Repeal Day marks the end of Prohibition, that dark time when drinking was illegal in America, but that didn’t stop anyone anyway. Here’s how four Austin bars are celebrating the 81st anniversary of legal booze, tomorrow, Friday, December 5.
Vinyl: The bar knows how to party right with their End of an Era fete. In true speakeasy fashion, a passcode is necessary to get in. Prohibition-era drinks, including gin rickeys, are on the menu.
No Va: The Rainey Street restaurant is offering up a special Repeal Day menu from 6pm until close. The $10 drinks include the Hanky Panky, Jack Rose, and The Liberal.
Contigo: Along with its regular cocktail menu, Contigo is serving five classic drinks that were popular 81 years ago, including the Scofflaw, Aviation, and Tom & Jerry, from 5pm-12am. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1930s garb and enjoy period music.
Easy Tiger: Negronis, rye manhattans, and bourbon old-fashioneds are all $5 as part of the beer garden’s special pre-Prohibition cocktail list.