Party Like it’s 99… Years Since Prohibition

It’s been 99 years since Congress passed Prohibition, and we’re celebrating with the same kind of revelry and persistence that characterized the Village’s many speakeasies, which operated in defiance of the law. Whether it was to cover up a particularly unpalatable batch of bathtub gin, or to stretch a little a longer way, the Prohibition era birthed some truly iconic cocktails. Join us to taste some of these cocktails, and to learn some tidbits about Prohibition cocktail and bar history, provided by author and drinks historian David Wondrich, and the master bartender at the Holiday Cocktail Lounge. Housed in an 1835 building, the bar was a fully operating speakeasy during Prohibition – complete with the basement tunnel for smuggling. The bar has been lovingly restored for an old New York feel, and over the years has served drinks to the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Joey Ramone, Frank Sinatra, W. H. Auden, Leon Trotsky, and Madonna.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
6:30 pm

Holiday Cocktail Lounge, 75 St Marks Place