11.24.2009

Win Repeal Day Ball Tickets!

Metrocurean has two tickets to give away to one lucky person for the swankiest cocktail event of the year — the Repeal Day Ball! Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win (you can also play on Twitter), and I'll pick a winner Friday. Or play it safe and get tickets now before they sell out. Read on for info:


What: The DC Craft Bartender’s Guild toasts the 76th anniversary of the end of Prohibition with the Second Annual Repeal Day Ball. This black tie shin-dig will boast craft cocktails from DC's best mixologists, food from PS 7's chef Peter Smith, and dancing to the Red Hot Rhythm Chiefs.

When: Saturday Dec. 5, 9 p.m. to midnight; VIPs get started at 8 p.m.

Where: PS 7's, 777 I St. NW

Who: Mixing up all sorts of fab cocktails will be DC’s top bartenders, including Gina Chersevani, Derek Brown and Todd Thrasher, along with special guests: bartending legend Dale DeGroff, Tad Carducci and toastmaster Jeffrey Morgenthaler.

Cost: $100; $150 VIP admission. Tickets sold out last year so get 'em before they're gone! Buy tickets.

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Museum of the American Cocktail.

91 comments:

kalimar said...

Sounds awesome! Hope I win the tickets :)

FrenchTwistDC said...

Next time I'm in NoLa I must remember to check out the Museum of the American Cocktail ;-)

Alexandra Lewin said...

Would LOVE to go. What a neat event. I can take my boyfriend for his birthday!! Thanks for posting this contest! p.s. love your blog, read it daily.

Anonymous said...

Amanda, great contest! Thanks for getting me in the holiday spirit already!

Ben B said...

Great blog, Amanda. Thanks for all your work.

Please put my name in the hat for the tickets. Would love to go.

Lara said...

Today is my birthday and winning tix to this would be a great gift!

Mel said...

I'm in! Great idea : )

Mindy said...

Would love to win! May have to buy tickets if I don't.

H Street Great Street said...

LOVE Repeal Day!

Elizabeth said...

I'd love to win! Love your blog too!

hu? said...

only foodie blog i read for dc...hope i win!

DAN said...

My girlfriend came back from watching the Twilight movie yesterday and asked why I could not be more like Edward. I do not know what that means but I was hoping this would do the trick.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'd love the two tickets.
It would solve the "what-to-get-the-person-who-has-everything" problem.

Sarah said...

Oooh, I would love to go to this event(I'm crossing my fingers)!

MuddyMaeSuggins said...

I would love some tickets! Love your blog! Hope I win!

Saxdrop said...

Looking forward to it. Drink up and drink deep.

Deziginer said...

Sounds fun!

pk3v said...

Sounds like great fun! Thanks for the chance to win tix :)

The D said...

Mmm, various beverages...

Jennn said...

This event sounds fantastic. Viva la repeal!

senatestaffer said...

This would be a great treat for my December, which will otherwise be filled with staffing my boss on the health care debate. Pick me!

little red said...

Sounds fantastic. I would love to win these tickets!

InfamousOreob said...

Top Five Reasons Why I Should Be Awarded Repeal Day Ball Tickets:

5) I know the difference between your/you're, they're/there/their, and other such homonyms. I'll never leave a grammatically incorrect comment on your blog!

4) I've never watched a single episode of "American Idol"! I'm not a follower, so I belong at an event that celebrates a once socially unacceptable substance...I'm not a follower!

3) I was one of the youngest people ever licensed as a bartender in NYC, age 18! So, alcohol and I go way back...we're BFFs practically!

2) I'm not opposed to wearing swag or even a sandwich board to advertise your blog, Amanda...Humiliation: It's a Good Thing!

1) I managed to write this whole post without using LOL or a :)! Oh wait...damn!

So, in conclusion, please pick this witty, funny chica to attend something oh so DC where I can get lit..um, err, I mean, enjoy some lovely drinks?

Julia said...

This sounds awesome! :)

Mira K said...

Thanks for holding this contest! My great-grandfather, a bootlegger, would have been so proud!

Josh said...

Sweet, it doesn't even conflict with my AA meeting!

WashingTRON said...

please pick me!!! i've got a black tie in the closet just begging for an excuse to come out and play!!!

kevin said...

would LOVE to go to this.

Eric Vilhelmsen said...

I just picked up my suit from the cleaners...

Rebecca said...

Pick me! Pick me! I have a cocktail dress that I bought for inauguration and never wore that's just dying to attend.

JHG. said...

Great contest! I want to win.

Ruthie M said...

What a great excuse to skip the company holiday party!

Sarah said...

wooo! best holiday ever

Dskco said...

Cool contest! I hope I win!

Megan G. said...

Ooooh, I hope I win!

David said...

Yes! Please, and thank you!

I want to go so I can meet someone who can make a sloe gin fizz without having to Google it first!

