It’s that time of the year again, when we celebrate the day we got our right to drink back. (For more thoughts about this, hop on over to this excellent wino piece written by Duggan McDonnell on the matter.) Sunday December 5th marks the 77th anniversary of Repeal Day, and you can bet there will be a few parties around town. First up: the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail welcomes you to the first full-blown party at ~THE COCKTAIL BILL BOOTHBY CENTER FOR THE BEVERAGE ARTS~! Some of San Francisco’s finest bartenders will be preparing classic Prohibition and Pre-Prohibition cocktails, and since it’s holiday time, there will be Hot Toddys, Tom and Jerrys, and other liquid holiday treats. There will also be period holiday nibbles supplied by Comstock Saloon, and expect some Roaring Twenties holiday cheers. Sponsored by Bacardi USA, Campo de Encanto Pisco (which just won the Gran Medalla de Oro in Peru, the highest honor possible for a pisco), Kold Draft, and The American Distilling Institute. 6pm-10pm. $35. Tickets here. 1161 Mission St., Suite 120, at 7th St.
And over at ~THE BURRITT ROOM~, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur will be hosting a Repeal Day party on Sunday December 5th from 9pm to midnight. From 9pm-10pm, during the 21st hour of the day, in honor of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, they will be offering a glass of Solerno celebration punch for 77 cents. There will also be four specialty Solerno cocktails available ($8 each). The party goes until midnight. 417 Stockton St. at Sutter (in the Crescent Hotel).
And naturally, the ~21ST AMENDMENT BREWERY~ will be hosting a Repeal Day party, which includes a march at 4pm, and they will be tapping a special cask of Bière de Garde with whiskey-infused oak upon the return to the bar. There’s also a party on the mezzanine which requires a password, but you’ll get to drink at Prohibition era-prices (think a nickel a beer). Swing, jazz, cocktails, and more. Free. 563 2nd St. at Brannan.
Sunday Dec 5, 2010