Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | November 4, 2009

2nd Annual DCCBG Repeal Day Ball

The DC Craft Bartenders Guild is throwing a party to honor the 76th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th Amendment with the passage of the 21st Amendment, bringing the end to Prohibition. The party is taking place at PS7s, from 9pm to 12am on Saturday, December 5th. From the party’s Facebook page:

The DC Craft Bartender’s Guild is holding the Second Annual Repeal Day Ball on December 5th at 9 P.M. to midnight for general admission and 8 P.M. to midnight for VIP ticketholders, celebrating the 76th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. Enjoy craft cocktails from DC’s best mixologists and food from renowned chef Peter Smith while dancing along to the prohibition-era sounds of the Red Hot Rhythm Chiefs.

This year’s black tie Repeal Day Ball is at PS7’s restaurant, across from the historic first meeting place of the Anti-Saloon League, which launched the legislative agenda for prohibition. We are here to announce our own agenda–to have fun! We will celebrate our freedom in style and have dubbed this year the “Spirit of 76,” featuring our own “Founding Drinkers” dressed as the founding fathers.

Special guests include the legendary bartender and author Dale Degroff and toastmaster Jeffery Morgenthaler.

You can buy your tickets here. Regular entry is $100. VIP entry is $150, which includes an extra hour of food and drink, along with a first release copy of The Lush Life: Portraits from the Bar by Jill Degroff.

Last year’s Repeal Day party was a blast, filled with great cocktails, good food, and lots of really big cocktail fans. I’m headed back this year and definitely encourage any DC area readers to come. The tickets aren’t cheap, but in my experience it’s definitely worth the expense.



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