Here's the Deal: Play Along at Clock Bar Saturday and Get 10 Percent Off
Nowadays, the whole speakeasy thing feels as gimmicky as a say-the-secret-word-and-win promo on AM radio. And that's pretty much the idea at Saturday's repeal-of-Prohibition event at Michael Mina's Clock Bar in the Westin St. Francis (335 Powell at Geary). On Dec. 5 (the date in 1933 when the 21st Amendment was fully ratified, meaning Americans could get hammered, legally and in public), say the magic words "skidoo 23," and get a 10 percent discount. Bartender Steven Liles, formerly of Boulevard, will preside over cocktails with the urban romanticism of a snap-brim fedora, like The Bronx (gin, vermouth, orange juice, and bitters) and Ward Eight (rye and citrus juices with grenadine).
bittermelon/Flickr Feel free to bust out an impromptu Charleston.
The fact that Clock Bar staff will be dressed like flappers and G-men might make you want to stay away (guests are free to show up all Gatsby, too). But given that this is a place where happy hour specials just don't exist, the chance to get a discount just might be worth a little fringe-dress indignity. Clock Bar's open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.