Friday, December 3, 2010

The 77th Annual Repeal Day: Los Angeles edition

The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified by Utah on December 5th, 1933, ending Prohibition with the repeal of the 18th Amendment.  To celebrate this miracle we eat potato pancakes and light candles; oops wrong holiday.  You can celebrate any way you like as long as there is a glass of booze in your hand.  What finer locations could you choose to celebrate than Seven Grand and the Edison?  Each of these downtown cocktail dens will be hosting parties to help you celebrate the festivity in the style becoming a sophisticated tippler such as yourself.

Seven Grand

213 Downtown and Plymouth Gin are jointly hosting a Repeal Day celebration at Seven Grand, in downtown Los Angeles.  Plymouth Gin cocktails will be $6 all evening long.  You don't have to be a confirmed wet to enjoy this great deal.  To help sate your appetite, Cole's will be providing free French Dip sandwiches while supplies last.

If free sandwiches and $6 cocktails aren't enough to pique your interest, a musical performance will be on offer by Big Willie's Latin Jazz Quartet with an accompanying burlesque performance by Argentine legend Carolina Cerisola.  No word on whether the burlesque will demonstrate how Big Willie got his moniker.

For the gambler in you, versions of craps and blackjack will be on offer, with the potential for winners to garner valuable prizes.  The party begins at 8 pm and continues all evening long.  1920s period attire is encouraged but not required and if you didn't bring one, free fedoras and boas will be available to a lucky few.

Seven Grand: 515 West 7th Street, Downtown. DTLA.  Phone: (213) 614-0737

The Edison

San Francisco legend Erick Castro (pictured at right) will be mixing drinks at the Repeal Day celebration at the Edison in downtown LA.  Festive punch will also be available all evening long for $6.  Enjoy your handcrafted cocktails while band Vintage Trouble plays tunes to delight your ears.

You can support the Midnight Mission Toy Drive by bringing in a new unwrapped toy and receive one complimentary cocktail.  The party begins at 8 pm and continues until 2 am.

The Edison: 108 West 2nd Street. Downtown LA.  Phone: (213) 613-0000.

1 comment:

  1. Wonder how crowded 7G will be ... Seriously considering going, hope it's not going to be a madhouse. I'm definitely going to miss out on the free sandwiches by the time I get there anyway!