Past Events

Prohibition Pong

Let SPIN Philly Take You Back to the Prohibition Era


Whisper the password at the door and let us guide you down a secret entrance to a magical Gatsby-style private event.

Private event, you ask?  Not for you, if you mention these five little words – The Game Has No Name.

And let’s not forget that back during the Prohibition era, all boozy parties needed to be.  So for one night only, let’s relive this tradition of secret entryways and private cocktail slinging behind closed doors.  But let’s do it in style, Philadelphia.  Grab your feathers, fedoras, suspenders, pearls and fur (faux is just fine!)…and let’s make memories looking our damn best.

Here’s a sneak peak at one of the beautiful, classic cocktails we’ll be featuring (including the tale behind the cocktail):

  • Jim Beam Ward 8

What’s in it: Jim Beam Bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, grenadine and maraschino garnish

Where it comes from: The Ward Eight is a classic whiskey sour with a hint of grenadine, which adds a touch of sweetness. It’s assumed that the Ward Eight was created at Locke-Ober in Boston sometime in the year 1898 and named for the 8th ward in Boston. There are a few more stories that differ in who, when, and where, but one thing is agreed upon: it was created around the turn of the 20th Century in Boston.

Stay tuned for all the surprise musical and dancing elements!