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Where to Ring In Repeal Day

Drink to the national holiday at these D.C. locales

Truxton Inn has freebies planned for Repeal Day.
Photo: Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Repeal Day is Tuesday, December 5, marking the passing of the 21st Amendment that ended Prohibition. Here are some spots to toast to the day that marked when drinking became legal again.

Andrew C. Mellon Auditorium

1301 Constitution Avenue NW

Visiting and local bartenders alike are manning together in what is the pinnacle of the Repeal Day celebration: the 10th annual Repeal Day Ball. The team from NYC’s Blacktail, just named “Best New American Cocktail Bar" at the 2017 Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail, will be bringing their bar to the district for one night only on Saturday, December 9. Get tickets here.

Bar Charley

1825 18th Street NW

Head to the newly-reinvented bar to indulge in $8 themed cocktails and bites from back in the day, like oysters Rockefeller, Crab Louie, and Beef Wellington. Jazz tunes and bartenders donning garters will add to the Roaring Twenties vibe.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th Street NW

The whiskey bar’s sixth annual Repeal Day fete will be pouring heavily all night, thanks to a bottomless bubbly deal for only $20. Also expect prohibition-era cocktails, century-old whiskeys, cigar specials, burlesque performers, and a speakeasy-style Dram & Grain. “The Pappy Hour” from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. means discounts on pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and rye whiskey. Guests going all out in flapper dresses and swanky suits will be entered in a chance to win a reservation and cocktails for two at Dram & Grain.

Truxton Inn

251 Florida Avenue NW

Bar manager Brian Nixon is teaming up with Old Forester, America's first bottled bourbon, in honor of Repeal Day. Expect the celebration to include complimentary food, prizes, and $10 Old Fashioneds, Boulevardiers and Friscos.

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