Philadelphia, PA - December 5th is the 86th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition, and the below bars & restaurants are celebrating appropriately with, well, booze.
Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition in Philadelphia
Urban Farmer - Logan Square's modern American “chic” steakhouse, is offering imbibers a table-side martini cart experience in celebration of the anniversary of the end of Prohibition. On Thursday, December 5th, from 5 pm - 10 pm, Lead Bartender, Tim Johnson, will craft table-side martinis with one-on-one education about the martini and its history. Guests can choose to create a customized martini or indulge in the original recipe — all stirred or shaken table-side to the guest’s liking. The cart will boast Urban Farmer’s classic dry vermouth blend, different selections of gin and vodka, olive brine, lemon twists, traditional olives, stuffed olives, and bitters. This exclusive table-side experience will be available for $17 and includes one cocktail. 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | www.urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com| 215.963.2788
Bluebird Distilling - is toasting to the holiday with its third annual Repeal Day Party at the Phoenixville distillery on Thursday, December 5th, from 7 pm-close. In addition to their regular selection of house and classic cocktails, the award-winning from-scratch distillery will also be serving up classic Prohibition-era concoctions, including Last Word, Mary Pickford, Corpse Reviver #2, Sidecar, and Ward 8, among the mix. All cocktails will be $9. Guests will also enjoy complimentary Prohibition era-appropriate snacks, including deviled eggs, mini crab cakes, selections of local farm cheese and charcuterie, and rosemary-parmesan popcorn. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1930’s attire, with prizes for best dressed.
The Bar by Bluebird Distilling at The Bourse Food Hall - will also be serving up four Prohibition-era cocktails from 12 pm-10 pm on Thursday, December 5th, including Old Fashioned, Bees Knees, White Lady and the Sazerac. 100 Bridge St. | www.bluebirddistilling.com | 610.933.7827 and 111 S. Independence Mall E | www.theboursephilly.com| 215.625.0300
CO-OP - the lively restaurant, and lounge at the corner of 33rd and Chestnut sts., is celebrating Repeal Day with an extended happy hour from 4:30 pm-close, featuring $5 drafts, $7 select wines, and $8 select cocktails. Guests can also enjoy a “My Cinnamon Apple,” a prohibition-style cocktail boasting gin, Dolin Blanc, lemon, and apple-cinnamon syrup for $14 all evening on Thursday, December 5. 20 S 33rd St. | www.coopphilly.com | 215.398.1874
Ocean Prime - For those looking to toast to the holiday, Ocean Prime, one of Center City’s most stunning seafood restaurants and steakhouses, is offering its Whiskey Clover for only $10 on Thursday, December 5th. Boasting Gentleman Jack Whiskey, Hennessy VS, honey water, and hand-squeezed lemon and orange, this boozy libation is something to celebrate. 124 South 15th St. | https://www.ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/philadelphia | 215.563.0163
Royal Boucherie - Old City’s lively American brasserie from award-winning chef Nicholas Elmi, is toasting the holiday with The Im-Peach-Mint ($10), a one-day-only cocktail feature. Courtesy of Assistant General Manager, Ezequiel Rudy, this timely tipple boasts Jamaican Rum, peach liqueur, mint syrup, and lemon juice. Imbibers can cheers to the anniversary of the end of Prohibition with The Im-Peach-Mint all day on Thursday, December 5th. 52 South 2nd St. | https://www.royalboucherie.com/ | 267.606.6313
Red Owl Tavern - Old City’s modern American restaurant and bar perched on the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets, invites imbibers in on Thursday, December 5, for $5 Bees Knees cocktails all day. This classic cocktail born from the prohibition era combines gin, fresh lemon juice, and honey. Red Owl Tavern’s Repeal Day cocktail will boast honey syrup from Lola’s Bees. 433 Chestnut St. | www.redowltavern.com| 215.923.2267