The most meaningful holidays celebrate freedom from oppression, which is why July 4th, Bastille Day, and Canadian Semi-Independence Day are unmatched in their joyousness. Today, Dewar's Scotch Whisky will help you celebrate the tastiest liberation of them all, with Repeal Day.
That's right: December 5th marks the 75th anniversary of America's unceremonious scrapping of Prohibition -- a great day made greater because the night before, ships carrying Dewar's waited in frigid waters for the stroke of midnight, so as to be among the first spirits (legally) imbibed by our nation's most tasteful revelers. In honor of Congress coming to its senses, 12 LA bars will offer 75-cent Dewar's (be it Dewar's & Ginger or Dewar's 12 on the rocks) from 8 to 11pm, after which the good stuff will remain $5 -- still a great price, unless you're actually living in 1933, in which case that kind of kizzash could get you a new pair of dungarees. Because changing scenery can bring new adventures, the first four bars are within walking distance of each other, a convenience Dewar's is billing as the "Ramble 'Round Downtown", mapped here in majestic high-tech:
Get a map of the Ramble, man
If you're not a Downtowner, you can also hit these fine establishments: R Bar, 4100, The Bigfoot Lodge, The Derby, The Dresden, Three Clubs, Redwood, and Mandrake -- all of whom will be following the maxim, "Freedom isn't free, but tonight it'll only run you a few quarters".
Don't take your whisky for granted -- click here for a Google Map of all 12 participating bars
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