Sip Prohibition-Era Cocktails at a Speakeasy


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In a Nutshell

Karl Franz Williams handcrafts cocktails popular during the Prohibition and shares their history at his Harlem speakeasy

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Promotional value expires Mar 22, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 10 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Must be 21 or older. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

What You’ll Do

Karl Franz Williams of 67 Orange Street acts as both bartender and storyteller during an evening that turns back the clock to the 1920s. Lost in a cozy speakeasy vibe, you’ll see Karl demonstrate the steps to creating four cocktails popular in underground drinking establishments of the time. While he mixes and pours, he’ll share the stories behind each cocktail, as well as those of the neighborhood during the Noble Experiment.

  • Prohibition-Era Cocktails
    Taste four cocktails popular during Prohibition.

  • Stories of Harlem
    Listen as Karl shares Harlem’s rich Prohibition-era history as well as the history of his craft cocktail bar.

Each event is capped at 30 participants; each event requires a minimum of 10 participants in order to take place.

Your Host

Karl Williams Karl Williams
Owner and Head Barman, 67 Orange Street

Karl Franz Williams grew up in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. After studying electrical engineering at Yale, he joined PepsiCo’s innovation and beverage development team but frequently found himself consulting with mixologists instead of scientists. In 2008, he translated this newfound love and respect for well-crafted cocktails into 67 Orange Street, the follow-up to his pioneering Society Coffee.

Where You’ll Meet

Although 67 Orange Street isn’t actually this bar’s address, it does refer to that of another bar—Almack’s, the famous black-owned music hall where dance-offs between Irish and African American patrons birthed tap dance in the 1840s. And 67 Orange Street takes more than its inspiration’s name. The New York Times describes this Zagat-rated cocktail lounge as “a seductively dark den,” and the Village Voice calls it a “cozy, vintage-inspired speakeasy” with “cocktails that evoke the spirit of Harlem.”

When You’ll Meet

The event takes place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the following dates: * Saturday, March 8 * Saturday, March 15 * Saturday, March 22 * Saturday, April 5 * Saturday, April 12 * You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

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