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Celebrate Repeal Day 2017 in Las Vegas

Prohibition Ended in the U.S. on Dec. 5, 1933
Posted at 1:37 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 12:36:06-05

Repeal Day is celebrated Dec. 5 of each year. This was the day that Prohibition ended in 1933.

The Prohibition Era lasted from 1920 to 1933. It was an era when the sell of alcohol was outlawed and police would arrest anyone who was found making or selling alcohol illegal. It was the result of a widespread temperance movement during the first decade of the 20th century. It was established by the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 21st Amendment ended Prohibition.

There are several ways to celebrate Repeal Day in Las Vegas. 

Atomic Liquors will celebrate with its 5th Annual Speakeasy Party on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. Show up in your Prohibition-era costumes and drink cocktails inspired by an era when booze and bars were illegal. Atomic Liquors will be entirely boarded up and lightless to appear closed from the outside.You just need the password to get in. It's “Ellsworth Clark.” 

The Mob Museum is recognizing Repeal Day with the return of its Cocktail Crawl on Dec. 2. For $5, taste and vote for Prohibition-era cocktails from participating bars, including Freedom Beat at Downtown Grand, Triple George Grill, Bin 702, Parlour Bar at El Cortez, The Kitchen at Atomic and Oscar's Steakhouse at the Plaza. On Dec. 5, the winning bar will be crowned, as well as the Museum's Boss of the Bars trophy display for one year.

The Laundry Room, a popular speakeasy inside Commonwealth in Downtown Las Vegas, will celebrate Repeal Day on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Choose from 1920's inspired cocktails including:

  • The Flip: a spiced, sweet blend of Demerara Dark Rum, honey, cream, rye and yolk
  • The French Big Mouth: Cognac, orange and cardamom bitters, allspice, maple
  • The Bee Mail: an effervescent and bubbly blend of bourbon whiskey, poppy seed liqueur and honey, topped with a fresh lime

Delano will host a celebration on Dec. 2. There will be live music and entertainment, complimentary cocktail tastings, passed hors-d'oeuvres. Admission is free with RSVP.

SLS Las Vegas celebrates Repeal Day with two unique drinks at two of its restaurants. Cleo's "Old Hollywood" is made with Maker's Mark Bourbon, house-made fig-almond syrup and fresh lime. Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres will feature the "Leatherette," a Spanish brandy, rye whisky, amontillado sherry, sweet vermouth and leather blend that engulfs the palate with tastes of molasses and oak. 

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