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Raising a Glass to the Spirits and Outlaws of D.C.

Join us for a drink or two as we talk Prohibition in our nation's capital with historian and author Garrett Peck.

In 1929, "The Bartender's Guide to Washington" in Collier's Weekly Magazine observed, "...of all cities, Washington, where all the prohibition laws are passed and millions of dollars appropriated to exterminate the liquor traffic—well, Washington ought to be dry. But shucks. The city's so wet that it squishes."

Join Garrett Peck, historian and author of Prohibition in Washington, D.C.: How Dry We Weren'tas he whirls through the history of legendary breweries and distilleries, bootleggers, speakeasies, and social clubs in our very own backyard. For the next round, we'll be greeted by John Lodato of Republic Restoratives Distillery (one of the few women-owned and operated distilleries in the world) for a behind-the-scenes tour, complete with a tasting and cocktail tutorial. No alias needed to drink with us, chin chin!


  • The ticket price includes a tasting, tasting glass, and a cocktail. 
  • The distillery is accessible by car and bus. 
  • Parking: There is a pay lot within walking distance. Limited street parking, please read signs carefully and park at your own discretion.
  • This event is strictly 21+; please bring I.D.


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