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The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

The American ’20s

Phillips after 5

Reservations strongly advised for this popular event. $12; $10 for students as well as visitors 62 and over. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed.

New York, Lower Manhattan

Event Details

Party like its Prohibition during the American ’20s. Sample specialty brews while swinging to 1920s jazz and enjoy discounted prohibition era cocktails in Tryst at the Phillips café. 

5:15–8 PM

Beer Tasting
Sample brews from DC Brau Brewing Company, including The Tradition Golden Ale, Penn Quarter Porter, and The Corruption, IPA 

5:30–8 PM

Enjoy the swinging sounds of The Redwine Jazz Band performing classic songs from the 1920s. Featuring clarinetist Ben Redwine, guitarist Tom Mitchell, and bassist John Previti.

6:30 PM

Book Talk & Signing
Historian Garrett Peck, author of Prohibition in Washington DC: How Dry We Weren’t and Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, DC, discusses prohibition in Washington, DC during the 1920s. 

6, 6:30, 7 & 7:30 PM

Gallery Talks
15-minute focused discussions about American art in the 1920s.