There’s no better place to celebrate the abolition of the booze-prohibiting 18th amendment than a place with the largest selection of whiskey in the Western hemisphere.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon is celebrating the day alcohol was made legal once again with its 7th Annual Repeal Day Celebration on Wednesday, December 5 complete with Prohibition-era cocktails and punches, a special basement speakeasy, a Pappy Van Winkle happy hour, complimentary champagne, burlesque performances and more, from 5:00pm to close.
Saloon happy Hour becomes “The Pappy Hour” from 5:00pm – 7:30pm, when Jack Rose will offer the full Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and rye whiskey line-up at special pricing. Already one of the only places in the city to try all six hard-to-find bottlings, this rare offering will allow guests to try the cult-favorite Pappy Van Winkle at a discount. Jack Rose’s regular happy hour specials including half-priced bites and beer discounts will also be available.
The basement’s hidden Whiskey Cellar will convert into a 30s-style speakeasy complete with Prohibition-era bourbons, rye whiskeys and other vintage spirits, offering a rare chance to taste history. Old-time jazz tunes will transport guests to the era, along with classic vintage cocktails for $10.
The Saloon will also pour bottomless bubbles for only $20 all night, plus cocktails harking back to the era, like the Creole Cocktail with Bulleit Rye, Dolin Rouge sweet vermouth, Benedictine and Angostura bitters, and the Astoria with Nolet Gin, Dolin Blanc vermouth and orange bitters. A model wearing a Champagne glass-adorned dress will roam the building, passing complimentary Moët Hennessy to guests, burlesque dancers will perform for spectators throughout the evening, and cigarette girls will offer a selection of specially priced cigars.
And guests are of course encouraged to dress to the nines in flapper dresses and swanky suits, donning their most Prohibition-era attire, for a chance to win a $150 gift certificate.
There is no admission fee to Jack Rose’s 7th Annual Repeal Day Party and it is open to the public.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon. 2007 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009. (202) 588-7388.