Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Friday, December 5th marks the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the glorious 21st amendment to the US Constitution, which gave us back the hooch. Did our country, the home of the free and all that, really outlaw alcohol from 1919 to 1933?? That's a serious WTF.
Some trivia: The 21st is the only amendment ratified by state conventions rather than the state legislatures. It was rejected by South Carolina, and eight other states to this day have not ratified it. Michigan was the first to ratify on April 10th, 1933. But can you guess which 3 states clinched the passage on Dec. 5th, 1933? Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah. Yes, that's right...UTAH put us over the top. Oh, what a night that must have been. I'm thinking similar to the famous VJ Day photo but much more embarrassing and grope-tacular.
So get gussied up in your best rum-running 1930s attire. This calls for the 2nd Bike Pub Crawl. This Friday night Dec. 5th, in and around Hartford.
There is even more reason for celebration, as beatbikeblog denizen Sir Chilliam William is back in town and will be attending! He has repealed his stay in California! So this is the perfect opportunity to come ride and hang with Chill Will!!!
I'm going to sketch out a suggested route here, but I'll take suggestions in the comments and update this post as needed.
- 8 pm - 8:50 pm: Sully's Pub*, 2071 Park St., Hartford, CT
- 9:00 - 10:00: The Spigot, 468 Prospect Ave., Hartford, CT
- 10:10 - 10:45: Vegas Boulevard, 233 Sisson Ave., Hartford, CT
- 11:00 - 11:45: Federal Cafe & Mad Dawgs, Union Place, Hartford, CT
- midnight - close: Kenny's (Red Rock Tavern), 369 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT