"For many decades we were one of the only restaurant pubs in this area of downtown, and we are proud to be able to continue to serve customers in such a beautiful building, with rich history and tradition," says Beth Lux, co-owner of The Elbow Room Pub with her husband, Rick Lux.
Templeton Rye is sponsoring a VIP party June 26 from 6-8 p.m.; the first 100 guests to walk through will be handed a free etched rocks glass. Guests are encouraged to dress in with Prohibition-era outfits and dance to music by the Josh Silbert Jazz Trio. Flat 12 Bierwerks will tap a special 80th Anniversary Brew June 27 at 7:30 p.m.; later in the night Hendricks Gin will providing samples specials. Ever wondered how Maker's Mark gets that red wax on their bottles of whiskey? Join reps for a wax-dipping party from 9 p.m. on June 28.
The celebration wraps up June 29 with "Batch 19 on the 19th Hour" by offering guests a free Batch 19 pint glass and a fedora, along with an opportunity to win the grand prize raffle. Prohibition-era cocktails will be complemented by a select menu of bar food - Waldorf Salad, Mac and Cheese, Corn Bread, Mini Meatloaf Burgers and Fried Chicken will go for 80 cents. More info is available on the The Elbow Room's Facebook page.