Friday, December 5, 2014 marks the 81st anniversary of the 21st Amendment. While there’s likely no Google Doodle to celebrate this milestone in American history, we encourage you to celebrate your constitutional right to purchase and consume intoxicating liquors.
Educate yourself on Detroit’s underground history during prohibition, or stop by Out on the Town exhibit at the Detroit Historical Society.
Here are just a few places to imbibe in Detroit:
The Sugar House
2130 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48216
Havana inspired cocktails and attire
241 West Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220
Vintage movies, secret menus, classic craft cocktails and all that jazz! Era clothing encouraged.
Cafe d’Mongo’s Speakeasy
1439 Griswold Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Tickets are still available for Whiskey Business this Friday, November 7 at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market. For $50, you get a cup and 10 tasting tabs to sample over 100 whiskey brands from around the world. If 10 samples isn’t enough for you lushes, consider the VIP option at $70 which gets you 15 tasting tabs with the bonus perk of getting in an hour early for a meet and greet with your favorite whiskey peddlers.
The whiskey list includes distilleries from around the world, but also includes some local-ish craft spirits from Two James, New Holland and Grand Traverse. We’re crossing our fingers that Two James will bring their new Johnny Smoking Gun!
Additional servings can be purchased when you run out of tabs; food will also be available for purchase.
Last year’s event sold out so get your tickets before they run out and see whiskeybusinessmi.com for more info.
What: Whiskey Business
Where: Royal Oak Farmer’s Market
When: Friday, November 7, 2014 (VIP admission 6:30pm; general admission entry 7:30pm)
Tickets: $50 general admission; $70 VIP
Top shelf spirits and live music in the newly-renovated Garden Theater, need we say more? The $40 admission fee includes 15 beverage samples from some of the hottest bars and restaurants in Detroit, including Two James Spirits, Craftwork, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company and Rock City Eatery.
Peruse the “Libation Station” and enjoy music from Will Sessions and DJ Bertram Cooper. Get your tickets from detroitcocktail.com
What: Detroit Cocktail Classic
Where: Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
When: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00pm
Tickets: $40 in advance; $50 at the door