Party like it’s 1933: Seattle commemorations of repeal of Prohibition
A selection of Repeal Day parties in Seattle, noting the 79th anniversary of the Dec. 5, 1933, repeal of the 21st Amendment.
Wednesday is like Halloween for the cocktail geeks, who hit the town in 1930s garb to celebrate the 79th anniversary of Repeal Day — the day that 13-year Prohibition was lifted in 1933. Seattle bars joining the celebration include RN74, 1433 Fourth Ave.; Smith, 332 15th Ave. E.; and Knee High Stocking Co., 1356 E. Olive Way; they’ll feature enticements like pre-Prohibition drink menus or $5 drink specials.
The biggest bash takes place at Vessel, 624 Olive Way, where guys come dressed in Capone attire and ladies come all dolled up. Details: www.vesselseattle.com.
Another party of note: from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., there’s a Repeal Day benefit for abbey arts programs that includes cocktails, live music, oysters from Taylor Shellfish and other food from Nomad Dinners. Tickets are $25-$40; fremontabbey.org.
Seattle Times staff writer