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Crawling Through the Decades: A Unique Literary Boston Pub Crawl

Join the Union Park Press, Bully Boy Distilleries, and Brookline Booksmith for a unique book signing experience at the Regal Beagle.

When the Volstead act went into effect on January 16th, 1920 it regulated the distribution and sale of alcohol.  Boston’s rich night life was predicted to be extinguished, yet Prohibition provided an outlet for speakeasy and underground saloons.

Crawl through Boston’s boisterous boozing history with author Stephanie Schorow.  She captured Boston’s bar scene from colonial-era taverns to today’s craft cocktail bars in her book “Drinking Boston”.

Schorow will discuss her book and sign copies at the Regal Beagle at 7 pm on Sunday, January 20th.  Bawdy Boston  at the Beagle,  is co-hosted by Brookline Booksmith along with “Drinking Boston” publisher, Union Park Press, and Boston-based Bully Boys.

A complimentary signed copy of Drinking Boston is included with each ticket ($35 in advance/$40 at the door), along with 2 drinks and passed prohibition inspired apps.

QR Code Drinking Boston

Use this QR code to dowload this complimentary App for your mobile device. The App features walking tours, pub crawls, and cocktails of yesterday and today.

(Note: The app is designed for a smartphone or tablet, and will look and work the best on those devices.)

Photo of the Week

Happy Repeal Day!

Raise your glass!

Thanks to the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified 79 years ago on December 5, you can fill that empty glass pictured here with a variety of adult beverages.

Personally, we think it should be a federal holiday.

But if you’ve got one of those employers that doesn’t even give you Veterans Day or MLK Day off, chances are they’re not going to want to give you time off to celebrate the end of Prohibition as it truly should be – as festively as St. Patrick’s Day.

So as you’re sipping on that glass of wine tonight, having a cold beer or a spiked hot chocolate, pause and be thankful you don’t actually live in the Boardwalk Empire era and have to get your poison from Steve Buscemi. Instead there’s a multitude of packies (like Jackie’s) and pubs that you can visit without fear of your life or legal repercussions – well, for the most part anyway!

Our suggestion: Head over to the 21st Amendment on Beacon Hill tonight to celebrate!

And, of course, share your favorite Boston beverage hotspots with us on We Love Beantown’s Flickr. Cheers! Slainte! Prost!