Thu 12/5 @ 4PM-midnight
The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution may have been the most unpopular, unsuccessful and widely ignored clause in that document. It declared that, from 1920-1933, the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages was banned in the U.S. The didn’t stop the 20s from roaring, and in December 1933, when the 21st amendment was ratified, Prohibition, as it was dubbed, was history.
Prosperity Social Club in Tremont will again mark this auspicious occasion, kicking off a weekend of Prohibition era-inspired food and drink with a Prohibition Repeal Party on Thursday, featuring a Hooch Happy Hour with special on speakeasy-style drinks, when bartenders came up with creative solutions to make bootlegged spirits taste better. There’ll be retro menu choices as well such as chicken a la king and city chicken with braised red cabbage and mashed potatoes, a staple in Depression-era Polish-American homes.
And to set the scene, Hollywood Slim will be on hand from 7-9pm, playing old-school jazz, blues and wing. If you’re in the mood, come in costume as a 20s flapper, bootlegger, gangster, or even one of those old battleaxes from the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
It’s free to stop in and listen to the music, but you probably should make a table reservation if you plan to eat.