The Pleasure of the Cup

Drinks of the Speakeasy
May 10, 2014
7-9:30 p.m.
Ohio Village

It’s June 1930 and the United States has been dry for the past 10 years. But that doesn’t mean that alcohol has completely disappeared from the scene. Join us in this trip back through time to a world of “blind pigs,” bathtub gin, and flappers. Costumed interpreters will escort you through the underground world of the Ohio Village as you learn how the 18th Amendment sent alcohol from public bars and taverns to secret watering holes. Venture into the pharmacy for a “prescription” and learn how alcohol was made in bathtubs and hidden stills. Listen to cool jazz tunes while sipping some favorite drinks of the prohibition era, but watch out for the temperance league members and, worse yet, the police! Cost is $25/adult, $20/Ohio Historical Society members. Participants must be 21 years of age and up. Call 800.686.1541 or click here to make your reservations online. Reservations are required.


Drinks of the 19th Century
2014 Date to be Determined
7-9:30 p.m.
Ohio Village

Sample quirky yet tasty concoctions as you explore the world of 19th-century adult beverages at select Ohio Village buildings. It’s like an old-fashioned pub crawl! Complete your rounds at the American House Hotel with refreshments and conviviality interspersed with humorous stories and tavern songs by the Ohio Village Singers. Participants must be 21 years of age and up. Cost is $35/adult, $30/Ohio Historical Society members. Reservations are required. Call 800.686.1541 for more information.