Prohibition in Washington, DC

No bootleg in this program! Sample a flight of 3 Prohibition style cocktails, provided by Twin Valley Distillery, while author Garrett Peck takes you back to this iconic time in American history.

In 1929, it was estimated that every week bootleggers brought twenty-two thousand gallons of whiskey, moonshine and other spirits into Washington, D.C.’s three thousand speakeasies.  The bathtub gin, swilling capital dwellers made the most of Prohibition. Author Garrett Peck crafts a rollicking history brimming with stories of vice, topped off with vintage cocktail recipes and garnished with a virtual walking tour of former speakeasies. Join Peck as he explores an underground city ruled not by organized crime but by amateur bootleggers, where publicly teetotaling congressmen could get a stiff drink behind House office doors and the African American community of U Street was humming with a new sound called jazz.

This History Happy Hours is sponsored by Twin Valley Distillery and Therrien Waddell Construction Group.

*All guests are $25 at the door

Friday, February 22 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Event Type

Food & Drink, Educational, History & Heritage




Arts & Culture, Entertainment, History


$1 - $20, $21 - $50

Weekend Event




$20 for museum members, $25 for non-members, $150 for a private table for 4

Sandy Spring Museum


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