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Detroit City Distillery: A Speakeasy Evening

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In the roaring twenties, Detroit fueled prohibition and an entrepreneurial spirit that didn't follow the rules. A century later, eight childhood friends started a small distillery to make alcohol the old fashion way.

Detroit City Distillery creates small batch artisanal whiskey, gin and vodka using the finest local ingredients sourced directly from farms near our distillery and tasting room located in Detroit's famed Eastern Market. The result is a drink of distinction made for the revolutionaries rewriting the history of a great American city.

Join us for an evening inspired by the prohibition era in the historic Alger Estate at The War Memorial. In fact, we’re holding this special event in our elegant billiard room, featuring wood paneling imported from a pub in England. During prohibition, this room was connected by a tunnel to Lake St. Clair for clandestine trips to smuggle contraband liquor!

 The billiard room in the historic Alger Estate (now called The Veterans Room) is your home for the evening

The billiard room in the historic Alger Estate (now called The Veterans Room) is your home for the evening

 This secret door once led to a tunnel used for bootlegging liquor; the door was originally hidden by a tapestry

This secret door once led to a tunnel used for bootlegging liquor; the door was originally hidden by a tapestry

Detroit City Distillery mixologists will tempt your palate and entice your imagination with special drink recipes, storytelling, and history. You’ll sample four cocktails and learn how to make each, all while enjoying delectable light appetizers from The War Memorial’s own Executive Chef.

Tickets: $45
Ages 21+
All guests will have the opportunity to win special prizes courtesy of Detroit City Distillery and The War Memorial!

Earlier Event: October 23
An Evening with Chef Godwin Ihentuge
Later Event: November 1
Sold out! Subtleties of Scotch