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Monday, November 30, 2009

Here's the Deal: Play Along at Clock Bar Saturday and Get 10 Percent Off

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 4:28 PM

click to enlarge Feel free to bust out an impromptu Charleston. - BITTERMELON/FLICKR
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  • Feel free to bust out an impromptu Charleston.
Nowadays, the whole speakeasy thing feels as gimmicky as a say-the-secret-word-and-win promo on AM radio. And that's pretty much the idea at Saturday's repeal-of-Prohibition event at Michael Mina's Clock Bar in the Westin St. Francis (335 Powell at Geary). On Dec. 5 (the date in 1933 when the 21st Amendment was fully ratified, meaning Americans could get hammered, legally and in public), say the magic words "skidoo 23," and get a 10 percent discount. Bartender Steven Liles, formerly of Boulevard, will preside over cocktails with the urban romanticism of a snap-brim fedora, like The Bronx (gin, vermouth, orange juice, and bitters) and Ward Eight (rye and citrus juices with grenadine).

The fact that Clock Bar staff will be dressed like flappers and G-men might make you want to stay away (guests are free to show up all Gatsby, too). But given that this is a place where happy hour specials just don't exist, the chance to get a discount just might be worth a little fringe-dress indignity. Clock Bar's open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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