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Party Like It's 1933: Where to Drink on Repeal Day

The anniversary of prohibition's repeal is December 5; celebrations and libations are in order.

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Almost 81 years ago, the 21st Amendment re-granted the nation permission to participate in one of its favorite pastimes: drinking. December 5 made it official: the U.S. was a wet country once again.

Though most of us have enjoyed our boozey privilege for the duration of our lives, it certainly can't hurt to reenact some of the era-appropriate attire, music and vibes in upcoming Repeal Day celebrations. Obligatory festivities are being hosted throughout Denver and beyond, luring guests to partake in the timely commemoration, legal drinks in hand.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Green Russell

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1422 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 893-6505
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The Green Russell and Bar 1 will convene to host a celebration with live music, hot bites and a live burlesque performance. Era-inspired costumes are encouraged for all guests, who are welcome between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. with a $10 cover charge. A unique cocktail menu will be featured by the event's hosts, including exclusive sponsor Bacardi Rum.

2. The BSide

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1336 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 474-4960
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Throw on your best 1930s costume and celebrate Repeal Day with Knob Creek at The Bside. Prizes for the best costume are in order, as is a champagne toast at midnight. Other festivities include live music, a themed photo booth, and $6 Knob Creek Old Fashioned cocktails, the first 40 of which will be served in commemorative glassware. The party will begin at 6 p.m. and span until 1:30 a.m. More details here.

3. Prohibition

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504 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4840
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It only makes sense to celebrate Repeal Day at Prohibition, the style of which perfectly suits this festive soirée. Regular nightly drink specials will be available all night, in addition to $2 off all classic cocktails and a complimentary champagne toast. Promotions on Cutty Sark will be pushed beginning at 11 p.m., and attendees will even have a chance to meet the Cutty Girls.

4. Grimm Brothers Taproom

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623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 624-6045
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1930s-esque music and costumes will liven the Grimm Brothers space in Fort Collins, though this promotion is sure to get the job done: Beginning at 7:33 (19:33 on the 24-hour clock), for 19 minutes and 33 seconds, until just after 7:52, all draught beers will be available for the Prohibition-era price of $.10 per glass. It's true. Proof and details can be found here.

5. Ste. Ellie

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1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 477-1447
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Often recognized for their outstanding cocktails, those behind the bar at Ste. Ellie will ensure that attendees of this soirée do not leave disappointed. Celebrations are in order to "toast being a wet country again," beginning at 6 p.m. and topping off at 1 a.m.

6. Union Station

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What better way to tap into Repeal Day celebrations than with a brand-new beer? Denver Beer Co.'s Union Kolsch, designed specifically for the Terminal Bar in Union Station, will make its debut at 5 p.m. The German-style beer was designed with pre-Prohibition Denver in mind. Other beer specials and limited commemorative glassware will be available as well.

7. The Squeaky Bean

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1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-2665
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The LoDo eatery will celebrate the occasion by offering the first 40 guests in its bar a complimentary Knob Creek Old Fashioned and a souvenir glass.

1. Green Russell

1422 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
The Green Russell and Bar 1 will convene to host a celebration with live music, hot bites and a live burlesque performance. Era-inspired costumes are encouraged for all guests, who are welcome between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. with a $10 cover charge. A unique cocktail menu will be featured by the event's hosts, including exclusive sponsor Bacardi Rum.
1422 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202

2. The BSide

1336 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
Throw on your best 1930s costume and celebrate Repeal Day with Knob Creek at The Bside. Prizes for the best costume are in order, as is a champagne toast at midnight. Other festivities include live music, a themed photo booth, and $6 Knob Creek Old Fashioned cocktails, the first 40 of which will be served in commemorative glassware. The party will begin at 6 p.m. and span until 1:30 a.m. More details here.
1336 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

3. Prohibition

504 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
It only makes sense to celebrate Repeal Day at Prohibition, the style of which perfectly suits this festive soirée. Regular nightly drink specials will be available all night, in addition to $2 off all classic cocktails and a complimentary champagne toast. Promotions on Cutty Sark will be pushed beginning at 11 p.m., and attendees will even have a chance to meet the Cutty Girls.
504 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203

4. Grimm Brothers Taproom

623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537, Loveland, CO 80537
1930s-esque music and costumes will liven the Grimm Brothers space in Fort Collins, though this promotion is sure to get the job done: Beginning at 7:33 (19:33 on the 24-hour clock), for 19 minutes and 33 seconds, until just after 7:52, all draught beers will be available for the Prohibition-era price of $.10 per glass. It's true. Proof and details can be found here.
623 Denver Ave, Loveland, CO 80537
Loveland, CO 80537

5. Ste. Ellie

1553 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
Often recognized for their outstanding cocktails, those behind the bar at Ste. Ellie will ensure that attendees of this soirée do not leave disappointed. Celebrations are in order to "toast being a wet country again," beginning at 6 p.m. and topping off at 1 a.m.
1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Union Station

Denver, CO
What better way to tap into Repeal Day celebrations than with a brand-new beer? Denver Beer Co.'s Union Kolsch, designed specifically for the Terminal Bar in Union Station, will make its debut at 5 p.m. The German-style beer was designed with pre-Prohibition Denver in mind. Other beer specials and limited commemorative glassware will be available as well.

7. The Squeaky Bean

1500 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
The LoDo eatery will celebrate the occasion by offering the first 40 guests in its bar a complimentary Knob Creek Old Fashioned and a souvenir glass.
1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

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