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Christopher Day Wins 4th Annual Jimmy Barella Bartending Competition

Christopher Day at Cole's

On the eve of Repeal Day, Christopher Day wins the 4th Annual Jimmy Barella Bartending Competition at Cole’s with a two-part, deconstructed cocktail. [...]

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Party Like It’s 1933: Repeal Day Events in Los Angeles

Death of the 18th Amendment by 1933 Group

Repeal Day is celebrated every December 5th to honor the repeal of the 18th Amendment, which ended Prohibition. Bars across Los Angeles are featuring drink specials and events to help you party like it’s 1933. [...]

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December 5: Sip, Smoke & Savor at La Descarga

Celebrate Repeal Day in style at Sip, Smoke & Savor, a tasting of rare cognacs lead by Nicolas Palazzi taking place at La Descarga on Monday, December 5th. [...]

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December 4: Cole’s 103rd Anniversary and Repeal Day Celebration

Cole's Repeal Day 2011 Flyer

Cole’s Red Car Bar is celebrating its 103rd Anniversary and hosting a Repeal Day celebration on Sunday, December 4th. The bash features free French Dips, free Bathtub Gin Punch and a midnight champagne toast. [...]

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Oliver Jones Named Winner of the 2010 Jimmy Barela Award

Myrtle Berry Flip

Oliver Jones has been named the winner of the 2010 Jimmy Barela Award, which honors the legendary bartender who held court at Cole’s Red Car Bar for 65 years. Jones, who can be found behind the stick at Las Perlas and Tengu (Westwood), bested eleven other competitors in a cocktail showdown that took place at The Varnish on Repeal Day. [...]

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Dec. 5: Jimmy Barela Award and Cocktail Competition, Seven Grand Repeal Day Celebration

Expect a much livelier scene at Seven Grand on Dec. 5. | Photo: 213 Nightlife

Recipes are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Jimmy Barela Award and Cocktail Competition, sponsored by Plymouth Gin. The competition, which takes place on Repeal Day (Sunday, December 5), [...]

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It's Your Patriotic Duty: Celebrate Repeal Day December 5th

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“What America needs now is a drink.” ~ President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Amendment XXI (click to enlarge) | Source: NARA

While the quote above may be more appropriate than ever, FDR said those words back in 1933, after 13 years of Prohibition [...]

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