FRIDAY MAY 10TH, 2013 — The Howard Theatre
(VIP: 8pm-12am REGULAR: 9pm-12am)
Celebrate historic Black bartenders with drinks made by acclaimed local and national bartenders while listening to DC’s famous Go Go music performed by The Chuck Brown band at the legendary Howard Theatre. Spring evening attire. All-inclusive. Must be 21+.
This event is a benefit for The Museum of the American Cocktail.
Washington Post – Join the Black Mixologists Club
Washingtonian – DC Toasts Honors Pre-Prohibition Black Bartenders
88.5FM WAMU Kojo Nnamdi Show – D.C. Toasts: The Black Mixology Club
Eater.com – D.C. Mixologists Pay Tribute to Black Bartenders
New Columbia Heights – Event at the Howard Theatre celebrates pre-Prohibition black bartenders
“One of the distinctive features of saloon culture in Washington D.C. was the large number of African-Americans who worked behind the bar, including many of the city’s most celebrated bartenders. I’m very glad to see these pioneers finally get their due.”
– DAVID WONDRICH — Historian and Author
“DC Toasts is a testament to the celebration of diversity within the bar industry. The celebration of historic black bartenders is a mission that is close to my heart.”
– COLIN ASARE-APPIAH — Bacardi Training Manager
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