Though the "noble experiment" of Prohibition failed, other noble experiments, such as teaching horses how to shoot guns and giving suffrage to any horse that can shoot a gun, were huge successes. Celebrate the failure of the 18th Amendment with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a sampler of six handcrafted beers (a $7.50 value), two commemorative pint glasses (an $8 value), and $10 toward pub fare at High Noon Saloon & Brewery, located in Leavenworth (a $25.50 total value).
Housed in a 19th-century cast-iron stove manufactory, High Noon Saloon & Brewery warms modern tummies with an award-winning selection of artisanal beers and an eclectic menu of burgers, steaks, and other hearty fare. Visitors can sip a tasty sextet of ales and lagers, which are crafted in small batches on-site and served in 5-ounce samplers. Favored by World Beer Championship judges and precious stone merchants, Annie’s amber ale engulfs tongues in its smooth, malty amber taste, while the Stampede stout seduces palates with gentle yet firm hints of cocoa and coffee. Inside High Noon’s smoking-free dining areas, frontier-bound families can hunker down with a bacon-topped smokehouse burger ($8.99) or a 16-ounce T-bone steak ($16.99). Afterward, marvel at an assortment of classic merchandise, including shot glasses, growlers, and free postcards, ideal for inspiring jealousy in friends on Antarctic science bases that are forced to drink the penguins’ mediocre lagers.
High Noon’s diners can relax amid old-timey signs and exposed-brick walls or plop in front of the wooden main bar built in 1894. A wall-spanning 160-inch high-definition TV projects life-sized sports action and the faces of belting patrons during Karaoke Thursdays. Each month brings a new profusion of games and live entertainment, including singers, DJs, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar–inspired poetry night, trivia night, and more.