Destroying alcohol during prohibition. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
Are you ready to party like its 1933?
85 years and one day ago, prohibition was repealed in the United States. President Franklin Roosevelt ratified the 21st amendment to the constitution on Dec. 5, 1933, effectively repealing the 18th Amendment, which prohibited booze nationwide in 1919, according to the National Archives.
So how should we recognize this historic week? With a cocktail party, of course. And Ponce City Market is throwing just that. The Old Forester Repeal Day Celebration, organized by Old Forester Bourbon, will be held this Friday from 7 – 11 p.m. at Ponce City Market, according to party materials.
Billed as Atlanta’s biggest Repeal Day party, the jazz-age themed soiree will feature prohibition-style cocktail specials and light bites from participating Ponce City Market bars and restaurants, live jazz music in the Central Food Hall and prize giveaways from area vendors, party materials indicate.
Participating bars and restaurants include:
- The Mercury
- Brezza Cucina
- Biltong Bar
- 21 Bitters
- Drafts + Dogs
- El Super Pan
- King of Pops
- Tap on Ponce
- Bellina Alimentari
Bartenders will be dressed in period-appropriate clothing and will be serving cocktails made with Old Forrester, which, according to company materials, was the only bourbon served before, after and during prohibition. Guests are encouraged to also dress the part on the night of the party.
Advanced event registration is available online, and guests are asked to check in at Brezza Cucina for a wristband when they arrive.