Where to get $1 drinks on Thursday
Repeal Day: It's both the day prohibition ended in 1933, and also the day a ton of the city's best bars drop prices on booze BECAUSE it's the day prohibition ended in 1933. To make sure you're celebrating it as cheap-ily as possible, we've put together a list of a ton of just-such "best bars" who're offering crazy-good specials on Thursday, plus even threw in some bonus prohibition facts you can use to totally impress/creep-the-F-out of whomever you're sitting next to:
The Bar:La Cuevita (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: A special $1 Repeal Day cocktail from 7-9p
What you'll tell the guy who doesn't realize Movember ended like five days ago: "The 21st Amendment is the only Constitutional amendment that repeals another amendment."
The Bar: Cole's (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: $1.05 shots of fernet
What you'll tell Steve Sarkisian: "Jesus man, how'd you get down here so fast? Also: At its peak, illegal bootlegging was raking in about $2 billion a year -- take that, Phish!"
The Bar:Townhouse (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: $1 cocktails from 10-11p, plus $5 prohibition-era punch all night.
What you'll tell the dreadlocked dude in shorts sidled up next to you: "The Simpsons Repeal Day episode, 'Homer vs The 18th Amendment', is where the classic quote "Alcohol: The cause of -- and solution to -- all of life's problems" comes from."
The Bar:Neat (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: Bring in any toy (worth $10 or more) to donate for charity, and get a free drink; there's also BBQ and a live band all night.
What you'll tell the guy who's still wearing his 'Apple Store Genius' t-shirt after his shift ends: "The only state that didn't enforce prohibition was Maryland, citing both 'states rights' and 'booze is delicious, so...'"
The Bar: Sassafras (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: A TBA prohibition-era cocktail for $1 from 7-9p
What you'll tell the dude who just ordered an appletini 'for his girlfriend': "Machine Gun Kelly was the first dude to call FBI Agents 'G-Men'. Also, wasn't that appletini supposed to be for your girlfriend?"
The Bar:Comme Ca (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: $6 special cocktails every day through Dec 5, but you gotta check their Facebook for the daily password.
What you'll tell the guy who thinks Brody is totally going to return alive and prove to Carrie and Dana he's still a good man at heart: "Al Capone's gang was known as 'The Chicago Outfit.'"
The Bar:Bigfoot Lodge West (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: A specialty $1 drink from 7-9p
What you'll tell the guy who realizes that traffic's not moving on the 405, so he might as well wait it out: "The cruise industry boomed during prohibition because alcohol was still legal in international waters. Also legal: buffets."
The Bar:The Del Monte Speakeasy (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: $25 gets you all-you-can-eat pork roast, three free cocktails, music from a jazz band, and a lecture from "food historian" Richard Foss.
What you'll tell Richard Foss, who probably knows it already, and will look at you incredulously while you're talking to him: "There was this amazingly named prohibition chick Carry Nation who used to bash-up saloons because she thought it made her right with God. Silly Carry Nation."
The Bar:The Thirsty Crow (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: $1 special cocktails from 7-9p
What you'll tell the rockabilly girl who puts on Reverend Horton Heat: "More than 4000 arrests were made that were related to illegal boozing, even though there was a ton of widespread corruption and bribing of officials."
The Bar:The Bigfoot Lodge (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: $1 cocktails from 7-9p
What you'll tell the bar-hopping chick who just left The Roost: "Even the Speaker of the House during prohibition owned an illegal still!"
The Bar:Oldfield's Liquor Room (click here for address and deets)
The Deal: 7-9p -- $1 specialty cocktail
What you'll tell one of the many people wearing suspenders: "Gangsters used to doll-up their cars by spreading out the rear springs, which improved their handling and helped them out-run the coppers."