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Repeal Day Ball

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Editorial Review

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a holiday that should be on every cocktail aficionado's calendar: Dec. 5, better known as Repeal Day. This unofficial alcoholiday marks the day Prohibition ended in 1933, when beer trucks rolled into Washington and President Franklin D. Roosevelt poured himself a nice Plymouth gin martini. This year, some of D.C.'s best-known bartenders are celebrating the 76th anniversary of this momentous occasion by taking over PS 7's, where there will be an open bar from 9 to midnight, hors d'oeuvres and 1920s and '30s dance music from the Red Hot Rhythm Chiefs, plus an outdoor cigar area New York bartender and author Dale DeGroff is the special guest at this black-tie event, while Oregon bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler - the creator of the Repeal Day party - offers a special toast.

For $150, VIP tickets offer an extra hour of drinking (beginning at 8 p.m.), access to private areas and invitations to after-parties at lounges around the city.