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1923 Prohibition Bar Celebrates National Bourbon Day

1923 Prohibition Bar at Mandalay Bay, open seven days a week, announces National Bourbon Day specials on Monday, June 14 with 15% off their house bourbon flight available at the bar top with tasting notes. The bourbon flight is regularly priced at $32 and includes a sampling of today’s most popular bourbons including Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Angel’s Envy and Angel’s Envy Rye.

The new, Prohibition-themed 1923 Prohibition Bar, is a private, hidden, modern speakeasy, serving bourbon spirits and signature barrel-aged specialty cocktails. The elegant venue also hosts live burlesque shows, live rock band karaoke and bourbon education and tasting classes.

Prohibition

For those of you who don’t know what prohibition and speakeasies are, Prohibition started in 1920 with the Volstead Act and was essentially a piece of legislation that outlawed drinking within the US, and was created as a result of the Christian Temperance movement that started with what we consider to be the first wave of feminism in the 1820s-1930s, as women wanted to, among other things, prevent spousal abuse that would occur as a result of drinking. Needless to say, the act was hard to enforce and people began distributing liquor illegally, known as “bootlegging,” and people would go to illegal bars, known as “speakeasies.” Gangs rose in popularity during this time, such as Al Capone, as a result of bootlegging. The act was officially repealed in 1933.

National Bourbon Day

National Bourbon Day is a day in which to celebrate America’s National Spirit, a drink created officially by Elijah Craig in the limestone shelf region, where most whisky is still made, in the 1700s. Charred barrels gave the whisky it’s iconic oaky flavor. It is still produced predominantly in America (hence the title of America’s National Spirit) and is enjoyed by many today.

It Was the Roaring 20’s NYE 2019

Everyone stepped back in time upon entering the historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles this New Years Eve. McCullough and Ross, in partnership with KCRW, presented the seventh annual Prohibition NYE, reviving the event of the year at Union Station.

Hosted in one of LA’s most discernible historic landmarks, the Roaring 20’s themed Prohibition NYE featured an assortment of entertainment from world class DJs, a live jazz ensemble, a renowned burlesque troupe, and a premium open bar. This year’s acts included Classixx, a disco-inspired DJ set, with further musical support from saxophonist Justin Ward, DJ Gadachy, Jackie Emerald, and MDA DJ’s Daniel Minaya & Mogli.

The glitz and glamour of the venue, sparkling attire, and one too many drinks – I mean it’s an open bar – will have you wondering if you’re really in Los Angeles or at a Gatsby party.

Prohibition NYE was LA’s premier party to be at for New Year’s Eve and the perfect way to step into a fresh year. Don’t just take our word for it, find out for yourself.

About Prohibition NYE:
Prohibition NYE delivers a transformative experience showcasing the excitement of the Roaring Twenties. Founded by McCullough & Ross, Prohibition NYE has been based in Los Angeles since 2012.

About KCRW:
KCRW curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, cultural exploration and public affairs. The station embodies the spirit of LA and delivers its culture in innovative ways – on the radio, digitally, and through live events – to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air throughout Southern California and online at http://www.kcrw.com/.