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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Celebration in Honor of Ratification: The Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition

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Inside the Cover of a 1932 Prohibition Booklet - FLICKR/SARAHDEER

Celebrating the End of Prohibition

Where: The Royal Exchange (301 Sacramento St.)

When: Wednesday, December 5 from 2-9:30 p.m.

Why: Because you are no longer required to be sober by law.

The rundown: On December 5, 1933, the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution led to the repeal of Prohibition. Proponents of prohibition believed that banning alcoholic beverages would reduce or eliminate crime, mental illness, and social problems, though alcohol obviously continued to be produced and consumed during the ban on booze, albeit illegally. So, where can you celebrate your freedom to drink this December 5?

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The Royal Exchange is offering a 1930's costume happy hour to aid in your celebratory drunkenness. Drink specials include $3 pints of beer such as Speakeasy Ale, Big Daddy IPA and Prohibition Ale and $5 cocktails with titles like The Bootlegger, The Bugsy Malone, and The Al Capone. If the password "speakeasy" is mentioned to your server, you can enjoy a free appetizer of pork sliders, cod bites, or spinach dip. The Royal Exchange also asks that you please bring an unwrapped toy for the SF Firefighters Toy Drive. One more reason to go get your drink on, San Franscisco.

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