History hasn't always been on the side of those who enjoy a nightcap after a hard day's work. But on December 5, 1933, our country's leaders added a 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to end Prohibition.
Now that calls for a celebratory drink.
Several bars around D-FW have deals, specials and events to wet your whistle in honor of Repeal Day. Break out your best era-inspired attire and hit these places to party like it's 1933.
Get the party started early at this Denton cocktail lounge, which will have live jazz and $5 Old Fashioned drinks from open to close on Thursday, Dec. 3. Bartenders are also mixing up a special beverage for the occasion -- the Scofflaw, a mix of rye whiskey, dry vermouth, grenadine and lemon.
Repeal Day 2015 marks 82 years since the end of Prohibition, and this chic tavern off Henderson Avenue in Dallas always throws one of the cheapest celebrations -- select drinks go for just 82 cents. If the prices don't take you back to 1933, the selection of cocktails will. Victor Tangos is offering a Sazerac, Income Tax and Hemingway Daiquiri on special. Deals run from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. There will also be free rum cognac punch for all attendees 21 years old and up.
World of Beer
If you thought 82 cents was a deal, head to World of Beer locations in Fort Worth, Plano and Arlington where your first draft beer cost a dime. You read right -- 10 cents! The deal applies to select beers and runs from open to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.
Stop by the Flying Saucer in Addison on Dec. 5 for special tappings throughout the day, including Prairie Artisan Ales' whiskey barrel-aged brown (noon), Saint Arnold Brewing Co.'s Bishop's Barrel #11 (3 p.m.) and Boulevard Brewing Co.'s Rye on Rye (6 p.m.).
Bring your bills to this Uptown cocktail lounge on Dec. 5 where eight drinks -- Negroni, Mai Tai, El Diablo, Aviation, Black Manhattan, Sidecar, Sazerac, barrel-aged Old Fashioned -- will be on $5 special. Beginning at 6 p.m., the bar and restaurant will serve a supper club-style menu featuring eats like stuffed mushrooms and prime rib, and provide live entertainment, including DJs, burlesque dancers, fire performers and more.
Grapevine Craft Brewery
Celebrate Grapevine Craft Brewery's second anniversary to the tune of $3 pints all day on Dec. 5. Because the party takes place on Repeal Day, the microbrewery is also debuting a pre-Prohibition-style cream ale called Kentucky Common. The party runs noon to 10 p.m. and includes live music and food trucks.
Silver Fox Steakhouse
A Sidecar, Bees Knees, Mary Pickford, Whiskey Sour and Southside will each cost $5.32 at Silver Fox restaurants throughout North Texas in honor of Repeal Day. (The drinks' price is an ode specifically to the time, 5:32 p.m., when Prohibition ended.) Snag the discount 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5.
Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery
This new brewpub in Garland is celebrating its grand opening on Repeal Day. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to be one of the first to try house-brewed craft beers and barbecue. Patrons can also take a growler of beer to-go as a souvenir.
Pints of Community Beer Co.'s Sundial IPA will be on $3 special all day Dec. 5 at Ron's Place in Addison. Swing by 6-8 p.m. for the real deal, though, when a draft pour costs just 30 cents.
You'll want to come dressed for the occasion to this Plano eatery; there's a costume contest with boozy prizes valued up to $125. Couple that with deals on Prohibition cocktails like the French 75, Gin Rickey and Whiskey Sour, you're in for a good time. The party starts at 5 p.m. Dec. 5.
Checkered Past Winery
Repeal Day is a wino's holiday too. Check out the new Checkered Past Winery in Dallas' South Side district during its grand opening celebration Dec. 5. Attractions include complimentary wine, beer and app samples, a ska band and DJ, and raffles. See pictures of the space here before you go.
Pop into this cocktail lounge on Dallas' South Side to a menu of special Prohibition drinks priced at $3.30. The party runs from open to close Saturday, Dec. 5.
Frankie's Downtown and the Underground
Celebrate the holiday and support charity at Frankie's Downtown and the Underground Saturday, Dec. 5. From 7 p.m. to close, the bar will host a silent auction and raffles to benefit 22KILL, an awareness campaign for Honor Courage Commitment, which trains veterans to be entrepreneurs, business and community leaders. Expect period costumes, drinks and live music, too.