Drinkers, rejoice! Today marks the 78th anniversary of the Cullen-Harrison Act, which rolled back Prohibition and led to the ultimate December 5 defeat of America’s wars on both alcohol and a good time.
In celebration of this historic legislation, local craft spirit TuB Gin is offering its product today at Prohibition Era prices at bars that summon the spirit — and spirits — of the 1930s.
Moments after FDR signed the Act into law, throngs of thirsty citizens stormed watering holes around the country, partying into the night and drinking the bars dry. TuB Gin is not only recreating the revelry of the night, but also the prices. Today, for just 25 cents, you can imbibe TuB Gin-based drinks at Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. (5-6 p.m.), PYT (8-10 p.m.), The Prohibition Tap Room (9-11 p.m.), South Philly Taproom (6-10 p.m.) and The Grey Lodge Pub (5-7 p.m). Varga Bar, on a related note, will be offering Ommegang beers for $4 8 p.m.-2 a.m. tonight.
Act fast — it’s not every day that a cocktail will run you less change than a parking meter. Also worth checking out: “Victory Over Prohibition,” a Prohibition-celebratory drink special collaboration among Victory Brewing Company, Philadelphia Distilling, and Drink Philly, April 7-9.
Below, a TuB video of the history of the Cullen-Harrison Act.
TuB Gin Prohibition Promotion [TuB Gin]