Keepin’ It Repeal

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The world is gearing up for Repeal Day this Friday and I couldn’t be more pleased.

My good friend Kevin Erskine over at The Scotch Blog has a big summary of Repeal Day history and events posted – thanks for the kind words, Kevin.

How’s Your Drink author Eric Felten devoted his weekly column in the Wall Street Journal last weekend to Repeal Day – very kind of you, sir!

Imbibe Magazine is posting a calendar of events happening in cities across the country, be sure to see what’s happening in your area.

Over at Underhill Lounge, Erik Ellestad gives us some more in-depth coverage of what’s happening in San Francisco and still manages to whine about the hangover he had the last time I came to visit.

Have any Repeal Day news of your own? Leave us a note in the comments section, or post your Repeal Day events here.

10 Replies to “Keepin’ It Repeal”

  • Lis Riba says:

    I’ve been digging thru the newspaper archives for articles from the original day. I just reposted my favorite headline (the New York Times warning that “orgies are frowned upon”), but there are many more clips I hope to post thruout the day.

  • sku says:

    Jeff, Happy Repeal Day. This has really taken off this year and you deserve huge credit. I know of several Repeal Day parties and specials in LA.

    But let’s face it, repeal was only partial. I want to buy booze from the distiller, on Ebay and from European websites. Let’s complete repeal, get rid of the three tier system and let 100 whiskies bloom.

  • Gabriel says:

    Jeffrey, great work in continuing to get support and garner attention for Repeal Day. I was hoping to make it to D.C. for the festivities. Alas, it was not in the cards. I look forward to seeing what you’ll write up from the events.

    Instead, since I’m not heading out to D.C., we’ll be celebrating tonight at the Mixoloseum Bar ( and dedicating our weekly Thursday Drink Night to Repeal Day and creating and testing classic-style cocktails. We’d love to have anyone that can make it join the festivities starting at 7pm EST and going, at least, until Dec. 5th hits across the US.

  • jfs says:


    Whipped this up real quick. Nothing special but already gave out a few last night. People love the idea once they know about it. 🙂

  • Heath Hutto says:


    You are even more famous than I thought! A mention in The New York Times for your tonic water: !

    And to think that I saw the precursors to such a thing in jars of blueberry-infused spirits at Bamboo so many years ago.

  • Frane – Yeah, funny, there must be two bartender/bloggers in Oregon with the same name…

    Eugenia – The sad irony is that I’ve been so busy as of late that I haven’t had time to plan any major celebrations in my own damn town. You will all have to carry the torch for me and be sure to get lots of photos 😉

  • Eugenia says:

    What’s doing in *your* city, Mr. M? I know we’ll be missing one person, but is there a celebration planned in your absence?

  • Jeff Frane says:

    That Wall Street Journal column mentions some guy who has a name just like yours!

    Referenced in the WSJ? My god, they’ll never get your head through the door at Bel Ami.

  • jfs – I don’t know of any posters out there, so by all means, please do spread the word!

  • jfs says:

    It’s a bit late at this point, but has anybody designed any flyers advertising repeal day? I’d totally be willing to print some off and leave them at all my favorite bars to help get the word out.

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