Thirsty Mag - December 2018

 

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO DRINK: 15 PLACES TO CELEBRATE REPEAL DAY IN L.A.

If you think times are dark in the U.S. now, imagine having to deal with it all without booze. In 1919, America became a dry country, thanks to the 18th Amendment that prohibited alcohol, promising decency, decreased crime, better health and increased wealth.

Instead, what the country found was the growth of organized crime, lost tax revenue that the government needed when the Great Depression began and a whole lot of miserable sober citizens. Thankfully, prohibition was repealed on Dec. 5, 1933 and it’s been a Party In The U.S.A. ever since.

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of Repeal Day, check out the drink specials at these six L.A. bars.

Bar Franca

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On Repeal Day, DTLA’s new Euro-style bar, Bar Franca, will feature a one-day-only mezcal cocktail menu from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. with Ilegal Mezcal. The menu features four cocktails created by lead bartender Laura Lindsay including the Carrie Nation’s Revenge, inspired by a radical member of the temperance movement. Carrie Nation fought to pass Prohibition after her husband died from alcoholism. The cocktail is a wintery mezcal Old Fashioned, infused with cinnamon, clove, and orange peel. Instead of highlighting classic prohibition-era cocktails, Bar Franca will also offer guests a menu of its modern-day interpretations including a mezcal boilermaker and a tiki-inspired drink.

438 S. Main St., Los Angeles; Barfranca.com; @barfrancadtla

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Gina Borgia