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An Excuse to Drink and Celebrate: Repeal Day

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution was passed, ending Prohibition. Historical facts aside, this is a good reason to drink and celebrate. Here are four celebratory boozy options for today.

Stop in at My Brother's Bar, the oldest bar in the city and one of the few spots that has borne witness to the beginning and end of Prohibition and continues to keep the booze flowing.

Try Coors Batch 19, a pre-Prohibition lager. The Batch 19 Repeal Day Party at Prohibition Bar will feature specials on this beer from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Grayscalers, a group of models and actors painted in shades of gray from head to toe, will rock the Chevy Chase bar.

Celebrate the past by looking toward the future. The trends say mezcal is hot and the Smoke and Mirrors cocktail at the Bitter Bar, made with Sombra Mezcal, Averna Grapefruit Sambuca, and grapefruit juice can convince the non-believers that mezcal is the booze of the future.

Head to the Irish Snug at 7 p.m., where Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) and the Colorado Bartenders Guild (COBG) are coming together to celebrate Repeal Day in an event that benefits Sox Place, a daytime drop-in center for street youth. Gypsy Swing Revue will set the scene with their vintage gypsy jazz and help take guests back to 1933.

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Repeal Day Headline [Photo: My Beer Buzz]

The Bitter Bar

835 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302 303 442 3050

My Brother's Bar

2376 15th Street, , CO 80202 (303) 455-9991 Visit Website