Repeal Night at The Hawthorne
A Farewell to Bathtub Gin
The Hawthorne, 500A Commonwealth Ave
Wednesday, December 5, 2012Doors open at 6:31PM
The night that Prohibition was repealed was a very exciting time to be in Boston, according to Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits (Union Park Press, November 2012). With the first legal drink served to Massachusetts Governor Joseph Ely at 6:31 on the dot, boisterous crowds took to the streets. Everyone wanted to be a part of the excitement-many wanted to get their hands on legal liquor, but many were there just to watch the celebration.
To commemorate the anniversary of repeal in Boston, a group of history-loving cocktail aficionados are hosting Repeal Night at The Hawthorne: A Farewell to Bathtub Gin. Party-goers will celebrate the end of the thirteen-year dry spell with (post) Prohibition-era cocktails, savory snacks and plenty of hijinks as they relive the day that bartenders went back to work and Bawdy Boston returned to the bar. In the same vein, proceeds from the Repeal Night party will go to USBG New York, to support those in the restaurant industry that are suffering from Hurricane Sandy.Repeal Night at The Hawthorne: A Farewell to Bathtub Gin Hosted by The Hawthorne, LUPEC Boston, and USBG Boston The Hawthorne, 500A Commonwealth Avenue Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Doors open at 6:31 (the exact time the first legal drink was served in Boston) Proceeds go to support efforts of USBG of New York, to support those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Buy tickets ($50) online and at the door (limited amount available, buy in advance online to ensure admittance!) Ticket price includes cocktails, snacks, a complimentary copy of Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits, and lots of celebratory fun.