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Speakeasy Cocktail Festival comes to Atlanta Labor Day weekend

speakeasy cocktail festThis weekend has truly gone to the nerds.

Comic book, sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture nerds will descend en masse onto the city for this year’s DragonCon. And cocktail nerds now have The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival. If only I could decide which of my inner nerds is the strongest.

Celebrating the prohibition era of drinking, The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival will come to the World Congress Center this Labor Day weekend from noon- 6 p.m. September 1st and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. September 2nd. The idea is that the festival will transform the GWCC into a massive 1920’s style speakeasy, and will include a whole lotta booze. The festival includes a charity poker tournament, seminars from industry experts, hands-on demonstrations, a cigar and cocktail tasting lounge, and the “culinary corner” where southern inspired tastings will be available as well.

The event targets both industry professionals and amateur enthusiasts. The event also includes the “Makers and Shakers Mixology Championships”, where Atlanta’s top mixologists will compete to create the top cocktail, earning a cash prize as well as having their cocktail served at the Georgia Dome and World Congress Center for the next year.

Tickets, which range from $25 up to $225 for VIP weekend passes, are available here.

2 comments Add your comment


August 29th, 2012
9:35 am

Leave it to the AJC to fix something that isn’t broken. Where’s the stupid vent? Ugh.

As to this post, I foresee a lot of “steam punk” and Pimm’s Cups.

Prohibition always fails

August 30th, 2012
4:32 pm

Instead of celebrating the illegal activities that took place during the failed era of alcohol prohibition, everyone would be better served if they educated everyone about the complete failure the war on drug has been and the far worse suffering, misery, violence, etc. it has brought upon the world and most especially the US. Prohibition of anything makes it taboo – thus encouraging use, makes is very costly – thus encouraging more production and sales, and makes it criminal – thus encouraging more crime associated with its use, sale, production, etc.

Go celebrate, but remember that government created prohibitions on freedom only make things worse for everyone.