In honor of the end of Prohibition on December 5, 1933, each year we celebrate the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which prohibited alcohol in the U.S. Otherwise known as Repeal Day, this celebration of the end of prohibition recognizes the end of that terrible 13 year period where American’s couldn’t lawfully drink. Today, it seems almost impossible that we can’t just grab a beer or glass of wine at dinner and take part in some debauchery. So, to toast to the best day in American history, we’ve rounded up some of the best places around town celebrating with their own Repeal Day specials.
7321 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
In honor of this celebratory milestone, Harlowe in West Hollywood will be offering $1 specials on their Old Fashioned drink from 5pm – 7pm. Saluting Hollywood’s golden age in a setting that will make you feel like you’re in a prohibition-era speakeasy, it’s the perfect place to take part in Repeal Day.
3833 Main St
Culver City, CA 90232
To celebrat and honor the end of Prohibition, stop by Culver City’s The Wallace, which will toasting all night with a special repeal day menu! Sip on $8 cocktails, including classics like a Manhattan, Boilermaker, Buck, Fix and many more!
3172 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
From 5-7pm, stop by Bigfoot Lodge in the Atwater Village neighborhood of LA to take part in their honoring of Repeal Day with Old Fashioned drinks for just $1. The cocktail lounge with a log cabin decor also offers a ton of other cocktails to choose from.
6115 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
On Repeal Day, stop by Sunset Blvd’s Paley bar, which is offering $5 classic cocktails at the bar. Celebrate the end of Prohibition by visiting this hip Hollywood drinking destination and sip on drinks like their Moscow Mules, or drinks like the Bee’s Knees, Rye Manhattans, Palomas, and Penicillins. The deal starts at 2:30 pm and ends when they close the bar.
8933 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
As one of West Hollywood’s hottest drinking spots, Bar 10, will be celebrating Repeal Day with drinks available for half the price. Celebrate the end of Prohibition with drinks like their “Pink Slip” with Russian Standard Vodka, agave, lime, strawberry, cucumber, and jalapeño, their “PAMA Bitch Margarita” with Casamigos Reposado, Cointreau, PAMA, lime, orange, and agave, the “Peaching For The Stars” with Peach Ciroc, peach purée, TripleSec, lemon, simple syrup, and strawberry. Or, sip on “Is That A Cucumber Gin Your Pocket?” with Bombay Sapphire, lemon, simple syrup, cucumber, and mint, as well as their “Ain’t No Saint” with Grey Goose vodka, St.Germaine, lime, lemon, and orange. Lastly, another stand out drink is their “Honey Badger” with Bullet Rye, honey, lemon, and bitters.
Townhouse & the Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291
The bar, which opened in 1915, is one of the oldest bars in LA and is the perfect place to celebrate the days of old. In fact, the basement bar known as The Del Monte actually operated as a speakeasy during Prohibition. So, what better place to visit today than these bars? Located in the heart of Venice, this popular speakeasy is featuring a Repeal Day party. This year marks the 101 anniversary of the Repeal Day celebration and Townhouse is doing it in style. There will be plenty to take party in including at 7pm with DJ Mark Maxwell in Townhouse, followed at 8pm by Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Trio. At 8:45pm, bar historian George Czarnecki will be at this famed speakeasy, and the fun doesn’t stop until Midnight with the Mudbug Brass Band Procession.
10939 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Another great bar from the 1933 Group, Bigfoot West is joining in on the fun of Repeal Day with their own $1 Old Fashioned drink. Enter this hip neighborhood hangout which gets rave reviews for its specialty cocktails, and other drinks in a cabin-like interior.
10899 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Also taking part in the $1 Old Fashioned Repeal Day extravaganza is Oldfield’s bar in Venice. From 5-7pm, you can enjoy one of these delicious drinks for next to nothing. Oldfield’s Liquor Room is a haven for classic cocktail lovers, boasting a selection of other unique house made specialties in addition to the Old Fashioned drink. The bar’s cocktail program embraces utilizes techniques and recipes of bar masters from the days of yore, so you’re sure to feel like you’re in the post-prohibition era. Using fresh squeezed juices, in-house infusions, homemade shrubs, sherbets, jams, purees and fresh seasonal ingredients from Culver City Farmer’s Market, it ensures your drink is over the top delicious.
2939 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Silverlake watering hole that is known to be a haven for whiskey lovers is offering up Old Fashioned drinks for just $1 from 5-7pm on Repeal Day. Boasting a fine selection of whiskies and other terrific cocktails, the setting is pure speakeasy and will make you feel as if you’re about to go on a rum-running trip.
1233 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Set in Hollywood, Sassafras Saloon will also be offering Old Fashioned’s for just $1 from 5-7pm. The bar also features an inspiring selection of ginger beer, barrel aged cocktails and much more.
5922 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Just because it’s not a speakeasy, it doesn’t mean they can’t take part in the celebrations, right? To celebrate, the bar will be offering $1 cocktails made with Sino Reposado from 5-7pm.
4824 Vineland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 91601
Stop by this historical Valley gem on Repeal Day for $1 Old Fashioned drinks. The bar, which has quite a history, sits within a huge barrel and after 30 years of being closed, reopened in 2015. The building opened in the 1920’s, so it’s the perfect setting to sit back, relax, and celebrate the end of Prohibition with the drink special!
Highland Park Bowl
5621 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Situated downtown, this antique era spot offers bowling, live music, food, and great craft cocktails. On Repeal Day, make sure to stop by, as they will also be offering $1 Old Fashioned drinks. Sip on your cocktails from 5pm to 7pm as you bowl and have a great time with friends!