Centennial of Prohibition

The re-telling of Albany's history during Prohibition. Grab a drink at historic speakeasy's and distilleries like Albany Distilling Co., Speakeasy 158 and more.

Photo Courtesy of Discover Albany Website

2019 marks the centennial of the passing of Prohibition in the United States and Albany will be re-telling the fascinating stories and tales of the city during Prohibition. Stop in to Albany’s historic bars to participate in the celebratory event!

Albany Distilling Company

Albany’s first licensed distillery, Albany Distilling Company produces small batch craft spirits. The distillery is right by the site of The Quackenbush Still House, Albany’s original 18th century distillery. Taste a sip of history with ADCO’s Quackenbush Rum, inspired by the location and created with a recipe from the 18th century.

Speakeasy 518’s National Repeal Day

Speakeasy 518 is Albany’s not-so-best-kept secret. The unique bar gives guests a feeling of what it may have felt like to live in Albany during the Prohibition era and even forbids cell phone use to keep the historic feel alive. Speakeasy 518 is home to a National Repeal Day party on December 5th to celebrate the end of Prohibition and showcases live music, a mixology competition, Prohibition themed trivia and free punch!

Take Amtrak to Centennial of Prohibition

Experience the re-telling of Albany’s Prohibition era via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany-Rensselaer –Don’t forget to use Amtrak’s See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Albany-Rensselaer Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Albany-Rensselae office today at 518-427-3893.