Today: Celebrate your rights at Vessel


On his blog, spiritsandcocktails, Vessel barmaster Jamie Boudreau informs us that today, December 5th, is Repeal Day.

Yes, folks, today's the day you can brush aside your holiday excitement and celebrate something that actually matters in your day-to-day life: The 21st Amendment. On December 5th, 1933, America ratified the 21st, effectively repealing the Volstead Act, enacted in 1919, which outlawed alcohol.

Boudreau, who has more than a little claim to mixing fame, has organized a Repeal Day party at Vessel. According to the post, there will be some pretty sick drink deals: $2.32 Stellas and $2.32 bubbly (to celebrate the time at which the bill was ratified), to start. The staff will be decked out in 30's garb, and anyone who does the same will get 33% off their bill. Jamie says he's also procured an unopened bottle of bonded Prohibition bourbon, distilled in 1917 and bottled in 1931 (pictured above in Jamie's photo), which will be sold at cost.

Now that's worth celebrating. Starts at 2:32 p.m., of course.

Vessel, 1312 5th Avenue, 206.652.5222, DOWNTOWN.

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