Social Club Turns Speakeasy for Prohibition Repeal Party

“What the world needs now is a drink,” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously quipped on December 5, 1933—the day the Twenty-First Amendment was ratified to lift the national ban on alcohol. Prosperity Social Club will have plenty of hooch to toast the end of America’s “noble experiment” at the pub’s Prohibition Repeal Party on Saturday, December 5, 2015, 8-11pm. The celebration includes era-inspired cuisine, live music and, naturally, drinks. “We’ve made some very specific choices for the Prohibition Repeal Party that are rooted in history,” explains Prosperity Social Club owner Bonnie Flinner. “For example, we’ll have $3 bottles of Ballantine because that storied brewing company was able to stay open during Prohibition by producing malt syrup and we’ll be serving an $8 dirty gin martini because that was the drink FDR savored to mark liquor’s return to legitimacy.” An $8 French 75 (made with Cognac instead of the traditional gin) and a special, high-flying Gatsby Punch are on the drink menu too. “Partygoers who whisper the speakeasy code word ‘gigglejuice’ to their server can order a $6 champagne cocktail or a Gin Rickey, a drink that captured the favor of F. Scott Fitzgerald.”

Partygoers can also get another taste of “New Deal” America with old school platters like the Fried White-Bread Bologna Sandwich with Homemade Chips ($8.95) or City Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Braised Red Cabbage ($12.95).

Drinkers and diners will be treated to the vintage blues, swing and jazz stylings of none other than Cleveland’s own Hollywood Slim.

There’s no cover but 1930s attire reminiscent of bootleggers, rumrunners, mobsters, teetotalers, WPA artists, crooners or movie stars is welcomed. Dinner reservations will be taken beginning at 8pm.

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About Prosperity Social Club
Residing in an original 1938 barroom, Prosperity Social Club is open to the public, being a social club only in a figure of speech, behavior and attitude; a tip of the hat to a past era. Prosperity Social Club offers a full-service bar, great microbrews, a variety of affordable wines, performances by an array of talented musicians, a friendly staff and a smart, eclectic clientele. The kitchen stays open for late night dining with a sophisticated, tavern-style menu (that even accommodates vegetarians). It’s a true Cleveland experience.

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