On Repeal Day in December 5th, 1933, Prohibition, otherwise known as the great experiment, ended and America was free to consume alcohol once again.  And we’ve been celebrating ever since. Here’s where you can toast a glass today.

Yapa will be offering the following today from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. at the bar to honor the passing of the 21st Amendment: $5 Petit Punch and $8 Prohibition Era Cocktails:

Coconut Cocktail
Coconut Grove at Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard
Gin, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, pineapple
Brown Derby Cocktail
Billy Wilkerson’s Vendome Club on Sunset Boulevard
Bourbon, grapefruit, honey
Hi-Ho Cocktail
Hi Ho Club, Hollywood & Highland
Old Tom Gin, white port, orange bitters
The Vendome Cocktail
Billy Wilkerson’s Vendome Club on Sunset Boulevard
Gin, Dubonnet Rouge, dry vermouth
The Original Tequila Sunrise
Aqua Caliente Hotel, Tijuana

Tequila, lime, grenadine, cassis, soda water

Cocktails at Employees Only (Courtesy Employees Only)

Employees Only LA’s
menu will feature variations on 1920s classics like the sidecar, negroni, and old fashioned for $5.32, the time prohibition was ratified (2 drinks per customer). A burlesque performer will also be entertaining the crowd with a fun in-theme dance.

The contemporary pizza hotspot Ronan, known for their whimsical California-Italian menu, will offer guests $9 French 75s and negronis in partnership with Ford’s Gin.

From Culver City to Highland Park, the portfolio of bars in the 1933 Group are holding to their annual tradition of $1 old fashioneds, Moscow mules or Tom Collins (one drink at a time, while supplies last). The L.A.  bar group, aptly named after the year Prohibition ended, celebrates the right to drink with these specials around town in honor of Repeal Day:

*   Oldfield’s: $1 Old Fashioned

*   Bigfoot West: $1 Old Fashioned

*   Harlowe: $1 Old Fashioned

*   Sassafras: $1 Old Fashioned

*   Idle Hour: $1 Moscow Mule

*   Thirsty Crow: $1 Old Fashioned

*   Bigfoot Lodge: $1 Old Fashioned

*   Highland Park Bowl:$1 Old Fashioned

*   La Cuevita: $1 Tom Collins

Thirsty Crow- photo (Danielle Bernabe)

Or make your own:

American Dream Punch

American Dream Punch (Courtesy Svedka)


  • 2 parts SVEDKA vodka
  • ½ part orange curaçao
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • Dash of grenadine


Combine ingredients in a pitcher and top with ice. Garnish with blackberries and mint.

Mi CAMPO Toddy


  • 1½ oz Tequila Mi CAMPO Reposado
  • ¾ oz local honey
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 4 oz hot water


Measure and pour Tequila Mi CAMPO Reposado, lemon and bitters into mug. Add hot water and honey, then stir with cinnamon stick. Garnish with lemon wedge and cinnamon stick.

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