Party Like it’s 99... Years Since Prohibition

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Tuesday January 29

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

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Holiday Cocktail Lounge
75 St Marks Place

Tickets are $20.
Advance registration is required.

It’s been 99 years since Congress passed Prohibition, and we’re celebrating with the same kind of revelry and persistence that characterized the Village’s many speakeasies, which operated in defiance of the law. Whether it was to cover up a particularly unpalatable batch of bathtub gin, or to stretch a little a longer way, the Prohibition era birthed some truly iconic cocktails. Join us to taste some of these cocktails, and to learn some tidbits about Prohibition cocktail and bar history, provided by author and drinks historian David Wondrich, and the master bartender at the Holiday Cocktail Lounge.

Housed in an 1835 building, the bar was a fully operating speakeasy during Prohibition – complete with the basement tunnel for smuggling. The bar has been lovingly restored for an old New York feel, and over the years has served drinks to the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Joey Ramone, Frank Sinatra, W. H. Auden, Leon Trotsky, and Madonna.

This event is accessible, with three exterior stairs down to the bar’s entrance.

When registering online, make sure to click submit on BOTH registration pages.  The first page will ask you to fill our your personal information (name, address, email, etc.) while the second will ask you to reconfirm that information.  You must fill out ALL the fields that have a red star next to them before the system can process your registration.  If your registration has gone through, you should receive an automated confirmation email.  If you do not receive an automated confirmation email after you register, please reach out to us directly at or 212-475-9585x35 so that we can verify your registration.  Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at our programs!