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Bawdy Boston at the Beagle

January 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$35 - $40

When the Volstead act took effect on January 16th, 1920, banning the sale of alcohol, many Bostonians expected that the city’s boisterous nightlife would be extinguished. And while most bars and saloons were forced to shutter their doors, others found ways to survive this period of darkness. Prohibition gave rise to dingy speakeasies and questionable bathtub gin, but Boston’s thirst for booze endured.

Join the Regal Beagle, Union Park Press, Brookline Booksmith, and Bully Boy Distilleries on January 20th to pay tribute to this unique time period in Boston’s past. Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits, will share what she’s learned about the history of drinking in Boston, from the colonial-era taverns to today’s cocktail bars, giving special attention to the notorious Prohibition period. A complimentary copy of Drinking Boston is included with your ticket. A selection of Prohibition-themed cocktails featuring Bully Boy’s small batch craft rum, whiskey and vodka and tasty passed hors d’oeuvres will provide a delicious backdrop to the evening.


January 20, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$35 - $40
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Union Park Press


Regal Beagle
308 Harvard Street
Brookline, 02446 United States