Spirit of Philadelphia Holiday 2017 Leaderboard

Where to Toast to Repeal Day 2017 in Philadelphia

 
On December 5, 1933, the United States repealed the 18th Amendment, otherwise known as Prohibition, by passing the 21st amendment. Drinkers around the country celebrate this day, known as Repeal Day, where the United States undid 13 years of legislative stupidity with parties that, of course, have lots of booze! Here are the bars in Philadelphia that will be celebrating our 84th year of freedom to imbibe on Tuesday, December 5.
 
The Cambridge (1508 South St.)
Repeal Day Party, 7:30 PM-1:30 AM
Put on your best flapper dress or zoot suit and head to South Street for the Cambridge’s Repeal Day party. The party will include a champagne bar, passed cocktails and apps, giveaways, live jazz and more.  Tickets are $19.33 and can be purchased in person at the Cambridge. 
The Franklin (112 S 18th St.)
Party like it's 1933 at one of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars. Enjoy a special cocktail menu, complimentary FEW Bourbon, FEW Rye and Widow Jane samples, a French 75 toast at midnight  (thanks for the folks at Bluecoat Gin), and a "flappers and dappers" costume contest with a $75 prize. Free to attend. 
 
Jet Wine Bar  (1525 South St.)
Drink Specials, 4 PM-12 AM
$9 cocktails from 1920's and 1930's like the Southern Bootlegger Sweat Tea (Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, lemon and cola); the Speakeasy Martini (Bluecoat, sweet vermouth and Fernet Branca) and the Flapper (Champagne and Créme Yvette) will fill the coCktail menu at this South Street bar. There will also be special hors d'oeuvres offered like "Eggs Capone" (deviled eggs with smoked salmon) and "Prohibition" Chicken Bruschetta.
 
Philadelphia Distilling  (25 E Allen St.)
Repeal Day Soirée, 8 PM- 12 AM
This distillery is going all out with their 1933 themed bash. Partygoers can enjoy an open bar that includes prohibition-era cocktails, bathtub gin, h’ors d’oeuvres and music by the Vance Camisa Quartet. Tickets are a fitting $33 and can be purchased here.
 
Red Owl Tavern (422 Chestnut St.)
Pappy Hour3 PM-8 PM
Enjoy an extended happy hour at this Old City bar in honor of Repeal Day. Drink specials include $5 pre-Prohibition cocktails like a Bees Knees, Old Fashioned, French 75 and Sidecar. They'll also be selling a super rare 23-year aged bottle of Pappy Van Winkle for $4,000.  $500 of the proceeds will go to charity and the purchase comes with very special VIP perks at the restaurant.
 
Water Works Restaurant (1 Boathouse Row)
Diageo Repeal Day Ball, 7:30 PM-11 PM
Celebrate your freedom to consume and purchase alcohol at this black tie event. For $30 you’ll get a Diageo Reserve open bar, signature cocktails from 10 bars in the city, a Johnnie Walker Blue Label toast, food, and much more. Formal attire is required! Purchase tickets here.

Photo via Neal Santos

Event Date: 12/05
Event Time: Various
Location: Various venues
Price: Various prices

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Bud Light Goes Medieval Over Minneapolis Brewery's 'Dilly Dilly' Beer

Bud Light Goes Medieval Over Minneapolis Brewery's 'Dilly Dilly' Beer

A town crier dressed in Medieval garb showed up at Modist Brewery in Minneapolis to deliver a very unconventio...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Dec 12, 2017
A Twin Peaks Themed Bar is Opening in California

A Twin Peaks Themed Bar is Opening in California

TV show themed bars are nothing new at this point, but that doesn't make this one any less exciting, especially for David Lynch fans, as Eater LA repo...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Dec 12, 2017
SPONSORED
Skygarten Rectangle Ad
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 6, 2017
Warm Up at These Bars with Fireplaces in Philadelphia

Warm Up at These Bars with Fireplaces in Philadelphia

The perfect place to beat the cold is warming up at your favorite local spot by the fireplace with a drink in hand. ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Dec 11, 2017
ITV & Cocktail Kingdom are Hosting a Christmas Themed Pop-Up Bar, Miracle, Through December 24

ITV & Cocktail Kingdom are Hosting a Christmas Themed Pop-Up Bar, Miracle, Through December 24

Nick Elmi's Laurel-adjacent bar, ITV, has teamed up with Cocktail Kingdom to host a Christmas themed pop-up ba...read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 8, 2017
Join Us For the Drink Philly Ugly Sweater Holiday Boat Party, December 21

Join Us For the Drink Philly Ugly Sweater Holiday Boat Party, December 21

On Thursday, December 21, we'll sail down the Delaware River in style with an open bar featuring some craft br...read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 7, 2017
Ring The Alarm! A Brooklyn Brewery Just Released Bieryonce, A Beer Dedicated to Queen B

Ring The Alarm! A Brooklyn Brewery Just Released Bieryonce, A Beer Dedicated to Queen B

The female owned and operated Lineup Brewery has released Bieryonce, a German pilsner named after and dedicate...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Dec 5, 2017
Behind the Bar: Jamie Steinberg of Volver

Behind the Bar: Jamie Steinberg of Volver

This time on Behind the Bar, we spoke to Jamie Steinberg, the head bartender at Volver. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 5, 2017
This Winemaker is Releasing A 'Saturday Night Live' Line

This Winemaker is Releasing A 'Saturday Night Live' Line

Live from New York, it's Saturday Night Wine! Your late-night Saturday drinking choices just got more thematic, as winemaker Lot18, in collaboration w...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 30, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close