Dieselpunks.org | December 5, 2014
December 5 marks an important day in history for those who love to drink alcohol: Repeal Day. Back in 1933, Prohibition ended with the 21st Amendment. But the speakeasy culture didn’t end there as many bars in Los Angeles are still keeping up with the theme. This Friday, bars and restaurants throughout the city are offering cocktail and food deals, and some are even throwing soirees celebrating this watershed moment. The deals listed below are all for Friday, unless otherwise noted.
Cole’s: Over at Cole’s they’re celebrating Repeal Day a day early on Thursday, Dec. 4, where they’ll be serving $5 Campari cocktails and $2 Campari shots, which you take down an ice luge (yes, really) starting at 7 p.m. A jazz band will go on at 8 p.m. Then on Friday, Dec. 5, they’re celebrating Cole’s birthday (the joint opened up in 1908) all day with $5 Camparis. On both days, you can get two french dip sandwiches and two sides for $19.08.
Cole’s is located at 118 E 6th St., downtown, (213) 622-4090
1933 Group: 1933 Group’s bars are designed with old-timey themes and their company is named after the year prohibition ended, so their classy watering holes fit in nicely with Repeal Day. They’ll be serving special $1 cocktails from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at their bars throughout Los Angeles. Harlowe, Bigfoot Lodge, Oldfield’s, Thirsty Crow and Sassafras will all offer their one buck Old Fashioneds. Bigfoot Lodge West will also have $1 Old Fashioneds as well as Kapple Pie, and La Cuevita with a Tequila Press. There’s a two-drink limit.
More info on their bars here.
Melrose Umbrella Co.: Melrose Umbrella Co. is one of those bars that when you step in, you feel like you’re transported to the past. Their bar is post-Prohibition era-themed and they’re taking this Repeal Day seriously. They’re offering $5 shots and cocktails—Fernet, Old Forrester and Old Fashioneds—all day starting at noon. And most importantly, your first drink there is 5 cents! They’ll have live jazz from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will be doing raffles for drinks every hour. More info here.