Now heading in to its third year, Prohibition Repeal Day returns to Santa Barbara to celebrate the end of Prohibition in 1933, 80 years ago. Joe Andrieu and Ted Mills, two Santa Barbarians who both love cocktails and Constitutional history, decided to turn this unsung moment in history into a gathering of history buffs and cocktail aficionados last year. This year, on Thursday, December 5, 2013, Repeal Day Santa Barbara hosts a stroll through downtown Santa Barbara from 5:00PM to late. The event travels to several cocktail bars, each of which will offer classic cocktails plus discounts and special deals for revelers in vintage garb.
Repeal Day Santa Barbara is organized as a self-guided tour, with maps provided at each of the featured bars: Marquee (1212 State St.), Milk & Honey (30 W. Anapamu), Cielito (1114 State St.), Roy (7 W. Carrillo), Cadiz (509 State St.) , Pickle Room (126 E. Canon Perdido), Blue Agave (20 E. Cota) and Wildcat Lounge (15 W. Ortega St.). Each bar will offer deals for those in vintage costume, specialty cocktails, and more. Mills and Andrieu designed the event so anyone can join in at any time with real-time updates and special deals through Twitter and Facebook.