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Celebrate Repeal Day at These D.C. Events

Drink like it's 1933.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Jack Rose Dining Saloon

This Saturday, December 5 is Repeal Day. It marks the passing of the the 21st Amendment that ended Prohibition. Take a moment to celebrate the right to drink a few cocktails. Here are a few local events happening this weekend:

Repeal Day Ball

What: This event is hosted by the DC Craft Bartender's Guild. Some of the country's best mixologists from all over the country will pour original cocktails. The dress code is black tie or creative cocktail with a nod to the 1920's. Tickets ($80) and more information are available here.

WhereCarnegie Library

801 K St. NW

When: Friday at 8 p.m.

Jack Rose Repeal Day Bash

What: This is the fifth year the whiskey bar's annual party. Expect Prohibition-era punches, a "Pappy Hour", and even 100-year-old whiskeys that were made before Prohibition. Also check out the 1930's-inspired prix-fixe tasting menu and special complimentary "midnight snacks."

Where: Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th St. NW

When: Saturday at 5 p.m.

Literary Cocktails

What: Drinking cocktails inspired by Prohibition-era literary figures Dorothy Parker and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The drinks ($14) were conceived by local bartender Chantal Tseng. Bar snacks will also be available.

Where: Petworth Citizen

829 Upshur St. NW

When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.