Happy Repeal Day!

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, ending Alcohol Prohibition nationwide. That makes it an excellent time to celebrate one’s right to personal enjoyment in the form of delicious, intoxicating beverages. For those looking for leads on local watering holes and drinks, the archive of XpressBar Beat articles is an good place to start.

In addition to a wide variety of local bars, pubs, dives, lounges etc., there’s also a handy list of excellent winter drinks,summer ones too, and some of the best kept secrets of the liquor store (if you’re inclined to enjoy the night at home). We even have tips on surviving tomorrow morning’s hangover.

Stay warm, enjoy good company and always tip your bartender well.

— David Forbes, staff writer


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