On December 5, 1933 the Prohibition Act was repealed. My great-great grandfather was living in Savannah and operating a *secret* liquor store until he had to close it and leave the country, but still how cool is that? When the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed everyone who was already drinking kept drinking and all of the law abiders who weren’t drinking now could! What a time to be alive (if you ignore the entire Great Depression)! This week we’re bringing you a Happy Hour Hotline to make it easier for you to partake in the Repeal Day celebrations.
From 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jack Rose is holding its annual Repeal Day party. But wait, they’re having a Pappy Hour until 7:30 p.m. that means they’re giving out deals, deals, deals on Pap Pappy van Winkle bourbons. Drink bourbon and drink for freedom (!!), or just for the sake of drinking.
If you’re seeking out a more refined Repeal Day experience and want to feel like you’re in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel (the book that movie with Leo DiCaprio was based on) Petworth Citizen’s weekly Literary Cocktails pop-up is going to be inspired by Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker. Literature! Alcohol! They always seem to find each other don’t they? The menu includes cocktails like the Scotch Sunshine Fizz with blended Scotch, lemon, orange, egg whites, and angostura; the Brooklynite with aged rum, lime, honey, and angosturia; and the Sunflower with gin, St. Germain, cointreau, lemon, and absinthe.
If you want to get an early start on drinking for the day, head to ChurchKey on 14th Street to by 2 p.m. to try FIVE kinds of Flying Dog ales. Every time you try a new beer think of what it must have been like to drink legally for the first time, actually just think of your 21st birthday.
The aptly named Columbia Heights’ restaurant and bar, The Heights, has happy hour everyday of the week. Get your weird 1920s/1930s voice ready from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and order $4.50 cocktails, $3.50 Rail Drinks, and $4 wine. Cocktail options include an Old Fashioned, a Sidecar, and a Blood & Sand.
There’s something about knowing you can go to Penn Social everyday of the week and they’ll always have a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. that should give you a sense of comfort. If you aren’t afraid of sports bars then you can enjoy all this place has to offer: $2 off drafts, $5 off rail drinks, and $6 wine.