Prohibition ended on December 5th, 1933, and it’s always a good idea to toast to the end of our country’s driest years on Repeal Day. Make your way to ~CANTINA~ on Wednesday December 5th for a Repeal Day Costume Ball. Come dressed as your favorite cocktail (and by favorite they mean funniest—Dirty Shirley, anyone?), and drink the night away with fellow costumed boozehounds. It all kicks off at 8pm and goes until (when else) last call. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds benefit the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail. 580 Sutter St. at Mason, 415-398-0195.
If you’re in the East Bay on the 5th, head to ~HOTSY TOTSY CLUB~ for their Repeal Day party. If you wear your 1930s gear, they’ll hook you up with 1930s prices: draught beer and shots of whiskey for 50¢. 601 San Pablo Ave. at Garfield, Albany, 510-526-5986.