The holidays can be a hectic, yet celebratory time of year—both perfect reasons for a drink. And what better day to throw a few back than on December 5, the day the prohibition era ended. Visit these Valley bars for a delicious day!
Social Tap Eatery: What better place to toast to the repeal of the prohibition era than at Scottsdale’s neighborhood hangout, Social Tap Eatery. The perfect destination to eat, drink and be social and enjoy a signature cocktail like the Skinny Press made with Three Olives Citrus Vodka, fresh muddled mint, blueberries with a splash of agave nectar and lemonade.
Pedal Haus Brewery: It’s safe to say that the modern day version of a speakeasy is a brewery and with in-haus brewer, Derek “Doc” Osborne involved, he has successfully mastered the art of liquor and beer infusion with the Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad, a Belgian candi sugar and yeast combination that is aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels to give a rich vanilla and caramel tone.
DCM Bar at DeSoto Central Market: Housed in an iconic C.P. Stephens DeSoto car dealership from 1928, DeSoto Central Market’s resident bar purveys a variety of cocktails to celebrate the (almost) repeal of the prohibition like the 1928 including Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Caskwerk’s Apple Pie Liqueur, Byrrh Apertivo, Gentian Liqueur, Aromatic Bitters and Absinthe Wash along with the Afternoon Rye, made with Buttered St. George Rye Gin, Gentian Liqueur, peach, lemon and sage.
Tom’s Tavern: Downtown Phoenix restaurant Tom’s Tavern has been around for 87 years. To celebrate repeal day, go with a classic Manhattan with a unique twist. The Cherry Gastrique Manhattan (pictured) is made with Woodford Reserve, cherry gastrique syrup and Carpano Antica Vermouth. Grab a drink at the bar for lunch, happy hour or dinner.
CRUjiente Tacos: CRUjiente Tacos bar program heavily focuses on bourbon, mezcal and tequila-infused cocktails. Floral and artisanal, The Pisco Kid mixes Porton Pisco (Peru’s national spirit), elderflower, lime, berry blossom white tea syrup, mint, and grapes. To get into the “spirit” for National Repeal Day, CRUjiente Tacos offers 14 private liquor lockers and guests can purchase high-end spirit bottles that can be stored in a rentable locker and savored for later.