Hooch: The History of Prohibition in DC

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @6:30pm - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @8:30pm

From 1917, when Prohibition began in Washington, D.C., to 1933, when the 18th Amendment was repealed, nearly 3,000 speakeasies cropped up in the city to cater to the tastes of District residents. But while the sale and production of alcohol were verboten in the city, the lawmakers who imposed the law on D.C. residents had their own bootlegger with offices on the Hill. How did District smugglers get their hands on the liquor? Where were these speakeasies? And who was the Man in the Green Hat? Author and booze historian Garrett Peck joins Metro Connection’s “D.C. Dives” contributor Jerad Walker in a spirited conversation about D.C.’s not-so-dry years. After the conversation, enjoy hors d’oeurves and moonshine-based cocktails inspired by the underground liquor trade.

Seating for this event is limited. Reserve your tickets.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m.
Hooch: The History of Prohibition in D.C. is sponsored by Bloomery Sweetshine