Prohibition is Dead!
The USBG SF Chapter has teamed up with the National Charity Foundation and Alfred's SF to celebrate Repeal Day in style. Join us in a toast of post-modern and classic cocktails as we celebrate the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which repealed the prohibition of alcohol on December 5th, 1933.
We're featuring 4 USBG SF Bartenders who have developed variations on "post-modern" cocktails such as the Penicillin, Last Word, and Cosmopolitan. Each bartender has teamed up with a prohibition-style or new-world distillery to bring you exciting, flavorful cocktails. Our talented bartenders will take turns mixing their drinks next to Alfred's house team as they stir classics like Martinis and the Manhattans. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Our featured brands include:
All of the featured drinks cost only $10 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the USBG National Charity Foundation. This event is open to the public and there is no admission fee. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.
About the USBG National Charity Foundation: The USBG National Charity Foundation was sparked into being when a United States Bartenders' Guild member dared to ask “how do I get out of this industry alive, with my health, a little money, and my sanity intact?” Shaken by this candid outlook on our industry, we committed the Foundation’s mission to advance the lifelong stability & wellbeing of service industry professionals through education & charitable activities. We at the USBG National Charity Foundation strive to achieve our mission through three programmatic pillars: Social Responsibility (Health & Wellness: physical, financial, & mental), Community Service, and Philanthropy.
About Alfred's SF: In 1911, Alfred Bacchini joined the wave of young immigrants moving from Italy to New York. To launch his new life in America, he had only a $20 gold piece and a train ticket to San Francisco. After years of scrimping and saving, he achieved his dream and opened his own business at the young age of 27. He opened Alfred’s on Vallejo Street in 1928, moving to 886 Broadway just one year later. He successfully ran Alfred’s until the 1970s, installing the crystal chandeliers (replicas of the chandeliers at the Vienna Opera House) and high-backed booths in the mid-50s. In the 1970s, he agreed to sell his restaurant to the Petri family, who owned bars and clubs in the neighborhood. In 1997, the family relocated Alfred’s to its current location on Merchant Street, which had been home to the famous Blue Fox restaurant for over 60 years. The Blue Fox was known as one of the City's poshest restaurants, and celebrities were frequent guests, including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe.
In 2016, the Daniel Patterson Group took ownership of Alfred's, with a promise to continue the traditions that had made it part of San Francisco history. While the restaurant was refreshed, the red paint, leather booths and chandeliers remain the same, along with the commitment to create exceptional dining experiences for generations of San Francisco residents and visitors.