In 1919, the US government passed the 18th Amendment, clearing the way for 13 years of the folly that was Prohibition. During this time, manufacturing and the sale of alcohol was made illegal, driving alcohol consumption underground. Millions of people in small towns and big cities alike imbibed at secret bars and taverns called speakeasies. Bartenders, working with limited resources to alcohol, began an era that resulted in some of the most creative cocktails the industry has ever seen.
Roadhouse bartender and cocktail historian Alibeth Vandergrift has chosen several of the most popular Prohibition era cocktails to pair with a 1920s style menu created by Chef Alex, featuring some of the times most popular foods. The Roadhouse will turn our dining room into a vintage speakeasy, transporting the guests back to the 1920s.
Cocktail and Small Plates Menu
Pickled Eggs and Deviled Ham Toasts
Fried Mushrooms and Pickles
The Ward Eight
Curried Oysters and Vermont Crackers
Roasted Beef and Cheddar Biscuits
Poached Plum Triffle
The Last Word