Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | November 29, 2009

The DCCBG Repeal Day Ball Is Approaching!

I’ve mentioned it before. Hell, I’ve been to it before. But this coming Saturday, December 5th, the DC Craft Bartenders Guild will be holding their second annual Repeal Day Ball. Last year was one of the best parties I’ve ever been to and this year promises to be even better.

It’s a black tie affair and I’m getting ready to dress to the nines. Tuxedo is getting pressed. Shoes are getting shined. Words of the 21st Amendment are being committed to memory.

Here’s what you absolutely, positively need to know:

December 5th, 9pm to Midnight
$100 regular admission
$150 VIP admission (with the party starting at 8pm)
Todd Thrasher, Derek Brown, Gina Chersevani, Dale Degroff, Jeffery Morgenthaler and Tad Carducci will be in attendance.

You can buy your tickets for the Repeal Day Ball here. Amazingly, I don’t think they’re sold out yet, though I have heard from a number of my non-cocktailian friends that they will be going, so this year at PS7s is likely going to be even bigger than last year.

For more information, check out the party’s Facebook page (that’s right, it’s going to be so huge it has its own 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.

So put on your tuxedo or gown and indulge in cocktail creations from the city’s top bartenders such as Gina Chersevani, Derek Brown and Todd Thrasher, to name a few, along with special guests–bartending legend Dale Degroff, Tad Carducci and toastmaster Jeffery Morgenthaler.

VIP guests will gain entry early and enjoy exclusive access to the city’s top bartenders, special demonstrations, heavy hor d’ouevres and the first release copy of The Lush Life: Portraits from the Bar by author and illustrator Jill Degroff, along with access to VIP after-parties at the city’s top cocktail bars. A portion of the final proceeds will go to benefit the Museum of the American Cocktail.

See you there!


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