Prosperity Social Club’s Annual Prohibition Repeal Party to Kick Off on Dec. 5


  • Courtesy of Prosperity Social Club
We weren't alive in December of 1933, but we can only imagine the jubilation felt around the country after the ratification of the 21st Amendment put a stop to Prohibition and ended a 13-year “noble experiment” that criminalized the production, sale and transport of alcohol.

From 4 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Dec. 5, Prosperity Social Club will commemorate the event with a party that extends into the weekend. The Tremont restaurant and bar will feature Prohibition-era-inspired food and drink specials. The opening night party includes a Hooch Happy Hour that includes $2 off speakeasy drinks.

“Moonshine, bathtub gin and other bootlegged spirits could be really harsh, but mixers made them more tolerable,” explains Prosperity Social Club manager Jeffrey Siefer in a press release. He’s created a throwback menu of juice joint-worthy cocktails that includes the daiquiri, Sweet Rob Roy, Sazerac, Negroni, Aviation and French 75. Those drinks will be available throughout the weekend.

The local blues and jazz act Hollywood Slim will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 5 as well.

Themed weekend food specials include creamy chicken a la king served over a fluffy biscuit, a crispy vegetable egg roll with Thai dipping sauce, and city chicken with braised red cabbage and homemade mashed potatoes.

Admission is free, but reserved table seating is recommended. Costumes such as an era-inspired rumrunner, a teetotaler, a movie star, a gumshoe, a crooner or a politician are welcomed as well.

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