Celebrate Repeal Day in Louisville

Pour one out for Prohibition, 90 years later.

Police officers confiscate distilling supplies during Prohibition in Louisville, KY.

These Louisville police officers would be none too pleased to see the Repeal Day parades happening in their city, 90 years later.

From 1920 to 1933, the federal government banned the production, trade, and transportation of alcohol in the US — we’re getting thirsty just typing that out.

But then, on Dec. 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed that ban, ending the era known as Prohibition. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Repeal Day, wet your whistle at a couple of events marking the occasion tomorrow:

Bourbons Bistro Repeal Day Party
Roll to Frankfort Avenue for the annual Repeal Day Parade at 3 p.m., followed by a party at Bourbon Bistro, which will include a $30 Old Forester tasting, Prohibition-era cocktails and complimentary bites + a party in the Bistro’s Rick Room speakeasy.

Buzzard’s Roost Barrel Roll
A different parade will take place downtown at 5 p.m., where musicians from the Louisville Orchestra will march behind a barrel of newly released bourbon. The barrel will roll down Main Street to Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience, where it will be served.