Local bar to take a look back at prohibition days

February 15, 2013 by  

Later this month, the Nest Bar and Lounge will be taking a trip back in time to the 1920s and hosting Prohibition Night.

Prohibition in the United States began in 1919 and lasted up until 1933. During that time, it was illegal to manufacture or sell alcohol within the country. However, it hardly stopped people from doing these things. Bootleggers continued to manufacture their own drinks, and speakeasies opened up so that people could continue purchasing booze.

The Nest Bar will be celebrating the Prohibition era with Speakeasy Ales and a variety of different drinks that people made at the time. Guests are encouraged to attend the event in costume. They will also have to enter the bar through the backdoor, the way people used to have to enter speakeasies. To get past the guard, you have to say that you were sent by ‘The Bird’.

The Nest is located in East Meadow, New York on Long Island. It was founded in 2012 and is a club, lounge, and wine bar. It hosts a good deal of live performances from local artists, as well as karaoke nights for guests to show off their singing skills.

Organizers at the Nest may turn to print companies to get the word out about their Prohibition Night. They may want flyers or other promotional materials created. Distributing these materials in East Meadow, and other surrounding areas like Hempstead or Hicksville, could draw in a good number of attendees for the event. They will just have to remember to print the password instructions on the flyers, or else people will be stuck outside trying to figure out how to get in when the event takes place on Wednesday, February 27.