Seattle has a special talent for transforming obscure historical dates into drinking holidays. Case in point: the citywide celebration of legalizing hooch 80 years ago happening tonight. Here, where to get a jazzy drink with a side of nostalgia.
Rabbit Hole: Starting at 9pm, bartenders will be pouring $3 Fernet shots at the Rabbit Hole's 3rd Annual Fernet Party. Other repeal-themed attractions include burlesque performances, patrons wearing old-timey costumes, and very historically accurate rounds of Fernet pong. More info on the Facebook page.
Golden Beetle: In addition to the 4-course popup happening tonight Golden Beetle is serving happy hour all night at the bar. Starting at 4:30, specials include $10 Prohibition-inspired cocktails, including the Golden Beetle Bathtub Gin with gin, Lillet, honey syrup, cardamom tincture, lemon and cava. Food specials are listed on the website.
Bar Cotto: The normal happy hour—which includes $8 pizzas, $5 salads and veggie dishes, and a $8 chef’s selection meat board, plus discounted beer, wine, and cocktails—is extended all day. Special for Repeal Day: $9 classic cocktails, like the Boulevardier, and $8 glasses of punch. The official celebration (period costumes suggested) starts at 10 and goes till 2, with food served till 1.
Canon: Or maybe you want to drink some booze that was actually distilled during Prohibition. According to the Seattle Times, Canon’s pouring shots of a 1930 Haig and Haig scotch for $99, which are normally $325.