by Steven Doyle
October 28, 1919 a bill was introduced and vetoed the same day by president Woodrow Wilson. The Volstead Act would criminalize intoxicating beverages containing over .05% alcohol. Not content with the veto the House and Senate over-rode the veto and the Prohibition Era was born.
The Volstead Act gave birth to speakeasies, bath tub gin and gangland violence in what would be recorded as one of the worst social experiments of our time. On December 5, 1933, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, rendered the Volstead Act unconstitutional, and restored control of alcohol to the states.
You can celebrate this victorious time that will be remembered at several local bars in Dallas including Victor Tango, which over the past few years has gained a reputation for its marvelous Repeal Day party. Victor Tango will celebrate the 79th anniversary by offering 79 cent cocktails during happy hour from 5 to 7pm. Go early as there will no doubt be a line out the door.
Victor Tango is located at 3001 N Henderson
Standard Pour is offering an all-night party as they transform the venue into a speakeasy and pour custom cocktails made just for the evening. This will be an amazing night of jubilation and revelry.
Standard Pour is located at 2900 McKinney Avenue
CraveDFW will be celebrating this historic day with amazing prizes and calamity.