishes, such as Lobster Thermidor, New England cod a la Crab Louis, and Waldorf salad, served from 5 to 10 p.m. (Reservations are required.)
Afterwards, the party spreads to the bar’s rooftop and its cozy basement lounge, which has yet to officially open to the public. The rooftop features unlimited champagne, cigars and classic cocktails, while the basement will welcome burlesque dancers while selling cocktails at Prohibition prices. Celebrations run from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets for the dinner and the party are $20 each — that’s $40 for both — and reservations can be made by calling 202-588-7388.
Don’t wanna go out?
Buy a bottle of wine, a 6-pack of beer, a craft brewed liquor and enjoy at home. Just do it because you can!!