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Celebrate Legal Drinking With Repeal Day Specials

As if anyone needs an excuse to drink on Friday.

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

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.


2027 Anchor Lane, , TX 78723 (512) 614-2260 Visit Website

NO VA Kitchen & Bar

87 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 382-5651 Visit Website


607 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 358-6202

Easy Tiger

3508 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 964-8229 Visit Website