The Fat Man in Dunks said...

me me me me me me me me me!

Dave Stroup said...

this is the day after my fiance and i get back from visiting my parents in chicago. we're taking the train, which is a roughly 17 hour trip. after five days with my parents, i'll owe her a drink, or two, or two hundred. this event coincides our two year anniversary, so i think there might be enough alcohol available to make it up to her for being a trooper. also, maybe i'll be able to find someone there who can teach me how to pronounce sazerac correctly, so i can really knock her socks off.

Andrew said...

Yes, please. Thanks for your consideration.

Jen said...

sounds great!

dafisk said...

I'm in for one!

McV said...

sounds like the social event of the year! hope I win!

Bradley said...

Sounds delightful, but sadly far out of my price range :(

chris said...

Sounds like fun!

Matthew said...

Craft drinks? Yes, please!

Sara said...

There's nothing I'd rather celebrate...

Jordan Clark said...

Sounds great! Yes please!

Mitra said...

Swanky! Count me in.

Mlle Dupont said...

Please do enter me in the pot! I'm a loyal, if silent, reader.

dingbatdc said...

Channeling Arnold Horshack from "Welcome Back, Kotter" Ooh-ooh-ooooh!

Fitz said...

Sounds cool. Hope I win!

Blondie said...

Wow, that sounds like so much fun and the perfect thing to do with a girlfriend since my hubby will be out of town that weekend!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

pick me, pick me!

xoxo said...

I just want to wear a flapper-esque outfit and imbibe deliciousness

Em said...

sounds amazing

Mike said...

Sounds fantastic, viva repeal day.

HLM said...

Cheers!

Beth said...

Just the thing to cure my sadness over not being able to attend an inaugural ball! (It actually sounds even more fun!)

6p0105354fa49a970c said...

One of America's underappreciated holidays! Just think where we'd be without it... viva repeal day!!!

I would love to go, to continue to spread the good news about the end of prohibition!

cindy said...

thank goodness for repeal day and PS7!

Dave said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Cocktails, the perfect remedy for the Thanksgiving family hangover.

mary said...

Me, me, me, pick me!

Brent said...

If you're giving them away - i'll take them off your hands...

Jane said...

yes please!

TerpFan said...

I need to imbibe following the deplorable showing of the Terps tonight. Please let me win SOMETHING!

Loren said...

Sounds good to me!

Chris said...

Oh yeah, I need those tickets!

Michelle said...

Sounds great! I better win. Seriously.

Adam said...

Alcohol GOOD. Prohibition BAD. For real, winning these tickets would be pretty awesome.

Megatron said...

A couple friends went last year and had a great time. *crosses fingers*

A said...

I can't afford to go (thx economy/job market) so this would be like an early xmas present.
fingers crossed.

Cancemini4 said...

How have I never heard of this OR the Museum of the American Cocktail? Seriously.

Janis said...

very good !! sounds fab..thanks for getting the word out.

KMR said...

I can't wait to wear my speakeasy-style tuxedo vest if win

azstantonpark said...

Will I see the same people I see at Savor?

amylf said...

Please please pick me! I really want to go, but my budget says no, no no.

Ali said...

Sounds awesome!

anita said...

Please pick me!

BC said...

Sounds like fun. I hope you pick me!

Enlin said...

I really hope I can win the tickets!

frodelicious said...

Every day is repeal day!

lindsayc said...

So I'm wondering: what will be your selection criteria? Will you just pick at random, or is it more based on merit? To be safe, I should start out by saying I love reading your blog and your tweets. But what next? Should I tell you how winning these tickets would allow me to brighten the day of a friend who just lost his mom? Or something witty and cute, rhyming rye with nigh and Negroni with bologna? Maybe I should do it in true DC style, working in the names of the area bartenders I know and giving a nod to my favorite obscure cocktail, the Lucien Gaudin. No, I know - ALL CAPS! No one can resist the passion and urgency of the caps lock key....

PLEASE PLEASE PICK ME! PS7 IS MY VERY FAVORITE BAR AND I WOULD LOVE TO DANCE ON PROHIBITION'S GRAVE WITH A CROWD OF LIKE MINDED REVELERS! PICK MEEEEEEE!

Yup - nailed it.

Kristen said...

Last year was so fun...but this year is so expensive! Pick me please!!!!

Sophie said...

That's my birthday weekend :)

DC Food said...

I remember hearing stories from last year, hope I win!

convincemedc said...

Swankyness + Craft Cocktails + Meeting Dake DeGroff + FREE tickets = :)

David said...

I wish I had made it last year so I could have had a Frnech 75. But the 76th anniversary of the repeal is good enough for me!

Sandy said...

I'll throw my name in ... great blog, btw.

orangemix said...

Thank you for holding this contest! Great looking whoopie pies too.

ZS said...

Ooh, pick me, pick me!

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