The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival is Atlanta’s first ever event celebrating the past, the progression and the artistry of the entire culture surrounding hooch and its evolution to the cocktails of today. This is an innovative approach to exploring the world of cigars, gambling and cocktails straight from the Prohibition era ‘speakeasies’. The annual Gala event will bring the opulence and taste of Gatsby to the most respected industry goers and enthusiasts with two identical sessions on Oct. 26. One of the highest rated festivals and top things to do in GA!
Genre: Culture fest
5 of the top events to see at Speakeasy Cocktail Festival
- Mixology Championship,
- Costume Contest,
- Cigar Lounge,
- Casino Lounge,
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Address of festival:
Speakeasy Cocktail Festival
1150 B Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30309
Official Website for the Speakeasy Cocktail Festival
Festival / event start date: September/October 2014
First Session – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Second Session – 5 to 8 p.m
The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival is Atlanta’s first ever event celebrating the past, the progression and the artistry of the entire culture surrounding hooch and its evolution to the cocktails of today. Straight from the Prohibition era ‘speakeasies’ with secret compartments and drop-shelves filled with alcohol, the 1920’s resurrects for a true celebration. To be held annually, this is an innovative approach to exploring the world of cigars and cocktails, inaugurating a large-scale tribute with the most respected industry goers and enthusiasts.
With exploration and celebration as a foundation, the Festival brings together a tremendous schedule of events and celebration of Prohibition culture. President Hoover proudly stated that the 18th amendment illegalizing alcohol was “a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive.” And, in fact, it was – for the alcohol industry. Instead of putting an end to alcohol, it served as a catalyst, which amplified demand and developed a culture. If only The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival could be so lucky…