In 1919, America became a dry country, thanks to the 18th Amendment that prohibited alcohol, promising decency, decreased crime, better health and increased wealth. Instead, what the country found was the growth of organized crime, lost tax revenue that the government needed when the Great Depression began and a whole lot of miserable sober citizens. Thankfully, prohibition was repealed on Dec. 5, 1933, and it’s been a Party In The U.S.A. ever since. To celebrate the 86th anniversary of Repeal Day, check out these nine bars that are offering $1 drinks here in L.A on Dec. 5.
Oldfield’s Liquor Room
Oldfield’s Liquor Room in Culver City is also offering $1 Old Fashioneds. The neighborhood-bar features dim lighting, French bistro barstools, and white subway tiles, making it a seriously stylish place to celebrate Repeal Day.
10899 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, oldfieldsliquorroom.com, @oldfieldsliquorroom
Highland Park Bowl
Originally established in 1927 during prohibition, Highland Park Bowl is now Los Angeles’s oldest operating bowling alley. Established in 1927, Highland Park Bowl originated during the midst of prohibition. The building housed numerous doctors’ offices on the second floor, a pharmacy, music store, and recreation space. At this time, patrons obtained legal doctor’s notes for medicinal whiskey upstairs, then headed downstairs to fill the prescription at the pharmacy, which allowed permissible boozing and bowling. In honor of its heritage, Highland Park Bowl is treating its patrons to $1 Old Fashioneds.
5621 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Highlandparkbowl.com, @highlandparkbowl
In the heart of Hollywood, Savannah Townhouse was converted into Sassafras; a warm, welcoming little piece of the South. The design is reminiscent of the bayou, with plants flourishing throughout, wicker chairs, portraits of Southern patriarchs, antique mirrors and a creaky conveyor belt above the bar that displays bottle-aged drinks that are in constant rotation. For Repeal Day, the bar is celebrating with $1 Old Fashioneds for all.
1233 N. Vine St., Los Angeles, Sassafrassaloon.com @sassafrassaloon
La Cuevita (cuevita meaning cave) is a laid back tequila and mezcal-centric grotto in Highland Park. Fact: The bar, which used to be called Little Cave is decked out in vintage Mexican-themed trimmings and boasts a spacious outdoor patio. But on Repeal Day, skip the margaritas and wash down your tacos with $1 Tom Collins.
5922 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, lacuevitabar.com, @lacuevitabar
Thirsty Crow is a neighborhood watering hole with an offering of over 100 whiskies, including over 60 small-batch bourbons. Naturally, this Silver Lake favorite is offering $1 Old Fashioneds.
2939 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Thirstycrowbar.com @thirstycrowbar
Bigfoot Lodge & Bigfoot West
Get cozy inside the rustic, cabin-like Bigfoot Lodge, located in Atwater Village, which is serving up fireside $1 Old Fashioneds. Its sister bar, Bigfoot West, will be treating its guests to the same.
3172 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles and 10939 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, bigfootlodge.com; 1933group.com/bigfoot-west; @bigfootlodge, @bigfootwest
Idle Hour is North Hollywood’s iconic and unmistakable barrel bar. Founded 75 years ago, the building’s striking design was meant to draw in drivers passing by in the 1940s. After being abandoned for years, the building was revamped and opened as Idle Hour. Not only did the barrel get a revamp, but the back patio also came to life again as Bulldog Cafe, a replica that boasts a massive facade of the historic shop that served from 1928 to 1960 in L.A. Celebrate the space’s rich history with $1 Moscow Mules.
4824 Vineland Ave., Los Angeles, idlehourbar.com,@idlehour
Inspired by a single painting of a vibrant 1930s socialite, along with an assortment of vintage portraits donning the walls, Harlowe captures the feel of an invigorating social club from Hollywood’s Golden Era. Its design reflects the turn of the 19th Century, a time when European influences were prevalent in stateside culture, and revolutionaries, artists, and poets shared ideas over tipples and dance. For the throwback holiday, Harlowe will be pouring $1 Old Fashioneds.
7321 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood,Harlowebar.com, @barharlowe
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