In 1920, nationwide Prohibition began in the United States. When the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect, the act of manufacturing, storage in barrels, bottles, transportation and sale of alcohol including alcoholic beverages was prohibited. This lasted for 13 years, and on Dec. 5 of 1933, with the ratification of the 21st Amendment, nationwide Prohibition was over.
Now that you’ve had your history lesson for the day, we can celebrate! Metropole, 21c Museum Hotel and Watershed Distillery are joining forces for “Sunday Sipper,” a spirited celebration of Repeal Day in honor of all the booze makers and behind the stick slingers who thrive in Cincinnati.
The event will take place at the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Cincinnati Sunday, December 6, from 7-11pm with specialty cocktails, jazzy tunes and burlesque dancing by Ginger LeSnapps – a national traveling burlesque dancer who is known for her modernized burlesque moves, elaborate costumes, and of course her vibrant red hair.
Brush off your favorite flapper dresses and zoot suits, because attendees are encouraged to come dressed to impress in their best ‘20s themed attire. “Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their best Prohibition-era dress and sip on classic, speakeasy cocktails featuring Watershed Distillery spirits,” explains Baltz and Company event planner and account director, Amanda Schinder.
In addition to the costume party, entertainment and drinks, there will be many hometown favorite restaurants who are partnering with this event to bring you some of the best food in Greater Cincinnati. These participating partners include JPS Restaurant Group (Mita’s/Salazar Restaurants), Maribelle Tavern, Neon’s, Sundry and Vice, Taft’s Ale House, and Sotto, Cincinnati’s premier Italian restaurant.
To learn more and reserve space at the event, click here.