Discover Los Angeles - December 2018


The Best Repeal Day Specials and Events in Los Angeles

Party like it's 1933 and celebrate the end of Prohibition

For cocktail enthusiasts around the country, December 5 is nearly as important a date on the calendar as Dec. 25 or Dec. 31. Created by Portland bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Repeal Day is celebrated every Dec. 5 to honor the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933, which ended 13 years of Prohibition.

The national celebration has grown in popularity every year, and bars across Los Angeles are featuring drink specials and events to commemorate the 85th anniversary of Repeal. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said at the end of Prohibition: “What America needs now is a drink.”

NOTE: all Repeal Day events listed take place on Wednesday, Dec. 5 unless otherwise noted.

Classic cocktails at Cole's French Dip | Photo courtesy of 213 Hospitality

Classic cocktails at Cole's French Dip | Photo courtesy of 213 Hospitality

213 Hospitality

Based in Downtown L.A., 213 Hospitality owns and operates bars in L.A., San Diego, Austin and Denver.

In celebration of Repeal Day, Seven Grand is serving discounted classic cocktails courtesy of Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Sip on discounted Old Fashioneds, Whiskey Sours, Sazeracs, Mint Juleps, and Manhattans all night! Seven Grand is open at 3pm daily.
515 W 7th St #200, Los Angeles 90014

The oldest public house in L.A., the historic Red Car Bar at Cole's French Dip will feature Martinis and Old Fashioneds at Happy Hour price all night and a $4 draft. There's also a special menu featuring pre-Prohibition forgotten classics.
118 E 6th St, Los Angeles 90014

Blind Tiger at Bar Franca |  Instagram  by @drinkyourview

Blind Tiger at Bar Franca | Instagram by @drinkyourview

Bar Franca

Opened in September 2018 on Main Street in DTLA, the Euro-style Bar Franca is collaborating with Ilegal Mezcal to feature a special Repeal Day mezcal cocktail menu from 6pm-2am. Instead of Prohibition-era classic cocktails, Bar Franca will offer a menu of Oaxacan-themed interpretations like the Blind Tiger and the Love Your Neighbor boilermaker.

438 S Main St, Los Angeles 90013

Photo: Brack Shop Tavern,  Facebook

Photo: Brack Shop Tavern, Facebook

Brack Shop Tavern

Located on bustling 7th Street in Downtown L.A., Brack Shop Tavern has something for everyone, from classic cocktails to craft beers and an upstairs game room. Celebrate Repeal Day at Brack Shop Tavern’s inaugural punch bowl party - $5 glasses of Prohibition-style punch will be offered from 3pm to midnight, so you have plenty of time to join in the festivities. Priced from $7-$12, food specials include deviled eggs, shrimp cocktails, stuffed mushrooms and cheese boards.

525 W 7th St, Los Angeles 90014

Photo courtesy of Prank

Photo courtesy of Prank


Located in the burgeoning South Park neighborhood of DTLA, the lively walk-up bar Prank will offer $7 Old Fashioneds and Manhattans from 2pm to midnight. You can’t go wrong with either of these classics, so why not order both!

1100 S Hope St, Los Angeles 90015

Photo courtesy of Apotheke

Photo courtesy of Apotheke


Hosted by The Best Drink Ever, "Prohibit Prohibition" is taking place at Apotheke in Chinatown from 7pm to midnight. Featuring prizes for the best-dressed Prohibition-era Guy & Gal, and Gypsy Jazz Burlesque with Caroucells. No cover, cocktail attire strongly suggested.

1746 N Spring St, Los Angeles 90012

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Gina Borgia