Prohibition at 100! History and Cocktails at Chumley’s

Tickets are $20. Advance registration is required.

It’s been 100 years since the Volstead Act (otherwise known as Prohibition) took effect, outlawing the sale and production of “intoxicating” liquors. We’re celebrating with the revelry and persistence embraced by the Village’s many speakeasies that operated in defiance of the law.

The Prohibition-era birthed some truly iconic cocktails, and we’ll be learning about and tasting them with author and drink historian David Wondrich, and the master bartenders and staff at Chumley’s.

An historic former-speakeasy, Chumley’s was designed to invoke the Village of flappers, bohemians, artists, and renegade brewers. Learn about the writers and artists whose portraits busy the walls. Learn too about the famous “86” on its door (the restaurant’s address on Bedford Street), and the decorative tea cups which adorn the interior archway.

The drinks, details, and more will immerse us in the spirit of Prohibition for this special evening.

This event is fully accessible.

Monday, January 27, 2020
5:00 pm

Chumley’s, 86 Bedford Street